Musicians in the Tweed

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It’s great to have a comprehensive gig guide for the Tweed at your fingertips each week. But if you don’t know who the musicians are or what kind of music they play, you can take pot luck or you can check out more about them here.

There’s an abundance of melodious talent here in Tweed Shire, so of course this is a growing list that I’ll be adding to as fast as I can.

If you’re a musician or band and play gigs in the Tweed, get yourself on this page by contacting me with the following information:

  • Name of act or band
  • Brief description of the type of music you play including genre (rock, folk, country, blues, etc.); whether you play covers or originals, and anything else you’d like to add about your music as long as it doesn’t exceed 50 words. And I really mean only 50 words – I am a ruthless editor, so be warned!
  • A link to your Facebook page or website.

It’s free, so get onto it!


Big & The Bangs

Big & The Bangs

Big & The Bangs. Try putting your finger on Big and the Bangs and you’ll burn it! More rock than rock, not quite metal, but scorching none the less. ‘Razor Rock’ is what they define themselves as; a reference to the cut and stitch nature of the bands unique brand of music. Taking pieces from any genre they so deem a challenge, the band actively sew together the fleshes of swampy blues, rockabilly, country, alt-rock, metal, and mariachi to awake an electrified Frankenstein jolted to life by their collaborative mad-genius. Whilst mum’s the word on much of their operations, they are notorious for citing the band’s mantra as the inspiration behind their art: “Fan of the band first, member of the band second!”

Mescalito Blues

Mescalito Blues

Mescalito Blues. Fast building a reputation for blazing live shows that resonate with audiences from all walks of life, Gavin Doniger and his Mescalito Blues are as comfortable playing intimate shows to blues aficionados as they are a room full of rambunctious backpackers–and it is with this uncanny ability to engage and seduce audiences that Doniger and his companions are famous at home, and abroad.

Sunday School. A two-piece brand new rocking covers band comprising Dave Murray and Matt Swan, a couple of old mates from Sunday School days.  Watch them in action here.

West Texas Crude. Thumping rockabilly from three hard-hitters. Formed in 2000, ‘The Crude” have been walking the boards all over Queensland and New South Wales, having a blast and playing to audiences in country pubs and at some of the largest festivals around. Check out their Facebook page.

Babe Rainbow

Babe Rainbow

Babe Rainbow. This surf rock/psychedelic three piece act hail from the pristine Rainbow Bay (hence the name, probably). Part lo fi, part surf-rock, part slacker, part slick pop. Expect to hear more from them in 2014 and catch them in a small local venue while you still can.


Paul Vedant, musician

One-man-band Paul Vedant

Paul Vedant is a one-man-band playing high energy classic hits from the 50s onward, encompassing many genres including rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country, blues and 70s disco.  He is a versatile singer and plays acoustic guitar and harmonica, and uses real-time effects to create bass, drums and backing vocals, giving him close to a natural full band sound without the karaoke backing track sound that some solo artists use. See, or

Jim McAllister

Jim McAllister.  Jim’s guitar style is best described as a mixture of ZZ Top and Gary Moore, with a healthy lashing of Cream mixed in for good measure. His gravelly yet musical voice, which has drawn favourable comparisons to Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton, is perfectly suited to the hard driving Blues/Rock which he pumps out tirelessly at every gig.


One comment on “Musicians in the Tweed
  1. West Texas Crude says:

    Hi there, we are a Rockabilly outfit from Brisbane and often play at Seagulls the first Saturday of the month. Next Saturday we will be kicking off Cooly Rocks On festival at the Coolangatta Tweed Golf Club and will be playing throughout the whole festival. Facebook at West Texas Crude. Cheers, Andy

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