A weekly wrap-up of music news in and around Newcastle and the Hunter

Posted on 05/12/2018 by

NEWCASTLE country rockers Hurricane Fall are used to life on the road but their next trek is arguably their most exciting yet –launching their debut self-titled EP at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The first single from the EP,Levis, will also be released tomorrow.

Pepper Deroy, Jesse Vee, Lachlan Coffee and Tim Hickey met in Tamworth while at school, jammingtogether, but now call Newcastle home. They formed Hurricane Fall in late 2014 and already have a legion of fans.Deroy and Vee are also members of Newcastleband Saving June.

Known for their energetic live shows and “anything goes” attitude, Hurricane Fall are playing a string of dates in Tamworth and are part of the Country at Caves line-up alongside Bob Corbett Band, Kristy James Band, The Bush Happy Band and James Marten Band.

Caves at Country is on Sunday, February 14 at Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, 11.30am to 5pm. Tickets for adults cost $15 at the door; children by gold coin donation. Food and drinks will be available and all proceeds from the day go to the club.

BIG SUNDAY OUTIT has been a Clarendon Hotel institution for the past 10 years and nowSundae Fundaze is going one step further –a massive Sunday session at the Foreshore.The first round announcement includesSeth Sentry,Carmada,Elk Road (DJ set) and Touch Sensitive.Tickets are $81 atsundaefundaze杭州龙凤论坛m.au, for over 18s only.

GET PUNK’DTWO genre-defying US punk acts have booked a date at Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel in March.

Southern California’s Strung Out are taking their unique blend ofmelodic punk rock and progressive soundson the road on the back oftheir eighth studio albumTransmission.Alpha.Delta. It had been a six-week wait for fans –but a worthwhile one, according to vocalist Jason Cruz.

“You have toliveand experience other things in your life to have something to write about, to give value to what you’re singing about,” he said.

New Orleans punk bandPEARS will warm up the crowdat the Cambridge on March 26. Tickets at oztix杭州龙凤论坛m.au.

OUTLAWS IN TOWNALL-STAR band Adam Brand and The Outlaws havegiven 14 rock anthems the country treatmenton their debut self-titledrelease, out now.

Golden Guitar winner Brand has pooled his talents withrenowned musiciansDrew McAlister, Travis Collins, Matt CornellandMike Carr and is taking The Outlaws’ show onthe road.

Songs on the album include Way Out West,Mamma Don’t Let Your Babies Grow To Be Cowboys,Working Class Man, Fat Bottom Girlsand Are You Gonna Be My Girl.

“Releasing this album is a dream come true for me.Together with my matesTravis, Drew, Matty and Mike, this tour is gonna be one hell of a ride,” Brand said.

The Outlaws will perform at Muswellbrook RSL Club on February 3; Ettalong Diggers Club on February 4; andToronto Workers Club on February 5. Tickets at the venues.

SHORT AND SWEETCENTRAL Coast trio Short Stack have released a new single, Elvis,and are back on the road.

They timed the release to coincide with what would have been Elvis Presley’s 81stbirthday.

Elvisis the fourth single to be lifted from the band’salbum Homecomingand follows comeback singlesDance With Me,AmyandGravity.

The video was recorded at The Grove Studios at Somersby.

Their national Homecoming tour kicked off this week. The closest it will get to the band’shome town of Budgewoi isThe Metro Theatre inSydney on January 30.

WHAT ABOUT ME?A PETITION is circulating on social media calling for Shannon Noll to be added to the 2016 Groovin The Moo line-up.

Started by a Noll fan in Maitland, it has about close to 5000signatures already. Noll has reportedly beenin touch with Groovin The Mooorganisers and told them he’s available. The Herald was told it looks like we’ll have towait until the festival line-up is revealedon January 28 to see if he gets his wish.

Groovin The Moo kicks off at Maitland Showground on April 23. Tickets are on sale on February 2. For more information go online to gtm杭州龙凤论坛.au.

CANCELLATIONDIANA Krall’s A Day On The Green concert at Bimbadgen Estate on February 6 with Katie Noonan has been cancelled.Promoter Roundhouse Entertainment issued a statement sayingticketholders will be offered a “priority opportunity” to purchase tickets forKrall’s Sydney Opera House concerts.If you booked online, over the phone or at a Ticketmaster outlet with a credit card, Roundhouse Entertainmentwill refund yourmoneyto thatcard.

HEADING NORTH: Newcastle country rockers Hurricane Fall are on their way to the Tamworth Country Music Festival where they will release their debut self-titled EP.

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