The Cambridge Hotel was treated to a rock and roll extravaganza on Saturday night when Rose Tattoo came to town.
In fact, it was a bit of a classic rock weekend in our neck of the woods with the Screaming Jets doing their thing in a sold out show over at Wests Cardiff, but the Cambridge was also fit to burst with fans eager to see Angry Anderson and co do their thing.
Taking to the stage in a pair of grey overalls, Angry put in a workmanlike performance, taking the crowd through a set of non-stop pub rock classics.
While the line-up may’ve changed over the years, Rose Tattoo circa 2019 is an absolute powerhouse featuring Newcastle’s own Dai Pritchard (amply filling the shoes of the late, great Pete Wells) and as an added treat for locals, fellow Novocastrian Justin Ngariki on drums.
Add to that Mark Evans (ex-AC/DC) and Bob Spencer (ex-Angels, Skyhooks) and you know you’re in for a night of four-on-the-floor rock and roll.
Legendary Sydney punks the Hard Ons also impressed the crowd with a meaty set that balanced their earlier pop punk sound with their more recent, heavier offerings, perfectly.
The night was kicked off by Newcastle indie punks Bitchcraft who put in a blistering performance that was certainly on par with these icons of punk and rock and roll.
Check out our gallery below. Pictures: Juan Mahony