We're celebrating Live and Local talent with our re-opening series that brings you the best homegrown acts on the MidCoast.
Kicking off the series is the irrepressible Goodfellas and the sensational Jay Davis Band on Saturday October 9 at 7:30pm. The Goodfellas band is made up of a group of terrific musicians who just love to play music together. It comprises (at various times) Matt Oats on fiddle, Matt Zarb on guitar, vocals and misc; Mick Eyb on drums and vocals, Scotty Greenaway on bass and vocals, and occasionally Anthony Walmsley on guitar as well. Each player is a unique entity each carrying their own special story and bag of musical tricks to the Goodfellas stage. A gig with the fellas is always, exciting, colourful, funny, and entertaining. It's hard to pin a style on the band as there are way too many influences they draw from. Always keen to explore so it's always a musical adventure. Collectively their personal musical journeys combine to create their unique sound. The whole idea in the band and its naming was that you had to be a good fella, (guy or gal) to play in the line-up. This line up started at the 2020 Tamworth Festival where it all just fell together on stage over three hours. At the end of the gig all the lads just wanted to keep playing like kids with new toys.
The Jay Davis Trio has now expanded to a four piece band, and they'll be carving it up on stage for the Live and Local series. Long-time musician and front man Jay Davis first discovered his love of music at age 17 when he swapped a surf ski for a guitar. Since that day he hasn't regretted the exchange and has gone on to enjoy a long and diverse musical career. First playing lead guitar in some of Sydney's most well-known live music in his first band Circle of Fate, before embarking on his own project, The Jay Davis Band. Joined by bass player Benn Saunders, vocalist Danielle Donnelly and drummer Russell Ingram, this dynamic group play a range of popular covers and originals in the styles that range from funk, rock, blues, country and dance and are a regular on the local live-music scene.
Bookings: theMEC.com.au, phone 6592 5466 or at the Box Office Tuesday - Friday 10am - 1pm.