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MICK McHUGH

30/10/2010 9:30 pm

“You’re headed for some big things” were the final words from Tony Johnston of ABC Radio in a recent live radio interview. Contemporary Irish singer-songwriter Mick McHugh is paving a career in the Aussie music scene with his positive acoustic folk sound that has been likened to “an Irish Cat Stevens” by the Northern Star. In 2009, the Irish Troubadour clocked up twelve nominations in International, National and Regional songwriting contests  in  a number of categories, including Song of the Year, World, Folk, Lyrics, Ballad, Instrumental, Spiritual andProtest. He is currently awaiting the results of the 2010 Australian Songwriters Association contest  after been nominated in the Instrumental and Devotional sections.

DUNHILL BLUES

29/10/2010 9:30 pm

“…..easily the most under-rated rock n roll band in the country” – Murray Engleheart, THE BRAG, November 2009 The Dunhill Blues are the noisiest bunch of malcontents this side of the petticoat. They play rock n roll, and they play anywhere, anytime…”

MATT SOUTHON & GENEVIEVE CHADWICK

17/10/2010 9:30 pm

Two of the Australian Blues / Roots scene’s most promising emerging artists – Genevieve Chadwick and ‘Hollerin’ Matt Southon – have joined forces, putting together a powerhouse show of old school blues and funky acoustic roots/rock. Both hailing from the far south coast of NSW, these high energy performers are touring the east coast this October and November. Fresh from debut performances at Great Southern Blues and Roots & Australian Blues  Festivals, Matt Southon has been concentrating on spreading his ‘Australian Verandah Blues’- a unique blend of music inspired by the passion and fire of old style bluesman like Son House, Charlie Patton & Leadbelly. With a resonator crafted from old corrugated iron, and a powerful singing style, Matt can’t hide the fact that his love of the old blues has combined with a love of stuff like the Ramones or the Dead Kennedy’s. Genevieve, fresh from recording her debut album ‘Riding the wind, forgetting time’ has  songs of love, loss, freedom and the love of life combine with her gravel-voiced delivery and exuberant guitar to produce a style already favorably compared with Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, Tracy Chapman or Joan Armatrading.

THE CITY SHAKEUP w/ The Arachnids

15/10/2010 9:30 pm

Formed in 2007, and combining former members of prolific bands Dr Octopus and The Vagrants, these 5 lads have already become a Gold Coast icon.
Says lead singer Dave, “We wanted to remember what made rock music great, so we decided to write songs using that same raw energy and volume as the bands we had idolized”.
With over 25 years of stage experience between them, the gentlemen have set about making a name for themselves on a local and international scale. Having recorded their EP “Ticket to Pripyat’ in 2008, the boys have started work on a full length album, which is set to take the world by storm.

DJ WEBBER

08/10/2010 9:30 pm

Has fed Byron Bay and beyond with his musical goodness and raging parties for some time now. Holding his solid twice weekly residency at La La Land Byron Bay for the past 3 years and a monthly Saturday night residency at Elsewhere Nightclub Goldcoast. 2009 has been a big year for Daniel, rocking the 5000 strong crowd at Splendour In The Grass he’s also played at Summerfieldayze, StereoSonic, Onelove NYD, Exodus Cyber Tribe Festival & Splendour’s Tipi Circle 08. Webber has held a string of sold out parties including the “Excuses” series, “Wigmore” and the infamous “Trip Kicks” events currently rocking Byron.

SHANNAN BARNETT – JAZZ

04/10/2010 4:00 pm

Virtuoso trombonist Shannon Barnett and her dynamic quartet tour Australia to present their debut album ‘Country’ out on the Grigoryan Brothers ‘Which Way Music’ label.  Shannon is well known for her work with Barney McAll, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Paul Grabowsky, and for a recent stint performing (sometimes upside down!) with Circus Oz.

WEAPONHEAD + BOOZEHAG

01/10/2010 8:00 pm

With a singing drummer, identical twin guitarists and a bloody lunatic bass player – its easy to see why Weapon Head are making people take notice. The boys have had the pleasure of supporting Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio plus Alice Cooper in the U.S, have won many National and International songwriting awards, have got 2 videos being played on RAGE, Landed Music and Channel V, and are getting rave album reviews all throughout The U.K and Europe. The live show Weapon Head bring is sweaty, relentless, stoner fuzzed out rock – and the boys do not lay off the pedal – its a full on aural assault! Smack bang in the middle of their East Coast tour – do yourself a favour and get down to The Lennox Pub on Oct. 1 and see what all the fuss is about.

Test Menu

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dips

w/ grilled ciabatta bread or corn crisps or charred flat bread hommus, guacamole, spicy capsicum & macadamia, babbaganouch, beetroot & fetta slow roasted Italian marinated olives

grilled skewers

beef fillet honey sesame soy. asian chicken satay. barramundi lemon pepper & herb