FANS SAY YES Newcastle-bred Gang Of Youths drummer, Dom Borzestowski, is on one crazy ride. His Sydney band are undoubtedly the hottest rock act in Australia after an amazing response to tickets for their upcoming Say Yes To Life national tour this spring. Gang Of Youths have already sold out 13 shows on the tour, which include five gigs at Melbourne’s Forum and four nights at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. Additional gigs were added for Melbourne and Sydney on Thursday.
Here’s hoping Borzestowski pulls some strings and gets a Newcastle date added to the tour.
RAW EMOTION Newcastle country-rocker Kristy James has announced a round of shows to support the release of her new EP, Raw. The six-track record drops next Friday and James will perform free shows at the Mezz Bar next Saturday and the Belmont Hotel on June 21. James has already released the singles Dark Sunglasses and Cinderella from the EP.
LOVE STORY Australian vocal ensemble The Song Company is returning to the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music on June 21 to present a French love affair from the Middle Ages. True-Love-Story delivers the tale of 14th century poet and composer, Guillaume de Machaut, and his super-fan, a beautiful noblewoman called Péronnelle d’Armentières.
FAMILY BUSINESS Ami Williamson, the daughter of legendary country musician John Williamson, has a similar knack for story-telling. On Sunday Williamson will unveil songs from her third album The Quilt when she supports Eric Bogle at Lizotte’s.