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A weekly wrap-up of all things music in and around Newcastle.

CENTRAL Coast native Nathan Hawes, a fan favourite and finalist on this year’s season of The Voice, is kicking off 2016 with his firstnational tour.

The 18-year-old’s debut EP, Left with the Wolves, rocketed to the top of the iTunes charts earlier this year.

Hawes will perform a string of all-ages gigs in January and February, including a night at Lizotte’s Newcastle on Thursday, January 14. Tickets areavailable at newcastle.lizottes杭州龙凤论坛m.au/live but be quick – the acoustic-playing surfer has a legion of fans.

Home town gig LAIDBACK: Central Coast singer songwriter Nathan Hawes will play at Lizotte’s in January. He was a finalist on The Voice this year and struck a chord with viewers.

GENRE-defying Newcastle duo Gooch Palms are playing a home-town gig at The Cambridge in February.

Leroy Maqueen and Kat Friend relocated to Los Angeles in March and have been busy touring, racking up more than 100 shows across the US.

They re-released their debut album NOVOS on Burger Records and recorded a new album in Michigan, Introverted Extroverts, which they will release on their own record label, Summer Camp Records, in June.

The first track from this album is an upbeat, summery jam, Tiny Insight, which is on high rotation at Triple J.

Gooch Palms play at The Cambridge on February 20. Tickets $13 at bigtix杭州龙凤论坛m.au.

Street partyA LOCAL band is being given the opportunity to ring in the new year at Newcastle’s biggest street party alongside some of this country’s most popular live acts.

Wood Street will be closed to traffic on January 31 when The Cambridge Hotel throws a party to remember with food stalls and live music from the likes of Ball Park Music, Thundamentals, KLP, Steve Smyth and The Soorleys. A New Year’s Eve Street Party Band Comp will be held on December 18 at The Cambridge to decide who will secure the opening spot on the line-up.

To enter, bands must submit two of their best tracks to [email protected]杭州龙凤论坛m.au by 5pm on Friday, December 11. The top four entrants will be announced on Monday, December 14, who will then perform at the live auditions. The competition is open to all styles and genres, however band members must be over the age of 18 and located within Newcastle.

One night standCOLD Chisel fans, you don’t havelong to waituntil the Aussie rock legends’One Night Stand tour hits the Hunter. Information and approximate playingtimes for Saturday’s Hope Estate concert are as follows: Gates open at 4.30pm; Jesse Redwing plays at 5.30pm; The Living End at 6.30pm; and Cold Chisel at 8pm.

Worth a lookIF you’re not watching Chisel belt out their greatest hits on Saturday night, you could always enjoy some Lime Cordiale instead.The Sydney band, that is, who are playing at The Cambridge on December 12.

Lime Cordiale’s smooth yet roostsy pop electronica is winning them fans and overseas support slots for bands such as The Delta Riggs and The Griswolds, as well as a placeon the Lost Paradise line-up on December 31.

Tickets $15 through bigtix杭州龙凤论坛m.au or at the venue.

Bring the familyNEWCASTLE country rock band Ash Mountain are launching anEP at Edgeworth Tavern on December 19.The five original tracks were recorded at Grove Studios and Hillbilly Hut on the Central Coast. The family-friendly outdoor gig kicks off at 4pm.

Fusion of soundsFIVE of ’s leading jazz and Indian musicians will present Indian jazz fusion project, Kapture, on Saturday night at Newcastle West’s Unorthodox Church of Groove.

The performance is a moving musical tribute to South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada, who was Nelson Mandela’s cell mate.

The concert will weave a kaleidoscope of colour, rhythm and melody, with soulful melodies, breathtaking improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning percussion solos. Itpromises to be aunique and uplifting celebration of jazz and Indian music.

The performance features internationally renowned saxophonistSandy Evans, virtuoso and sitar playerSarangan Sriranganathan, acclaimed tabla playerBobby Singh,jazz double-bass masterBrett Hirst and drummer Toby Hallon drums. They have played to rave reviews at the OzAsia Festival, Parramasala Festival, Live At The Village, SIMA, Camelot and Sunday Live for the ABC. Their first CD Kapture was released on Rufus Records in 2015 to critical acclaim.

Doors open at 7pm for 8pm. Tickets attrybooking杭州龙凤论坛m/JTOH

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