Gigs are happening every Tuesday night at The Underground at the Grand Hotel, Newcastle
Doors open at 7:30pm. Band plays from 8:00-10:00pm.
Bar open until 12:00am.
3Degrees | Tuesday 5 December
Introducing 3Degrees – the HORNS X HIP HOP experience guaranteed to blow your mind! With a sound based on modern legendary New Orleans groups such as the Soul Rebels, Hot 8 and Trombone Shorty, 3Degrees adds a uniquely Australian flavour to the mix, bringing jazz, funk, R&B and more to the party.
Comprising 7 of the hottest talents on the scene, these musicians have performed all around the world and are joining forces to bring a global sound with deep local roots.
Michael Bloch – Vocals
Shane Bloch – Vocals
Thomas Avgenicos – Trumpet
Gareth Lewis – Saxophone
Matthew Keegan – Trombone
Amanda Yuill – Sousaphone
Tyson Hilder – Drums
Adam Miller Trio | Tuesday 12 December
With a career spanning just over 20 years, Adam Miller had early beginnings as a solo guitar virtuoso, that led to session playing, producing, mix & master engineer, university educator and everything in between, but his vision of creating instrumental guitar music has never lost focus. He has toured the globe, performing in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Japan, Australia & even Afghanistan for the Australian and Allied Forces. Miller has shared stages with Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Adam Levy, Matt Schofield, Mason Stoops, Josh Smith, Joey Landreth, Russell Morris, Ariel Posen, Tony McManus, Ben Gillies (Silverchair) amongst others. With glowing coverage in guitar & music press across the world, the 2002 Australian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion has his own signature model guitar, the “Adam Miller Redwood Rietbergen” from Nik Huber Guitars.
Adam Miller – Guitar
Jono Burgess – Bass
Dom Borzestowski – Drums
Half Nelson | Tuesday 19 December
Half Nelson are a unique mix of musicians, from a wide variety of backgrounds. From New Orleans Jazz to Free Improvisation and all manner of music along the way. This big band style combination has helped to forge a band dedicated to the era of jazz we love. The 1920's to the 40's. Half Nelson will take you on a midnight ride through the back alleys of New Orleans and the smokey Jazz dives of 1920's Harlem. From gritty Billie Holiday, to the smooth styling of Ella Fitzgerald. Add a shot of Louis Armstrong with a dash of Fats Waller and you have the energetic cocktail that is Half Nelson.
Still full of energy, the band will have you wishing you could get up and dance.
Sheriden Nelson – Vocals
Jason Nelson – Trombone / Vocals
Mat Woodcock – Trumpet
Carter Smyth – Keys
Andrew Wallace – Bass
Tim Evans – Drums