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Juice goes totally live New format for over 18s night

Juice goes totally live New format for over 18s night

What: Juice Nightclub
Where: Juice Nightclub
Author: Michael Gadd
When: Saturday April 21, 2001

The Hunter's newest nightclub, Juice, will introduce live bands for the first time on Saturday night.

Since Juice opened at Maitland City Bowling Club only two months ago, Friday nights for under 18s have been a hit, with crowds of more than 600 each week.

Saturday night for over 18s have been behind, but with top quality bands each week, this is expected to change.

The first band to play at Juice will be Newcastle favourites, Hornet. Hornet reformed from Little Hornet after the band took a year off to travel and explore other projects.

Founding members Tyrone Penshorn and Rupert Jenner met with former Valhalla and Little Hornet guitarist Damien Bagley in Amsterdam and vowed to do something together on their return to Newcastle.

Dane Baldwin has slipped in to replace Col Hatchman on drums, who has gone to Novocastrian rockers, The Screaming Jets. Hatchman replaced Craig Rosevear. The band has tried to communicate with former Little Hornet member Dean Kirwood but Penshorn said he won't talk to any of them.

'He seems to think we are all against him but that isn't true,' he said.

Hornet retained half of their former name in order to keep a few of their stronger tracks.

The majority of Little Hornet's five albums were written by Penshorn.

Penshorn said the new outfit is a bit more slick and much less raw than Little Hornet.

They will mainly play their own material with a few covers thrown in.

'We try to play covers that no one else is playing, eventually we hope to have a totally original show.'

Other bands to be playing at Juice in the future will be Purple, The Radiators, Barnstorming, Quaan and the Party Pigs. Saturday night will be the first Junior Juice for children aged 6-12 years from 5.30pm-8pm.

Doors open for adults at 9pm.

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