What’s On In Newcastle? British India, CC Jerome & D at Sea
Thursday 30th January
CC Jerome And His Jetsetters @ Lizottes
CC Jerome is pleased to announce his second tour of Australia in January & February 2014!
El Toro recording artist CC Jerome really needs no introductions having played with some of the worlds biggest Rock n Roll/Rockabilly artists, including; Chuck Berry, Lee rocker, Pep Torres, Levi Dexter, Billy Lee Riley and Ska legends The Specials. His blues infused Rock n Roll/Rockabilly has audiences dancing in the aisles and screaming for more…
Friday 31st January
British India @ The Cambridge Hotel
One of Australia’s most popular and hard working bands, British India have welcomed 2014 in style, with their hit single ‘I Can Make You Love Me’ notching up sales in excess of 35,000, giving the band their first ever gold record.
It’s been a long time coming for these four Melbourne school friends, who have achieved three ARIA Top 10 album debuts, multiple ARIA and J Award nominations, five entries into triple J’s ‘Hottest 100’ and the ‘AIR Award’ for ‘Best New Band’ over the course of their career.
Doors: 8:00 PM
Tickets: Big Tix
Regresser EP Launch @ The Small Ballroom
Supported by Snakes Get Bad Pres & Drug Mother
Doors: 8:30 PM
Tickets: Kingdom Sounds
D at Sea @ The Great Northern
Suported by Millie Tizzard
Online cover master turn newly signed UNFD recording artist, D At Sea is starting to make waves in the industry, and now he’ll be setting off on the road in support of the release of his first EP of original work.
The Queensland singer-songwriter will make a quick trip down the east coast to celebrate his debut EP ‘Unconscious’, which will hit shelves Friday 8 March via UNFD.
The launch will see the musician play his original material, including new releaseDecember, which is beginning to harness a large audience base, telling tales of family, friends, injury and catharsis.
Newcastle Fitness & Lifestyle Expo @ The Newcastle Entertainment Centre
If you live fit & love life, come and check out the Newcastle Fitness & Lifestyle Expo 2014!
This exciting three day event will be the first of it’s kind held in the Newcastle / Central Coast region and will showcase the best the Fitness industry has to offer.
Dates: Friday 31 through till Sunday 2 February 2014
Venue: Newcastle Exhibition Centre (located in the Newcastle Entertainment Centre Complex)
Tickets: At the door - Adults $15, Students $10 & Children under 5 are free!
More info: http://newcastlefitnessexpo.vpweb.com.au
Saturday 1st February
The Olive Tree Market @ The Junction Public School
‘The Olive Tree Market’ is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Started in 2008, ‘The Olive Tree Market’ is the first dedicated artisan market in Newcastle and is the ‘launching pad for over a hundred creative minds!’
Time: 9AM – 3PM
Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids @ The Great Northern
The ‘Working for Pennies’ Tour, 2014.
Sydney indie bluesman, Frank Sultana and his band, the Sinister Kids, return with their new 6 track EP titled ‘Working for Pennies’. It’s his third release, and follows the 2012 Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids album, ‘Greetings from Devilstown’, and Frank’s 2011 solo debut album, ‘Blues from the Lost Motel’. The first single from the EP is a foot stomping blues/gospel track titled ‘Kind Hearted Girl’ which is available digitally on Band Camp this week. They will be joined by Manfred Moore, as well as a myriad of other special guests.
Doors: 8:30 PM
Joel Ozborn (One Night Stand-Up) @ Civic Theatre
You’ve seen him with Arj Barker, Akmal and Jimeoin, now see Joel Ozborn in his one man sell out “Melbourne International Comedy Festival” show. Since winning “Street Performer Of The Year”, presented by the Sydney Opera House, Joel has toured his “funny and spontaneous” (The Age) stand-up comedy to Las Vegas, L.A, New York, and nowNewcastle! Join Joel for a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy, music, and a journey back to where it all began on the streets of Venice beach.
Sunday 2nd February
Hussy Hicks Presents Circle Of Friends @ Lizotte’s
5 highly acclaimed singer/songwriters - Featuring Hussy Hicks, Matt Zarb, Chris E Thomas, Eric Erdman (USA) – will invite you into their musical world to share stories behind their songs in an intimate ‘in the round’ environment.
The Summerland Kings @ The Lass O’Gowrie
The Summerland Kings are a versatile 5 piece hard working band based on the Central Coast.. The Summerland Kings unique style and combination of talents makes them a entertaining, good time live band with a solid fan base on the club/pub and festival circuit with their mix of classic to obscure covers and their own exciting original songs.
The band consists of lead vocalist/musician and Award winning country artist Ross McGregor, Bob Morton, son of the legendary Tex Morton (harmonica, percussion, vocals), Malcolm Wood (vocals/lead guitar, pedal steel, songwriter), Dave Rowe (drums, vocals) and Alan Buchanan on (Bass, vocals) ex member of popular Whiskey River band who joined the Kings in 2012.
Doors: 3:00 PM
Tuesday 4th February
Justin Ngariki & The Uptown Girls @ Lizotte’s
As a birthday present to myself, I’ve decided to fulfill a long held ambition. Now, for some of you who’ve seen me perform; prepare to make a sharp left. A full night of BILLY JOEL songs! For a guy known more typically as a purveyor of the more well unrefined styles of music, this might seem an unlikely turn of events and yet, it’s happening. So just go along with it Actually, before we continue, you should probably know: I won’t be doing “Uptown Girl”.
That would be too odd. Alright let’s talk about the band, the fabulous and world famous ‘Uptown Girls’: Peter Gray (bass), Jason Bone (saxophone & b/vocals), Dave Carter (b/vocals & percussion), Pete Lydiard (drums), Matt Gaudry (piano/keys) and Robbie Long (Guitars). All first pick players.
I feel very fortunate to have them on my side. I’ve chosen some of my favourites from his best period and, among them, “Allentown”, “Big Shot”, “Movin’ Out”, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” and, naturally, “Piano Man”. So join me on my birthday and hear some of the best songs around played by some of the best cats in town. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Happy Birthday to me!”
With his own band or as a member of various outfits, Ngariki has supported, among many others, INXS, Ian Moss, Richard Clapton and Dragon and shared festival bills with Cold Chisel, Alan Jackson, The Choirboys, Kasey Chambers and James Reyne to name a few.
He currently splits his time between Justin Ngariki & the Dastardly Bastards, The Mark Wells Band, The Schoetz, Bob Corbett & the Roo Grass Band and studio production and session work.
Wednesday 5th February
The Anatomy of Buzz by Carl Caulfield @ Civic Theatre
Local playwright Carl Caulfield’s brilliant new play about the terrifying and exhilarating pace of change in a media-saturated world.
When American organisational change consultant and marketing guru Dixon Uzzi comes to Newcastleto bring Sunbeam Corp into the 21st century, Ben Quilty, Head of Sales, is ready to reinvent himself. Before long he has shaved his head and is twerking to Beyoncé. But while Ben is busy conquering virtual frontiers with Dixon, his family is imploding.
A thought provoking new comedy about (all too familiar) contemporary anxieties from Newcastle’s award-winning master playwright.
Directed by Felicity Biggins
Lighting design Theresa Sawert
Set design Felicity Biggins & Robyn Greenwell
Cast Paul Sansom, Dez Robertson, Angela McKeown, Siobhan Caulfield, Theo Rule and Alex Jacobs.
Duration: 1hr 45 mins with interval