This week’s program, Ossie And Friends (Lake Macquarie FM 97.3 Wednesday 6 pm till 9 pm) is proudly sponsored by VIBES Australia which is held at The Coast Hotel at Budgewoi each Thursday Night, 3 Bands for FREE.
First up this week, brought to you by MUSIC SOLUTIONS WARNERS BAY, are a couple of 15-year-old schoolmates, SENJAY TURNER and ZAC HEGYESSY, who perform under the name of “WET DOG”. This appearance tonight is their first performance together and will be a warm up for the upcoming G.O.A.T.S. Festival which is being held on Sunday 2nd April at KOALA PARK, SAN REMO.
At present, WET DOG performs acoustics, however, are planning software based music such as hip hop, mixed with alternative rock.
WET DOG will perform acoustically for us tonight and also chat about their music and their plans for the future, balancing school and music and the pressures of being a teenager.
Our second guest in the studio, brought to you by CARDIFF GOLF DRIVING RANGE, is a gentleman by the name of CLARENCE ORMSBY, who will be accompanied by JACK. Clarence is a disabled Vietnam War Veteran and he knows what it feels like to be in that dark hole of mental and emotional instability when nobody wanted to help.
Clarence and his friends have banded together to bring back the happy days and are bringing their show to Doyalson RSL Club on Sunday the 2nd of April. This is a free concert for veterans, seniors, their families and volunteer support groups. This event is the first held on the Central Coast and he plans to make it an annual activity, bringing cabaret, rock n roll, dancing and smiling faces together for a day of happy feelings.
Clarence will fill us in on what these Happy Festivals are all about and JACK will play a couple of acoustic songs for us.
To wrap up the program, SARAH CHRISTINE joins us in the studio, brought to you by LAKES BEACH CAFE LAKES BEACH. This talented young lady is super excited about her debut EP, THE DREAMER AND THE REALIST, which is being launched this coming Sunday, 26th March, at PEPPERTOWN CAFE in MAYFIELD.
Sarah is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter who encases her lyrics with her passion for love, life and whimsical mayhem. Sarah has previously released two singles, JUMP and HONEY, now the EP is ready.
Sarah also performs an array and covers and originals perfectly tailored for any occasion, travelling around the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions, performing at pubs, clubs, weddings and other private functions, markets and festivals.
We are looking forward to hearing Sarah play some acoustic tracks from her EP and chat about her music.
All this and more on Ossie And Friends on Lake Macquarie FM 97.3, Wednesday Night from 6 pm.
Coming up this weekend is a very special fundraiser, WALKING BY MYSELF, a fantastic event being held at THE BEACHCOMBER HOTEL TOUKLEY. WALKING BY MYSELF is a fundraising event for Katrina Raymond, a Toukley local, who suffered a debilitating stroke in February 2013. Katrena spent quite a while in hospital, following up with rehabilitation, which is ongoing. One of Katrena’s goals is to “Walk by herself”, hence the name. With the huge ongoing costs involved, the local community is getting together with a bunch of generous musos to make this day special.
Aussie Music Icon and Aussie Music Royalty SWANEE will be the highlight on the entertainment list this coming Sunday, 26th March. Also on the card is POP STANDEN, Country Rock with Swinging Blues Attitude, who is making the special trip down from Queensland to be a part of this event. Pop is also bringing along a very special guest, Australia’s Queen of Honkytonk, WANITA. Other special guests performing, giving up their time, the multi-talented DARREN ROLLING KEYS, the lovable husband and wife duo, OHANA and KAREN RAFTERY. ARI & JACK RIDGE will open the show, KICKING OFF A GREAT DAY FOR A GREAT CAUSE.
Throughout the day there will be raffles, auctions and a load of fun.
All this for just $20.00, plus you have the added bargain of yours truly as MC…..
The day gets underway with the doors opening at around 11 am, the music underway from around 12noon going right through until 6 pm.
On Community Radio, I have also commenced Monday Breakfast. The program is called A DINGO’S BREAKFAST, 6 am till 9 am Mondays on Lake Macquarie FM 97.3. Come and like that Facebook Page also and maybe tune into that program sometime. @adingosbreakfast.
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) 10 pm on Thursdays, This Is Australia (the 60s, 70s, 80’s) 11 am 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 the middle of MAY, some timeslots are still available, 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, FRONT ‘N’ CENTRE, where you are the lead singer, at The Lakes Hotel at The Entrance, Thursday Night from 8.00pm, FREE.
LOVE THAT HAT, FREE on the WARNERS BAY FORESHORE from 6.30pm, FRIDAY
SUNDAYS RECORD HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL, FRIDAY NIGHT.
TRATAKA at ROYAL HOTEL MUSWELLBROOK, SATURDAY NIGHT.
NEW BLACK SHADES at REDHEAD BOWLING CLUB SATURDAY NIGHT.
PHONIC DUO AT HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL, SUNDAY AFTERNOON
SARAH CHRISTINE EP LAUNCH, THE DREAMER AND THE REALIST at PEPPERTOWN CAFE MAYFIELD Sunday, FROM 5.30PM, LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE.
SWANEE and many guests, WALKING BY MYSELF Fundraiser at THE BEACHCOMBER HOTEL, from 11 am 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
PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.facebook.com/sarahchristinemusic