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March 1, 2021

Chasing the Sun and the blues

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Catch the Chase this Friday at the Currumbin Soundlounge

‘The blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll’ – So sang Muddy Waters in 1977, and once upon a time it used to be common for hard-rocking bands to emerge from the blues scene; everyone from The Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin cut their teeth on a 12-bar. Chase The Sun is one Australian band with its roots in the blues scene who, since forming in 2007, have been letting their love of rock and roll fully hang out, infusing their take on the blues with loud guitar, blazing hard funk and a cranking 70s southern rock feel. The music of Chase The Sun features the powerhouse delivery of guitarist Jan Rynsaardt and soul-tinged songwriting combined with elements of acoustic blues and Stevie Ray Vaughn boogie – this three-piece crank out a new take on a classic sound.

Chase The Sun’s constantly touring road show has seen them smash every major local blues festival over the past couple of years including Byron Bay’s Bluesfest (2010, 2009); take out top honours in the Australian Blues Awards in both 2008 and 2011; debut on the US Billboard charts at #13 and release two albums in Japan through P-Vine Records.


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