"If there was one defining moment that shaped today's Newcastle music sound, that point was DV8. In a town where if you didn't play covers, you didn't get a gig, DV8's Greg Bryce went against the grain and he and the band carved an 'enormous' following for his original Newcastle brand of music."
A rundown of Greg Bryce's career
Late 70’s Formed power trio Meccalissa straight out of high school
1979 Meccalissa release their first single, Darby Street Blues
1982 The second single, Dry Your Eyes, is released and gains national airplay
1984 Dead Giveaway is released as a single, enjoying positive reviews and good airplay
1985 The band release a new single, She Goes, which gets strong national radio airplay
1986 The second album, "Back To Basics", is released. Charting nationally at #84 despite only being for sale in Newcastle, the album garners massive interest in the band from major labels
1987 Greg Bryce announces, just as the band looks set for bigger things, he is breaking the band up and moving to India to study meditation and yoga
1987 The band play their final two shows at Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club to full houses. Both shows were recorded and filmed and released later that year as a Live album and video. The album again charted nationally
1988 DV8 reform for a one-off show and simultaneously release the album "Can You Hear Me?" the bulk of which was recorded in early 1987 as the band was being courted by major labels
1988-1992 Greg Bryce studies yoga and meditation in India, USA and Hawaii
1991 Fellow Newcastle band The Screaming Jets release their debut album, "All For One", which includes the Greg Bryce-penned song "Blue Sashes". The album went on to launch the Screaming Jets to international success, and achieved Gold status.
1992 The Screaming Jets release their second album, "Tear Of Thought", which includes another Greg Bryce-penned song, "Hard Drugs". This album is still their most successful, reaching Platinum sales and at one time selling in excess of 30,000 units per week
1992-1997 Bryce opens a centre for yoga teaching in Sydney
1997 DV8 reform, with a new drummer and bass player, and head to the studio to record the album "Big Green Monsters"
1997 Bryce forms acoustic folk trio, Jigzag, with Liz Frencham and Caroline Trengrove. Jigzag is a major departure from Bryce’s rock roots and incorporates celtic/folk/funk/blues/jazz/pop into their sound
1999 Jigzag release their debut album, "The Offering" to widespread critical acclaim
April 2017 DV8 perform to a full house at Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their "farewell" show at the same venue and the re-release the "Live" video recording of the event in DVD format