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Hope Rocks returns to Hope Estate on Saturday, 16 October 2021 with seven of the best Aussie rock legends all on the one stage and ready to rock the Hunter Valley, proudly presented by Hope EstateTriple M Newcastle and Triple M Central Coast.

One of our finest singers and songwriters, James Reyne, will headline this incredible line-up of Oz rock stalwarts, alongside Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo, Choirboys, Models, Boom Crash Opera and Nick Barker and the Reptiles.

Tickets for Hope Rocks are on sale at 10am (local time) on Monday May 24 from ticketmaster.com.au. Pre-sales commence at 10am (local time) on Wednesday May 19 from ticketmaster.com.au.

James Reyne said, Excited to get the band back on the road again and head out to Hope Estate – God’s own country!  We’ll be playing a bunch of Australian Crawl songs, solo material and a few little gems. A great line up of bands too, good times.

Baby Animals’ Suze DeMarchi said, “Wow it’s been so long since we played live in the Hunter Valley – can’t wait to hit the stage with the boys and rock!

Choirboys’ Mark Gable said, I met Michael Hope sometime back and he showed me the stage that he had built specialty to do shows like ‘HOPE ROCKS’ on his estate. That was before COVID and now we will be back on that same stage. I do not have to hope it rocks I know it will with all that talent. Yes, HOPE ROCKS”.

Hope Rocks gives music loving fans a specially curated line-up of some of the best Aussie artists all playing on one day in the picturesque setting of the Hope Estate grounds.

Come and soak up the atmosphere of live music in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country at the home of Australia’s largest purpose-built outdoor winery concert amphitheatre.


It will definitely be a High Voltage event when Silverback Touring bring you BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, the ultimate AC/DC Tribute Act as they head out on a Nation-Wide run of shows this October and November.

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN assembles some of the world’s greatest rockers to perform the iconic hits and to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world’s greatest bands, AC/DC and their iconic singer Bon Scott.

This is a super-charged high energy electric band that has featured some iconic musicians from around the world, including artists from: AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Ugly Kid Joe, The Poor, The Choirboys, Jimmy Barnes bandThe Angels, The Screaming Jets, Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo & many more!

This show is one of closest sounds you will get to vintage AC/DC, in the world today and is performed by some of the best musicians we have to offer. Silverback Touring are out to re-ignite the live scene and there are plenty of people lining up to take the Highway To Hell. let The All-Star line-up will feature past and current members of The Angels, The Poor, Wolfmother and more… Let There Be Rock!


BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN October / November 2020 Tour Dates

Friday 30th October PERTH, Amplifier

Saturday 31st October ADELAIDE, Lion Arts Factory

Friday 6th November SYDNEY, Crowbar

Sunday 8th November CANBERRA, The Basement

Friday 13th November GOLD COAST, Coolangatta Hotel

Saturday 14th November BRISBANE, Triffid

Saturday 28th November MELBOURNE, Max Watts


Tickets from: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/bon-but-not-forgotten/


When it comes to achievements there is very little that Canadian hard rock band The Wild! haven’t achieved. From playing at festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Sweden Rock through to touring alongside Godsmack, Steel Panther, Rose Tattoo and Airbourne the band have done it all.

At the same time they have also been recording some of the most infectious and catchy hard rock tunes that you are ever likely to hear. Now they are back with a brand new album called Still Believe In Rock & Roll and I recently had the pleasure of being able to catch up with frontman Dylan Villain to chat all about it.

“With this record I think a lot of what people are hearing opposed to the other ones is the attention to detail when it comes to the lyrics and melodies,” Dylan says as we begin to talk about the album in depth. “I really put a lot of pressure on myself, I really did feel a lot of pressure from all the people around me – from the team, from the fans – but also from myself to make a record that was better than good.”

“The last album we toured with for three years and it took us all over the world,” he says continuing. “We were incredibly thankful for that but as a result of that because of the momentum and gaining that fan base internationally I think created a lot of pressure to make something that was not only better than the last album but something that was great as a whole. We wanted something that would stand the test of time and get into people’s ears and would really make an impact.”

Setting themselves such a task gave The Wild! the opportunity to go out and try to do things a little differently. “We really didn’t leave any stone unturned,” explains Dylan. “We really explored ideas, lyrics and melodies – things like that. That did result in a lot of stress and almost obsession in making something great. I had very little sleep, I think I was getting about three hours sleep a night for about three months, but I just wanted it to be great, man, and I wanted to give everybody something great and I wanted to give ourselves a real shake at making an impact with something great. Like I was saying a lot of people just write some songs, throw them together and say ‘well there is your record, let’s head out on the road that will be good enough.’ But for us that wasn’t going to be the case because I really wanted to make something that was a cut above and I think we really did ourselves that justice and have put out a great record.”

Aside from the pressure that Dylan put on himself and the band to really go above and beyond with this album he also admits that with fans right across the world now the band also felt pressure to get something out there for them. “I think that was all part of the part and parcel of the final product,” he says as we talk about the pressure from fans. “I like to pay attention to what is working with our songs especially when it comes to our live show and things like that. I think the result of that is you pay attention to what is working, gaining fans and gaining momentum you are going to end up feeling that pressure from fans and your fan base. You know in a way you are winning these people over and once you’ve got them you’ve got them but if you don’t deliver you are really letting them down.”

“Ultimately I just wrote what I think is just an honest record,” he says happily. “I just went straight ahead and I did a truthful record full of conviction because all this stuff I sing and talk about is all true, I’ve lived it and it is all real to us as people and the guys that we are in this world. We are not creating trends or writing songs that are the flavour of the week we just do this because this is who we are and we are lucky enough to have enough people that believe in us to give us a job. Yes there will be pressure and you can do either of two things. You can buckle and let that fear take you or you can push straight ahead and let it take you as far as you can go.”


Still Believe In Rock & Roll is out now.




It is hard to believe that the legendary The Quireboys have never been to Australia before. The hard rockers started out in Newcastle, England way back in 1984. Back then of course they were actually called The Choirboys before a reworking saw them become The Queerboys.

However 1987 saw them change their name to The Quireboys after they were booked to play at the Readings Music Festival but only if they agreed to change their name. From there things really took off. Soon they found themselves supporting Guns ‘N’ Rose while Sharon Osbourne became their manager as they signed with EMI Records. Then came their debut album A Bit Of What You Fancy which rocketed into the UK charts peaking at #2.

Since then the band have found themselves touring alongside some of the industry’s biggest names – The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, Poison and Aerosmith just to name a few, but the band have never ever toured Australia – something that changes this week and when we caught up with guitarist Paul Guerin he couldn’t be happier.

“I can’t even begin to put into words how I feel,” he says with pure excitement. “This band has been going a long time and thank the Lord we have been to most places but Australia always eluded us. Me personally I am one of these guys that doesn’t like to tempt fate and I always think if I look forward to it too much or talk about something too much it won’t end up happening or it will go wrong. But you know what all the boxes have been ticked, the visas are ready and we are coming.”

“This is something that I have wanted to do my whole life,” he goes on to explain. “Not just in a band situation but just for anybody to just afford to go on a holiday in Australia is difficult but to be able to bring Quireboys to Australia is fantastic. I have such a love for the music that has come out of Australia, it kind of keeps me awake of a night time thinking ‘my God, we’re coming… it is happening.’”

The statement that he loves Australian music is not just lip service or something that Guerin tells Australian journalists. He truly does have a deep love for Australian music – especially Jimmy Barnes and Rose Tattoo. “I come from a small town in the north of England,” he explains as he tells us how he came to discover Australian music. “This was the mid-80s and if you wanted any chance of getting a record deal you had to go to London. So I slept on a park bench with my guitar strapped to me until I found somewhere to live and then I started to make some friends here and there who were from New Zealand and Australia and they introduced me to Jimmy Barnes’ music and then to Diesel.”

“Then litearally from the moment we got up in the morning to the moment we calmed down at night it was all that we would listen to,” he continues. “And that opened up a whole new world of genius to me and then I got to see AC/DC with Bon Scott a few times in Newcastle and then Rose Tattoo… my first tattoo was actually a rose tattoo. I got that when I was eighteen and I really didn’t take it all lightly. It was all really a guiding force that these bands could be so heavy but also so melodic and meaningful. You know when I go to the gym it is Jimmy Barnes that I listen to and I honestly still feel like I am going to pop when I listen to those songs. They have never lost that flavour for me.”

The same could also be said for The Quireboys, this is a band that has certainly never lost any of its flavour over the years with their 2019 album Amazing Disgrace again wowing their audience. With that added to decades of hits The Quireboys are sure going to put on some amazing shows in Australia… a show that has been thirty-six years in the making.


Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King are saying goodbye to the album cycle surrounding last years scorcher of a record, Get Right With You Maker, (released a year ago in April 2018 via Golden Robot Records) with a special LIVE version of the albums title track recorded at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne!

Frontman Tim Henwood says of the song, This live version of – Get Right With Your Maker, was recorded in a packed, hot, and sweaty Corner Hotel in Melbourne a few months back. Our album (of the same name) actually didn’t include this song other than a hidden acoustic track on the CD.

We loved the track so much however, and the audience reaction to it in Europe on our last tour, that we felt it was important to record an electric version which was released at the end of 2018.

As with most songs in the POTK live show, GRWYM grew and developed a life of it’s own at the live shows, so we wanted to share this with you before bringing you new music from our forthcoming album very soon.. 

Palace Of The King supported the Get Right With Your Maker album with near constant touring throughout 2018, including a huge 8 country European tour before heading back to Australia for sold out, seperate tours with Baby AnimalsRose Tattoo and The Screaming Jets.

The guys are showing no signs of stopping with a mountain of tour dates coming up over the winter months!

POTK, The Screaming Jets & The Poor
Fri, May 10: Doyalson RSL, Doyalson
Sat, May 11: Metro Theatre, Sydney

POTK & Rose Tattoo
Fri, June 21: Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns
Sat, June 22: Kirwan Tavern, Townsville
Sun, June 23: Mt Pleasant Hotel, Mackay
Tues, June 25: Emerald Star Hotel, Emerald
Wed, June 26: Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone
Fri, June 28: Beachouse Hotel, Hervey Bay
Sat, June 29: Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosa
Sun, June 30: Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba

POTK Headline Shows
July 5: Albury SS&A
July 6: Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
July 13: The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne

more tour dates coming soon!


Australia has form when it comes to producing great rock music.

ACDC, Cold Chisel, The Divinyls, Rose Tattoo, Beasts of Bourbon, The Scientists, Bored, The Mark of Cain, Magic Dirt, Silverchair, Jet, Birds of Tokyo, Wolfmother and Airbourne are just a few of the bands who have led and continue to lead the way, locally and internationally today.

Adelaide bred three-piece outfit Tracer are hoping to earn their spot on that list soon.

Two EPs and years spent honing their live shows saw them picked up by the Mascot Label Group and introduced to the European rock scene.  Their 2011 debut LP, Spaces In Between gave yet more hints about the band’s potential and was quickly followed by three successful European tours and the Best New Band award at the 2012 Classic Rock Awards.

With their new album El Pistolero due to be released here on July 5th, the hard rocking outfit have well and truly started to fulfil their potential.  Produced by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Silverchair, Cold Chisel, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden) El Pistolero is on track to make Tracer the rock band that everyone is talking about  in 2013.

Mexico is the spiritual home of El Pistolero.  Taking inspiration from the cinematic stylings of Robert Rodriguez’s classic film Desperado, the Tex Mex vibe works well with the classic rock, stoner and grunge sounds on the album.  From atmospheric strings, heavy and sweaty rock, stomping drums and driving riffs, El Pistolero takes aim with gleeful macho abandon delivered with high calibre skill.

Great reviews and strong airplay support has further raised the band’s profile in Europe, but now the trio are looking forward to coming home.

Tracer return to celebrate the Australian release of El Pistolero and will be joining another of the great Australian rock bands The Angels, on the road for a number of shows in July and August.


supporting The Angels


Friday 12 & Saturday July 13

The Governor Hindmarsh

59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA

Ph: 08 8340 0744


Friday 19 July
Souths Juniors

558 Anzac Pde, Kingsford NSW

Ph: 02 9349 7555


Saturday 20 July

Wenty Leagues

50 Smith St, Wentworthville NSW

Ph: 02 8868 9200


Friday 26 July

Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL

20-26 Canterbury Rd, Hurlstone Park NSW

Ph: 02 9559 0000


Saturday 27 July


101 Meadows Rd, Mt Pritchard NSW

Ph: 02 9822 3555


Saturday 3 August

The Esplanade Hotel (Gershwin Room)

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC

Ph: 03 9534 0211


Friday 23 August

Victoria Point Sharks Club

325 Colburn Ave, Victoria Point QLD

Ph: 07 3207 7865


Saturday 24 August
Racehorse Hotel

Cnr Warner St & Marine Pde, Booval QLD

Ph: 07 3282 1222