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Winter Live: Unplugged Showcase - Rum Jungle by Hannah Stretton

What started out as just three lads jamming out on their balcony, an idea and a love of reggae rockhas now led to the formation of the band we know as Rum Jungle. This reggae rock group will be bringing their stripped back set to Winter Live: Unplugged this Saturday & showing Newy what it really means to have a good time. 🤘🏻😎

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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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3 Recording Studios to help finish that song for Tip Jar by Kian West

Surely you've heard of Tip Jar already? Tip Jar is a songwriting competition for Novocastrian songwriters. In its inaugural year, Tip Jar sets out to put Newcastle back on the musical map. 
With that in mind, if you have a song written but feel that it could benefit from a quick professional recording, well, we have a couple of local suggestions. 

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MEET: LOUI ABELL by Kian West

Every month Love+Rent and ourselves throw a little party at The Cambridge Hotel and this month in celebration of Tip Jar, Songwriting Competition for Novocastrians, we asked a heap of talented songwriters to grace our stage for a few originals. 
One of those talented artists is Loui Abell and we asked him to tell us few tales...

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TIP JAR - WINNING ENTRY FOR NEWCASTLE SONGWRITING by Kian West

These kinds of projects are really important for a city.
No less Newcastle, as our city transitions from Steel City to smart City, these grassroots lead movements are what shape the community and inspire generations of people to expand their horizons. I was recently involved with Mark Kentwell of PRD Nationwide (inspiring guy and you should watch his Alumni In Focus Videos on Hunter Young Professionals) who said something like "Newcastle is about 2 1/2 years into the best 10 years ever!" the best part about a statement like this is the idea, the sentiment, that we don't even quite realise just how much our city is transforming right now and we might not until we are another 2-4 years into the movement. 

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