Month in Review – June 2021

The Leftovers played at The Durack Tavern


Here at Schmick we are very proud that we get the chance to work with such excellent artists.

This month at the Hope and Anchor we had an all-female showdown. It was amazing to watch these girls in action. So much talent on show.

June was a very exciting month for Schmick. Along with some really impressive line-ups, we also had a private function out at Esk where Olivia Ruth, Hat Fitz & Cara, and The Hipshooters all played. With almost 200 people there, it was an EPIC weekend.

It was fantastic to be invited by Ballistic Beer at Salisbury to put on a whole weekend worth of shows at their main brewery. We had two solo artists, on Saturday and Sunday, plus a band late on Saturday night. From all reports, it went OFF TAP and the guys loved it. Cheers Ballistic Brewery, it’s great to be involved with you.

We finished the month off with two exceptional gigs at the Durack Tavern. Friday night we had Dillion James hosting a blues jam which included legends Lazy John and Blind Dog Donnie. It was an amazing show, and the support base for these old legends was fantastic. Seeing them play together was great. On Sunday we had The Leftovers, a brilliant band that I pieced together with some of my mates. We packed the place, the whole venue was full! The kitchen, the restaurant, the beer garden, ALL were full, it was an awesome afternoon. We also had Dan and Felicity, a couple of young guys, open the show. I threw them up on stage with The Leftovers and they were absolutely chuffed.

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Month in Review – May 2021

Photo taken at The Hipshooters event on the Blues Cruise, Brisbane River.


There were 5 Sunday sessions at the Hope and Anchor this month. All the artists were brilliant.  Highlights included the 16 year old sensation Felicity Kircher, an amazing young artist on the move, and Blake Durant, as always, pulling a fantastic crowd and doing his thing. Love your work!

We also had 5 Friday night gigs at the Durack Tavern. I’m a personal fan of Mark Easton so I was especially thrilled to see his gig. He even brought a young fellow along with him to play bass… what a great duo! The week after that we had Two Tears In A Bucket, who I first met a few years ago when they played at Blues on Broadbeach. They put on an awesome show, as always.

Olivia Ruth played at the Commercial Hotel in Redbank and had Harvey Blues join her, for the first time, on lead guitar. What an emotional roller coaster ride it is watching this young lady, she’s a very special talent.

We joined forces with Brisvegas Cruises to put The Hipshooters on one of their boats.  What a great day! There were fantastic views cruising along the Brisbane River, great food and an awesome crowd which made this one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

Don’t forget we have announced a photo competition on our Facebook page. Just post a photo of any of our artists at one of our events in June, and you could win $500 cash!

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Rock on!