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Whole Lotta Gigging!

Whole Lotta Gigging!

Who: Ditto
Where: Jolly Roger Nightspot
When: Thursday September 30, 1999

LOCAL three-piece SCRIBBLE will have their work cut out for them this long weekend with a swag of gigs at local clubs and pubs.

But you have to expect that when you have two bands going simultaneously.

The trio of ANDREW JONES, BEN PETTETT and CHRIS KING have been doing the local club circuit for the past two years.

The band plays a slick and professional set of sequenced classics ranging from the Rolling Stones and the Doors through to 90s hits by Chumbawamba and Matchbox 20.

Earlier this year the band added drummer DAVID PEARSON to create DITTO, while still keeping up their busy schedule of Scribble shows.

Ditto will be playing at the JOLLY ROGER on Thursday and THE BREWERY on Friday.

The boys will then drop back into Scribble mode for shows at the SOUTHS LEAGUES CLUB early on Saturday, then CLUB PHOENIX for the late shift from 1am to 4am.

They'll have a bit of a sleep in on the Sunday before heading up to the SHOAL BAY COUNTRY CLUB for a gig that evening.

Who said musicians got their money for nothing?

But hard work is nothing new for the members of Scribble.

Guitarist Andrew Jones played with a number of bands and performed as a soloist before joining popular Newcastle band SOULED OUT as lead vocalist. During his seven-year stint with the band Souled Out enjoyed a strong reputation for consistent quality performances and supported several major acts including PHIL EMMANUEL and MARCIA HINES.

Multitalented lead guitarist Ben Pettett said he was roped into music by his mother at an early age.

He studied piano for 12 years and guitar for seven, as well as spending many years playing tuba, drums and percussion in brass bands and theatre productions.

Keyboardist Chris King is a classically trained pianist who has been playing for more than 16 years.

Chris also has a flair for the theatrical having been the musical director for local productions of Godspell, West Side Story and Blood Brothers.

With that sort of experience its easy to see why Scribble have become such a popular feature on the local club scene.

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