Artists to tread the boards

THe Drones, Wolf & Cub, Mammal, COG, Jet, Dallas Crane, The Mess Hall, Rocket Science, Radio Birdman, Magic Dirt, Dan Brodie, COG, Butterfly Effect, Spurs For Jesus, Dave McCormack, The Hard Ons, 78 Saab, Bodyjar, Frenzal Rhomb, Celibate Rifles, The Cops, Betchadupa, Decoder Ring, Nunchukka Superfly, Eskimo Joe, Gerling, Jebediah, Machine Gun Fellatio, One Dollar Short, Dappled Cities, Rose Tattoo, Shihad, End Of Fashion, You Am I, The Lost Gospel, The Beautiful Girls, The Hoodoo Gurus, Sleepy Jackson, Architecture In Helsinki, Front End Loader, Six Ft Hick, The Tremors, Gelbison, The Mark Of Cain, Sarah Blasko, The Beautiful Girls, Spiderbait, Skulker, The Cat Empire, The Cruel Sea, Thirsty Merc, The Living End, The Spazzys and many more.

The Annandale Hotel has a long history in Sydney... First opening its doors around the 1930s as a good old Aussie pub. In the early 1980s Peter Morris converted the hotel into a live music venue, adding a new address in music and establishing the venue as a Sydney institution in rock ‘n roll.

In the late 1990s the venue experienced some turbulent years and in 1998 the pub was sold and the new owners removed live music from the pub and poker machines turned upin droves. This new format for the pub proved unsuccessful.

At this point the Rule brothers were brought in to help turn the pub around. Within a year the brothers found themselves in a position to purchase The Annandale Hotel. Young brothers Matthew and Daniel Rule, after some years in the hotel industry were ready to branch out on their own and follow a passion close to their hearts….rock ‘n roll.

The deal was sealed and in 2000 Matt & Dan found themselves the new owners of a Sydney institution. By March 2000 the brothers had reinstated live music, and in May 2000 Mothership Music took on the reins as the venue booking agent. After a sunny experience at Clovelly beach. A partnership of like-mindedness had formed. The story of The Annandale Hotel was reignited.

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