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April 16, 2021

Anaid duo in Ballina

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A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

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HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

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Multiple ARIA nominee Diana Anaid’s music possesses what Rolling Stone describes as an ‘emotional and sometimes primal energy’.

Diana kick-started her career with I Go Off. The follow-up I Don’t Think I’m Pregnant presented more rave reviews as the music of a ‘different kind of girl power’ (Music Network) flooded the airwaves.

dianaanaidInternationally released Beautiful Obscene was iTunes’ Top 10 Best Pop CD of 2004, described as ‘cooler than Ani Difranco’ by Village Voice New York.

After acclaimed performances as Grace Slick with Songs of the Haight Ashbury at Bluesfest, and fresh from recording her fifth album with producer Steve James (Screaming Jets, Skunkhour), Diana Anaid returns to captivate audiences with her unforgettable songs and live show.

Diana’s performed at the Falls festival, Woodford, The Big Day Out, Bluesfest and as special guest to Cake, The Eels, and Joe Cocker as well as Aussies Pete Murray, The Whitlams and Xavier Rudd.

Saturday at the Ballina RSL.


Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide.


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