Guitar virtuoso David Hinds can’t wait for Lizzotte to take the stage next weekend.
Like most musicians, he and wife Lynn, who front Newcastle-based Bounty Hunters band, have longed for a return to “live” performances after their COVID-19 enforced hiatus.
So, when the invitation came to play for Roadie4 Roadies on Saturday 7th May, he immediately accepted.
“The last two years have been extremely tough on the entertainment industry,” Hinds said.
“All our gigs disappeared overnight.
“However, Lynn and I put the downtime to good use and focused on our songwriting.
“So, we will be recording the next Bounty Hunters Band album to be released on the MR Records label later this year.
“But, for now, it feels amazing to replay the ‘live’ show and interact in person with my fans and friends.
“We really missed out during the lockdown.”
Bounty Hunters will join the band Amy Ross (Fergie) Ferguson, finalist voice generation Ty and Eddie, the new local organization The Chris Cornell Concept and 10-year-old Central Coast prodigy LilG to support the more than 22,000 road crew members who have gone virtually without work since the start of 2020.
Many of them were forced to leave the industry they love, while others are still trying it hard.
Roady4Roadies is a national program to raise greater awareness of the important roles they play, with all funds going directly to the Support Act’s “Crew” fund.
Already, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart have hosted gigs on 7 May, with Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin and Newcastle participating.
“Roady4Roadies is extremely important to us because all proceeds go to CruiseCare, an organization that provides assistance to road crew members who have fallen on hard times financially or have medical problems,” Hinds said. .
“These men and women are the unsung heroes and backbones of the ‘live’ music industry.
“Without them, the show doesn’t work.
“For them, as well as for the musicians, the last two years have meant no performances.
“So, all the actors who have played in Roadie4 Roadies events have donated their time.
“Lizzotte’s gig in Newcastle will be very special, as it is hosted by the great Ross ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, who has worked for INXS, Little River Band, Tina Turner and Elton John, just to name a few.
“We (Bounty Hunters Band) are looking forward to being a part of this great opportunity.
“And, we’ve put together a rocking set of classic covers and originals.”
Roady4Roadies begins with a leisurely, neighborhood walk with activities and entertainment.
Everyone is invited to assemble at Newcastle’s beautiful Lambton Park from 11am to about 10.30am.
Tickets, which are available from https://lizottes.com.au/live/shows/booking/3381, are $20 (plus booking fees), while some merchandise will also be available.
Admission includes running water and sunscreen, free finger food from noon at Lizzots and ending the day with music.
LilG. Life with Retro Guitar
- They say that music is the language of the soul. This is certainly true for LilG. Since taking up guitar in 2019, the 10-year-old has earned a remarkable reputation as an unparalleled musician. LilG grew up listening to a variety of genres, which have played an influential role in shaping her signature sound. Although gentle over the years, it is said that she harbors an “old soul” and this is reflected in the music she plays. For some people, music is a way to let out a little energy, but for Lilzy it’s much more than that – it’s a way of life. His past performances have included regular busking on the Central Coast, with Hussey Hicks, Steve Edmonds and Lachey Dooley, most recently at Blues by the Bay.
Ty and Eddie
- Local father and son duo Ty and Eddie certainly made the field proud and made it to the finals Voice Australia – Generation,
bounty hunters band
- The Newcastle/Sydney-based blues/rock power trio was formed in 2006 by the husband-and-wife team of lead guitarist/vocalist David Hinds and lead singer/bass player Lynn Hinds. Glenn Baker is handling Mick’s regular drumming duties. O’Shea for this event. David’s background began in the 70s when he played in top Australian touring rock bands Rabbit and Finch/Contraband, released albums, appeared in TV shows countdown sound And oh hey it’s saturday, and touring with the likes of Ted Mullery Gang, Dragon and Status quo. Lynn played in bands in Sydney throughout the 80s, including a residency at the Sydney Hilton. Mick has played in top Australian rock bands such as Judge Mercy, Billy Thorpe, Rose Tattoo and Swanee. Bounty Hunters Band has released three full-length albums of original material – the self-titled 2007 bounty hunterof 2014 rise and 2016 roller coaster, all distributed by MGM Distribution and available from JB HiFi, Sanity, Waterfront Records, Birdland Records and iTunes. A dance remix of their track by Klubjumpers (USA) ya hot on heels was released in the US market in April 2017 and is available on CD Baby and iTunes USA. Music industry awards for Bounty Hunters Band include three Australian Independent Music Video Awards, finalist in MusicOS, Global Battle of the Bands and Foxtel’s Band Wars, winner of the Vibration Band Competition in Sydney, Dolphin Entertainment Group (USA) Band of the Year 2015 Huh. Third place runner-up at the International Your Music Out Loud in the USA Song Competition 2016, second in the Stuart Epps Song Competition (UK) 2015, and first in the Rock/Indie and Live Performance categories at the 2016 Australian Songwriters Association Awards.
Chris Cornell Concept
- Born out of a mutual love and respect for one of rock’s most iconic and treasured icons, The Chris Cornell Concept is an organization that includes some of Newcastle’s finest musicians. The band invites you to a scintillating repertoire of classic hits and deep cuts from the catalog of groups fronted by Chris Cornell, including Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. Chris Cornell Concept features Ken Starkey – vocals, Lee Rolfe – guitar, Ross Flynn – guitar, Justin Nagariki – bass and Paolo Di Pietro – drums.
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