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May 29, 2022

Creamy caramel and chunky funk

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Kindness on rise in Ballina and beyond

A community battered by natural disasters and COVID is still finding room in its heart for refugees and asylum seekers, according to Ballina Region for Refugees Vice President Stanley Yeo.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Corporate beach

Tallow Beach is a great place to walk your dog and it has got a lot busier over the...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

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Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

 

Drizzling creamy caramel harmonies onto a sleek and smooth foundation of soulful rhythms, vivacious five-piece Soul Reference are riding the funk train to a stop near you.

Fronted by seductive smooth operators Chang Po Ching and Alisha Todd, Soul Reference meld old-school classics with fresh and playful originals to excite Motown, funk, soul and blues appetites.

With the seamless driving rhythms of Donovan Lee on drums, the slappa-the-bass handiwork of Dylan Johnstone and sultry guitar craft of Sam Besmehn, Soul Reference channel smoky, dark-lit bars of old-school New Orleans while bringing a youthful vitality to classic genres.

With a growing reputation in the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast gigging circuits, the energetic outfit are proving themselves a powerful soul juggernaut fit to fill dance floors at any venue. Get into the right frame of Reference on Sunday at the Sheoak Shack, Fingal Head.


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