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Rocker Lyle Turns to a Quieter Style

Rocker Lyle Turns to a Quieter Style

Who: Lyle Atkins
Where: Marquis O'Lorne Hotel
When: Friday December 10, 1999

ONE of Newcastle's best known rock 'n' roll front men LYLE AKINS has branched out on his own as singer-guitarist.

As lead singer of THE URGE for four years, Akins was a regular performer at the Jolly Roger, the Marquis O'Lorne and Toronto Workers Club.

In his time with The Urge he supported SPY VS SPY, THE RADIATORS and THE BLACK SORROWS. But now he has given all that away for something a little quieter and whole lot more intimate.

With a Friday night residency at the Marquis O'Lorne Hotel in Dickson St, Lambton, Akins is peddling a friendly, laid-back acoustic style of entertainment.

'It's just sort of easy listening,' he said.

'Music where you go out to have a beer, and hear something you don't have to shout over.'

His set list includes 'music from the sixties right through to what you hear on the radio today'.

As well as HARLEY & ROSE by The Black Sorrows, Akins performs songs by artists such as DON MCLEAN, PAUL SIMON, BON JOVI, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, MATCHBOX 20, THE EAGLES and JOHN COUGAR. And for 'singalongs' at the end of the night there are songs by BUDDY HOLLY and CAT STEVENS. TE

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