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Cnr Elizabeth & Young Streets, Carrington, Australia
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Novotone is a quality music rehearsal and tuition studio located in the Newcastle suburb of Carrington. We also offer instrument maintenance, repair & hire Novotone is a quality music rehearsal and tuition studio located in the Newcastle suburb of Carrington. We also offer instrument maintenance, hire and repair.

Whether you're a full time professional fine tuning the set for that upcoming tour, an old soul getting the band back together or a new kid on the block jamming for the first time you need a space where you can make as much noise as you bloody well please without the distractions of the man telling you to turn it down and we got you covered.

Novotone offers purpose built, acoustically treated rehearsal rooms equipped with good quality PA gear. Forget about loading in and take advantage of the amps and kits we have available here.

We offer quality vocal, guitar, bass and drum tuition for beginner to intermediate players. Book a casual lesson or enrol for a term.

Whether you snapped that Les Paul headstock again or you just need some help changing your strings we can sort you out.

For general enquiries and rates please visit our website or email


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So Chrissy and New Year are done and most of us are back at work cursing life trying to figure out the next thing to look forward to. Well you could start a band and get your backside in here to rehearse, or you could also grab yourself a ticket to Thrashville, the slightly heavier day of pants wetting fun out on the farm with our good mates and the Hunter Valley's finest - Dashville. Better yet do both. Cold beer, great food, sunshine and rock and roll. Summer sorted. You're very welcome.

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You may have seen some pink posters out and about of late. Thrashville is the slightly heavier brainchild of our good mates out on the farm at Dashville and with a line up boasting fellow tractor drivers the Cosmic Psychos, Punchbowl's finest the Hard Ons as well as Clowns, The Neptune Power Federation, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five and Newcastle's favourite political commentators The Australian Beefweek Show and a gut load of others the dust will be flying. Any Dashville event is a good time. In fact it is simply impossible to have a bad time out there. There is surely some sort of sorcery afoot beyond the front gate that keeps the smile on your face so if you've never experienced it and loud and fast rock and roll is your bag then Thrashville is definitely the day to dip your toe in.

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