I’m still alive and keeping well. Just a quick one here to confirm to everyone that I have indeed updated the website. There are new fonts, pictures, some new pages (such as a press page), and an updated Bio. Basically just an overall new and improved feel with up-to-date info.

While I’m on the topic of a new ‘Press page’, here are some recent quotes and feedback for ‘Set in Stone’:

The Sydney Morning Herald (Nov 21, 2014)

“a wonderful intensity in his arrangements and delivery”

– Paul Smith
Post To Wire (Nov 24, 2014)

“an accomplished collection of beautifully played and recorded songs that shows Newton’s wistful way with folk and sometimes country melodies”

– Chris Familton
Country Update (Dec 06, 2014)

“(Set in Stone is) an album richly veined with detail.”

– Gareth Hipwell
Jolene: The Country Music Blog (Dec 09, 2014)

“sounds like its creator has put himself into a particular mindset: when stories were sung around campfires, to a small circle of listeners who paid attention and could see the singer’s emotions written on his face as well as hear them in his voice.”

– Sophie Hamley

– Speak soon.

Hey Friends,

At my Hive Bar gig on Tuesday night, I was approached by some friendly audience members who help run Beejay’s Cafe and Wine Bar in Marrickville on Illawarra Rd.

Beejay's Cafe and Wine Bar

After some short conversation, they asked me if I’d be interested in starting a residency in Beejay’s for every Thursday @ 7pm. I said yes. How exciting is this?! Regular gigs at two wonderful inner-west bars. I couldn’t be happier.

I’ll keep you posted and try to record some videos for my Youtube channel at some of these gigs. There are also already events made for the next 4 gigs in my gigs list to the right of this page. Click on that for more information.

Also, just incase you forgot… PLEDGE TO MY DEBUT ALBUM?!?


-Speak soon.