Organismics – Fri Oct 25 – Live @ The Armidale Club


Fri Oct 25

Live @ The Armidale Club


Playing their recent debut under a hot sun in the Beardy St Mall for the Sunday market crowd, The Organismics might be said to have been conceived in heat.  The name would come later; it was the sound that came first: a vigorous blend of popular pieces from the jazz archives, soul-soaked blues alongside salty r’n’b, and funk favourites beside jazz-rock fusion classics.

Band leader and Hammond Organist extraordinaire, Warwick Dunham, called the band together for what was to be one show.  Into centre ring on the Mall stepped the gifted Steve Thornycroft on guitar, the dynamic Woody Woodhouse on saxes, and the energetic Steve Harris on drums.  And, in a moment of true serendipity and inspired spontaneity, Ashley Hall, leading local trumpeter, heard the sound and wandered on stage for an impromptu solo. stayed for the set, and signed up with the ensemble.  The dynamic worked; the crowd listened; another date was booked and so a name was needed. The Organismics came into being; a new band on the Armidale scene offering a fresh take on classic grooves and dynamic soul sounds.

“Organismics” refers to the interplay between the individual and the ensemble; it also announces the defining role Warwick and his humming Hammond plays in the band’s sound. Come and check this band out at The Armidale Club, 23 August, 8.30pm, and hear them do wickedly interesting things with jazz, latin, funk and soul.


October Blues Fest $5 Pints from 6:30pm / Sat 26th Oct / The Armidale Club

October Blues Fest

Sat 26th Oct

The Armidale Club


Underwood Mayne

Frank Kessler

Josh St Ledger

Claire Chandra

$5 Pints !!! “Little Heidi” & “Carlsberg”

Graduates enter free …

Starts 6:30 tonight …

October Blues Fest

Underwood Mayne

THREE MONTHS IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE – Vivienne Porzsolt / The Armidale Club / 7.30 pm Monday 28 October


The Armidale Club

7.30 pm Monday 28 October

Come and hear Vivienne Porzsolt of Jews against the Occupation Sydney share her recent experiences of 3 months in Israel-Palestine.
Vivienne has worked for a just peace in Israel-Palestine for over 20 years and has visited the area many times  On her most recent visit, she had an in-depth view of life both in Israel and the Occupied Territories. She joined the Freedom Theatre Bus Ride, stayed in Israeli and Palestinian homes, picked olives, joined both Israeli and Palestinian demonstrations, lived in a Palestinian village in the West Bank International Women’s Peace Service and had an unusually intimate experience. She offers a glimpse of life ‘on the ground’ which she will illustrate with slides/pictures of what she saw and heard there.

Vivienne Porzsolt Vivienne Porzsolt

Halloween – Presented by Fruit Salad / Thu 31st Oct / @ The Armidale Club

Halloween poster

Presented by Fruit Salad


Thu 31st Oct

The Armidale Club

“Dress to distress”





May 21

Mar Haze – Tripple J Unearthed Band – Sat Nov 2 – Live @ T/A/C

 Mar Haze  – Tripple J Unearthed Band

Live @ The Armidale Club

Sat Nov 2

~ Mar Haze ~
Genre: Roots, Rock
Region: Mid North Coast, NSW
Dean – Vocals Guitars Trumpet Harp
Kane – Keys/Vocals
Chris kelly – Bass/ Guitar.
Jarin – Drums
Sounds Like: Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald, G Love




May 21

Alex Bowen / Wed 6th Nov / Live @ The Armidale Club

Alex Bowen

Wed 6th Nov

Live @ The Armidale Club


Advance Ticket $10


Door Tickets $12


Deemed the HEART and SOUL of BLUES. ‘The Deep End Tour’ will see singer-songwriter Alex Bowen performing intimate stripped back solo shows late 2013. After his successful debut release ‘Feather In The Ground’ in March 13, Alex has garnered a major following throughout Australia, selling out headline shows and has found himself on board shows with Donovan Frankenreiter, Jeff Martin to name a few.

“With just his voice and an acoustic guitar this young man delivers his howling blue-eyed soul with a sincere passion that is to be respected and admired.” “…this bluesy songwriter’s music is rooted in soul.” – Tonedeaf



Facebook –
Website –
Documentary –
Soundcloud – (Stream the entire EP here)


Alex Bowen

Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk + USA’s Old Grey Mule / Fri 8th – Sat 9th Nov / Live @TAC

Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk + USA’s Old Grey Mule  

Fri 8th – Sat 9th Nov

Live @TAC



Chris Russell\’s Chicken Walk have been the next big thing this year after performances at Golden Plains & Deni Blues Fest as well as recent tours with Tony Joe White & Clairy Browne & The Banging Rackettes. With their second album \’Shakedown\’ already sold out of vinyl after 3 days of pre-orders, they\’re one of the hottest acts in Australia at the moment.


Chris Russells Chicken Walk



Old Gray Mule are out from the USA to play Wangaratta Blues Festival, and will be pairing with Chris Russell\’s Chicken Walk for a two piece blues tour. They have been to Australia twice previously, have blown away crowds at numerous festivals, and have a new record.


Old Grey Mule

Totally Gourdgeous / Sunday 10th Nov / Live @ The Armidale Club

Tickets on Sale now!!! 


Totally Gourdgeous  

Sunday 10th Nov

Live @ The Armidale Club

Today! 5pm


Turn Tables is open for dinner or bar snacks …

“Joni Mitchell meets James Brown in Bob Marley’s pumpkin patch via The Muppets!”.

All are playing Gourd instruments luthiered by Penelope Swales – Legendary since young (Gourd Guitar, Gourdalin, Stomp, Aslatuas, Chinese Hulusi Gourd Flute), Mal Webb - from Lano & Woodley to Glastonbury Solo (Gourd Bass, Mbira, Gournet, Voice-box), Carl Pannuzzo –  Smallest Stadium Band in the world to Woodford Fire Event Choir master (Gourd Djemba, Percussion, Guitar), Andrew Clermont – a nutso player from Dya Singh to Tom T Hall (Gourdiddle, Gourdalin, Guitar) and all with Gourdatious Vocals to produce a manic, organic musical experience, punning pathos, heartfelt hilarity & messages of love, fellowship and environmental sanity.

Totally Gourdgeous 1

Totally Gourdgeous 4Totally Gourdgeous 3Totally Gourdgeous 2

Progressive Cinema presents Fred Magdoff “The environmental crisis and capitalism” / Wed 13th Nov / @ The Armidale Club

Progressive Cinema Presents 

Fred Magdoff

“The environmental crisis and capitalism”

Wed 13th Nov

The Armidale Club


Progressive Cinema
Wed 13th Nov
@ The Armidale Club

Progressive Cinema screens `The Spirit of ’45’ by Ken LoachFred Magdoff  “The environmental crisis and capitalism”


The November screening of Progressive Cinema will feature Fred Magdoff “The environmental crisis and capitalism”, at the Armidale Club, on Wednesday, 13th November, at 7:30pm. Turntables Restaurant will be open for dinner from 6pm.


The Delta Lion + BlackDiamond Thu 14th November Live @ The Armidale Club

The Delta Lions + Black Diamond

Thu 14th November

Live @ The Armidale Club



The Delta Lions are an Australian country/punk/blues influenced rock band based in Newcastle, New South Wales.
Michael Ferfoglia (guitar/vocals),
Mat Taylor (drums/vocals),
Ryan Wilson (bass) and
Ben Leece (guitar/vocals),
The Delta Lions punk rock roots and love for classic song writing, give the band a unique, soulful, sincere sound. Strong guitar driven riffs and sing along chorus’ with lyrics about the good old days help the band reach an audience young and old.
In early 2010 after writing and performing as an acoustic duo together, Mick and Ben talked about starting a band after conversations of a shared love for bands such as The Replacements, Old 97’s, Jawbreaker, The Hold Steady and Lucero. Both, who had played in and out of various styled bands over the years wanted to do something. They began recording demo songs with good friend Mat Taylor behind the drums who eventually would make his stay permanent.
After weeks of rehearsal Ryan Wilson was recruited to the bass and the line up was complete. The band played for the first time in January 2011 at a friends birthday party performing an original set as well as a set of covers that included songs by Lead Belly, Danzig, Social Distortion, Thin Lizzy, Jace Everett and Bruce Springsteen. The band has recorded an eleven song album planned for an independent release summer 2011/2012 as yet to be titled…

Basic Info

Joined Facebook 02/26/2011

Members Ben Leece (guitar/vocals) , Michael Ferfoglia (guitar/vocals), Mat Taylor (drums/vocals), Ryan Wilson (bass)

Hometown Newcastle, Australia

Record Label Independent

Current Location Newcastle, Australia

Contact Info



The Delta Lions


Underwood Mayne / Fri Nov 15 / Live @ The Armidale Club

Underwood Mayne

Fri Nov 15

Live @ The Armidale Club


Underwood Mayne formed as a four piece pseudo Rock’n’Roll garage band in late 2009. The combination of a naturally groovy vibe and a high energy performance using the sounds of shrieking keys, chunky messy guitar, thundering bass, practically melodic drums, and vintage style vocals attracted much attention from the rocker scene around the Gold Coast and Brisbane placing Underwood Mayne as a sizable point of interest in the region’s live music circuit. The sound and style was sculpted through creative manipulation of ideas drawn from bands such as, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, Wolfmother and Led Zeppelin.


Underwood Mayne

After completing a successful exploratory tour of Newcastle and Melbourne it was decided amongst the band that Underwood Mayne Rock’n’Roll shall prevail at all costs! Thus they continued gigging on the Gold Coast and Brisbane while garage-recording every song they’d ever written to finally maintain a catalogued set list of over 30 complete songs. This catalogue, while vinyl-esque in quality is waiting at the ready should the opportunity for distribution and world domination arise.

Underwood Mayne are well known throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane live music scene having graced such illustrious venues as the Hi-Fi, The Globe Theatre, Ric’s Bar, The Tempo, The Zoo and the X&Y Bar in Brisbane; The Beergarden, Neverland, Mermaid Beach Tavern, Runaway Bay Tavern and the Shark Bar on the Gold Coast. Further afield, they have played the Cherry Bar, the Espy, the Brunswick Hotel and The Pony in Melbourne and the Great Northern in Newcastle.

Like most bands, Underwood Mayne has struggled to avoid work and study to continue writing and playing sweet-arse rock tunes, though jobs are needed to maintain the band’s high level of dress style, cowboy boots and sunglasses. They’re just working hard (musically only) and waiting for the break, however big, to launch them into proverbial rocknroll space… Spaceroll!..with blackjack… and hookers… spacehookers.

Underwood Mayne wall scream

Ensemble Galobera + Josh n Angus / Thu Dec 12 / Live @ The Armidale Club

Ensemble Galobera + Josh n Angus

Thu Dec 12

Live @ The Armidale Club





Rough Justice / Sat Dec 14 / Live @ The Armidale Club

Rough Justice

Sat 14 Dec

Live @ The Armidale Club

Rough Justice are …
Derrick Craigie, Dave Cooper, Gerrard Bourke and Luke Cornish,

Rough Justice have been performing locally for around two years appearing at the Armidale Club, Exservices Club, St Kilda Hotel as well as many private functions, local bike rally’s and parties. Playing all your favourite aussie rock songs as well as blues and pop classics.


Rough Justice


May 19

The Date Brothers / Thu 21th Nov / Live @ The Armidale Club

The Date Brothers

Thu 21th Nov

Live @ The Armidale Club




From a gypsy campfire to the lowdown bluesy sounds of New Orleans to the South American street party to the sophisticated inner city salon;

The Date Brothers happily invoke these sounds and styles and play in a virtuosic manner on their acoustic guitars.

Latest recording is available online at http://date

A selection of tunes from Johann Sebastien Bach to Bud Powell. Music spanning 300 years from North and South America, France, Scotland and Norway performed by this Australian trio. The emphasis is on original arrangements rendering beautiful melodies and improvisations played with passion and great style on acoustic guitars and double bass. Ian is playing original Selmer guitar #861. Find out more about selmer guitars
Ian Date – guitar
Nigel Date – guitar
Howard Cairns double bass

Monarch presents – DJ Nutz / Fri-22 Nov / Live @ The Armidale Club

Monarch presents – DJ Nutz

Fri-22 Nov

Live @ The Armidale Club



Monarch presents - DJ Nutz


May 19

Tobias Moldenhauer – Saturday Nov 23 – Live @ The Armidale Club

Tobias Moldenhauer

Saturday Nov 23 

Live @ The Armidale Club


A Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter of European background, Tobias recorded his solo demo in Europe 2005, before hitting the road to play music in both Hemispheres. He has performed in a variety of countries, including Germany, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic, Samoa and Australia.

‘Kings Cross Angel’ from the Demo ‘Ghosts on the Pavement’ was featured on O.S.T of German TV movie ‘Tatort’ in 2009. The 2011 release ‘Live at the Red Shed’ received airplay across Australia and was toured interstate. A performance of its opening track ‘Haunted Forest’ won the Abel Cottone Memorial Prize 2010 and ranked 6th place Instrumental Piece of the year 2011 in the nation-wide songwriting competition of the Australian Singer Songwriter Association.

Solo performances feature effect pedal driven acoustic guitar, bottleneck slide resonator guitar and melodic fingerpicking in open tunings coupled with soulful and haunting vocals. Tobias’ material strives to add a fresh footprint onto the sands of contemporary guitar music, disregarding common trends to satisfy any one genre, instead embracing many.

2012 saw the creation of a trio with Jarrah Higgins on drums and Hugh Gilbert on bass. Occasionally joined by ‘Lucky’ Lester on harmonica, the band excited theater audiences, presenting “a solid blues sound with excursions into a jazzy world of unconventional folk music”. In August the group set out to record their material live tho 4-track. The result is a fresh, original, non-manufactured sounding album, entitled ‘Solitary Bones’, widely played on national and community radio in Australia, as well as numerous Blues stations overseas.



May 16

Dan Granero Band / Sat 19th Oct / Live @ The Armidale Club

Dan Granero Band

Sat 19th Oct

Live @ The Armidale Club


Dan Grenaro



Dan Granero is an International Blues/Rock Guitarist/Vocalist. Dan tours Australia, Scandinavia and Europe with various high profile musicians ;-)

Dan Granero is an International Blues/Rock Guitarist. Dan has spent the last few years touring Australia and Europe and has currently 4 albums available through iTunes and CD Baby. For more info, go to the official website –


High Energy, Guitar Driven, Blues/Rock!

Band Interests

Fender Guitars, Basses and Amps, Marshall Amps, Performing, Recording and Touring!

Postponed – Armidale Heat – Global Battle of the Bands / Mon Dec 9 – 7:30pm / The Armidale Club


Organisers will reschedule next year 


Armidale Heat – Global Battle of the Bands

Monday, December 9 at 7:30pm

The Armidale Club


Battle of the Bands

Little Napier + Distin Tebbutt – Thur 5th Sep – Live @ The Armidale Club

Little Napier + Dustin Tebbutt

Thu 5th Sep

Live @ The Armidale Club


Little Napier

Band Interests


Basic Info

Joined Facebook 08/03/2010

Members Niall White/ Charlie Godwin / Dave Smith / Fergus Wilson

Hometown Sydney North Shore

General Manager Warwick @ Normal Agency – or

Current Location Killara

Contact Info





Dustin Tebbutt

Dustin Tebbutt 



“The Breach” + NEW VIDEO out now!
Falling for the northern hemisphere.. the notion of life in winter and the appeal of a hibernation far away, Dustin Tebbutt relocated to Sweden for 2 years to live and work, write and record.

The result was this tenderly sculpted music about that move to the other side of the world.. The things he left
or lost along the way, and the person that came back.

The lead single and title track from “The Breach” is available
now at with an E.P set to be released in Australia later this year.


For your autumns and winters.

Band Interests

Layers of sound, snow underfoot.

Basic Info

Founded 2013

Genre Indie/Folk/Pop

Hometown Etched out in Stockholm, cast to stone in Australia.

General Manager

Influences Laura Veirs, J. Tillman, S. Carey, Richmond Fontaine, The National, The Low Anthem, Tucker Martine, Tallest Man On Earth, Justin Vernon.

Current Location Australia

Contact Info


Press Contact


Born Lion + The Lazys + Salute to Sundown – Fri Sep 6th – Live @ The Armidale Club

Born Lion + The Lazys + Salute to Sundown

Fri – Sep 6th
Born Lion 1

Born Lion 5
“Hard to fault. Both tracks by these guys are killer” –
Richard Kingsmill, Triple J Music Director“This is the best. There’s a touch of The Hives to it but it kicks a lot harder” –
Dave Ruby Howe, Music Director of Triple J Unearthed
Born Lion 2
Born Lion drop their debut self-titled EP on March 1st. Two singles from this independent release, Livin’ Tough and Adolescent Oaths, have both received strong support from local and national radio stations. The EP was recorded with notorious Sydney Producer, Dave Hammer (The Snowdroppers, Die!Die!Die!) and is set to become one of the most hard-hitting punk rock releases of 2013.
After forming in Sydney in early 2012 Born Lion have made some serious noise across the Aussie live music scene. In the past 6 months the band has toured the east coast twice and hit NSW with Sydney heavyweights ‘Strangers’. In February 2013 Born Lion were named Triple J Unearthed feature artists. Immediately after, they opened the Soundwave festival in Sydney. Playing the main stage, they opened for the likes of Metallica, Blink 182 and The Offspring.
Born Lion 3

Rhythm ‘n’ angst

Band Interests

Good spelling, good grammar, good punctuation, bad chords.

Artists We Also Like

Gay Paris, Hell City Glamours, The Mission In Motion, Lo!, Die!Die!Die!, Invaders, Epics. Strangers, Gay Paris, DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, BRUCE!, The Mercy Beat

Band members
John – Guitar/Voices
Dave – Drums
Nathan – Bass
Red – Guitar/Voices
Booking Agent
Jordan Campbell – Harbour Agency –
Born Lion 4

 Salute to Sundown                   8:30 PM – 9:10 PM      

    The Lazys                                  9:30 PM – 10:10 PM      

              Born Lion                           10:30 PM – 11:15 PM


Salute to Sundown

Salute to Sundown -


Salute To Sundown are a pop/punk band from Armidale, who write and play original music.

Salute to Sundown is a Pop/Punk band from Armidale. We play original music combining pop-punk and hardcore elements. Some influences are A Day To Remember, New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, The Amity Affliction

Members Josh Targett – Rhythm Guitar/ Vocals
Toby Brown – Lead Guitar
Jake McFadyen – Drums/ Vocals
Shane Roach – Bass



The Lazys

The Lazys


The Lazys are a 5 piece rock outfit from Terrigal, NSW Australia. Instrumentation Leon Harrison – Vocals – Matt Morris – Lead Guitar – Jay Braslin – Drums – Glenn Williams – Bass – Liam Shearer – Guitar
The journey began in 2007 when the boys hit the road with fellow Central Coast band Something with Numbers. Quickly building a loyal fan base further national tours followed with The Lazys sharing the stage with bands such as Against Me (US), Hollywood’s Ms Juliette Lewis, UK’s The Answer and Aussie bands such as Gyroscope, The Living End, Grinspoon and more.
Band Interests

Playing Live!

Artists We Also Like

Nat Col & The Kings, The Dirty Love, L.U.S.T., Strangers, Gyroscope, The Living End

Marty Branagan, Peace Studies lecturer at UNE Wed 18 Sep – 6:pm The Armidale Club

Marty Branagan, Peace Studies lecturer at UNE

Wed 18 Sep – 6:pm

The Armidale Club

Marty has written a new book which he is launching the 3rd week of September, as part of Peace Day celebrations.


Enquiries – Johanna Garnett – – 0402427365

Frank Kessler & The Trick – Frank’s B/Day Bash / TAC / Fri 20th Sept

Frank Kessler & The Trick

Live @ The Armidale Club

Fri 20th Sept

Frank’s Birthday Bash !!!

Frank Kessler – vocals/guitarist (Jazz, blues )


One of Armidales most experienced guitarists, seamlessly incorporating a subtle mix of blues, rock, jazz & country. Drawing from a deep and eclectic repertoire there is something for everybody in every set. Frank is a natural crowd pleaser and a sophisticated musical talent.

Frank Kessler

Ecopella – Wed Sep 25 – Live @ The Armidale Club



Wed Sep 25

Live @ The Armidale Club


Ecopella in Armidale leaflet

Spit Syndicate – Thu 26 Sep – The Armidale Club


split syndicate Sq sign

Spit Syndicate (Hip Hop)

Thu 26 Sep

The Armidale Club

Tickets for our MONEY OVER BULLSHIT TOUR on sale now -

Hip-hop duo from Inner West Sydney.



Artists We Also Like
Horrorshow, Jackie Onassis, Joyride
Basic Info

Genre Hip-Hop/Indie

Members Nick Lupi & Jimmy Nice

Hometown Sydney

General Manager Myles Cooper @ Phat Planet,

Influences Cooked food & fly girls.

Current Location Sydney, Australia

Contact Info

Press Contact Evan Alexander @ Heapsaflash

Booking Agent Stephen Wade @ Select Music – +612 8577 6977


split syndicate tour poster

Slim Knackers Live in the front Bar + Stevo and Cazza / Fri Sep 27 – The Armidale Club

Slim Poster

Slim Knackers Live in the front Bar

Fri Sep 27

The Armidale Club



Slim Knackers Live in The Front Bar. An Australian Love Story. With Special Guests Stevo and Cazza – the famous two piece Aussie Hits Trio, all the way from Dubbo! $5 entry – 8pm. Bring your gold coins for the raffle: Special Slim Knackers merchandise up for grabs. Slim Knackers Live in The Front Bar is a rollicking adventure with more twist and turns than a taxi ride to Sydney Airport.
Come join Wonky and Slim in his favourite local hangout (and only pub in town), the Tattersals hotel in sunny little Collarenabri, where the publican’s a little bit Margret Fulton and a whole lot bat shit crazy! Warning, this live performance contains adult themes, robust language, some nudity, lots of drinking, dog farts and so on and so forth… all up a top night out! There will be a prize for the best dressed bogan!

Slim Small
Oh yeah… 27 September 2013!! Very important to remember that!

Apr 14

Gronk Stomp – Toby’s Party / Sat 28th Sept / The Armidale Club

Gronk Stomp – Toby’s Party

Sat 28th Sept

The Armidale Club


Gronk Stomp


Fruit Salad Presents “Paradise Long Weekender” / Fri Oct 4 / The Armidale Club

Fruit Salad Presents

Paradise Long Weekender

Fri Oct 4 

The Armidale Club


Paradise Long weekend

Fruit Salad Presents “Paradise Long Weekender” / Sat Oct 5 / The Armidale Club

Fruit Salad Presents

Paradise Long Weekender

Sat Oct 5

The Armidale Club


Paradise Long weekend

Apr 09

Locals 4 Locals meeting / 6:30pm Tue Sept 10th / The Armidale Club

Locals 4 Locals meeting

6:30pm Tue Sep 10

 The Armidale Club

Locals 4 Locals

Apr 09

Progressive Cinema – Wed Sep 11 The Armidale Club – Waste Land

Waste Land

 Progressive Cinema Wed Sep 11 The Armidale Club   Progressive Cinema presents:
Waste Land

at The Armidale Club, 91 Beardy St,
 on Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

at 7:00pm

Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.
– Mason Cooley

“Waste Land”, a documentary by Lucy Walker, follows Vik Muniz, the New York based artist, as he returns to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro where he photographs “catadores” (“pickers”), who salvage material for recycling.

Through his collaboration with the catadores the project evolves, and garbage becomes the stuff of art. Both the despair and the dignity, as well as the initiative and struggles come to light as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives.

The film will be introduced by Tony Lynch, senior lecturer in philosophy and politics, whose work combines political analysis and deep passion for aesthetics into a comprehensive vision of environmentalism for the 21st century.

Entry is free.

All donations go to Green Left Weekly

Turntables Restaurant is open from 6pm

For further information, contact Steve Norris on 0408797629

Note the starting time is 7pm, not 7:30pm


Emma Donovan with Terra Firma / Thu Sep 12 / Live @ The Armidale Club

Emma Donovan with Terra Firma

Thu Sep 12

Live @ The Armidale Club


Emma Donovan


  • Emma Donovan
  • Emma Donovan is an Indigenous Australian singer and songwriter. She is a member of the renowned Australian musical family the Donovan family. She started her singing career at age seven with her uncle’s band, The Donovans.
    Emma was an original member of the vocal trio, Stiff Gins, co-writing and recording their 12 track album Origins and the award winning single Morning Star. With the inclusion of her traditional language Gumbayngirr through her songs Emma is committed to educating the global community to understand more about the depth of Aboriginal culture and spirituality. Seamlessly blending genres from Country and Gospel to Soul and Reggae.
    Terra Firma
    Terra Firma
    Terra Firma is based in Regional NSW and features a unique sound of country, rock, reggae & blues.
    Book us today and ‘Let the good times roll’
    Emma Donavan

Friday 13th Ghosts & Ghouls Party – Fruit Salid – Fri 13th Sept – The Armidale Club

Fri 13th Sept

Friday 13th Ghosts & Ghouls Party 

Fruit Salad

Fri 13th Sept – The Armidale Club


Friday 13th

Fruit Salad is back on September 13th to bring you a horror themed club night at the Armidale Club! Come and experience something different locally.

<<<<<18+ EVENT>>>>>

This time we’ll be haunting A-Club on a Friday night. Help us creep the place out by wearing a mad horror costume and walk amongst the dead.

We’ll be mixing everything from techno, deep house and rap in our cauldron of doom, performing rituals to conjure lazers and strobes from the other side and of course a ground-shaking sound system to open the graves. DJs begin from 9PM!

If you have been to the Armidale Club before you’ll know the personal feel it has, and this is what we love about the place. If you haven’t be ready to feel as comfortable as being at home. The Armidale Club has 2 pool tables, an awesome timber bar directly opposite a seating area which then leads to the dance floor in which the main theme setting will be. There is also a smoker friendly verandah out the back.


Brocktagon (

Liam Porter

Liam Watson

Loicc (

+More TBA

>>>>>CHEAP DRINKS<<<<<

$4 Standard Tap Beers
$4 House Spirits (Rum & Vodka + more)
$4 Stubbies (Tooheys, XXXX + many many more)
$5 Coopers Stubbies (Pale + Sparkling)

Royal Chant / Thu 10th Oct / Live @ The Armidale Club

Royal Chant

Thu 10th October

Live @ The Armidale Club


” I can’t tell you…but I can play it for you. “
Royal Chant is a three piece garage band from the sleepy coastal town of Port Macquarie. Fast & fuzzed, slanted & slurred, they have spent the last 3 years playing shows across Australia on stages big & small. After a handful of singles and a smashing on Triple-J with their single “Somedays”, their debut LP Raise Your Glass & Collapse was named Indie Album of the Week by the Brag amongst a flurry of press, and their raucous live show gained the band some serious attention. Recently returned from their maiden tour of the USA, the trio is back to recording and touring, carving their own strange path out of the spotlight but somehow never far from it. They keep their heads down and the distortion up, creating an alternate world of pounding drums, walls of sound, & songs that speak with the ache and numbness of existence.

The world is rubbish. Let’s get on with it.

On and on and so it goes…

Band Interests

Juvenile Assault, Pissed Off, Getting Lost, Getting Ahead, Getting Behind….

Basic Info

Founded 2009

Release Date Forever and ever, amen.

Genre Garage/Rock/Alt/Indie

Members James – bass/vox
Mark – guitar/vox
Stephen – drums/vox

Record Label ..::Dirty Mab Records::.. Get Royal Chant music

General Manager Rather unmanageable

Influences Bob Dylan, The Pogues, The Velvet Underground, old R.E.M., new R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Idlewild, Nirvana, Elliot Smith, Neil Young, The Kinks, David Bowie, The Jam, The La’s, Dramarama, The Pixies, The Drones, Crazy Horse, Radiohead, Iggy Pop, Beck, Ryan Adams, Folk Implosion, The Shins, Elvin Jones, John Coltrane, Monk, Ronnie Dobbs, Falstaff, Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Oscar Wilde, Jack Fairy, Opinions, Fists, Bedwetting Music, Bad Poetry, Bad Dancing, People Who Talk Too Much, Harvest Gypsies, Being Someone’s Second Best Friend, A Broken Harmonica You Found In A Public Toilet, A Good Beating, Throwing Up, Running Away, Hanging Around, Getting By…..

Current Location Sydney, NSW, Australia

Contact Info


Booking Agent


Royal Chant

Al Heeney band / Mining in a Sustainable World / Mon Oct 14th / “after conference party” TAC

This Monday @ The Armidale Club

Conference Dinner @ Turn Tables

Simon Mellor

The Glorious people’s Revolution

“Al Heeney Band”

$10 entry for non Conference Diners

Al Heeney Conference 1 Al Heeney Conference 2 Al Heeney Conference 3 Al Heeney Conference 4


Progressive Cinema – “Fractured Country, An Unconventional Invasion” Wed 16th Oct @ TAC

Progressive Cinema in conjunction with

the Lock the Gate Alliance


“Fractured Country, An Unconventional Invasion”

Wed Oct 16th

@ The Armidale Club


Australia’s governments are intent on expanding CSG operations. Narrated by Jack Thompson, this film exposes the damage already done in the CSG fields in Australia, in such places as Tara and the Condamine River in Queensland. It catalogues the danger to so much of Australia’s rural society and iconic landscapes, threatening both agriculture and tourism, each of which provides far more employment than the 2% contributed by the entire mining sector. The film highlights the even more devastating consequences we can expect by showing regions in the USA, transformed by CSG extraction into toxic wastelands, beyond remediation in our lifetime. The aftermath is as dire as predicted by the opponents of CSG mining. The film gives voice to victims of CSG mining in Australia and contains a remarkable demolition by Alan Jones of the propaganda issued by advocates of CSG.




Electronic Music Night. @ The Armidale Club. Sat 7th Sep

Electronic Music Night.

@ The Armidale Club.

Sat 7th Sep

“Warm fire, awesome friendly staff, fairly pieced drinks and BJ’s Turntables restraint out back.

Music Kicks off at 9pm till 2am – We are offering 5 hours of massive electronic music.

Sound and lighting by LOOSE LIGHTING.

Styles include. – Electro, Prog/Psy Trance, Minimal Techno and Funky, Dark Glitch Hop.

Artists include.





-Surprise Act TBA on the night.

Gold coin donation on entry.”

Ricky “The Bomb” Lightfoot

Harry & Moorey / Fri 2nd Aug / Live @ The Armidale Club

Harry & Moorey

Live @ The Armidale Club

Fri 2nd Aug

Big Party Night ! 

Harry & Moorey

The Mighty Twang + The BopCatz- Sat Aug 3 – Live @ The Armidale Club

The Mighty Twang

The Mighty Twang

+ The BopCatz

Sat Aug 3

Live @ The Armidale Club

Mar 22

Open Mic Night Tonight @ The Armidale Club – Thu 19th Sep

Open Mic Night

Thu 19th Sep @ The Armidale Club

If you have always had the burning desire to sing, dance, play or be part of anything musical, then here is your chance to show your friends what you’ve been working on, in your room for the past while.
Dancing, juggling, poetry, comedy, anything you want to run past the crowd. Always good fun and entertaining!

Tonight’s the night ! @ the Armidale Club


ftprints11 / Richard Rummery / Thu Nov 7th / Live @ The Armidale Club

ftprints11  / Richard Rummery

Thu Nov 7th

Live @ The Armidale Club



ftprints11 (footprintseleven) is the primary vehicle for multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Richard Rummery – who has a unique and diverse approach to modern popular music. He began in musicals and talent quests as a child, winning the Thunderbolt Talent quest in 1972.
Playing bass and keyboards in various school bands, he began writing, influened by Genesis, P. Gabriel, Bowie, Frank Zappa and Jethro Tull. After completing a course in audio engineering at ASRE in Sydney as a teenager, Rummery formed progressive rock bands White Noise and Here and Now with drummer and vocalist Matt Hirst (brother of Midnight Oil’s drummer Rob) and guitarist/.pianist David Morris in the 80’s. Soon after he was asked to join a new progressive poprock band called Shooting School on kds, guitar and vocals.
Coincidently, Rummery had played with Shooting School guitarist Chris Green in high school band Edge with Cliff Grigg (SpyvsSpy) In accepting this position Rummery took the step from an ‘art-rocker’ to a mainstream pop and rock musician.
After signing an international publishing deal with Castle Music (a subsidiary of EMI) the band signed a major recording contract with Polygram/Truetone on the famous Vertigo label (e.g., Black Sabbath) and then shot a film clip for their single ‘You Won’t Listen’/Breathe out which was produced by American producer Alan Mansfield (Robert Palmer, Dragon, Boz Scaggs) in INXS’s Rhinosceros Studios. The film clip for the single was directed by Kimbel Rendall (Men at Work video clip) Touring extensively, including supporting Dragon on a three month national tour, the band were the ‘most likely to succeed’ list, and had been placed on high rotation airplay when music industry politics at the time led to a ‘ban’ by the big commercial radio networks on records released through PolyGram which stymied the marketing process.
After the band collapsed, under the weight of commercial pressures and inevitable ‘musical differences’, Rummery decided to form his own band and develop his growing passion for songwriting and his belief in the importance of rock and pop music to people’s lives. In the late 80’s he was asked to join the then-premier North Coast band Giant Steps, based in Byron Bay and featuring ex-Armidalian Jen Anderson (violinist for Black Sorrows, WPA).
The band played and toured extensively making several film clips (including a documentary about he making of one of the clips for ABC’s  Big Country program).  After moving back to Armidale, Rummery formed his own band called ‘Rum Company’ in the early 90’s playing local and regional venues and releasing a 4 track cassingle. This featured the song “Eloisa’ which received massive airplay in France.
He then moved back to Sydney to develop his skills in music production, programming and engineering, particularly with the rapid changes in digital technology (Rummery was one of the first people to own and know how to program a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer in the first years after MIDI was introduced).

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic / Wed Jul 16 / The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic 

Wed Jul 16

The Armidale Club


OPEN MIC 2014 is on every Wednesday night at The Armidale Club.
8:30 start till late. Share it, Pass it on, lets bring back the awesome night at a new venue.
I will host it as always. cant wait to see my old crew there and hopefully a new bunch of artists that have a desire to get over some fear and play in front of a great bunch of people.
Fabio Tolli
Fabio Tolli

Eli Wolfe @ The Armidale Club

Eli Wolfe @ The Armidale Club

Friday March 22nd

‘Singer-songwriter Eli Wolfe performed a simply astounding set of roots-based folk songs. A phenomenal guitarist with his own unique and impressively sincere sound, Eli Wolfe is certainly an artist worth investigating’ AU Review APRA Song Summit Concert 2012.

‘the room was his – Eli Wolfe is a name people are going to associate with great acoustic music.’ Arts Hub, Surry Hills

‘Eli Wolfe was outstanding…his roots-centric guitar playing stupidly impressive, especially when he ripped out an epic instrumental number. Props.’ AU Review Canadian Music Week Concert

Listen here:


Celebrating May Day at the Armidale Club Wednesday, May 1 5:30pm

Celebrating May Day at the Armidale Club

Wednesday, May 1

5:30 pm


You are invited to the May Day Celebration of the progressive labour movement on Wednesday, 1st May,  with live music from 5pm and after the talks, talks and discussion starting at 6pm,  at the Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street.


Join our celebration of international solidarity and our commitment to the struggle for a just and sustainable society.


Proccedings will commence and end with live music by Fabio Tolli, Claire Shanti Jaris-Chandra and Marty Branagan. 


Tim Battin, President of the UNE branch of the National Tertiary Education Union, will be our host. 


We’ll hear from Tony Ramsay, who has been active in the union movement for many years and is the President of the Armidale branch of the ALP. Tony will describe his personal journey from industrial democracy on Sydney building sites to Thatcher’s Britain in the 80s.


The next contribution will be dedicated to the memory of Hugo Chavez Frias who showed that, contrary to Thatcher’s mantra, there is an alternative.


Margaret Gleeson, an Australian Services Union delegate of the year and member of the Socialist Alliance, joined the Australia-Venezuela solidarity brigade in 2012. Margaret will talk about gains of the revolution for the ordinary person in Venezuela, the current situation after the presidential elections and prospects for the future.


Before opening up for discussion there will be an update from the 24 hours strike held by the UNE branch of the National Tertiary Education Union on May 1. 


Please pass this message on to others who might be interested.


For more information call Bea Bleile on 0458 752 680

“Sirens Night” with Claire Shanthi Haris-Chandra + Grace Bill – Fri 19th Apr – Live @ T/A/C


“Sirens Night”


Claire Shanthi Haris-Chandra

+ Grace Bill

Friday 19th April – Live @ The Armidale Club


“This Friday night I will be performing at the Armidale club with some new songs, a new hair colour and some special guests!!!! And I’m very ,very happy to announce that I will be supported by the beautiful miss Grace Bill it’s sirens night people come and be seduced — with Grace Bill.”


Claire Chandra goggles

Mar 14

T/A/C Winter Ball / Sat 10th Aug / Al Heeney Rhythm & Blues

T/A/C Winter Ball

Sat 10th Aug

Al Heeney Rhythm & Blues


3 course meal – hors dóuvres in the bar / main course / dessert.

Al Heeney Rhythm * Blues 10 piece Band.

+ Duncan Clyde-Smith


Tickets on sale now!



Mar 14

Locals 4 Locals meeting / 6:30pm Tue Aug 13 / The Armidale Club

Locals 4 Locals meeting

6:30pm Tue Aug 13

 The Armidale Club

Locals 4 Locals


Frank Kessler & The Trick / Fri 16th Aug / Live @ The Armidale Club

Frank Kessler & The Trick

Live @ The Armidale Club

Fri 16th Aug


Frank Kessler – vocals/guitarist (Jazz, blues )


One of Armidales most experienced guitarists, seamlessly incorporating a subtle mix of blues, rock, jazz & country. Drawing from a deep and eclectic repertoire there is something for everybody in every set. Frank is a natural crowd pleaser and a sophisticated musical talent.

Frank Kessler

Stormy Weather – Sat Aug 24th – Live @ The Armidale Club

Stormy Weather

Sat Aug 24th

Live @ The Armidale Club


Stormy Weather\’s gig at the Armidale Club will be their first public performance in Armidale since 2010.

Purveyors of classic soul, R&B and Rock, the band has established a reputation for a great night out. Gigs on the mid-north coast have attracted punters from as far away as Newcastle to the south and Byron Bay to the north.

With Stormy Weather the dance floor is packed and the fun flowing.

Stormy Weather is:
Ayjay Bennett – lead vocals
Darren Shepherd – lead gtr & vocals
Mick Houlahan – bass & vocals
Bruce Walker – keyboards & vocals
Steve Leece – Drums & vocals


Stormy Weather

Oldscool / Friday Oct 14 / Live @ The Armidale Club


Live @ The Armidale Club

Friday Oct 14

Oldscool part 1

Oldscool part 2

Oldscool part 3

Hot August Night – Sat Aug 31st – Live @ The Armidale Club


Hot August Night

Sat Aug 31st

Live @ The Armidale Club



Contrary to popular misconception “Hot August Night” is not about Neil

Diamond. At all.. In fact the only possibility of hearing a Neil Diamond song on the

night is if someone in the car park has inadvertently left their 8 track cassette player

running on auto repeat since 1972…

This year’s Hot August Night is particularly special, as we pay tribute to our

dear friend and mentor Peter Makeham (AKA Groover) who passed away in

December last year. Peter was the driving force behind so many quality and diverse

events at the Armidale Club over the past 20 years and he leaves behind a legacy of

excellent performance and distinctive showmanship. In particular this night has been

dedicated to the local musicians that had the honour of collaborating with Peter over

the years. The cream of Armidale’s talent. Think of it as a “Performance Showcase”

You will not be disappointed.

Captain Care is the off-spring of a two-headed beast last seen wandering the

streets looking for a gig. Playing the best songs from Captain Kennedy and the Don’t

Cares (The original Hot August Night band started in 2011), Mark Cooper, Tony

Elder, Chris Purcell, Ian (Mitch) Mitchell and Al Heeney will grace the stage with a

feast of no fuss Australian, British and American rock ‘n roll.

Formed in late 2010, The Rockvale Rockers play an eclectic blend of songs

from the past era. Done in their own blend of Electric / Chain mail format, this good

taste covers band has something for everybody. If you don’t know and love at least

ONE song, then you probably haven’t been born yet. Consisting of music veteran/

legend Jon Anderson on rhythm guitar/vocals and empathy, Steve Rothschild on lead

guitar and courage, Al Ferguson on bass guitar and attitude and Ian (Mitch) Mitchell

on drums and tolerance…, this kind hearted bunch of misfits will either inspire you or

confuse you.

Special Guests were a crowd pleasing band in Armidale in the mid nineties.

Fronted by Carol “The voice” Elder, Tony “On fire” Elder, Jonnie “Rotten” Anderson

on Bass and Paul “Prowsy” Riddett on drums plus Steve “Special Guest”

Thorneycroft on Guitar. These fine musicians need no further introduction and will

guarantee to get the house rocking with blasts from the past. Back onstage and alive

Oh and the Magnificent Seven (that’s six women and a male guitarist) will be

squeezing in a few beautiful tunes as well.

Don’t miss this never to be repeated event. Tickets on the door and selling fast…


Hot August Night

Mar 13

What’s on this week @ The Armidale Club

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