Love That Hat

Love That Hat are: The incomparable Sue Carson, The wildly talented David Carter and The remarkable Mikey Stove.

Love that sound, love that style, love that music & LOVE THAT HAT.

Sue Carson: You will remember Sue for her spectacular performances in several of Newcastle′s favourite acts including Sligo Maid, Killkenny and The Sue & Mikey Show. As a classically trained opera singer and multi-instrumentalist, (violin, mandolin, guitar & harmonica, though not all at once – yet!)

Dave Carter: Dave Carter has performed with almost every single Australian musician, alive and dead, that has ever graced a stage within 50 miles of Newcastle!

David is another multi-instrumentalist, being a dab hand at the guitar, bass, piano, banjo, bagpipes and Irish pipes. He has an amazing collection of musical instruments, some he has even built himself!!!

Mikey Stove: Although involved in numerous high profile, successful bands including Swanee, The Curvettes, Hussy, Killkenny and The Sue & Mikey Show (the latter two with Sue), Mikey′s biggest claim to fame (or notoriety) would have to be his role in the legendary Funbusters, where his skills as idiot front-man and quirky lead guitarist became a trend setting style.

Mikey′s seamless adaptability from rock, Celtic, and folk to commercial material is well respected within the musical fraternity.

Recent corporate clientele that Love That Hat has performed for includes Destination Event Management, Wilson Mining Services, Newcastle Media Ball, Lake Video, Energy 2IC (Sydney) and Storage King (Sydney).

Check out some of Love That Hat’s stuff here:


“Love That Hat was exactly what I was after. They were terrific!”

– Kathryn Dries, 35th Birthday Party

“We have been fans of Love That Hat for many years and when we were planning our wedding, I insisted that we hire them, no matter what the cost! They were worth every cent – as always, they were absolutely brilliant performers – many of our guests who hadn’t seen them perform before said it was the best wedding music/entertainment they had ever experienced. Most guests (even the non-dancers!) were up on the dance floor by the end – the band even learned some special songs for us, one in particular which brought many guests to tears. Thank you again to Sue, Mikey and Dave – you made our wedding day really memorable and special. We love that hat!”

–  Amy and Billy Hooper, Wedding

Sample Song List

Adele Rolling in the Deep
Amy Stewart Knock on Wood
Baby Animals Early Warning
Beatles Getting Better
Billy Thorpe Most People I Know
Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer
Boom Crash Opera Dancing in the Storm
Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star
Cars Just What I Needed
Cat Stevens Old School Yard
Charlie Daniels Band Devil Went Down to Georgetown
Cher Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Cold Chisel Cheap Wine
Corrs Toss the Feathers (Instrumental)
Crosby Stills & Nash Love the One You’re With
Crowded House Only Natural
Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Deep Purple Black Night
Doobie Bros Listen to the Music
Dragon Are You Old Enough
Elvis Costello Oliver’s Army
Fleetwood Mac Say That You Love Me
Foreigner Cold as Ice
George Michael Faith
Goyte Somebody That I Used to Know
Guns’n’Roses Sweet Child of Mine
Heart Barracuda
Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze
John Farnham You’re the Voice
Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
Kate Bush Babooshka
Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes
Kiss I Was Made for Loving You
Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll
Levellers Riverflow
Linda Rhonstadt You’re No Good
Martha and the Muffins Echo Beach
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mine
Mumford & Sons I Will Wait
Munkees I’m a Believer
Natalie MacMaster Space Ceilidh (Instrumental)
Neil Young Heart of Gold
Pat Benatar Greatest Hits Medley
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Pink Who Knew
Police Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Pretenders Brass in Pocket
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Ricki Lee Jones Chuck E’s in Love
Ronnie James Dio Butterfly Ball
Sheryl Crow Strong Enough
Taylor Dane I’ll Be Your Shelter
Thin Lizzy The Boys are Back in Town
Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits
Toto Hold the Line
Traditional Devil’s Set (Instrumental)
Travelling Wilburys I Won’t Back Down
10CC The Things We Do for Love
Wolfstone Cleveland Park (w / bagpipes) (Instrumental)