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GOING BEHIND THE GIG: The Fantastic Mr Fox, By Jess Moog by Jessica Moog

 AHHH, NEWCASTLE: A CITY MADE UP OF ART, WAVES, INTRUSIVE ROADWORKS, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF CHARMING INDIVIDUALS. THIS MONTH I HAD THE ABSOLUTE PLEASURE OF SPEAKING TO THE WONDERFULLY ECCENTRIC AND INCREDIBLY CONCISE MR JON FOX – AN AMERICAN MIGRANT WHO HAS GENEROUSLY DECIDED TO SET UP CAMP IN OUR LOVELY AUSTRALIAN TOWN, AND WHO HAS BECOME A GRADE-A PLAYER OUR LOCAL GIG COMMUNITY.

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GOING BEHIND THE GIG: Workin’ Nine Till Five w/ Jess Moog by Jessica Moog

Everyone loves a good ol’ bargain, right? Well folks, this month you’re getting two for the price of one as we delve into the lives of the incredibly hardworking and absolutely glorious Anthony and Louise Tillman. They’ve been showering Newy with their combined technical prowess for more than a decade, making them a total shoo-in for Local Power Couple of the Year.

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GOING BEHIND THE GIG: A Jake of All Trades By Jess Moog by Jessica Moog

On a sunny afternoon, sitting in a (quite frankly) deafeningly loud Mayfield café, I threw around some casual banter with Jacob ‘Smitty’ Smith, a local dude who spends most of his valuable time helping the rockin’ gig world go round. With a hella long list of musical industry roles up his horn, Smitty is pretty much just a cool guy with a couple of cool piercings and a very, very cool job.

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GOING BEHIND THE GIG: Booking bands the Wright way, By Jess Moog by Jessica Moog

On Thursday I sat next to one of the music scene’s best blokes, Marcus Wright, on a patchy leather couch to soak up some juicy industry knowledge and hear about what it’s like to work with some of the world’s dopest humans. Director of Newcastle’s biggest booking agency, Big Apachee, Marcus is a mad surfer-turned-muso-turned-band manager with a cheeky smile and a career to match.

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