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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

 

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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