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Gigs are happening every Tuesday night at The Underground at the Grand Hotel, Newcastle. The Bistro is open upstairs for meals, coffee and desserts.

Gigs at the Underground




Andrew Dickeson Trio  |  Tuesday 6 April

Drummer/bandleader Andrew Dickeson brings the swing and sounds of New York City to The Underground for NIMA on Tuesday, April 6. He will be joined by guitarist, Leo Larratt and Bassist, Jacob Graham. They will be playing their versions of classic standards along with popular and lesser-known Jazz compositions.


You can count on foot-tapping grooves and intense swing. This is music for the soul, to wash away the dirt of daily life and make you feel great!

Leo Larratt - Guitar

Jacob Graham - Bass

Andrew Dickeson - Drums

Dave Thompson and the Band of

Dave Thompson and the Band of Colours |  Tuesday 13 April

Based in Newcastle NSW, Dave Thompson and the Band of Colours combine sounds and styles to put on a unique, entertaining show.

Dave Thompson - Trumpet

Shane Landry - Tenor Saxophone

Freddie Stafford - Keys

Naomi Dart - Cello

Grace Aberhart - Bass

Tyson Hilder - Drums

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Rambo  |  Tuesday 20 April

Rambo is a funk fusion jazz band, drawing inspiration from the early jazz/funk greats of the 70’s, including Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and The Brecker Brothers.

Rod Fernandez - Guitar

Karl Laskowski - Saxophone

Gavin Ahearn - Keyboards

Pete Gray - Bass

Simon Ashton - Drums

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Pikou Panèz  |  Tuesday 27 April

Formed and creating in Muloobinba (Newcastle), on Awabakal/Worimi land; Pikou Panèz (‘ freckles’ in Breton) is fronted by the talented Mia Peters. Mia plays her great grandmothers guitar from Paris, her sound is expressive, lilting and powerful. The band brings both original tunes and covers inspired by folk, jazz, soul and Brazilian music.

PIKOU PANEZ use experimental elements and the songs are fresh and new. Each individual part uses challenging techniques, Mia’s authentic vocal sound is entrancing with vocal melodies doubled or contrasted creatively with saxophone lines. Solid bass lines are matched with groove and colour on the drums and percussion.

Mia Peters - Guitar and Vocals

Naomi Blanch - Saxophone

Naomi Jones - Violin and BV's

Darcy Archer - Percussion and BV's

Timothy Merrikin - Double Bass

Tim Evans - Drums and BV's

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