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Coasting : Issue 6 Dec 2009
19 www.coastingtoday.com.au Your leading hospitality professionals Celebrate the festive season with us and be spoilt for choice THELAKEHOUSECAFE ATMURRAYSBEACH lakehousecafe.com.au Group 4384 3016 thecowrie.com.au cowriecatering.com.au onda.com.au RESTAURANTS Now open in Wamberal Surf Club CAFES CATERING Hicks knows there is plenty riding on the album. It could prove to be the catalyst for the band being signed to a record label, and that means winning airplay on radio and tapping the label's "advertising machine". The album will also be the calling card for the band's planned tour of the US next year. "We had an opportunity to go to the US this year, but I felt that we first needed to have the album done, and for it to be the best it could possibly be," Hicks said. "But that tour will definitely happen next year." Jaywalker already has a foot in America's door through its manager Koo Abuali, who is based in the US. "Koo is actually talking to some companies there that place songs in television shows, and there has been some interest in Lost in London," Hicks said. It could mean that the band's music will end up on the soundtrack to a TV drama or soap opera. "There's nothing confirmed, but it's all very positive -- and the royalties would be great," Hicks said, smiling. The band Jaywalker is Jason Hicks (guitar and vocals), Bob Allan (guitar and vocals), James Dennett (drums) and Luke Davies (bass). Hicks won the Best Male Vocals category at the 2009 ABC 1233 Newcastle Music Awards last month for his performance of Lost in London. Hicks first came to the attention of Central Coast audiences as the front man for the band Field Day, which was signed by Universal Music and toured with the likes of Human Nature. It released a self-titled EP in 2006. Jaywalker formed at the end of 2006, and started as a solo project for Hicks. Check out the Jawalker sound at www.jaywalker.com.au Hicks and Allan also perform as the duo End of August, a side project and covers band which "helps to pay the bills". Personal favourites Q: You've played as the support act for a lot of artists. Who was your favourite? A: "There are so many... Diesel, and Jon Stevens is someone that I look up to massively. And Jack Jones blows me away vocally. He is phenomenal with his range." Q: What's your favourite Central Coast venue? "Lizotte's [at Kincumber]. Brian [Lizotte] has been such a fantastic support to us. We like to rock out when we play big rooms, but to be able to play in such an intimate venue at Lizotte's is amazing." Q: Which song do you most wish you'd written? A: "Dream Catch Me by Newton Faulkner." HARMONIES: Jason Hicks (right) and Bob Allan during a Jaywalker gig at Diggers @ The Entrance last year. Picture by Richard Gosling. There are places still available in some years. Features of Lakes Grammar include: Dedicated, caring staff Christian teaching and values A positive atmosphere of respect and responsible behaviour An Opportunity class for more academically able Primary students A range of extra-curricular activities and sports A school bus running from Erina Enquire now for: Kindergarten Ye ar 7 Opportunity Class - for gifted students inYears5&6 Year 11 Some vacancies in other years Speak to our Registrar or arrange a tour of the school and new facilities. Telephone: 02 4393 4111 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.lakes.nsw.edu.au Cnr Sparks Road and Albert Warner Drive, Warnervale. LAKES GRAMMAR An Anglican School Kindergarten to Year 12 Co-educational • Christian It might not be too late! c8659789-3Dec
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