PORT Macquarie Live Lane Festival is on November 19 at Moorebeer on Merrigal Road.

PORT Macquarie’s music scene will expand on November 19 when the first ever Live Lane Festival takes place at Moorebeer on Merrigal Road from 1pm.

It will be headlined by Aussie music legend Pete Murray, who will be supported by Busby Marou, William Crighton and local musicians Roy Rose, Pam Hata and

Chris Rose.

To accompany the live music, local street food vendors will be cooking up a storm and Moorebeer will have their beverages flowing on tap.

Local artist Pam Hata will join two other Port Macquarie musicians, Roy Rose and Chris Rose, to perform.

She ventured from New Zealand and has been singing her whole life.

“I’m a hectic metal fan, and that’s my inspiration. Bad breakups, hard knocks, all of that … that’s what inspires me and I find the crowd tend to relate to that really well,” Pam said.

“My style is blues and soul. A good friend of mine said you can’t sing blues or soul unless you’ve been through some hard stuff.

“I’ve had a lot of experience in the music industry. I’ve actually done quite a few events with big names, such as Stan Walker, and recently Wolfmother.

“I’m excited to play at the same event as Pete. I know what a legend he is in Australia so it’s kind of nerve wracking for me.”

Chris has also had experience in his career thus far, going on an 18 date tour with Harrison Craig, and he was with Sony Music in Sydney for five years previously.

“I grew up here and went to St Pauls High, and my first performance was actually at a primary school Christmas pageant,” he said.

“I’m doing this full time, playing every week at gigs around town. It’s great to see the music scene growing.

“It’s awesome to see festivals, like Live Lane, popping up, and there are a lot of great venues. In Port Macquarie everyone seems to enjoy live music.

“There’s a great vibe at Moorebeer, and it will be great to play on stage with Pete Murray for the first time.

“I’m expecting it’ll be sunny, a really nice day, and rubbing shoulders with some really awesome musicians.”

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