17.1 C
Byron Shire
August 3, 2021

Hoad’s Home Is Where The Heart Is

Latest News

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

Other News

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

It’s already been a big year for Jay who kicked off the off in style with performances at the Saarang World Cultural Festival in Chennai, India, followed by the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Victoria and just recently supporting Jeff Martin of Teaparty.

The high-­energy show sees Jay sitting in a cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, dulcimer, dulsitar, cigar box guitar, wine box bass, weissenborn lap steel, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and then some. Lungs, hands and feet work in harmony as Jay fuses all genres of music, creating a sound that’s difficult to believe comes from just one person.


Hoad’s new release Home Is Where The Heart Is is his most anticipated release yet, with tracks written in some of the most exotic (and some not so exotic) locations around the world and intimate details of each location described in the album liner notes.

The album was recorded with renowned producer Craig Porteils (Gun & Roses, Terence Trent D’arby, Diesel, etc) in Sydney and features many specials guests, including premier Fijian artist Knox.

As per usual, the artwork and layout is breathtaking, designed to please all true lovers of art and music.

‘I really can’t wait to get back to NSW as I absolutely love that part of the world,’ says Jay. ‘I’m super excited to be touring with a new album and pretty much a whole new set and sound. I think this album is by far the best work I have done to date, and coming from me that’s a big call as I am super critical of my own work and rarely give myself a pat on the back. It truly represents all aspects of what I have to offer and I feel it really captures the live sound of my show like never before. Working with Craig was an incredible experience; ­ he brought out the best in me on every note. And with the evolving nature of music distribution, we really went to town on the artwork for this release as who knows how long physical CDs will still be available!’

Hoad will be launching his brand new album Home Is Where The Heart Is at the  Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell – 1pm Sunday September 22.


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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events