DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE

DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Benn Allsop w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

When you dedicate a song to your soul-mate & perform it at your wedding 👰🏻, you're bound to win some brownie points for life. But, when you then take that a step further & broadcast it on the internet and it ends up going viral - well dude, not only have you set some high standards for the ladies & fellas (and non-binary individuals) out there (gee, thanks), but you've also won brownie points with the whole freaking world (that includes Ashton Kutcher... yeah, you saw that correctly). This, my friends, is Mr. Benn Allsop - the man, who did just that, and is bringing his first ever solo gig to Darby Street Live this Saturday. 

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Banjo Beats w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Dare I say it that the banjo has re-established itself into the category of 'cool'? When it comes to the duo that is Banjo Beats, consisting of Louisa Magrics and Dan Huish, there is no other way to describe it. What they create is just f***ing cool! Plus, you can check it out, live in action, at Darby Street Live on the 24th.

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Sophia Berlyn w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Reigning from Tamworth, this country-side sweetheart, sure knows how to make an impression wherever she goes. Having tore down the competition in music during the HSC in 2015, Sophia Berlyn went on to bring her music to Newcastle and wow crowds. Receiving accolades with the Tip Jar Song Competition and creating a name for herself in Newcastle - Sophia now brings her original scores to Darby Street Live in a set that will stripped back and unmissable. 

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Milkman's Daughter w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

With an enviable glasses collection, a stellar wardrobe and a voice that could take Cupid’s heart, Milkmans Daughter (Sara Sandford), is a sure fire fix for your Sunday afternoon chill-session and one not to miss at Darby Street Live.

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Paris Grace w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

It’s a very rare thing to find artists that capture your full and undivided attention by something as simple and peeled back as playing a guitar in a living room, yet, Paris Grace does just that. Paris harnesses a power, that at 16, let alone at any age, is so unique and raw. Quite frankly it scares you, the talent and power this young girls voice possesses, and it is something that needs to be witnessed at Darby Street Live on the 24th.

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Jacquie Lomas w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

To add to the empowering list of female artists coming out of Newcastle & playing at Darby Street Live, is the lady with one epic fro & plenty of fire, Jacquie Lomas, who plans on bringing a whole lotta heat to her set on the 24th. Y'all better be prepared ! 🔥

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DARBY STREET SHOWCASE: Cherry Stain w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Newcastle has a long history of producing bands that end up making big waves in the music industry - Cherry Stain is just another one I can see being added to that list. You could even say, that like a cherry stain, this young band will leave a lasting impression 😉🍒

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Dawn Laird w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

A different act to add to the line-up, one that is breaking stigmas and smashing the patriarchy, is Dawn Laird, a fierce Newcastle rapper who writes, spits and produces her lines & will be showing you how it's done on the Darby Street Live stage on the 24th. 

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Amos & Emily w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Just because we love powerful music duos so much, and Newcastle audience seems to as well, we bring to the front stage, Amos & Emily, the electronic synth-pop dream that will be performing at Darby Street Live for the very first time since 2016. Yep, you heard it here first kids! 

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DARBY STREET LIVE SHOWCASE: Bravo Victor w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Continuing on our line-up of incredible artists to appear at Darby Street Live on the 24th of this month is the duo, Jono Burgess (bassist) & Sophie Aked (vocals), who bring us Bravo Victor. 

Having met while studying at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music in 2013, the pair, despite their musical differences, came together & mixed their loves of jazz, classic and pop music to create original scores and melodies - you could say they created a Frankenstein of sorts.

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