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Jay brings Sista to town

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Three Lords and the Byron Theatre are presenting a special performance of the 1983 classic film The Big Chill on Saturday, May 26. The show includes a concert performance of the soundtrack by The Byron Theatre Orchestra, along with food trucks, cocktails and perhaps the odd bit of audience participation.

Fijian born didgeridoo and stringed instrument virtuoso Jay Hoad will be bringing his unique show to the area this weekend. No doubt he will be featuring his recently released single Sista. You can sample it above.

Jay has spent the last six years touring around the globe, following the sun and his inspiration for music throughout the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Fiji, Canada and North America, keeping up a relentless touring schedule whilst passionately learning about third world culture and every style of music he can sink his teeth into.

The result – a very funky and high-energy show that sees Jay sitting in a cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, Weissenborn lap steel, dulcimer, guitar, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and then some. Mouth, hands and feet work in harmony as Jay fuses many genres of music creating a sound that’s hard to believe comes from just one person.

In 2010 Jay was honoured to perform with Bob Marley’s Wailers on the northeast leg of their USA tour and has also recently toured with USA super groups Carbon Leaf and the Temptations.

For a visual and sound spectacular see Jay Hoad at the Beach Hotel tonight from 9pm, Sphinx Rock Café on Friday, Lennox Hotel on Saturday at 9.30pm and Sheoak Shack on Sunday at 4pm.


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