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May 8, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

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19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

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What’s going on with gas?

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Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

If A French Butler Called Smith had to sum up their mission statement in one word it would be dance and they’re willing to use any weapon in their artillery of musical genres to get their audiences doing it. Whether its funk, Latin, Gypsy or anything in between make no mistake – you will be on your feet.

These five gentlemen having been gallivanting across the country strutting their unique and infectious sounds to ever-growing audiences, fast gaining a reputation for the best entertainment you can have with your clothes on. Make no mistake,  A French Butler called Smith is a force to be reckoned with and if you’re yet to experience it you better hurry up and get on board for some exhilarating and captivating sounds you won’t find anywhere else!

After blowing audiences away with their explosive performances around the country in 2011 – including Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and a 30 date national tour – the Butlers ventured into Lovestreet Studios to evolve their unmistakably unique sound into another dimension with a new EP ‘Eating Crow’ to be released early 2012.

With incredible new flavours and the electric energy their live set has become known for, they are ready to take the country and the world by storm – you have been warned. See the Butler at the Currumbin SoundLounge on Friday.


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