MOVEMENT COMING Central Coast indie-funksters The Sea Gypsies are renown for their pumping live shows. Newcastle fans will have the chance to hear tracks from their debut album Movements when they’re biggest national tour passes through the Cambridge Hotel on February 24. The five-piece are also headlining a massive New Year’s Eve party at Gosford racecourse.
RESTORING BALANCE Newcastle indie singer-songwriter Grace Turner has finally followed up her breakthrough single Dead Or Alive. Easy I Fall sees Turner focus on power imbalances in relationships while her discordant guitar chugs along building the tension. Hunter fans can hear Turner perform the single live at Port Macquarie’s Festival Of The Sun next weekend.
NEW GROWTH Another Newcastle talent to keep an ear out for is Belle Badi. On Friday Badi released her latest single Garden Of Eden, a kaleidoscopic mix of R’n’B, trip-hop and pop hooks. Since performing at the Newcastle showcase at BigSound in September Badi has been on the rise. She’ll perform at Forster’s Grow Your Own Festival on January 12.
JACK’S BACK Anyone who’s had the pleasure of attending the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic knows it’s arguably the best Christmas party in the Hunter Valley. Musicians and entertainers are always part of the golfing fun and it’s no different this year. Spiderbait’s Kram will return to the Crowne Plaza at Lovedale on December 17, alongside indie-folk band Winterbourne.
Cracking the gags on the fairways will be comedians Jimeoin, Adam Spencer and Tahir Bilgic.