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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

Other News

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

 

Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker!

Formed six years ago atop a hill in Broken Head, Mr Speaker is a rhythm section consisting of Mick Hidden on drums, John Graham on percussion, Kieran Allen on bass and Tim Annis-Brown on guitar, complemented by the melodies of jazz saxophonist Matt Brooker and the remarkable vocals of Greg Corcoran.

Continuing in the esteemed tradition of soul, blues and big band entertainers, Mr Speaker is a six to ten piece funk juggernaut with a sound and style for dance floor fanatics and backseat connoisseurs alike. The band has been honing their craft in east coast venues and collaborating with an array of top notch local musicians, always on the prowl for worthy new additions in the fertile hunting grounds of the Byron shire.

Mr Speaker has made this area their stomping ground, constantly road testing new ideas, fresh material and different instrumentation in an effort to combine the best of their musical heroes with their own approach to the styles of jazz, funk, swing, and reggae, to name but a few. The result of this process combined with countless hours in the studio is a tight, energetic band with an enormous repertoire of original material.

 

 


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Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

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