Hotel Manly was a classic pub venue. One of the hardest working that I’ve ever seen. In its heyday it had live bands, often more than one, on every night of the week.
I first worked there with Bandanna back in 1985. The following year we supported Chain which was a massive gig for us. It was packed and we got to use a big PA system belonging to the main act and operated by “Arthur”. Anyone around the Sydney music scene of the 80’s & beyond will know Arthur.
Have a look through the flyers below & see for yourself what a busy and important Sydney gg the Hotel Manly was.
What’s your favourite memory of the Hotel Manly? What was the best gig you saw there? Let me know in the comments.
Mad Gorilla Hotel Manly 1983
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|21/03/86||Final Image||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|supported by Chain|
|17/06/86||The Venetians||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|14/10/86||Wa Wa Nee||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|19/04/88||Blues Brothers Revival||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|20/04/88||Vegimite Reggae||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|21/04/88||Zarsoff Brothers||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|22/04/88||Dave Dobbyn||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|+ The Stetsons|
|25/04/88||Vegimite Reggae||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|26/04/88||Huxton Creepers||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|27/04/88||Baby Loves To Cha Cha||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|28/04/88||Gold Zeppelin||Manly||Hotel Manly|
|29/04/88||Stevie Wright & Hard Rain||Manly||Hotel Manly|
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