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Great food, good atmosphere. Come along and relax!!


TRIVIA from 7PM. Prizes to be won.

$10 Pizza’s – Best In Picton!

 Supreme, Margaritta, Antipasto, Capricossa, Gamberi, Ham & Egg, Meat Lover, Sausage


Irish Night from 8pm

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MAD RHINO – Like a nice bottle of red, Musicians and Mad Rhino get better
with age. Mad Rhino frontman Trevor Brown aka ( The REV T ) has been
rocknrolling for as long as he can remember – from duos and bands at local
Festivals and  Shows back in the late 80’s to  500 – 600 people packed
Auditoriums @ Rooty Hill RSL and other Sydney Venues with The Bat Out Of
Hell Show and Australian Played Oz Music Rock. The Reverend T and Mad Rhino
are seasoned campaigners!   Other Members Include Pete ( Sticks ) Allan on
Drums and Rob ( Lax ) Brown on Bass Guitar & B/Vocals who complete Mad Rhino
and ensure this quality 3 man line up lacks nothing in quality. – Your Local
3 Man Rock Band who play the AB to Z of Rock thats Angels Beatles to
Zeppelin and all genres in between. Check Out The Boys Online -
www.myspace.com/therevt and always Rock with The Rhino!


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Gareth Jay is a freelance musician based in Sydney. Currently he is performing regularly a cafes, pubs, restaurants, weddings and festivals around NSW. Performing with live looping, intricate guitar, complex vocals and harmonica. His repertoire includes a range of styles including originals, ensuring the perfect sound for the venue and patrons. Previous career highlights include performing in Japan for 4 months, composing and performing in a new work for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, performing as a featured act on Tall Ships in Sydney Harbour, he supported Diesel at Lizotte’s with his trio JayMayJane and travelling along the East Coast of Australia to play solo and duo shows at a range of venues including the Tamworth Country Music Festival. With an intimate passion for blues and acoustic music, he derives influences from Albert King, Elliott Smith, Donovan, Carol King, The Beatles, and Dr John. 

You can check him out further at Facebook.com/garethjay & http://youtu.be/i876DsO_0DE?list=UUQ-IvLTNgDjXOeZF-oFKLhQ




In 1970 Dave formed the legendary heavy rock band “Buffalo” along with co-founder Peter Wells of “Rose Tattoo” fame.

“Buffalo” went on to record 5 albums, most of which are now on the must have list for serious collectors worldwide. In a career spanning some 7 years “Buffalo” headlined their own tours Australia wide as well as touring with some of the biggest international acts to visit this country; “Black Sabbath”, “Slade”, “Status Quo”, “Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow” to name just a few. Along the way collecting gold records and Aria nominations and helping to define the style of music now recognized as Australian pub rock.

         Demand for “Buffalo’s” recorded out-put has prompted the re-release of all their albums in CD format and Aztec music, a Melbourne based record company, began to release the first of 5 re-packaged albums in September 2005 to be followed by 4 more over the next couple of years. Also on re-release are the 2 studio albums recorded by Dave’s English band “The Count Bishops” along with a new EP CD of songs recorded by the band for their last album but not used at the time because of lack of space. In 2005 Ace records celebrated 30 years in business and invited the 4 surviving members to London to perform at the celebration party held at Dingwalls in Camden Town, once the news got out the band was asked to do a public show at the 100 club in London’s West End which sold out in record time. As part of the “Ace” celebrations a DVD was filmed and is now available by special request from “Ace”.

  The demise of “Buffalo” in 1977 saw Dave heading for London at the invitation of seminal English R&B punk band “The Count Bishops” who were looking for the front man to complete the line-up on their first album. This partnership spawned a total of three albums and a number of singles and E.P.’s , one of the singles “I Want Candy” making the top 40 in England just before the tragic death of guitarist Zenon DeFleur prematurely halted what had been a steady climb . The legacy of those years can still be found on compilations and “best of” collections available throughout Europe and the world on Ace records. “The Bishops” toured extensively in the U.K. and Europe sharing bills with “Doctor Feelgood”, “John Cale”, “The Clash”, “Motorhead”, “The Stranglers”, “Bo Diddley”, and many more too numerous to mention. Dave’s name also appears as co-writer on two “Doctor Feelgood” songs.

 1984 saw Dave return to Australia and, over the next few years, tour with some of the most respected Blues and Rock musicians in the country including Mal Eastick, Phil Emmanuel, Paul Demarco, Harry Brus, Mick Cocks etc. etc. Recording history includes the much sought after limited edition “Headhunters” album “Outlaw Boogie” and more recently, singing 10 songs on the award winning Blues album “Sippin’ and a Sliding” by the Sydney Blues collective known as “The Bar Kings”.

“B’B King turned 64 during the Australian leg of U2’s “Love comes to town” tour. To celebrate, a surprise party was arranged aboard the O’Hara Booth, cruising Sydney harbour. The band asked to supply the live music for these legends was the house band from Springfield’s night- club in Kings Cross. Led by Dave Tice, the Headhunters more than did the job and were joined by B’B for what turned into a 1 & a half hour jam session.”

 In 2000 Dave recorded his first “solo” album “Lay Down With Dogs”, which showcases a seasoned performer and songwriter in collaboration with some of the best musicians and writers in the business. Seven self- penned songs and co-writes with Dennis Walker (Robert Cray Band writer and producer) Johnny “Guitar” Crippen (Dr Feelgood), and Mal Eastick, who also appears as guest guitarist on one track. Other guest performances come from Pete Wells, Mark Evans, John Russell, and a core band featuring Paul Robert Burton (Upright Bass), Paul Demarco (Drums), Steve Edmonds (Guitar) and Mike Gubb (Keyboards). This album currently only available at Dave’s shows.

Recent recorded works have been in partnership with Mark Evans (x AC/DC bassist) as “Tice & Evans” an acoustic guitar duo that held a 15 year residency at the legendary Bridge hotel in Rozelle and has ruled Saturday afternoon at the Sandringham hotel, Newtown for the last 6 years. The duo have recorded two limited edition live CD’s; “Live At The Bridge” and “Live At The Rum And Raisin” now only available by special arrangement, and “Brothers In Arms” the duo’s first Studio album, available through JB Hi-fi shops and at their shows. The duo can also be seen/heard on the CD and DVD of the Bon Scott Celebration Concert held in Perth on which Mark and Dave appear as guests.

Ongoing “Tice” projects include; “Willie’s Blues” (a CD tribute to Willie Dixon) with the 10 piece Sydney blues collective called “The Violent Loves”; #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots playlist charts first month of release. Dave sings, plays harmonica and guitar and co-produced/arranged from inception to finished.

 Meanwhile, a back catalogue of 15 albums and a swag of new original songs have motivated the formation of “The Dave Tice Band” a 4 piece powerhouse currently featuring Peter Walker on lead guitar; Charlie Farrugia on Bass and Chris Tag on drums. A new EP/CD will soon be available with an album planned for 2013. The band opens up opportunities to perform material unsuited to acoustic guitars; hey we all like to Rock and Roll too!



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 If you’re looking for an exciting act with an extensive repertoire, look no further: David Mason-Cox and The Wild Armadillos are going to satisfy your soul.

 After years of singing and playing solo and with his popular band The Blarney Boys, Mason-Cox has brought original members of his 90s hit band back to the studio and stage for the new CD This Is What We do.

 This man is an experienced performer! He has played in venues from Alice Springs to The Arctic Circle and most points in between. Not long back from a summer tour of Sweden, where he wowed the locals, he has hit the ground running and is busy planning the CD launch and a pre-Christmas tour.

 One Sydney reviewer wrote of David, “He has the passion of Van Morrison and the vocal power of The Commitments’ Andrew Strong.  Whether singing his own fabulous songs or one of an incredibly varied selection of covers, Mason-Cox shines.” (Allison O’Donoghue – The Drum Media)

 Armed with an acoustic guitar and his astonishingly strong voice, Mason-Cox is a powerhouse on stage. Indeed The Wild Armadillos radiate a rare and genuine warmth with energy to burn and their infectious good humour and well paced performances win over even the most bashful of audiences.

 Legendary master drummer Malcolm Wakeford supplies the enticing and sinuous rhythmic foundation for the band. Previously Malcolm has toured and recorded with Dr John, Albert Lee, LRB, Redgum and Ayers Rock. He also handles harmony vocals and will occasionally take the lead for a classic Stones song or two.

 David Ferguson on electric guitars and vocals is a longtime Wild Armadillo. After a stint in the popular 80’s act The Honeymoon, Ferguson took on guitar duties for the recording of DMC’s second album. Tripping Upstairs gained critical acclaim and was playlisted on over eighty radio stations around the country being awarded named Album Of The Week by several stations including Sydney’s 2SM.

 Bassist Anthony Donoghue is an all-round virtuoso. He played with the very select RAAF Band for many years, often touring overseas with them. His reserved onstage manner, ability to play in any style and flawless musicality provide a perfect foil for the boisterous antics of Mason-Cox and Ferguson.

 On This Is What We Do, Mason-Cox and the band continue to explore their accessible mix of rootsy country rock and pop. The blend of clever songs again demonstrates originality, wit and integrity. Little wonder they delight programmers, critics and fans alike.

 DMC And The Wild Armadillos are a veritable treasure house of song. Their repertoire extends from rock and soul greats to country, pop, Aussie standards and reggae and blues classics…not to mention their own compelling originals.

 An abridged song list

 And just a small sample of our most popularly requested;

 500 Miles                               The Proclaimers

Ain’t No Sunshine                   Bill Withers

Atlantic City                           Bruce Springsteen                                                   

Before You Accuse Me           Eric Clapton 

Brown Eyed Girl                     Van Morrison

Blister In The Sun                  Violent Femmes

Bad Moon Rising                    Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cherry Cherry                        Neil Diamond

Daydream Believer                 The Monkees

Don’t Look Back In Anger      Oasis

Down On The Corner              Creedence Clearwater Revival    

Fire                                        Bruce Springsteen

Honky Tonk Women               Rolling Stones

Hotel California                      The Eagles

Hurricane                               Bob Dylan

I’m a Believer                         The Monkees

I Feel Good                            James Brown

I Shot The Sheriff                   Bob Marley

I Still Haven’t Found               U2       

Jealous Guy                           John Lennon

Mustang Sally                        Wilson Pickett

Midnight Hour                        Wilson Pickett

Mr Tambourine Man               Bob Dylan/The Byrds

Rehab                                    Amy Winehouse

Satisfaction                            Rolling Stones

Stuck In the Middle                Stealer’s Wheel

Sugar Sugar                          The Archies

Summer Of 69                        Bryan Adams

Sweet Home Alabama            Lynard Skynard

Sweet Home Chicago             Blues Brothers

The Joker                              Steve Miller Band