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The Boardwalk Sessions ’08

Boardwalk SessionNewcastle Music Week is proud to present The Boardwalk Sessions, a blues and roots mini festival being held at The Queen’s Wharf Brewery on October 26th. This event is a unique opportunity for Newcastle to experience the region’s finest blues, roots, acoustic, and folk artists showcasing their original songs and styles. The Boardwalk Sessions will run from 1pm to 8pm.

The afternoon is coordinated by staff and students of the Music Industry courses offered by TAFE NSW Hunter Institute and is run in conjunction with Soundlounge. Once again, we greatly appreciate the support of Music Headquarters, KV2 and Cole Clark Guitars for sponsoring for this event.

With free entry, this is family friendly event is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The line-up for this year includes a selection of the best established Newcastle artists with the most promising up-and-coming talent around.

Award winning four-piece, Benjalu will amaze with their trademark surf / roots style which has impressed crowds around the country and earnt them places on nationally released compilations alongside the likes of John Butler and Paul Kelly.

Fresh from his American tour, Jason Lowe and his lap-slide will showcase his acoustic roots style that is winning big name fans such as the legendary Harry Manx.

Newcastle rock legend Grant Walmsley and his Agents of Peace will lift the roof off the venue with an old school southern blues sound that is turning heads and winning legions of fans nationally.

The intense sound of roots band Of The Red Sea will provide it’s usual lift to the crowd as these guys demonstrate why they’ve cemented themselves at the forefront of the Newcastle scene.

Critically acclaimed Jenni B will amaze with her energy and technical brilliance as she showcases the acoustic folk that has seen her become a crowd favourite in Sydney.

The Rum Corps, lead by local singer songwriter Kyle Phillipson will present the dark, gritty blues sound that Newcastle crowds have been raving about since the bands inception last year.

Dactyl Spondee provides a unique acoustic blend of urban folk, parody, alternative and humble pop will demonstrate why these guys are turning heads on the festival circuit.

Kaylah Anne’s acoustic blend of country and folk will show why she is regarded as one of the most promising new artists in the scene.

Players from reigning A-League champions, The Newcastle Jets, will be making a special appearance and will do some signings for the assembled masses.

A Cole Clark Guitar valued at $1400 will be on offer as part of a guessing competition courtesy of Music Headquarters.

With such a diverse range of entertainment for the whole family, this event is not to be missed.

For more information visit the Newcastle Music Week Website or the The Boardwalk Sessions Myspace Profile.

Posted on September 30th, 2008 in Newcastle Music Week

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