G & T Duo | 3pm - 6pm
Paparazzi | 7:30pm - 10:30pm
From a very young age, James has been destined for music and performing. Being able to sing ever since he could speak, and first picking up a guitar at the age of 7, his passion was recognised early on. Now at the age of 18, James has developed into a young, talented and enthusiastic singer/songwriter, with big plans for the future.
James has been playing at pubs, clubs, restaurants, private functions and festivals throughout the Hunter Valley since the age of 13, covering a wide range of musical tastes. He has been writing music ever since he was 11 and he continues to perform his original songs, with an EP in the works.
James has also performed as a soloist in Star Struck at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, and recently won The Youth Rockin The Black Dog (Battle of The Bands) competition, that landed him a spot on the bill at FAT AS BUTTER 2013.
Ever heard a live duo sound like a live band??? If not, you haven’t heard PAPARAZZI. No samples. No tracks. Paparazzi encompasses that live experience, combining guitar, bass, drums, vocals and harmonies with only two humans. Steve Hudson (vocals/bass) and Dean Gearing (guitar/drums/harmonies).
Before Paparazzi was born, Steve and Dean were consistently performing together for 6 years in successful function bands. Before and during that time they have also racked up countless years of experience separately in the music industry. With these years they have developed and polished their art form to a versatile level that is guaranteed to please and entertain any type of event. From light acoustic easy listening to upbeat dance and rock tunes assured to keep you grooving long into the night.