On the third Friday evening of the month, The Levee comes to life with live music. Grab a bite to eat at the many options within the precinct, relax with friends, unwind and let the music ease you into a weekend state of mind.
For the next few months we will be warming the streets with a great mix of duos playing originals and covers. Under the current conditions a smaller more intimate LIVE at The Levee will take place at The Riverlink.
Be sure to keep up to date with all event information and updates by following our Facebook page!
The Lyrebird Experiment
6.00pm to 8.30pm Friday 21 August
The Lyrebird Experiment is a collaboration between Eliza Leah Lane and Sean Ballenden. Their two artistic styles come together to create compositions of hypnotic dark blues-rock undertones relishing in brooding soundscapes and improvisation. The experiment blends Sean’s raw psychedelic guitar playing with Eliza’s haunting vocals. Every Lyrebird performance is a different journey as they explore their ever changing repertoire between the occasional cover of the music that inspires them.
To make sure LIVE at The Levee is a COVID Safe experience we ask you to observe the following rules:
- If you feel unwell please do not attend LIVE at The Levee. Check your symptoms on the NSW Government website here and consider getting tested.
- Upon arrival at The Riverlink you will need to sign in and provide your contact details. Maitland City Council will only use this information for contact tracing purposes and destroy the details after 28 days.
- The number of stools provided will be the maximum number of people that can be in the space (30). This does not count the alfresco area of COQUUN. You might need to wait outside The Riverlink until someone leaves if we are at capacity.
- We ask you to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from people who are not in your household.
More acts for LIVE at The Levee will be announced soon for winter. Keep a look out for the next line up of acts that will be #warmingthestreets.
LIVE at The Levee Home Sessions
During our hiatus due to COVID-19 Restrictions we held a serious of live streams called LIVE at The Levee Home Sessions. Daniel March and Photo of the Moon both performed from their bedrooms while we were all enjoying take aways from Levee businesses while in isolation.
Check out a mash up of Daniel’s set below.
6.00pm to 8.30pm Friday 17 July
Doc & The Delegates are a street music string band from Newcastle. Billy Bones and Jono Smith will be performing as a duo for LIVE at The Levee, so Doc & the ‘Delegate’.
In the band’s short life, their virtuosity and energetic live performances have brought joy to raucous audiences. Their first release ‘Real To Reel’ is a live to tape album that captures the intangible joy of skilled musicians together in the same room, around a mic, straight to tape, recording how it used to be done. Expect anything from straight ahead bluegrass to cuban son, to classical and punk. Doc & The Delegates always bring real music and real fun.
You can have a listen to their latest release ‘Burn the Camp & Pray to Drones’ here.
The Riverlink on Friday 20 March 6.00pm – 8.30pm – Huckleberry
Harking back to the sounds of rhythm and blues, Huckleberry plays a selection of toe-tapping, hip swinging, hand picked gems from times past. With a large array of tongue-in-cheek originals such as “Sorry, Sorry for Saying Sorry So Often”, “Your Baby Don’t Do Like My Baby Do” and the crowd favourite “Talk Too Much”, you’ll find yourself singing these tunes in the shower for months to come. You’re guaranteed to laugh, dance, and drink a little more than usual.
The Riverlink on Friday 21 February 6.00pm – 8.30pm – Kylie Jane Trio
Some call her country, some call her pop, others hear soul & blues.
Kylie Jane stepped onto our screen in 2016 on hit reality TV show The Voice. Proving she can silence a crowd with her unique talent, Kylie Jane showed her ability to perform any song and make it her own. Since her journey on The Voice, Kylie has been working hard in the studio on her new album “Black Swan”, which is now available online or at her shows. She has drawn inspiration from country and soul, adding to the pop undertones of the record. KJ’s sound is a mix of them all. Her powerful voice and diverse writing style mix of electronic and acoustic vibes to deliver an addictive sound that keeps you wanting more.
Bourke Street Link on Friday 17 January 6.00pm – 8.30pm – Fish Fry.
Fish Fry are Newcastle and the Hunter Regions best exponents of jump-jive jazz, swing and rhythm & blues. Their shows are famous for their energy and excitement as well as great musicianship. Chad Watson of the Newcastle Morning Herald called them “Newcastle’s jazz supergroup”. Winners in the Jazz category of the ABC Newcastle Music Award for an unprecedented two years running Fish Fry have released three remarkable albums and have performed at festivals and venues throughout New South Wales.