Thurs 20th June 8pm $5
Fri 28th June 7.30
Come and join Zia once again for another intimate evening of fusion, tribal and gypsy bellydance, starring some of Australia's finest up and coming bellydance performers & percussionists in a tribute to the winter season.
Lilly Sim (Adel)
April and Cristie of Ghawazi Caravan (blue mnts)
Zoe Berry of Bahirah
Jasmine of the Illawarra Tribal Collective
Dance of Life dancers and Drummers
Earthen Rhythms African Drumming
and of course, your hosts, Zia!
Tickets will be available at the door for $30 unless sold out prior.
Held in conjunction with a weekend of workshops with Lakita and Lilly http://lillylakitaworkshops.eventbrite.com.au/
Fri 5th July 8pm $15
Newcastle's No-Holds-Barred Themed Monthly Variety Show
Music Comedy Nerducation Quiz
Sat 6th July 8pm $15
The Stillsons are a four piece band that have been touring their special blend of folk, blues and country nationwide for the past eighteen months, and they are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album.
Their current album ‘Earnest’ has been named ‘album of the week’ by six radio stations, including ABC Radio Australia, ABC Dig, ABC Gold Coast. It has also been highly regarded in the national press, being named “Best Of The Week” in The Sydney Morning Herald, January 2012.
Melbourne band The Stillsons have announced the release date of their effervescent second single ‘Feel So Young’. The band has also released their tour dates in Vic and NSW to coincide with the singles launch.
This highly charged track of lost innocence, taps into the energy and grit of 1970s super group Fleetwood Mac. On lead vocals, Cat Canteri sings with vulnerability and genuine emotion in a way that lets the tune stay with you long after the first listen.
Recorded live by Sean Cook at Applewood Lane Studios in Queensland, mixed by The Stillsons’ member Ben Franz, and mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering.
‘Feel So Young’ is released on iTunes, and for fans of the highest quality audio available, they can check out www.thestillsons.bandcamp.com
‘Never Go Your Way’ will be The Stillsons third LP, and will be released later this year. The majority of the album was recorded in October 2012 when the band was touring the East Coast of Australia.
Their previous release ‘Earnest’, not only established a solid reputation in Australia, but also an international one, being played widely on BBC Radio 2, BBC Ulster, BBC Scotland, and being play listed on Radio NZ.
It was named ‘Album Of The Week’ by six different radio stations — ABC Radio Australia, ABC DIG, ABC Gold Coast, ABC Bendigo, Coast FM (NSW), and Radio Adelaide, and has been critically praised in the national press, earning “Best Of The Week” by The Sydney Morning Herald.
LISTEN TO THE STILLSONS CLICK BELOW
Charity and Ghosts - www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_kcIczbyqM
She Don't Wanna Know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrsLUN7ekGE
Rock for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6B_L6KqSUM
The Stillsons Media Response
“CD of the week” Sydney Morning Herald 13/1/12
“Earnest is a strangely addictive collection of memorable songs performed with flair and a sky knowing smile” The Age
“A breath of fresh air… The band effortlessly draws together blues, folk and country" The Sunday Herald Sun
Sat 27th July 8pm $20 / 17
yes, folks....this quirky annual event is happening again at the RX Theatre, mid-Winter.
Like all good Winter soups, this one has only the tastiest ingredients ~ along with a secret surprise or two ~ to warm the cockles of your heart or the heart of your cockles.
As always, the night will be crammed full of the unexpected, the delightful the odd, and the downright ridiculous ...all designed to put a smile on your face. Suffice to say - you have never been disappointed in the past, and you won't be this year either.
Tickets are just $20 / $17 concession and includes a free cup of delicious home made soup at interval
With only ONE show on offer this year, we suggest you BOOK EARLY to secure a seat AND...of course, we need to know numbers to ensure we have enough home-made soup to go around!
Wed 31st July 8pm $25 / 20
A rare Newcastle performance by versatile singer Margret RoadKnight during her "golden jubilee" tour.
Margret's professional debut was at a Melbourne theatre in 1963, and the subsequent five decades have taken her around the globe, often representing Australia.
Her fondly remembered mid-'70s hit "Girls In Our Town", written by Bob Hudson and inspired by Newcastle, will be included in Warners' commemorative compilation CD "Decade".
Experience the wit & wisdom of the woman known for her powerful vocals, wide-ranging roots-based repertoire (folk, blues, jazz, comedy, other gems & genres), and sense of humour & history - Margret RoadKnight!!
Sat 10th August
SAM BUCKINGHAM with Daniel March & Amy Vee
Lover, traveller, teller of truths, Sam Buckingham has created a remarkable collection of sweet pop musings and troubadour tales in her latest independent offering 'I'm A Bird'.
A co-production effort with Multiple ARIA winner Paul McKercher, these twelve self penned tracks see Buckingham in full flight, showcasing her rich, understated vocals and breaking the expected female
singer/songwriter mould with unparalleled ease.
Feeling right at home on the big festival stages, and having played alongside some of Australia's most loved artists including Washington, Matt Corby, Katie Noonan, Lior and Angus & Julia Stone, Buckingham is equally at home in the lounge rooms of fans, having already embarked on three national House Concert Tours in the past two years.
To celebrate the release of 'I'm A Bird', Buckingham will embark on a six week tour in solo acoustic mode, playing twenty House Concerts around the country and gracing the stages of nine public venues, playing the album from start to finish.
“Beautifully direct and emotional” Dom Alessio - triple j
“Her songwriting and astounding voice gripped me” Timber & Steel
Sat 14th Sept
AN EVENING WITH ANDY WHITE & THE THOMSONS
unless cancelled due to you know what on this day
3rd - 6th Oct
Fri 11th, Sat 12th + Fri 18th, Sat 19th Oct
BOULEVARD of BLOOD and DREAMS
ANOTHER DAVE BAKER RADIO PLAY
Fri 25th Sat 26th & Sun 27th Oct
BETWEEN THE LINES
Fri 8th & Sat 9th Nov