Alex’s easeful sound as a solo acoustic performer, is a breathtaking spectacle, and one to seek as she plays for the Newcastle crowds in a range of venues. She recreates classic and modern favourites with her signature husky and strong tones, and enjoys showcasing her craftily penned original songs alongside wide range of covers.
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.
Austin is a singer/songwriter and cover artist from Newcastle. He covers a wide range of acoustic songs and his influences come from Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, James Bay & Bruno Mars! Austin has gained valuable performance experience from amazing venues such as Lizottes, Mattara festival and many pubs and clubs around The Hunter.
Austin plans to become an industry musician through consistent development of his artistry. With his strong passion and determination, Austin knows that the road to success through music doesn’t come easy but his mindset and drive has continued to open up more and more opportunities for him as a performer.
Austin’s raw talent and ability that he brings to his performances each and every time will amaze and inspire all and guarantee that he is an act not to be missed!
Don’t box yourself in with nothing fun to do on Boxing Day . . . . come out and celebrate Boxing Day Rocks at Murray’s Brewery instead!
The brewer is marking the public holiday with some crazy fun, including the annual release of its famous Watermelon Beer, a FREE rocking concert performed by local artist Brian McVernon, kids’ activities and hermit crab racing.
The festival is a tribute to flavour, fine tunes and family fun. It’s a great opportunity to sample a range of Murray’s medal-winning craft beer styles and flavours, as well as taste and enjoy a great selection of easy drinking local and regional wines.
Brewery owner, Murray Howe, expects the day to be a big hit with families.
“The space for kids to play is one of the most consistent compliments we receive. There’s lots to keep the kids happy, with kids’ outdoor games such as hermit crab races and apple bobbing, plus an interactive scavenger hunt game.”
“And for the big kids, we’re releasing our ‘Melon Rouge’ Watermelon Beer on Boxing Day. While it’s a drinker’s dream, it’s a bit of a brewer’s nightmare as it’s one of the stickiest, messiest brews of the year! Made from more than 100 fresh local watermelons, the base is an American-style wheat beer. The freshly hand-cut and pulped fruit is then added at the fermentation stage. The flavour is subtle, not overpowering watermelon. And the colour is a soft pink hue of the fruit. It’s easy drinking and really refreshing,” he added.
And parents can enjoy some delicious summer food sensations including the brewer’s signature ‘Big Smoke’ BBQ share platter featuring beef brisket, ribs and pork painstakingly slow-smoked over wood fired heat. Or why not try a healthy option like a lamb quinoa salad or trio of tacos? It matches perfectly to a refreshing glass of the Watermelon Beer.
There’s great kids’ $10 meal deals too, including pure fruit ice-creams matched to the fruit beer flavours all summer.
Murray’s Brewery and Port Stephens Winery is VERY family friendly, and children are very welcome.
Brewery Tours run daily at 2.15pm and cost $5 per adult (children until 12 years free).
A special Brewery Bus service will be running on the day, travelling in from Nelson Bay. The service is $5 per person, and includes a free Brewery Tour! Bookings essential.
Murray’s Brewery is open Boxing Day from 10am until 6pm.
In the popular music world Brien wrote Australian charting song Loveland for 80's band The Raiding Party. His 90's group Circuslife received high acclaim from the music industry but collapsed before a record was completed. Brien has worked with international artists such as Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Suzie Quatro, Fastball, Mike Peters, and Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) to name a few.
His last Australian band, The Retro Rockets headlined every major Rock n Roll and Rockabilly festival in Australia and New Zealand, recorded 5 studio albums and 1 live album. Brien wrote all the songs for this band and was the lead vocalist/guitarist.
Prahlad is an acoustic rock specialist hailing from Newcastle Australia. Be it Solo or Duo mode he is always entertaining mixing upbeat rockers with mellow chillers. He has toured the nation with great renditions of artists old and new mixing in his original songs from time to time. So this St Patrick's day expect something out of the box with modern Irish tunes and maybe a sneaky sea shanty.