GIG GUIDE
March
Thu 30PAUL WINN DUO
(9PM-12AM)
Performing a smorgasbord of edgy vocal stylings and virtuosic guitar, from the acoustic sounds of The Eagles and James Taylor, to Frank Sinatra and classic jazz, to a night of sing-along favorites from Cold Chisel to Oasis. His band is a guitar driven blues band with an improvisational style incorporating facets of jazz and funk and party hits.
"Paul Winn has captured the elegance of poetry through music. This is song writing at its best."- Nicole Volpicelli (Circle Magazine)
"This is a record with the self-confidence to swear off a producer's bells and whistles and to lovingly embrace song-smithing and above all, melody."- Todd Beemis (Indie-music).
Fri 31TOM TRELAWNY
(5PM-8PM)
Tom Trelawny is a versatile singer/guitarist from London. Here he performs solo acoustic. Tom draws on a huge repertoire of songs from all eras and plays an entertaining blend of soul, pop, blues, classic rock, top 40, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, funk, ska and anything in between.
RECKLESS
(10PM-1.45AM)
A regular to the Orient, the band incorporates audience participation with a modern choice of songs as well as the classics including requests. Their repertoire is upbeat and diverse ranging in many styles from rock to pop, dance and country which enables them to entertain a wide range of audiences.
April
Sat 01GJ DONOVAN
(5.45PM-8.45PM)
G J Donovan has been working around the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong pubs and clubs for the past 10 years. His repertoire has wide ranging appeal and specializes in classic pop and rock from the 60's and 70's with a smattering of tunes from the 80's.
PANORAMA
(10PM-1.15AM)
PANORAMA ROCK HARDER than NIRVANA! More SWAGGER than JAGGER! FUNKIER than BRUNO MARS!
Sun 02WHITE BROS
(3.30PM-6.30PM)
All Acoustic, live Classic Hits to Top 40, ACDC to John Farnham, Stevie Wonder to Taylor Swift and everything in between.
ED & ASTRO
(7.30PM-10.30PM)
Ed & Astro are one of Sydney's most impressive duos. Guitarist Paul Davies and vocalist Ben Shallis have rocked more than 100,000 people over the past 8 years as part of the hugely successful rock covers band Panorama Live. So whether you like a chilled out vibe, old school hits, or wanna get up and dance to the latest grooves, Ed & Astro have it covered.
Mon 03JAMES BRENNAN
(8.30PM-11.30PM)
Tue 04PETER HUNT
(8.30PM-11.30PM)
Wed 05MARK TRAVERS
(9PM-12AM)
So you want to be entertained? Catching a Mark Travers show whilst you're in Sydney is not to be missed! One man, one guitar, and an uncanny ability to create an energy-filled room that'll have you grinning from ear to ear. Mark's performance is filled with classic sing along covers you'll know, mixed in with today's new music, and seasoned with original tunes that will leave with an experience not easily forgotten - an exceptional night's entertainment.
Thu 06MATT JONES DUO
(9PM-12AM)
Fri 07CHRIS STRETTON
(5PM-8PM)
RECKLESS
(10PM-1.45AM)
A regular to the Orient, the band incorporates audience participation with a modern choice of songs as well as the classics including requests. Their repertoire is upbeat and diverse ranging in many styles from rock to pop, dance and country which enables them to entertain a wide range of audiences.
KARAOKE in the Atrium
(10PM)
Sat 08WHITE BROS
(5.45PM-8.45PM)
All Acoustic, live Classic Hits to Top 40, ACDC to John Farnham, Stevie Wonder to Taylor Swift and everything in between.
ELEVATE
(10PM-1.15AM)
Set your sights high with Elevate, a charismatic bunch of musicians playing all the tunes you want to hear to get your night soaring. Up dancing and singing from the very first song to the very end, that is Elevate with Steve Hancock, a local favourite, on vocals.
DJ PODGEE in the Atrium
(9.30PM-1.30AM)
Sun 09NATASHA DUARTE
(3.30PM-6.30PM)
Natasha Duarte, is only 20 years old but is no stranger to the Sydney music scene. She has been gigging since the age of 13 in and around Sydney's clubs, pubs and hotels.
The songstress began singing in her early years, encouraged by those around her and soon started writing her own songs and playing the guitar. She has won numerous song writing awards such as International Song writing Competition, Nashville and the UK Song writing Competition, which she recently won in the video category. Natasha has a large repertoire of songs and can sing many genres. Her husky tones bring a warm ambience to the audience. Her influences are diverse and include artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Rodriguez and Fleetwood Mac.
JACK THOMPSON TWINS
(7.30PM-10.30PM)
Mon 10CRAIG THOMMO
(8.30PM-11.30PM)
Craig's earthy strong vocals, along with his competent guitar skills boasts a repertoire of around 200 songs, which cover the 60's decade right through to today’s current hits. With a wealth of experience in all genre's, he is able to play all hits to any type of patron . Craig is a true chameleon & will definitely have an uplifting effect on your night
Born in Sydney Australia and in a band by the age of 16, Craig knew his career was going to involve music and acting. In 1988 he was cast as Marty in the hit series Home & Away. Over the last 22 years Marty has made several returns to Summer Bay. Craig returned in 2006 to Australia, and spent time writing and playing with the band 'Ignition' to resounding response from audiences around Sydney and Australia. In 2010 Craig released his new album 'A Long Way Here' with the new single 'Falling To Pieces'.
Tue 11CO-PILOT
(8.30PM-10.30PM)
A musical duo with a unique way of entertainment, Co-Pilot offers a magical blend of acoustic electric, vocal harmonies & a vast repertoire ranging from the latest hits to old classics. Co-Pilot will have you singing along, always making it a great night out with years of live performance experience.
Wed 12MARK TRAVERS
(9PM-12AM)
So you want to be entertained? Catching a Mark Travers show whilst you're in Sydney is not to be missed! One man, one guitar, and an uncanny ability to create an energy-filled room that'll have you grinning from ear to ear. Mark's performance is filled with classic sing along covers you'll know, mixed in with today's new music, and seasoned with original tunes that will leave with an experience not easily forgotten - an exceptional night's entertainment.
Thu 13PAUL WINN DUO
(9PM-12AM)
Performing a smorgasbord of edgy vocal stylings and virtuosic guitar, from the acoustic sounds of The Eagles and James Taylor, to Frank Sinatra and classic jazz, to a night of sing-along favorites from Cold Chisel to Oasis. His band is a guitar driven blues band with an improvisational style incorporating facets of jazz and funk and party hits.
"Paul Winn has captured the elegance of poetry through music. This is song writing at its best."- Nicole Volpicelli (Circle Magazine)
"This is a record with the self-confidence to swear off a producer's bells and whistles and to lovingly embrace song-smithing and above all, melody."- Todd Beemis (Indie-music).
Fri 14Good Friday
ADAM GORECKI
(2.30PM-5.30PM)
RECKLESS
(6.30PM-9.30PM)
A regular to the Orient, the band incorporates audience participation with a modern choice of songs as well as the classics including requests. Their repertoire is upbeat and diverse ranging in many styles from rock to pop, dance and country which enables them to entertain a wide range of audiences.
Sat 15Easter Saturday
JIMMY BEAR
(5.45PM-8.45PM)
Jimmy Bear takes his audiences on a magical musical ride playing the greatest hits of all time in an easy relaxed unplugged acoustic mode. You will be tapping your fingers and toes, dancing on the ceiling, and singing along with Jimmy at the top of your lungs as he plays acoustic guitar and sings his fun filled legendary repertoire.
PAUL WINN BAND
(10PM-1.15AM)
Performing a smorgasbord of edgy vocal stylings and virtuosic guitar, from the acoustic sounds of The Eagles and James Taylor, to Frank Sinatra and classic jazz, to a night of sing-along favorites from Cold Chisel to Oasis. His band is a guitar driven blues band with an improvisational style incorporating facets of jazz and funk and party hits.
"Paul Winn has captured the elegance of poetry through music. This is song writing at its best."- Nicole Volpicelli (Circle Magazine)
"This is a record with the self-confidence to swear off a producer's bells and whistles and to lovingly embrace song-smithing and above all, melody."- Todd Beemis (Indie-music).
DJ PODGEE in the Atrium
(9.30pm-1.30am)
Sun 16Easter Sunday
JAMES BRENNAN
(5.30PM-8.00PM)
ELEVATE
(9PM-12AM)
Set your sights high with Elevate, a charismatic bunch of musicians playing all the tunes you want to hear to get your night soaring. Up dancing and singing from the very first song to the very end, that is Elevate with Steve Hancock, a local favourite, on vocals.
KARAOKE in the Atrium
(10pm)
Mon 17Easter Monday
STEVE TWITCHIN DUO
(3.30PM-6.30PM)
Steve Twitchin is a performer who lays his passion for ‘the performance’ on the line each and every gig. A raw vocal and driving acoustic guitar will take you on a journey from Cat Stevens through to The Stereophonics…from Ed Sheeran to Pearl Jam. Come enjoy the ride.
MARTY R
(7.30PM-10.30PM)
One of Sydney's leading musicians and an extremely gifted vocalist guitarist, Marty has been at the forefront of Australia's premier entertainers. Marty's solo work makes you feel you are listening to a full band as his repertoire is upbeat and diverse, ranging in many styles from rock to pop, dance to acoustic which enables him to entertain a wide range of audiences.
Tue 18CO-PILOT
(8.30PM-11.30PM)
A musical duo with a unique way of entertainment, Co-Pilot offers a magical blend of acoustic electric, vocal harmonies & a vast repertoire ranging from the latest hits to old classics. Co-Pilot will have you singing along, always making it a great night out with years of live performance experience.
Wed 19MARK TRAVERS
(9PM-12AM)
So you want to be entertained? Catching a Mark Travers show whilst you're in Sydney is not to be missed! One man, one guitar, and an uncanny ability to create an energy-filled room that'll have you grinning from ear to ear. Mark's performance is filled with classic sing along covers you'll know, mixed in with today's new music, and seasoned with original tunes that will leave with an experience not easily forgotten - an exceptional night's entertainment.
Thu 20MATT JONES DUO
(9PM-12AM)
Fri 21DAN SPILLANE
(5PM-8PM)
Becoming an Australian Idol Finalist in 2005 stamped Dan Spillane as an artist to watch, finishing fifth out of 30,000 acts is a tremendous achievement for such a young artist.
His ability to entertain a crowd is second to none. One of the most diverse singers to emerge in Australia, you can expect to hear Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Blues and Soul regularly from Dan.
Dan's ability to take a song somewhere else and make it his own is the trademark of this young, fresh, highly entertaining guitarist/singer.
RECKLESS
(10PM-1.45AM)
A regular to the Orient, the band incorporates audience participation with a modern choice of songs as well as the classics including requests. Their repertoire is upbeat and diverse ranging in many styles from rock to pop, dance and country which enables them to entertain a wide range of audiences.
KARAOKE in the Atrium
(10PM)
Sat 22KRISHNA JONES
(5.45PM-8.45PM)
ARIA nominated artist Krishna Jones is one of the most prominent singer / guitarists in the Australian music scene. Krishna has a huge repertoire spanning mellow jazz and blues, reggae, rock, soul and funk. As an originals artist Krishna has toured with some of the biggest names out there, from INXS to Radiohead. Krishna Jones ensures you an unforgettable night, regardless of the occasion.
THE CHOSEN FEW
(10PM-1.15AM)
A regular to the Orient, the band incorporates audience participation with a modern choice of songs as well as the classics including requests. Their repertoire is upbeat and diverse ranging in many styles from rock to pop, dance and country which enables them to entertain a wide range of audiences.
DJ PODGEE in the Atrium
(9.30PM-1.30PM)
Sun 23U2 ELEVATION
(3.30PM-6.30PM)
Feast your senses on a Sunday afternoon with Elevation and the acoustic sounds of U2. Whether a U2 fan or not, you will amazed and inspired by the vocal and music display of these passionate and skillful musicians. Come and see why Elevation has been playing here at The Orient for over a decade. This is the only venue in Sydney that you can see this masterclass performance.
OUTLIER
(7.30PM-10.30PM)
A Sydney based trio fronted by Australia's Got Talent finalist Jay Parrino, this tight outfit puts their own spin on classic rock tunes and will have you up and dancing all night.
ICONIC SYDNEY VENUE IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORIC ROCKS PRECINCT
Good range of beer, food was delicious and good size. Prices are fairly standard pub/hotel. Nice beer garden and a function area upstairs.
Tom Barker
I come here all the time for a beer. Nice beer garden!
Wesley D. Hucker
An old-style feeling pub. OK food and some good beer options make it a popular spot for post work drinks.
Peter Fradley
Great risotto.
Chris O'Connell
It rocks the Rocks.
George Atton
Great hotel, good bar and atmosphere!
Enis Fargo
Good band, quite busy and they give out free water at the end of the night.
Kathryn Marie
Thursday lunch. Great Parma.
Philip Johnson
People are happy singing drinking and having fun!
William Smith
Great service and great food - the staff deserve 6 stars - especially on a very busy Australia day
Marilyn Coventry
Good pub. Good back yard. Live music.
Zhiyi Yang
Best sirloin in a while.
Matthew McMaster
Best curly fries ever.
Darryl Benson
Great atmosphere, nice food. Best place to visit on Australia Day Loved it
Sam Dominello
Delicious pub food, had Chicken Supreme with Mojito cocktail. Yummy!
Bridget Behan
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