Winter Live: Unplugged Showcase - Vincent 'Vinnie' Redgrove / by Hannah Stretton

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If you're looking for folky coastal vibes, look no further than Vinnie Redgrove, who will be bringing his upbeat set to Koda as part of Winter Live: Unplugged on Darby Street this Saturday. 

As you trawl through the bohemian trinkets and clothing at Koda, you can immerse yourself into the musings of Vinnie Redgrove, which are always accompanied by his trusty companion - the acoustic guitar. Having been playing the guitar from the early age of three, Vinnie & his guitar have become well-acquainted with each other and it shows in every performance he delivers.

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For Vinnie's performance, get set for a mixture of original songs, written and performed by Redgrove, which will explore themes such as travel, coastal life, love & lust and the never-ending search for an escape.

Through Redgrove's music, you will find yourself being transported to a much more relaxed setting, where sipping Mai Tai's and laying on the beach is on the agenda. We think that's a pretty perfect way to finish off any day of the week, right? I think yes. 

No stranger to the stage, Vinnie can often be found at local markets & other social spaces performing and doing what he does best. Plus, only last year he entered his original song 'Come With Me' into the Tip Jar Song Competition, earning himself some Newy music street cred.

In-between performing around Newcastle and the Hunter region, Vinnie is also recording his debut album - so, to keep up to date with his new music be sure to follow him on his socials to get all the latest information. 

Ahead of his performance at Koda on Saturday, we got to have a chat to Vinnie all about his vibe, the Newy music scene and the best places for people to check out in Newy. For the full scoop, check out our interview below...


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Meet Vinnie Redgrove

How would you describe your music? Try 5 words or less, if you’re feeling creative.

Fast paced coastal folk.

What can people expect from your performance at Winter Live: Unplugged? 

Upbeat acoustic songs about travel, lust, and coastal lifestyles. 

As a musician/artist in Newcastle, what changes would you like to see occur in Newcastle? Do you think changes need to be made to Newy’s current music scene?

Increased support for emerging artists to play in larger venues more frequently, as well as music of all genres given the opportunity to be played by musicians with instruments - rather than backing tracks.

If you were to suggest a shop, a foodie hot spot and a must-see location to someone in Newcastle - what would they be?

Shop: Lone Clothing Co. (Redhead)

Foodie Hot-Spot: Mereweather Surfhouse

Must-See Location: Look out at Glenrock Reserve

When and where can we catch you for Winter Live: Unplugged? 

2pm – 4pm at Koda

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There you have it! To check out more about Vinnie Redgrove, you can find gig updates, new music and other goodies via the social links below. I also recommend you check Vinnie's set out at Winter Live: Unplugged on the 23rd of June! 

Instagram: @vinnie_redgrove // Website