Break out the Bublé
Rhydian Lewis & The Swinging Residuals, nine-piece big band hit the Bangalow A&I Hall performing Michael Bublé hits, featuring guest singer Marissa Burgess and support act Elena B Williams. This show launches the Australian and Asian tour of The Best Of Bublé, which will see the show play in Shanghai and Hong Kong and in selected theatres through Australia, including Brisbane Jazz Club, The Basement Sydney, The Links Club Gold Coast. Smooth as silk, Lewis manages to conjure up all the sass and swank of Bublé.
Friday 24 July; show starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are $45 each, available from www.thebestofbuble.com.au, The Cellar Door, The Bangalow post office, Utopia, The Italian Diner and The Bangalow Hotel.
Daniel de Borah
Already well known in this area, pianist Daniel de Borah is a busy recitalist. A SIPCA major prize winner, he has since forged a place in the pianistic world both in Australia and internationally. The Byron Community Centre is home to a Steinway full-concert grand piano, a rarity in regional areas. This recital promises a world-class performance by one of Australia’s elite pianists on an instrument that is recognised as one of the world’s finest. As a young pianist, Daniel won major prizes in the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Tbilisi International Piano Competition and the Arthur Rubenstein in Memoriam Competition in Poland. Daniel’s performances reflect the rich influences of study at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music London and the prestigious Liszt Academy in Budapest, and he is now well established and in demand as a recitalist. The Steinway Recital with Daniel de Borah at the Byron Community Centre on Sunday at 2pm.
Adult $30/BMS member $25/school student $10. Tickets: byroncentre.com.au or call 6685 6807.
Up up and Anaid
After nearly a year in the studio with English producer Steve James (Screaming Jets, Skunkhour) independent rocker Diana Anaid, who captured our hearts in the 90s with the Triple J hit I Go Off, returns to the Bangalow Hotel on Friday, showcasing her gutsy and heart-felt performance.
Diana’s Top 10 hits in the US and here at home, as well as her ARIA nominations and thriving fanbase, go a long way to illustrate why she is one of the region’s most loved musicians. In the words of Iain Sheddon: ‘there’s only one Diana Anaid’.
It’s all parts roots, blues-cruise, rasta, funky folk, and ska. Chango T’ree is touring the east coast and on board is Ian Treloar, Ree Liddell and Chris Commerford. She is the elegant, they are the mojo surf dawgs. Chango T’ree is stopping off for a show at the Rails Hotel this Thursday to shed some ‘neoteric’ sound. Blessed with songlines, soaring vocals/harmonies, earthy rhythms and a truck load of instruments: eight- and six-string acoustic guitar-synth dobro, mandolin, bass and stomp.
Song talk of spacejunk, third-world rip offs, rusted cars, love/life, politics, fun, environment stuff and survival.
Broadfoot at the Brewery
Broadfoot will be playing at the Byron Brewery this Friday. Playing selections from previous albums as well as from their new The Sun warms The Sea album, the music grooves along with fascinating lyrics, funky rhythms, scintillating electric guitar and soaring vocal harmonies.
The music is in the beergarden so rug up then prepare to shed it all (maybe not all) as internal body temperatures warm up from the dancing that often results from attending a Broadfoot gig.
The show starts at 7.30pm.
Blundell and Bradley
In late March 2012 James Blundell was announced as the inaugural inductee into the Country Music Channel (CMC) Hall of Fame by longtime friend, one-time band member and 2008 Australian of The Year Lee Kernaghan. The induction also included tributes from country stars Catherine Britt and Travis Collins, whose renditions of classic Blundell songs further reinforced his influence on a generation of Australian performers.
James Blundell is joined by our local country music queen, Lou Bradley, at the Ballina RSL on Friday. Show kicks off at 8.30pm. $30.
The good music of the Badlands
Hailing from Byron Bay, The Badlands are a group of four mates playing riff-driven rock/grunge.
After a string of local support and headline slots it didn’t take long for The Badlands to build a solid underground following and a reputation for raw high-energy live performances, which they took to the road for the first time in may 2014 touring the east coast with their debut single New Age Prescription Product, recorded in 301 Byron Bay with Jordan Power. Sticking to their independent approach, the lads ventured into the studio for the second time earlier this year to record their much-anticipated second single Never Know at Hydro Funk records, where it was produced and engineered by Dave Atkins and later sent abroad to be mastered by multi-Grammy-award-winning studio Lurssen mastering based in LA.
A year on the road between studio time has seen The Badlands’ sound mature, while staying true to their riff-driven, raw live feel and on the back of a local release for Never Know upon a full house and an east coast tour with other local grunge rockers Waxhead, 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the band.
Saturday at the Byron Brewery from 8pm. Free entry.
Warm up for Splendour
Need to get match ready for Splendour in the Grass? Head down to the Hotel Great Northern on Thursday 23 July to get your festival vibe kicked into action. Featuring Flight Facilities, a band who show no signs of slowing down. When their debut album Down to Earth catapulted to number one on the iTunes Australia Chart, numbers one and two on the US and UK iTunes Electronic charts respectively and number three on the ARIA chart. With sold-out headlines in Australia and shows in the US and Europe and a bus tour around America, Flight Facility won’t be grounded for long.
Also appearing on the night is Adelaide emcee Tkay Maidza stomping her way to the top of the rap game; Swedish reggae pop maverick Elliphant shows her face as does Canberra/Seattle-based electronic duo Vallis Alps and the bouncy beats of LK McKay.
Presale tickets on sale now –
go to secret-sounds.com.au