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It was like a flashback to the 80's last night in Newcastle. It was literally wall to wall people crammed into the The Wickham Park Hotel and the atmosphere was fantastic. The place was heaving with the audience almost spilling (well a few did spill..) onto the stage, but the mood in the room was unbelievable as the good people of Newcastle welcomed us back to their town.
What a great night! Thanks to everyone who came along and joined in the festivities at this absolutely rockin' little pub. It was a lot of fun for us and there will be lots of memories captured no doubt. When we started the opening chords of Gimme Head, there was a sea of phones that suddenly appeared, filming away. It looked unreal from where we stood!
Our thanks also to the friendly management and staff from the Wickham Park for their help and hospitality. It was tight and a little difficult logistically but they, along with our great crew ensured the night went off with a bang and no major dramas.
A totally memorable gig ..in keeping with a long tradition of great shows we have enjoyed in Newcastle over many years.
Thanks again and kind regards, The Radiators. ... See MoreSee Less
Michelle BennettWay too many people ,waited all night to see them then couldn't get in the room. Must say it was a bit disappointing,it just wasn't big enough. Looking forward to seeing u in a bigger venue next time your in Newcastle .2 days ago · 3
Graeme JamesKeep on rockin in the free world Rads. I was the tall dude up the back. What a gr8 night Thanks2 days ago · 3
Love all the replica instruments that the Rads Fan Community gave us for Christmas! Mine has pride of place at the front of my studio kit, Thanks again:
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The band is back in Newcastle on Saturday night at The Wickham Park Hotel and we are really looking forward to playing in one of our favourite towns... Make that a city sorry!!
The place has certainly grown since we did our first gig there way back in early 1979. The name of the venue escapes me now, but it was on Hunter Street and we played with Australian Crawl and The Knack ( My Sharona).
We have a long history with Newcastle.. so many fantastic gigs over the years. We carry on the tradition and hopefully create some new history with a show at a venue that we have never done before.
This weekend sees us at the Wickham Park Hotel in Islington and we are hoping for a good turnout naturally. It's unreal that more venues are turning the clock back and having live music again.
Please come along and therefore show your appreciation for these venues like the "Wicko".
Hoping to see a few familiar faces tomorrow night.
Cheers from Geoff and The Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
Gregory Podge PageNo, it is a 'town' but just happens to be the biggest one in the country :)4 days ago
Andrew MaccagniniThey will try , but you just can't Fkin kill Live Rock n Roll , hanging out for Geelong , keep rockin'4 days ago
Neil WhittakerPalais on hunter,I roadied for you guys there in the 80s.great venue now gone.shame because it was a great room big stage.4 days ago · 1
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Another great weekend for The Rads ! Two shows and two full houses. A massive thank you to all you guys and gals who came along and supported us with such enthusiasm. We were blown away with the tremendous roll up to the Pioneer Tavern on Friday night. The place was jam packed and the mood in the room was fantastic.The loyal Penrith locals really made us feel welcome. We did dozens and dozens of selfies and photos with them out the front of the gig at the end of the show. It was great to mingle and of course cop so many great comments and compliments.
Saturday night we returned to Wenty Leagues and another top night. We were told when we arrived that all tickets had been sold and there was a big crowd waiting for us. That got us in the mood to deliver and it was unreal to walk out and see the place packed and pumping. Possibly our best show ever at Wenty and judging by the sea of smiling faces we were doing ok !!
It's an unreal venue and it was a pleasure to be back and perform to such a great audience. A cracker of a night, it went off.
All in all a cracker of a weekend for us and once again our thanks to the many people who fronted up. Quite a number as well, double-dosing by being at both shows!
Love your work .. Where would we be without you? (Thanks heaps Robyn Hann for sharing your photos too) Cheers from The Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
Robyn HannYou are more than welcome.. Thanks for 30 odd years of friendship and great GIGs...keep on rocking..xx1 week ago · 6
Greg MannA Big thank you to you Guys for signing the poster for me when you played at the Hawkesbury Hotel last week Cheers Greg an ex roadie for you guys1 week ago · 1
Linda NormanWe had a fantastic night on Friday night at The Pioneer Tavern. Loved seeing you guys again. The guy that was singing before you was bloody brilliant too. Do you have any details about him? Come back very soon.1 week ago · 3
Kellie Sullivan-MelvilleUnfortunately my new hours at work leave me no play time fri to sun. Would of been at Penrith if i could of been. Love you guys. Keep on rocking ♩🎶🎵🎸🎤1 week ago · 1
Sean TitheradgeOne thing is always certain at a Rads gig, and that is being there is no tragedy ;)1 week ago · 3
Back in familiar stomping grounds this weekend with gigs in Penrith and Wentworthville.
Friday night sees us at Pioneer Tavern in Penrith and we have never played this pub ever, so it's going to be great to play somewhere new and also to get back into Panther territory again. We are fortunate to have many "rusted on" Rads fans out there, and therefore we are hoping we can drag a few out once more for a bit of friday night mayhem!
Saturday we are finally back at the Wenty Leagues Club. It seems like ages since we've played there but we are rapt to be invited back once again. Such a great stage to play and a good viewing room for the audience. Fingers crossed we can get a few heads through the door because the room really pumps when its "chocka".
Hope to see a few of the Rad faithful out and about this weekend.
cheers and beers, The Radiators. ... See MoreSee Less
Samantha CarrI met my hubby at your concert in 2003 you played at Wests League Campbelltown, Friday 22/2/03. Your music was played at our wedding! 😊2 weeks ago · 2
Our thanks to all the fans at last nights' gig... No, not just the ones that turned up in huge numbers but the ones we employed on stage to cool us, as we played one of the hottest shows in a very long time! It has been well documented of course in the press and on tv and the searing temperatures certainly made for oppressive conditions in Windsor yesterday.
Our stage guy Michael probably lost 5kg setting up in over 46 degree heat and also continuing to work hard for us throughout the stifling evening. So well done mate and a big thank you from the band. Also to our sound guy Bobby and JD on lights. Well done boys!
The gig was a ripper and management shut the doors with people still trying to get in to what was a full house! Plenty of people wanting to "feel the heat" made for a top night indeed.
The Hawkesbury Hotel with their new policy of bulk live entertainment is the new go-to venue in Windsor and the locals really did show their appreciation. Thanks to everyone who came along for making us feel so welcome.
A big shout out to the pubs' management and friendly staff also..they couldn't do enough for us and went the extra mile to ensure we were well looked after. Great hospitality!!!
It was a scorcher but a cracker show nonetheless.. As is our motto, we definitely did "Rock on Regardless!"
Cheers from the Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
Rachel BarrettWas a great night. How you all coped with the heat up there is beyond me.2 weeks ago · 1
Robert Simmonator SimmondsTop night again Boys cant wait till your back to The Hawkesbury to do it again2 weeks ago · 1
Peta PunkineataThe gig at Hawkesbury Hotel had the best sound. This was recorded with my phone. 👍2 weeks ago
Dave Wilkins is a long time great mate of the Rads..as well as a former bandmate with our own Brent Dehn in the fabulous " Wrecking Crew" from a few years back now. Well ..Dave is now living the Aussie dream ..having bought a pub!
The newly minted licensee is now bringing his musical background and expertise to Hawkesbury Hotel in beautiful Windsor and giving the area a much needed boost with regular live music at last. This is where we fit in ..
The Radiators are playing the Hawkesbury this Saturday night. ( there goes his profits for the week !😄) please come along and show your appreciation and support for Dave by checking out The Rads and downing a few coldies. With so few venues providing live music these days, compared to when we started out, it's refreshing to see Dave and his co -licensee bucking the trend. Plus we've never played there ! Thats always a buzz for us.
Hope to see you out and about on Saturday night. Cheers, the Rads. ... See MoreSee Less
Sean WardI've already got tickets for another gig........so make sure you guys come back soon \m/3 weeks ago
Greg TampionStill remember belting out " Give me head baby " . With a jug of bourbon & coke in my hand at the old Sylvania Pub. Great nights , " I think " lol3 weeks ago · 3
Richard DoigI have seen them so many times if anything they have gotten better with age!3 weeks ago · 5
Lisa Maree Blinmanfront row, right of centre, waited all day for them to come on, thank god for alcohol.3 weeks ago · 2
Wil RaglandTo long ago so can't remember. I would've been somewhere watching cause the Rads where a favourite seen you guys play so many times always great!!3 weeks ago · 1
Dave McLaughlinWent to 84 how good was it $4 for grog the ladies shower only had blue tarp around it and when your 17 the wind was blowing. INXS had just gone to number 1 with original sin they played right on sunset and just before them a Japanese band sang sticky fingers3 weeks ago · 1
Craig StewartPlease .................. Bring back the Keyboards. It's a sound that defines The Radiators. Please return it to your line-up !3 weeks ago · 1
Steve Pondbig weekend, think I was on acid for this lol they don't make concerts like this anymore 🙃😂😂🤣3 weeks ago · 1
Neil WhittakerI'm the one with the red shirt white hat and stoned as a cricket and tripping3 weeks ago · 1