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MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

This month’s 15 Minutes of Fame is upon us and Stokers has a great lineup for your musical enjoyment. The featured act for November is Aaron Bishop.

Aaron is musician and writer from the Gold Coast. Aaron recently released his new EP Perfect Place, a collection of acoustically driven, folk-inflected songs with catchy choruses and quirky guitar leads. Produced by composer Scott Lloyd Shelley, the EP’s raw folky feel has been likened to the early 70s classic surf film Morning of the Earth. Throughout Perfect Place, Aaron’s songwriting explores the power of the human spirit, both the dark and light sides.

Aaron began his musical journey studying music at the Australian Institute of Music in the early nineties. He cut his teeth as rhythm guitarist in central coast band Icarus Eye who toured the east coast, and supported such bands as Silverchair, Fenzal Rhomb and The Hanging Tree. His gypsy ways led him abroad where he recorded demos in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Tokyo, and in 2005 he worked with producer Parris Mcloud, recording the Bishop EP.

In 2008 Aaron recorded his debut album The Calm Electric with Gold Coast producer Braddon Gilbert. An eclectic mix of folk/pop and rock, his song Light from Killybegs earned a spot on the Shout compilation CD, which was showcased at Musexpo, LA, 2010. His music also features on the All abilities Playground, an online game site for disabled children.

The Blackboard acts for the 15 Minutes gig are: Shawn Durkin, Loose Unit, Rob and Carl, Geoff Morley and James Webb. See Aaron and the Blackboards at Stokers Siding Hall, Friday from 7pm.

 


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