local talent

DARBY STREET LIVE - PRE-GIG PLAYLIST 🎧 by Hannah Stretton

If you haven't already heard, Darby Street will be the host of some pretty epic local performers this Saturday in the first ever (of hopefully a very successful & long-time running) micro-festival. The festival will be an awesome opportunity for you to check out some new and upcoming performers as well as some old-time favourites from our great city of Newcastle. 

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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: Jye Sharp w/ Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Jye Sharp is a unique & multifaceted performer, a real jack of all trades. With a new instrument or sound, Jye's always adding something different to the mix, making him such an unpredictable force and one not to be reckoned with. He never fails to bring authenticity and creative flair to his songs and live performances, which you will be able to witness first-hand at 5 Sawyers, as part of Darby Street Live.

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