Doors open 12pm - meals available






Gigs at Newport Bowls Unless Otherwise Indicated

About Us

We started on a wing and a prayer in December of 2001. A group of Roots music fans whose regular watering hole was the Williamstown RSL pooled together $50 each to put on a gig featuring the Hornets. With the blessing of the RSL management we put the word around Town that blues music was coming to the West. Up until that time we had to travel on the road and over the river to catch quality live music. It was a gamble but it worked and gave us the confidence to build on that day’s success. Here we are years later an Incorporated Club hosting the best roots musicians in the land and also getting calls from international touring artists who want to come Way Out West. Following the closure of Williamstown RSL Sub Branch in 2016 we were forced to look for another home in the area. After considering various sites we now find ourselves at Newport Bowls Club where we are going from strength to strength. As the great Paul Kelly song goes ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’. We now find ourselves an integral part of the Roots music scene. We are so proud to have been able to create a much needed venue in the West. If you have not been to the Club then please come down and check us out, we guarantee to make your day a good one.


President: Rob Rowe
Vice President: Terry Smith
Secretary: Jenny Brockman
Treasurer: Trish Hart
Committee: Wendy Rowe, Ian Fraser, Bernie Bicknell, Marshall Gibbs, Rob Smiley, Mick Newington, Rosemary Marsham, John Spice, Rocky Vignale
WOWRMC Photographer: Wendy Rowe

Annual General Meeting: Held in October each year.
Since COVID restrictions have been in place we pre-sell tickets for our gigs. This is now the preferred way to attend a WOW gig. However, general admission (payment at the door on the day of the gig) may be available if we have not reached the permissable government limit.

WOW Honour Roll - Past Gigs to Savour


Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, Harry Manx, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Owen Grey, ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Hamilton Loomis, Kelly Joe Phelps, Del Ray & Steve James, Steve Arvey, Hans Theesink, Corky Siegel, Kieran Kane & David Francey, Lulo Reinhardt, Big Jay McNeely, Watermelon Slim, The Turner Brown Band, Joe Louis Walker, Tyrone Vaughan, Kirk Fletcher, Phil Wiggins, Ace Tones, Reverend Peyton Big Damn Band, A. J. Ghent, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, Todd Hart, Gary Vincent, Old Gray Mule, Harper and Midwest Kind, Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean, Charlie A’Court, Charlie Parr, C R Humphrey & C W Ayon, Gwyn Ashton, Buddy Knox, AceTones


Backsliders, Lil’ Fi, Jim Conway’s Big Wheel, James T (ex- pat USA Canned Heat), Bondi Cigars, Anni Piper, Darren Jack, Continental Robert Susz, Max Merritt & the Meteors, Doug Parkinson, David Ross McDonald, Pete Cornelius, Mental As Anything, Pugsley Buzzard, Harper, Matt Finish, Ray Beadle, Brewster Brothers, Dragon, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Dom Turner & Supro, Kevin Bennett (Flood), 8 Ball Aitken, Jimi Beavis, John ‘Swanee’ Swan, Rose Tattoo, Shane Pacey Trio, Cyril B Bunter Band, Lachy Doley, Clayton Doley Band, Matty T Wall, Simon Kinny Lewis, Claude Hay, Matt Taylor (50 th anniversary show), Lazy Eye, Kevin Borich Express, Puggsley Buzzard Band, Chris Finnen


Dutch Tilders (R.I.P.), Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows, Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers, Chris Wilson, Jeff Lang, Chain, Ross ‘the boss’ Wilson, Andy Cowan, Broderick Smith, the Dingoes, Renee Geyer, Tim Rogers, Vika Bull, Mick Thomas, Mark Seymour & the Undertow, Dave Graney & the Yellow Lurid Mist, the Hornets, Collard Greens & Gravy, Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt, Blues Before Sunrise, Spectrum, Nick Barker, Neil Murray, Madder Lake, the Detonators, Paulie Bignell & the Thornbury Two, Jimi Hocking, Dave Hogan’s Meltdown, Jerome Smith (ex pat USA), Phil Manning, Kerri Simpson, Fiona Boyes, Ash Grunwald, Chubby Rae, Brian Fraser, Lloyd Spiegel, Diddley Daddies, Sam See & Glyn Mason, Nicky Bomba & Bustamento, Blackfeather, Slide Devils, Phil Para, Deborah Conway, Way Out West, Ross Hannaford, Alex Burns, Mike Ellrington, Jaimi Faulkner, Zydeco Jump, Andrea Marr, Bobby Bright, Firebird, Ska Vendors, Red Sand Shuffle, Joe Galea, Ray Vanderby, Steve Purcell & the Pearly Shells, Nick Charles, Tabasco Junkies, the Nudgels, Benny & the Fly By Niters, Hey Gringo, David Holmes, Lyman Debut, Stevie Paige, the Vagrants, Men In Blues, the Pardoners, Jason Lowe, Moveable Feast (Billy Miller, Mark Ferrie, Sean Kelly & Stephan Fidock), Backwood Creatures, Fats Wah Wah, Suzannah Espie & Big Boy Lemonade, Mike Brady, Jordie Lane, John Schumann, Dan England, Rory Ellis, Brunswick Blues Shooters, Danny Burton, Sweet Felicia, the Blue Zone, Alex Legg, the Rich Family, Stephen Bowtell, Jules Boult & Bob Whetstone, Stockley See Mason Band, Tom Pedersen, Matt Walker, Howlin’ Time, Jimmy Fong, White Goat, John Dallimore Trio, Damian Rogers, Steve Romig, Kelly Auty’s Wild Women Show, Ashleigh Mannix, Matt Kelly, Ed Patrick, Stringybark McDowell, Oh Pep, Louis King & the Liars Klub, Luke Watt, Dan Dinnen, Blue Dukes, Andy & Peter Baylor, Tom Richardson, the Laments, John Luke Shelley & High Speed Steel, Blues International, Barb Waters & the Mothers of Pearl, Little John, Graveyard Train, Leslie Avril, Mick Pealing, Cabin Fever, the Rechords, the Saucermen, Cash Savage, Toot Toot Toots, the Band Who Knew Too Much, ‘Fast’ Eddie Boyle, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Ridge Back Blues Band, Funk Buddies, Candy Apples, Marco Goldsmith, Shannon Bourne, Wayne Jury, Doc White & Tabasco Tom, The 3 Tones, Ska Vendors, The Three Kings, Catfish Voodoo, Joe Creighton, Brewster Brothers, Jarrod Shaw, The Sammy Owen Band, Tex Miller, Normie Rowe, Caledonian Castaways, Gospel Belles, Heinous Hounds, Rod Paine and the Full-Time Lovers, Rhythm X Revival, Nathan Beretta Band, Jesse Valach & the Testaments, Kevin Buckingham Band, Checkerboard Lounge, Matt Katsis, McNamara Project, Blues Roulette (feat. Cass Eagar, Frank Sultana & P.J.O’Brien), Pat Powell, Blues Club Revival, Blues Brothers Show, Tommy McEwan’s Royal Blue Trio, Jules Boult & the Redeemers, Jarod Shaw, Chris Stockley Band, Greg Dodd & the Hoodoo Men, Blue Eyes Cry, Tank Dilemma, Zevon & the Werewolves, Blues Preachers, Doc White, Dan Dinnen, Adderley Smith Blues Band, J C & the Po Boys, Johnny Cass, Mr Black & Blues, The Three Tones, Johnny Longshot, Brothers Grim, Charlie Bedford, Dan Dinnen & Shorty, Aaron Pollock

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Membership with Way Out West Roots Music Club entitles you to a membership card, discount entry at most club events and frequent newsletters. Annual membership is just $30.
Any Questions? Please ring Jenny on 0412 699 222.
If you wish to purchase a membership please click on the PayPal button. If you do not have a PayPal account select "Pay With a Card" and you can then pay as a guest.

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