Snape Brothers

Coming onto the Newcastle music scene in the early 1980s, the Snape Brothers: Mick, Chris & Russell, have forged their mark in a small part of Newcastle's music history.


In 1981, the boys from the bush left their hometown of Quirindi with their then band ‘Hadley Rill’, travelling to expand their crowd base while spreading their infectious love of music to the lower hunter region.


Armed with 4-part harmonies and a passion for the greatest music of the time - be it country, rock, disco or any other genre from their repertoire of many - Hadley Rill were able to entertain a variety of different crowds. They backed many headline artists in their early days, such as Sherbert, Mi-Sex, Jon English and Richard Clapton; a testament to their popularity.


Through the years, the Snape Brothers have kept their unmistakable sense of humour and an easy-going attitude that shows in every performance. Though their attitude may be light-hearted, they are able to maintain a high level of professionalism while playing.


The Snape Brothers are highly sought after by many venues, not only in the Newcastle area, but also all over north & north-western NSW. They recorded their first album in 2000, largely for the sake of prosperity, but also received unexpected recognition from a crowd of followers that were already fans of the boys from the country. For this reason, the album was a greater success than thought possible for the Brothers, as it was appreciated by locals who followed their music and some of which, still do to this day.


Content to be playing many of the same venues since coming to the Newcastle area, the Snape Brothers have maintained their high quality 3-part harmonies, musicianship and sound. Though more mature than some acts in the current music scene, the Snape Brothers are still one of the most sought after trios around. They are available in band format (with the addition of a drummer) and are well suited to corporate and private functions.


All For You Sister Hazel

Alone - The Bee Gees

Amanda - Don Williams

Angels - Robbie Williams

Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd

April Sun In Cuba -  Dragon

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows

Bring Me Down - The Mavericks

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

China Grove - Doobie Brothers

Come Back Again - Daddy Cool

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

Don't Change - INXS

Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Down Under - Men At Work

Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool

End Of The Line - Traveling Wilburys

Everybody Talks - Neon Trees

Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers

Five O'Clock Somewhere - Jimmy Buffett

Follow Me - Uncle Kracker

Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero

Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones

How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees

Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp

I Knew The Bride - Nick Lowe

I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Knockin' On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan

Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers

Little Sister - Elvis Presley

Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

Long Run - The Eagles


Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

Make Me Smile - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett

Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
Oh What A Night - Franki Valli & The Four Seasons

Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

Rain - Dragon

Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

Rocking All Over the World - Status Quo

Run To Paradise - The Choirboys

Runaround Sue - Dion

Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne

Something So Strong - Crowded House

Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper

Stuck In the Middle - Stealers Wheel

Sugar - The Archies

Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams

Summer Paradise - Simple Plan

Superstitious - Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Take It Easy - The Eagles

Take Me Back - Noiseworks

Tequila Sunrise The Eagles

The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

The Way - Fastball

To Her Door - Paul Kelly

Treat Her Right - George Thorogood

Underneath The Radar - Underworld

Walk Of Life - Dire Straits

Walkin' -  Gary Moore

We Can Get Together - The Flowers

What A Night Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
You May Be Right - Billy Joel