The Morgan Evans Band

Our photos from another magic weekend of live music across Newcastle, we started our weekend early with Kibbs and Mac Folklaw’s EP launch at Lizotte’s last Wednesday night, what a fantastic night of local live music with James Osborn and Newcastle icon Greg Bryce kicking the night off nicely for Kibbs and Mac.

Friday night saw us at the Starlight Room at West’s New Lambton for a big night of country music with local country man of the moment Morgan Evans putting on a cracker of a set, Morgan is one of our favourite artists to catch live his energy on stage is second to none and special guest Ashleigh Dallas, what a rising star this young artist is, one of my picks of the weekend. After Morgan’s show, we made the short trip down the road to catch the last set of The Last Waltz Revival at Lizotte’s , I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, but was pleasantly surprised, great covers off the iconic album from a tight and polished band.

Saturday night we hit the Wallsend Diggers for the Mark Hughes Foundation Charity Concert, with three classic Newcastle bands Gold Cadillac, Rock Factor and The Years keeping the dance floor full and pumping all night. It was a packed house and it was great to see so many locals out and supporting a great cause.

Sunday we had a big day at The Shaft Tavern, for the fourth and final round of The Passport to Airlie Beach Comp. with six local bands fighting it out for the final spot in this Sunday’s final. All up it was a brilliant afternoon of live music with Heartattack and Vine taking out the round in a very tight contest with the likes of Mitch Capone and The Wise Guys, Six Foot Fall, Stone Sun, Euphorium and Rachel-  Rachel.  This Sunday’s final promises to be massive with five top young local bands including Heartattack and Vine, Halfway Homebouy, Adam And The Talent, A Girls A Gun and wild cards The Hire Hats competing for a fantastic prize package. The final kicks off at 2.00pm on Sunday the 3rd of August at The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale.

Sunday night saw us finish our weekend off back at Lizotte’s for a relaxing evening with Dexter Moore and some classic Aussie rock with The Black Sorrows.

This and much, much more happens each and every weekend in this great city of ours, we are very lucky to have such a strong live music culture with an abundance of talented local artist and some awesome venues, they need you the fans to support them so this weekend hit the Newcastle Live gig guide for a venue near you and check out some of the talented artist this town has on offer.

Photos By Craig Wilson, 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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