Support Newcastle’s live music scene with the Herald’s gig guide

Posted on 12/17/2018

GIG OF THE WEEK: Art-pop artist Jessica Cerro, better known as Montaigne, will showcase her stellar vocals at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday night.MUSIC5 SawyersFriday, AK Morris. Saturday, DJ Sean Andrews.

Albion Hotel WickhamSaturday, Lauren Arms.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Counterpart.Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Argyle HouseWednesday, Sweet Kicks silent disco.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Kaylah Anne.

Bar PetiteSaturday, Kylie Jane.

Battlesticks BarThursday,Sophie Aked.Friday,Codi Kaye.Saturday,Aqwa.

Beach HotelSaturday, Rock Oz.

Belmont 16sWednesday, Patrick Brady. Friday, On The Prowl, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Loko, Matt Semmens.

Belmont HotelSunday, Ashley Knight.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Beresfield Bowling ClubFriday, Bon Jovi Experience. Saturday, Gen X.

Blackbutt HotelFriday, Bob Allan.Saturday, Xyz.

The BradfordFriday, Reggie Sinclair.Saturday, Vortex.

Bulahdelah Bowling ClubFriday, Pocket Aces.

Burwood InnFriday, Mark Wells.

Cambridge HotelFriday, Montaigne. Sunday, The Pits,All In A Year,Trouble in Paradise,Fungus.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Kellie Cain.Saturday, The V Dubs.

Carrington PlaceThursday,Jack McLaughlins Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Louis Abell.

Catho PubSaturday, Lee Rolfe.Sunday, Club Esky.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Howard Shearman. Saturday, Anyerin.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Chris Daniel.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Purple Hearts.

Charlestown Bowling ClubFriday, The DuoTones.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Civic TheatreSunday, Celtic Woman (IRE).

Clarendon HotelFriday, Arley Black. Saturday, Todd Schmoo.

Club CatalinaSunday, Bobby C.

Club KotaraSaturday, Cruzers.

Club LemonTreeFriday, Kim and Mik. Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Club Maitland CityFriday, Solid Gold Party.

Colliery InnFriday, Matt McLaren.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Sami.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth​Friday, Kyle Cartner.Saturday, Katie N Feff.

Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Ben Travis. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Angel Gear.

Crown & Anchor Hotel

Customs HouseWednesday, Perry Carter. Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Denman HotelSunday, Layth Gunn.

Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Matt Scullion.Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

East Maitland Bowling ClubFriday, Jumpin Jukebox. Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Edgeworth Bowling ClubFriday, Overload. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Edgeworth TavernFriday, Full Throttle.Saturday, Wicked.

The EdwardsFriday,Loui Abell & Jerome.Saturday,Hockey Dad (instore performance),Howard Shearman.

Exchange HotelSaturday, Mojo Bandits.

Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, James Naldo.

FinnegansSaturday, Savage.

Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,Loose Change.

Gateshead TavernFriday, Arcane.Sunday, Junior and Luana.

George TavernFriday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Deuce.

Grand HotelTuesday, Adam Miller Trio.

Great Northern Hotel TeralbaFriday, Joel Oakhill.

Gunyah HotelFriday, Hayden Shepherd. Saturday, Triple Zero.

​Hamilton Station HotelThursday,Jamie Hay,The World At A Glance,George Booth,Boudicca. Friday,Zeolite,Ame Noire,Setmeonfire,Corotted. Saturday, Grasshole, King Coyote, The Med Heads.

Harrigan’s PokolbinFriday, State FX. Saturday, Arley Black, Jimmy Craz Band. Sunday, Shaka.

Hawks Nest Golf ClubThursday, Let The Mango.Friday, Robbie Urquhart.

Hexham Bowling ClubFriday, Whiskey Business.

Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Big BangBand. Saturday, Uptown.

Hotel CessnockThursday, Higher Ground.

Hotel DelanyFriday, Surian. Saturday, Overload.

Hotel JesmondFriday, Shivoo.

Imperial Hotel SIngletonSaturday, Viagro.

Jewells TavernSaturday, Hurricane Fall.

The Junction HotelFriday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Jordan Fleming.

Kahibah Sports ClubSaturday, Loose Bazooka.

Kent HotelWednesday, Zane Penn. Friday, Triple Zero.

King Street HotelFriday, UNI Student Night. Saturday, Saturdays At King.

Lake Macquarie TavernFriday, Josh & Liv.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Ben Woodham.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, 24 Hours.

Lambton Park HotelFriday,DJ Perry Carter.

Lass O’GowrieThurs,Creative Creatures Open Mic.Friday,The Not Nots,Moot,The High Andies.

Lizotte’sWednesday,Chelsea Berman, Spin Gents, Midnight Movers. Thursday, 8 Ball Aitken. Friday, Mark Tinson Book Launch. Saturday, Tim Hart, Luke Thompson.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Russell Snape.

Lucky HotelFriday, Max Jackson. Saturday, KR Duo. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mark HotelFriday, Pepper & JV. Saturday, Mike Vee. Sunday, Loko.

Mary Ellen HotelFriday, Jackson Broadway. Saturday, Phase III. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Maryland TavernFriday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Rebecca Johnson Band.

Mavericks On The BayFriday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Mavericks On DarbyFriday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Mayfield Ex-ServicesFriday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Prestige Inc, DJ Searly.Saturday,Misbehave, DJ Angelo.Sunday,Todd Schmoo.

Morriset Country ClubSunday, Bob Allan.

Murray’s BrewerySunday, Gerda +1.

Nag’s Head HotelFriday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Neath HotelSaturday, Sami.

Nelson Bay DiggersJade & Willow. Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday, Mick Jones.

Northern Star HotelFriday,Mark Wood. Saturday,Fool On A Stool.

Pedens CessnockSaturday, Ash Mountain.

Pippis At The PointFriday, Mardy Leith, Bandditts. Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Plough InnFriday, Chris Daniel.

Potters BreweryFriday, Roxy. Saturday, Arley Black.

Premier HotelSaturday, Lithium. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Royal Federal HotelBranxton Friday, 3 Of A Kind. Saturday, Stp.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Gaz N Gaz.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Cotton Sax and Strings.Sunday, Allan Freihaut.

Rutherford HotelSaturday, Kellie Cain.

Salamander TavernFriday, Redline.

Seabreeze HotelFriday,Outerphase.Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Shaft TavernFriday, Trataka.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday, Zac & Ben. Sunday, Gareth Hudson.

Shortland HotelFriday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Singleton DiggersSaturday, Outerphase.

Small BallroomSaturday,Lich King (US),Hidden Intent, Cerebral Contortion, Grim Demise, PurEnvy.

Soldiers Point Bowling ClubFriday,Todd Schmoo.Saturday,Solid Gold Party Night.

South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Bonny Rai.

Spinning Wheel HotelFriday, Shaka.

Stag and Hunter HotelWednesday, The Scullion Sessions ft. Amber Lawrence & Damien Baguley. Friday, The Fossicks. Saturday, The Craw, The Ride Ons, Biggs Project.

Station HotelKurri KurriSaturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling ClubFriday, Witchery.

Swansea HotelSaturday, Redline.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving ClubSunday, Jim Neal.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Moondogs.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Phil McKnight.

Tilligerry RSLFriday, Jamie Martens Duo.Saturday, James Naldo.

Toronto DiggersSaturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto HotelFriday,Leeroy &Ross.Sunday,JohnLarder.

Toronto WorkersSaturday, Two Left Feet. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Wangi HotelSaturday, Sideshow.Sunday, Romney Watts.

Wangi Wangi RSLClub Friday, Jim Overend.

Warners At The BayFriday, Pistol Pete.

Saturday, The Last Stand –Chisel Barnes show.

Warners Bay HotelSaturday, The Smarts.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Beth Gleeson.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology.

Wests New LambtonThursday, Angamus.Friday,The Remedy Trio.Saturday,The Big Bang. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park HotelWednesday,The Wild Oats,Friday Night Zoo.Friday,Phil Emmanuel,Bounty Hunters.Saturday,Sophie Aked Duo, The Years.Sunday,Mark Wood,Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.

Windale Gateshead Bowling ClubFriday, Emile.

THEATRECeltic Woman – Voices of AngelsIrish singers, dancers and musicians celebrate their homeland’s rich music and cultural heritage. TEG Live, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Sunday, at 3pm.

Little Women –The MusicalFour young sisters, led by would-be novelist Jo, try to show in the 1860s that women are as adept as men; adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Young People’s Theatre and Lindsay Street Players, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ends February 24. Go to ypt老域名出售.au for days and times. 4961 4895.

Love LettersA man and woman who began writing romantic notes to each other as teenagers continue the practice throughout their lives; funny and moving work by A.R. Gurney. Bare Productions. Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin, Saturday and February 17, at 7pm; 4998 7766. Harp of Erin Theatre, Wollombi, Wednesday, February 14, dinner and show at 6.30pm; 4998 3230.

Newcastle Comedy ShowcasePro and amateur Newcastle comedians show their amusing and very different styles. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7pm. Door sales.

Our Land People StoriesBangarra Dance Theatre’s indigenous performers use dance to tell three stories about their peoples’ backgrounds, including their relationship with Governor Macquarie. Civic Theatre,Fri& Sat, at 8pm.

Out of OrderA junior government minister gets more than he bargained for when he takes an attractive opposition secretary to a hotel bedroom during a parliamentary sitting; comedy by Ray Cooney. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre.Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until February 24, and 2pm Sunday matinees on February 18 and 25.

The DiamondsSong and dance celebration of great divas including Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, and others. SMA Productions, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Friday, at 8pm, with foyer activities from 7.30pm. 4993 4266.

We’re Going on a Bear HuntMichael Rosen’s adaptation of his book for young people about a family and their musical dog on the title search; lively adventure for all ages. Andrew Kay & Associates, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Wednesday, at 4pm, and Thursday, February 15, at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. 4929 1977.

MOVIESBreathe(M)Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed. (Lake Cinema)

Darkest Hour(PG)During the early days of World War II, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (this year’s Golden Globe Winner, Gary Oldman) must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Den of Thieves(MA)While planning a bank heist, a thief gets trapped between two sets of criminals.

Fifty Shades Freed(MA) The third installment of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy.

Insidious: The Last Key(M)The fourth installment of the ‘Insidious’ franchise.

I, Tonya(MA)Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle(PG)In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it.

Just to Be Sure(M)When 45-year-old widower Erwan discovers by accident that the man who raised him isn’t his real dad, he begins a search for his biological father. (Tower)

Lady Bird(M)The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure(M)In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

Molly’s Game(M)Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Nick Jr’s Paw Patrol(G)Cool down with the PAW Patrol as they make a splash to save the day in 2 newunderwater adventures!

Sweet Country(MA) A period western set in 1929 in the n outback. An Aboriginal stockman kills a white station owner and goes on the run. (Tower)

Tad the Lost Explorer(PG)Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas’ necklace.

The Florida Project(MA) Six-year-old Moonee gets into mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living the shadow of Disney World. (Tower)

The Greatest Showman(PG)The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Post(M)A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

The Shape of Water(MA)An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. (Tower)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(MA)After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police.

Wonder(PG)A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he’s just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn’t skin deep.


15 Unwritten Law (US) – Small Ballroom

16 Tori Forsyth – Small Ballroom

18 Karise Eden – Lizotte’s

24 Holy Holy – Small Ballroom

24 The Living End, Spiderbait, The Lemonheads (US), Veruca Salt (US), The Fauves, Tumbleweed – Bimbadgen

25 Eugene Hideaway Bridges (US) – Lizotte’s

28 David Duchovny (US) – Wests NEX


2 Tired Lion – Cambridge

3 Jimmy Carr (UK) – Civic Theatre

7 Turnover (US) – Small Ballroom

8 Shaun Kirk – 5 Sawyers

10 James Blunt (UK), Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd, Karise Eden – Bimbadgen

10 Damien Leith – Lizotte’s

10 Abbe May – Cambridge

11 Willow Beats – Cambridge

11 Rick & John Brewster – Lizotte’s

15 The Butterfly Effect – Cambridge

17 Chocolate Starfish – Cambridge

18 The Brothers Comatose (US) – Flow Bar

18 Russell Morris – Toronto Hotel

21 The Smith Street Band – Bar On The Hill

22 Harry Manx (CAN) – Lizotte’s

24 Crossroads Country In The Vines ft. Billy Ray Cyrus (US), Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson – Roche Estate

24 Dragon – Lizotte’s

24 Mia Dyson – 48 Watt Street

24 Allday – Cambridge

March 29 April 2 Bluesfest, ft Robert Plant (US), John Butler, Lionel Richie (US), Jose Gonzalez (SWE), Tash Sultana, Sheryl Crow (US), Melissa Etheridge (US), Lauryn Hill (US), Dan Sultan, Kesha, Benjamin Booker (US) & more–Byron Bay

25 Canned Heat (US) – Lizotte’s

27 John Waite (UK) – Wests New Lambton

29 You Am I – Cambridge


2 Newton Faulkner (UK) – Lizotte’s

6 Jimmy Barnes – Civic Theatre

6 Don Walker – 48 Watt Street

6 Mental As Anything – Lizotte’s

12 Thundamentals – Cambridge

13 Heaps Good Friends – Small Ballroom

13 Thundamentals – Cambridge

15 Kate Miller-Heidke – Civic Park

26 Simple Plan (CAN) – Wests NEX

27-29 The Gum Ball ft. Remi, The Cribs (UK), Rocket Science, Butterfingers, The Aints, Screamfeeder, Ben Salter, Terra Lightfoot (Can), Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes & more – Dashville

28 Rose Tattoo – Cambridge

28 Groovin The Moo ft. Royal Blood (UK), Portugal. The Man (US), The Amity Affliction, Ball Park Music, Paul Kelly, Grinspoon, Amine (US), Vera Blue, Flight Facilities, Dean Lewis & more – Maitland Showground


1-2 The Whitlams – Lizotte’s

5 Narara Music Festival ft. Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca, William Crighton, Shaun Kirk & more – Mt Penang Gardens

5-6 Barry Humphries – Civic Theatre

10 DZ Deathrays – Cambridge

11 Angus & Julia Stone – Civic Theatre

15 Dr Feelgood (UK) – Lizotte’s

19 Silverstein (US) – Cambridge

20 Julia Morris – Civic Theatre

27 Rick Price & Jack Jones – Civic Theatre


22 Amber Lawrence – Lizotte’s


15 Bay City Roller (UK) – Wests New Lambton


6 Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (UK) – Cambridge

8 Shania Twain (US) – Hope Estate