Lachie is 20-year-old guitarist and vocalist from Newcastle. He a powerful and expressive vocal performance with an intricate and advanced guitar accompaniment. Playing hits from the 70’s through to current day, his performance is engaging and enjoyable to watch, dance or have a drink to.
This show is a mixture of songs from The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Otis Redding, Neil Young and other crowd pleasers all done in my own unique way, accompanied by a stomp box triggered by my right foot and an egg shaker strapped to my left, an array of effects pedals and loop station.
MURRAY’S BREWERY HOSTS PORT STEPHENS’ FIRST ‘SUMMER SEND OFF COCKTAIL CARNIVALE’ FESTIVAL THIS MONTH
NEW craft coconut vodka release
Sunset Happy Hour 4-6pm
Craft cocktails . . . and more
Hermit Crab Races for kids
Murray’s Brewery loves craft spirits so much that the craft brewer has created its own festival to honour them! The distinctive aroma and flavours of our best loved cocktails, will be showcased at Murray’s inaugural “Summer Send Cocktail Carnivale” across the weekend of 29 February and 1 March.
“Most people know us for our experimental beers, but we’ve recently begun experimenting with craft spirits too – and we’re loving it! So much so that we’ve created a new festival around cocktails to send off summer,” said brewery owner, Murray Howe.
“We figure partnering cocktails with live music will create the perfect atmosphere for some chill out time with friends and family. And even if cocktails are not your thing, there’s so much going on at Murray’s you’re still bound to have a great time anyway.”
Free live concerts will feature across the weekend – headlined by the Mick Jones performing Saturday 29 February. Mick is a well-known and well-respected vocalist and guitarist who has supported the likes of Keith Urban, The Divinyls and The Choirboys.
Matt McLaren performs his brand of pop, funk, dance and blues covers on Sunday 1 March.
NEW Vodka Release
In addition to Murray’s flagship ‘Gentleman Smith’ Gin and Vodka, Murray’s is releasing a new vodka especially for the festival.
Murray’s ‘COCONUT’ premium vodka is smooth and creamy to the taste. Enjoy mixed with your favourite juice for a tropical sensation or simply enjoy neat over ice.
Learn all about distilling, and getting the most out of tasting craft spirits! Murray’s distiller will be at the festival all weekend to answer any questions you have.
Murray’s will be serving up a large range of non-traditional vodka and gin-based cocktails – as you probably haven’t experienced before. Stay with us for Sunset Happy Hour, happening both days between 4-6pm.
And More . . .
Of course the usual line-up of Murray’s award winning craft beers will also be pouring. The kitchen will be serving up great summer barbecue dishes, beer-based gourmet pizzas, fish tacos, delicious burgers and an array of healthy food options and kids’ meals too.
Murray’s Brewery and Port Stephens Winery is family friendly, and children are very welcome. There’s lots to keep the kids happy, with outdoor games such as hermit crab races plus an interactive scavenger hunt game to play.
Murray’s Brewery Bus will run as usual on the weekend.
“So come join me and kick back as you sample brand new delights and send off summer at Murray’s Cocktail Carnivale!” said Murray.
Mick is a well known, well respected and well loved Vocalist and Guitarist. He began singing at a young age, he loved nothing better than to have a sing-a-long with his Dad, while his Dad was playing guitar. His love for music and connecting with people led him to fully focus on becoming a working musician.
Performing as a Soloist consistently, he has also performed in Duos’ and Bands in the Newcastle area.
Supporting the likes of 10cc, Keith Urban, Matt Finish, The Searchers, Jenny Morris, Redgum, The Divinyls, The Choirboys…...to name a few.
Mick knows just the right song to play to enhance the atmosphere and make sure everyone is having a great time.
Since the tender age of three Matt knew that music was his calling. Growing up in a small country town- Denman, (located in the Hunter Valley) Matt was easily recognizable and well known and not just because of his Visual Impairment but his sheer musical talent.
Taking instantly to the piano Matt continued lessons from the age of 3 until 16. Even though he is classically trained Matt now gravitates towards pop, funk, dance and blues covers. When Matt isn't playing covers his music draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists- Especially "The Cat Empire". The keyboardist- Ollie McGill, Matt credits as the reason he moved on from classical music- "I just had no idea you could play keyboard like that!".
Matt has been performing professionally full time around the Newcastle region at local venues, weddings, corporate events and functions. in 2016 Matt placed in the Top Five of Channel Nine's- Australia's Got Talent! Matt is incredibly grateful for all the support he received in what he describes as an adventure of a life time!
When Matt isn't playing he also runs a recording studio. Since it's launch in 2010 S&M Productions has been busy recording and producing local and national artists. Services range from producing, scoring, multimedia, jingles and songwriting.
Matt and his guide dog Stamford have travelled nationally and internationally and Matt will continue to take his best friend and signature red instrument on the road.