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The Refuge formed in 2014 in Apollo Bay, Victoria, as a rock band with members Riley Newton (lead vocal/lead guitar), Noa Matthews (rhythm/lead guitar), Houston Walters (drums), Jackson Hayat (keyboard) and Leon Kennedy (bass). All members were 14 years old when the band formed.

After forming, Riley started writing songs for the band, then on some songs, Noa also started writing riffs with Riley to bring an extra flavour to The Refuge. On 23 January, 2016, the band released their first full album 'Jet Stream', comprising of 13 rock songs.

The Refuge put on a high energy rock show, with influences from classic rock bands from the 70's and grunge bands from the 90's, the band also plays blues and funk with a rock style.

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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop
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  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf