24.6 C
Byron Shire
March 9, 2021

Lamplights at the Rails

Latest News

Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

Other News

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

The Lamplights are a band you can’t help but love at first listen. Playing an organic blend of folk, funk, roots, and blues with pop undertones, this fresh, energetic five-piece from the Gold Coast are a pleasure to experience.

With a genuine joy in writing and sharing music, they deliver songs that have a positive impact on everyone who hears them. The band pride themselves on leaving their audiences feeling positive, inspired and empowered.

They’ve been receiving accolades from audiences and music professionals alike, and recently won awards in three different categories at the 2011 Australian Songwriting Contest – a feat no other songwriter has achieved in the 31-year history of the awards. Led by charismatic front man Ryan Gittoes, The Lamplights play music with talent, integrity and the best of intentions. With tangible chemistry and world-class musicianship, Jason McGregor (current Australian Fingerpicking Guitar Champion), Ashley Perrow (guitar, slide guitar), Mattie Barker (bass, harmonica) and Mik Easterman (drums) lift the hearts and hopes of everyone who hears them.

Their diverse influences and universal appeal have resulted in the band being heard on radio stations in New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and as far away as Macedonia and Belgium. Get lit up at The Rails on Friday.

http://www.youtube.com/BXi6Nb7CK6g

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...