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The Laneway Bar

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 May 2021, Maitland Taste Deconstructed, will host ‘The Laneway Bar’ in Coffin Lane.

The Laneway Bar is one of the many pop up eateries throughout The Levee, Central Maitland during Maitland Taste Deconstructed.
The Farmer’s Wife Gin Distillery will be serving up their delicious gin along side Taco Locato cooking up some tasty Mexican food.
The Laneway will be operating from 5.00pm – 10.00pm both nights. Be sure to come and grab a seat and enjoy the atmosphere with a line up of live music from talented local musicians and vibrant lighting.
Keep up to date with more details about The Laneway Bar on our Facebook page.

The Laneway Bar Stallholders

The Farmers Wife Gin Distillery

 The concept of the Farmers Wife Distillery was formed sharing a fine gin with friends. Living in the country, as 3rd generation farmers, we were inspired to share our love of country life and our passion for creating something unique. I knew it had to incorporate all of my passions: I wanted to create something that encompassed my love for growing food and gardening, my love of family, friends and community and the idea of mastering different flavours to produce something unique and special. 

The Gin is created on my farm in Allworth NSW, this small batch of hand crafted gin is my homage to the tradition of gin making and the native flavours of Australia. Native sage, myrtles and pepperberry along with our signature native sugar bag honey bestow their magic upon this gin, layering each sip with a refined local flavour.

For more information check out The Farmers Wife Distillery 

Taco Lacato

Taco Lacato will be selling Mexican/taco fusion food. Offering a different take on your usual taco. Taco Lacato sources their meat locally in the hunter and works alongside sustainable growers. They produce their own spice range and meat rubs as well. 

For more information check out Taco Lacato 

The Laneway Bar Music Program

Lily Humphreys
Paris Willott
Lily Humphreys
Paris Willott
Monique Humphreys
Rod Coote
Monique Humphreys
Rod Coote
iPod Music
iPod Music

The Laneway Bar Musicians

Monique Humphreys

Monique Humphreys is a Contemporary Dance Artist/ Producer/ Singer Songwriter recently returning home to Newcastle after working abroad in Creative Production and Performance Companies. 

She worked creatively in Madrid and the UK going on tours around Spain, France and Italy.

Monique is a multi disciplinary artist with a unique take on alternative, indie-folk songwriting.

Echoing nostalgia through intricate lyricism and storytelling she plays unreleased, intimate originals with her heart on her sleeve.

Rod Coote is an independent indie/folk/pop artist currently based in the Australian coastal city of Newcastle and has found the sonic sweet spot between indie, folk and pop music to create his own unique sound.  

After serving in the Royal Australian Air Force and working as a high school drama/music teacher, Rod was naturally drawn back to music and has since established his own fan base by regularly playing live shows. 

Rod has supported most established artists such as Australian rock band ‘Chocolate Starfish’ and Irish Folk Duo ‘Byrne and Kelly’. 

Instagram: @rodcootemusic
Facebook Music Page: Rod Coote Music
YouTube: Rod Coote

Paris Willott

Paris Grace is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle whos spiritual personality is reflected through her soulful music.

Paris’ music is comparable in style to Etta James, Adele and Lennon Stella. Paris released her first EP “Oceans Carry Me Home” in 2020.

The EP is representative of Paris’ love for the ocean and her interest in relationships.

Paris also released a single in October of 2020, “Alibi” featuring Sione. 

Instagram: @parisgrace_
Facebook Music Page: Paris Grace Music
YouTube: Paris Grace

Lily Humphreys


Lily Humphreys is an indi, folk, singer/songwriter playing throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. 

Taking inspiration from the likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Daughter and Julia Jacklin, Lily’s sound is a unique acoustic which is perfectly accompanied by her guitar or keyboard. 

You can find Lily gigging regularly at the Home Grown Markets, Rogue Scholar Brewing and Maitland Events.

Be sure to check out Lily’s social media platforms and hear her sound.