Monday & Tuesday
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Trivia from 7pm. Prizes to be won.
Happy Hour 4pm til 6pm
From 8pm come along and join our Local Irish musicians having a jam session.
Yes we are open 12noon ’til 10pm.
Open for Lunch and Dinner.
LIVE MUSIC FROM 3PM
Those who thought rock and dirty blues had gone out of style, have never had the chance to experience The Black Dogs. Characterised by intense dynamic shifts and a unique quality, The Black Dogs are a modern rock act that uses powerful vocals, leading rhythms, commanding bass and driving drum beats to create music that connects and relates with the audience and leaves them wanting more. Audiences instantly feel a bond to the Black Dogs. Going beyond labelling, the Dogs place the focus back on musical ingenuity and artistic integrity.
With a couple of line-up changes, The Black Dogs have established solid foundations with an unequivocal discipline and purpose in everything they offer. Playing a mixture of originals and covers, The Black Dogs are hard to surpass as the best live act in town.
Playing in both original and cover bands through the early 90’s, guitarist / songwriter Matt Fraser toured the east coast of Australia in 1995 with reggae giants ‘Wadada’ playing the Sydney circuit. Moving south of Sydney in 2001, started his song writing trade.
Approximately eight years ago Matt was introduced to vocalist / lyricist Paul Ashley through a mutual friend who at the time fronted Matt’s previous band. Discovering that Matt had already written several songs, Paul took the opportunity to shape the raw emotion in Matt’s song writing and transform them into unforgettable sounds.
Paul started his singing career when he was only a tike, with his first paid gig at the age of 7. Continuing to play in several bands, he stamped his own mark as a serious show maker and front man. Singing along-side major acts like The Radiators and Johnny Diesel, he is yet to disappoint an audience with his raw vocal power and captivating demeanour. Refusing to bow down to societies demand for politically correct material, Paul knows what his audience wants and continues to secure new fans while defying the logic that being polite doesn’t always pan out. Never shutting up, Paul is at home in front of the mic. His lyrics say more about him than anything else. If you are lucky enough to see him perform you are sure to hear his take on life!
In 2009, Paul discovered the talents of local guitarist Leigh Achis and started an acoustic side act known as Blind Drunk. Over a period of three years, the duo continued earning the respect of listeners and critics everywhere, cultivating a loyal fan base. With a tight bond and understanding of how to produce a great show, in 2012, Paul talked Leigh into joining The Black Dogs as the Bass player. Having never played Bass before, it wasn’t long before Leigh began to cement the lower end in to Dogs, pumping the engine room to back up the flowers.
After sifting through various drummers, Leigh discovered the talents of Chris Carlon. Chris was introduced to the Dogs early 2013. Going by the name “Pup” we knew he would fit in just nicely. Chris did not fail to deliver, proving his talents weren’t limited. By adding his unique rhythm, he completes the Black Dogs with conviction.
Now with a completed line-up and upcoming EP of original songs, Black Dogs stand poised at the forefront of a new generation of dirty rock bands, ready to release its creative roots to the world and hurl rock n’ roll back to the top of the artistic tier.
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Stone Cold Sober is a band that delivers quality rock with stinging, virtuoso guitar work from international guitar great, Will Newton, whose gutsy lead vocals soar, ably complemented by female singing sensation Sharon (Cile) Armstrong.
Alternating powerful male & female leads with the odd duet, adding sweet harmonies, stupefying guitar solos, fleshed out by Paul Tinei’s second lead guitar & vocal harmonies, a solid rhythm section, embodied in Graham Russell on bass guitar & Allan Bonom on Drums (both consummate professionals with many years of experience) fosters the versatility, & serves to galvanise the unmistakable sound that is Stone Cold Sober
SHARON ARMSTRONG (CILE) – lead & Backing Vocals
Singing professionally for 20 years and having won many talent contests, Sharon has a gutsy voice, great stage presence and an ability to write great songs and deliver them with style. She has graced the stage with the likes of Kate Ceberano, filled in for artists in the original Australian Blues Bros Show and fronted bands like Nite Train, Fuzzy Logic and Showband, Now & Then (women of rock). Sharon formed Random Harvest with various musos playing rock covers. She then met and jammed with singer/guitarist, Will Newton & pulled in drummer Allan Bonom, finally taking this new-formed band on tour as Harvest. They performed countless gigs at Canterbury Hurlestone Park RSL, Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club & other well-known clubs & pubs.
WILL NEWTON – Lead Guitar – Mandolin – Lead and Backing Vocals.
No stranger to the English music scene, Will a child prodigy on guitar, started playing semi-pro whilst still at school. Will soon moved towards blues/rock during it’s upsurgeance in the cradle of the genre around Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England’s industrial North, amongst bands such as the Animals, Free and Bad Company, receiving highest accolades from the British Music Press in Melody Maker and Beat Instrument, all by the age of nineteen. He is a versatile and soulful singer with an enormous range and a penchant for harmonies, well known and respected in the British music scene and fast becoming connected within the local industry.
After touring extensively through Germany, Holland, France and throughout the British Isles with B.B. Faith, Charity Jones and Beckett, Will teamed up with Lindisfarne’s guitarist Charlie Harcourt, playing mainly around the North of England, as Harcourt’s Heroes. Will’s next offer came from Terry Wilson-Slesser, lead vocalist with Back Street Crawler, to replace guitar legend, Paul Kosoff upon his untimely death. Will worked with Terry for several years including playing benefits to boost youth awareness of drug problems. Then, ready for a change, he left the band on good terms to move to OZ.
ALLAN BONOM – Drums
Having studied percussion at Drum City – Chippendale, Allan has performed far & wide in original and cover bands, playing rock, blues and country in various settings and on the Christian music scene. Travelled to Melbourne with Hounds of Love who were invited to play at the Melbourne Music Festival in 1996. From this band Allan teamed up with Will Newton to play with Harvest featuring Sharon Armstrong (Cile). Also worked with Crofts Town Traffic a blues band featuring vocalist/guitarist, Christina Crofts of Black Cat Moan, Bombers & Party Boys, working successfully on the blues scene for several years and featuring at the Australian Blues Music Festival (Goulburn) & the Leisure Coast Blues Festival (Wollongong) in 1997. Other bands played in include: Silverthreads, Touchy Subjects, Corporate Image, Fleet Nise (Fleetwood Mac ShowandFacetoFace
GRAHAM RUSSELL – Bass Guitar
Since arriving from the English Midlands in the mid-70s, Graham has played in bands since 1987 with Top Priority, a tight punchy three piece outfit featuring Steve Lyvidikus & George Brugers on drums, covering Stevie Ray Vaughn & Rory Gallagher. Graham has filled in numerous times with Ross Word’s
R & B Band. In the mid nineties Graham joined Christine Crofts from Crofts Town Traffic where he met Allan Bonom when he took over the drums. In 1997 they performed with Mal Eastic, Kevin Borich, Hippoes etc. at the Goulburn Blues Festival. Allan introduced Graham to some incredible jam sessions with Will Newton and Sharon Armstrong and eventually Stone Cold Sober was formed.
PAUL TINEI – Rhythm Guitar & backing Vocals
An experienced guitarist in teaching and performing. Paul has years of experience in both live and studio work. Paul originally from New Zealand, performed with some of the top bands in his home country. Paul made a move to Australia 17 years ago where he became in high demand for his vocal and guitar ability. Paul has performed with some of Sydney’s top bands including - Sudden Impact, Groove Line, The Scam and Aotea. Stone Cold Sober’s band members saw Paul performing one night and quickly recruited him for his talents.