REVIEW & GALLERY: Holly Who plays Westfield Kotara’s new Rooftop

It was the perfect balmy November evening to experience Westfield Kotara’s new Rooftop development. As proud partners of The Rooftop Gig Series, Newcastle Live were there to catch the launch of its evening program, which saw local band Holly Who hit the stage, supported by Newcastle songstress, Marissa Saroca.


The beautiful greenery, twinkling fairy lights, and smell of delicious food floating on the (much-needed!) gentle southerly breeze provided the perfect atmosphere for the music of local band, Holly Who.

Although, the band rarely get the chance to play local stages, it only took two bars into their first song to see why this collaboration of talented musicians have become ‘Newcastle favourites’.

The vocal interplay between the Clayton sisters, Adam Miller’s guitar licks, and the collective groove that emanates from the stage when this band plays is really something to behold. The relaxed crowd sprawled across the garden were loving it. It’s rare you see a local band applauded mid-song for a guitar solo or vocal riff, but that’s exactly what happened during Holly Who’s set last night. Just magic.

The Kotara Rooftop Gig Series continues throughout November & December. You can check out the line up of local musos who’ll take to the stage right here.

PHOTOS: Swamp House Photography

Written by Swamphouse

At 16 years old, on a balmy May Friday night way back in 1975. I rolled up to the Forestville Youth Centre (The Forrie Bop) tickets were a couple of dollars and the band on the night included the likes of Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Paul Matters and Phil Rudd, yes ‘ACDC’ all for $2.00, can you believe that.

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