The Swamp Cats are a 4-piece band based in Manchester that plays a wide variety of music, including rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country & blues. All four members, including a 2014 & 2015 Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee & also, a finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown competition, are experienced, entertaining musicians who have been in the entertainment business for years. They have previously been members of the popular NE Iowa bands Greenbrier, Crystal Axe, Cousin Eddie, Windfall Jac, Rough Stock & The Basics. The band was formed in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist Tim Morehouse as a 3-piece band & expanded to a 4-piece band in 2010. Other members are guitarist/vocalist Kent Moore, drummer Tadd Moorman & bassist/vocalist Lane Gaffney.
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Occarock is a Power Trio that plays Great Aussie Pub Rock. A Cover Band, that likes to rock, sweat, play, and entertain with a passionate attitude. They enjoy playing, and it shows. Every Gig, punters are amazed, about the huge sound the they produce, and the intense, passionate way in the way it is delivered. No music stands allowed on their Stage!
The Band has now been gigging around the traps for over 11 years with the same line-up - not many acts can say the same.
Along with an awesome PA, lights, banners, and stage presence, Occarock have a fantastic repertoire to back it up.
The repertoire consists of classic’s from the 70’s through to today, that helped build, and shape Australia's Pub rock scene, and projected many artist to fame, such as AC/DC, INXS, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil.
As one happy publican was quoted to say: “every person in the room knew each one of the songs—what a great concept!” And it is a great concept, because Aussie rock has it own edge!. It represents all of us, and reflects the emotions of our nation at the time. And what is the best way to celebrate it, than to pay tribute to it. Along with some International covers, that they play to pay homage to some of their own personal influences.
Raku O’Gaia (formerly known as Soulman…) comes via Jamaica and England to life on the East Coast of Australia.
A towering 6 foot 5 inches tall and a familiar face around Northern Rivers venues and markets he is a fluent communicator who spreads delightful feel-good vibes in the uplifting performances that are his trademark.
Ever musically restless he is now toting delta driven blues music in his sonic quiver as well as the sculpted funky and soulful tones for which he is known and loved. You can catch him playing at The Lennox Hotel on Sunday October 23 rd from 5pm.
Expect his groove-laden rhythms on guitar, mouth-harp, slide guitar and assorted percussion to move from toe tapping acoustic-funk to transcendental blues, road-ready rock’n’roll, sweet ballads and even the occasional genuflector to reggae all in the service of some of the most positive and inspiring songs played back to back...anywhere.
"Raku O’Gaia …warming, soulful and upbeat .... A show not to be missed…”
No. 5 Church Street
“Great sound coming from that axe …and that voice …Absolutely Magnificent!”
Karl Stefanovic Channel 9 Today Show
Lennox Head based, Rob Saric’s considerable entertainment experience includes more than 20 years as a lead singer in various bands and for the past ten years, as a solo artist in local, district and surrounding areas.
Rob’s distinctive organic sound, unique vocal interpretations, dynamic guitar and stomp box accompaniment are enjoyed by patrons at venues ranging from intimate style venues to larger Clubs and Hotels. His extensive and diverse repertoire of well-known ballads, classics and up-beat rock covers has popular audience appeal, and an accomplished singer/songwriter, when appropriate, also includes Rob’s original material.
Rob’s performances are complemented by premium quality sound equipment and lighting. His professionalism and genuinely warm and obliging personality promote positive audience interaction and a friendly, “feel good” atmosphere.
THE FAT ALBERT DYNASTY
Driving along in now it's 11th year of heart pumping, foot stomping, sweat dripping rock'n'roll, the Fat Albert machine is stronger than ever!
Having done supports, and played alongside, and shared the stage with many local and international acts, such as: Coolio, Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, Amity Affliction, The Tea Party's Jeff Martin, Screaming Jets, Choirboys, Radiators, The Feelers, Gasoline Inc, Marshall and the Fro, Dallas Frasca & Oh Mercy. Proving along the way, their brand of in your face ROCK tunes can mix it in all facets of the industry.
This particular outfit is made up of 3 seasoned and well trained musicians, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in live entertainment. Mr. Rob Park on drums & percussion, is the Captain of the ship, with Loki J. Buggy joining him on Bass and sound in the backline. Matt Buggy up front is the guitarist/vocalist and also has control of the managerial duties. Simply put, there are their jobs, and together they are all done very well!
Come along for the ride! Whether you like to mosh and sweat, dance and groove, or just sit and watch, the boys have your musical tastes covered. They live for this game, and are a very compelling outfit, so do yourself a favour and come check them out. You will not be disappointed!