This week’s program, Ossie And Friends (Lake Macquarie FM 97.3 Wednesday 6pm till 9pm) is proudly sponsored by VIBES Australia which is held at The Coast Hotel at Budgewoi each Thursday Night.

First up this week we will have a visit in the studio from COMET “RENAE” PITHERS who is responsible for organising a fantastic little “BLUES CRUISE” this coming Sunday. THE BRISBANE WATERS ROCK ‘N’ BLUES CRUISE will be floating around the Brisbane Waters on the Central Coast from 1pm, picking up passengers at Gosford and Woy Woy.

On board, guests will be entertained by THE URBAN CHIEFS, DIVA DEMOLITION and TOBY WELLS.

Tonight we will chat with COMET about her love of the Blues and her reasons for taking a gamble on setting up the cruise and we will play some tracks from the artists appearing.

The BLUES CRUISE is SOLD OUT, however, 2 people have had to pull out, leaving just 2 tickets for sale ($50 each). If you would like to buy the tickets, you need to contact Comet via her Facebook Page or via the Blues Cruise Event Page, @brisbanewatersrocknbluescruise

COMET’S visit is brought to you by MUSIC SOLUTIONS AT WARNERS BAY.

Our second visitor to the studio tonight is the delightful SAMMI CONSTANTINE, brought to you by CARDIFF GOLF DRIVING RANGE AT CARDIFF.

SAMMI CONSTANTINE is an electronic/electropop singer-songwriter and is one of Australia’s fastest emerging artists who is seeing glowing successes over recent times in the music industry. SAMMI has ventured onto the national scene with the backing of internationally acclaimed producers and industry professionals and is definitely being noticed.

SAMMI has shared the stage with the likes of TYGA, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, DANNY BROWN, JARRYD JAMES and HAVOK, just to name a few. This young lady is receiving airplay on many radio stations around the Country, as well as industry recognition through blogs and local press.

Check out more about SAMMI CONSTANTINE on her Facebook Page @sammiconstantinemusic

Our third guest on tonight’s program will be acoustic/folk artist, JACINTA LAWS who will join us via the telephone for a chat. Another very talented young lady who enlightens any waiting audience with emotion through her beautiful unique, smooth sounding vocals and acoustic guitar.

JACINTA LAWS delivers a mix of her own renditions of a range of acoustic covers from well-known artists as well as a treasure trove of her own originals which are shared through stories with a captivating purely acoustic folk vibe.

Tonight we will chat with JACINTA about her music and hear a few tracks from her EP “ON A WHIM”.

If you would like to be a rock star for a moment, get on down to The Lakes Hotel at The Entrance on a Thursday Night. THE DARREN ROLLING KEYS BAND (Darren Rolling Keys, Ryan Mathison/Drums and Eddy Santacreu/Lead Guitar) is the Hotel’s House Band each Thursday Night from December 1. The band will perform some of the classics for you and mixed in between their performances, you get the opportunity to hop up and be the lead singer!!! Yes, on the tables there will be a list of songs, so first in best dressed for the song you wish to sing. Get along and be part of the fun, sing with a real band. Will I? Yes, possibly…..

Another sensational event coming up on the Central Coast this weekend is THE SEA GYPSIES BATEAU BAY HOTEL SUMMER PARTY. Central Coast band, THE SEA GYPSIES, are a spicy pot of reggae, rock and blues blended finely to create invigorating music music that makes you move like you’re stuck in a rhythmic trance.

THE SEA GYPSIES will be headlining a huge show, which includes JYE SHARP, MOON DOGS, NELIPORT, MANANA, MARVELL AND MAR HAZE. This huge day gets underway at 12noon on Saturday December 3 at THE BATEAU BAY HOTEL…..AND ITS’ FREE.

A TOP GIG in the Newcastle area this Saturday Night is SOMETHING FROM NOTHING – FOO FIGHTERS TRIBUTE SHOW. These guys are a great bunch who really enjoy what they are doing and put on a top show. They will be appearing at the CARDIFF RSL CLUB this Saturday Night and it is FREE ADMISSION. And a big shout out to STEVE BREWSTER, celebrating his 50th at the gig Saturday Night. Steve is a huge fan of “live” music and supports the industry big time.

With Aussie Ossie Radio, we have regular weekly programs, including Locals Only on a Monday Night which presents 3 hours of music from bands and artists from the Central Coast/Lake Macquarie/Newcastle areas. Locals’ music is also played throughout the week in various playlists on the station. Some other programs are Pedal To The Metal (Metal Show) 10pm on Thursdays, This Is Australia (60s, 70s, 80’s) 11am on Saturdays, High Noon Country on Sundays at 12noon and Blues and Roots on Sunday Night from 8.30pm

Musos are most welcome to send their music in to have it played on Aussie Ossie Radio and if you are local and would like to come to the Lake Macquarie FM 97.3 studios on a Wednesday Night to be part of that program, simply make contact via the Facebook Pages and we can book you in, We are currently booked out until November, so get in as soon as possible to secure your spot.

For the punter out there, if you are looking for a gig to see this weekend, of course check out the Gig Guide on Newcastle Live. A few bands or artists I can recommend for this week:

VIBES at The Coast Hotel Budgewoi Thursday Night 6.30pm, 3 bands, FREE.

THE DARREN ROLLING KEYS BAND AND BE A ROCK STAR at The Lakes Hotel at The Entrance, Thursday Night from 8.30pm, FREE.

METHOD at The Stag & Hunter, Friday Night

DV8 ALBUM LAUNCH at The Wickham Park Hotel Saturday Night.

GRAND THEFT AUDIO at The Iron Horse Inn Cardiff Saturday Night.

GEORGINA GRIMSHAW at The Bradford Hotel, Sunday.

HOWARD SHEARMAN at Customs House, Sunday.

Check the Newcastle Live Gig Guide and get out and see some live music over the weekend.

Come on over and say Hi on Facebook, @ossieandfriends. Until next week, cheers, Ossie

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Written by The Osman

I have been involved with Community Radio for over 20 years and the same with my Youth Work. I currently present a weekly program, Ossie And Friends on Community Radio Station, Lake Macquarie FM 97.3, Wednesdays from 6pm. Another of my projects is my internet radio station, Aussie Ossie Radio. On that station, I play Aussie Music 24/7. Both have Facebook Pages, @ossieandfriends and @aussieossieradio.

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