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Weekend Roundup April 10

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Other News

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Circus-Arts-trapeze-angelCircus Arts Easter Showcase

There’s is nothing like a bit of circus to get the excitement ball rolling and this weekend roundup features a great showcase for all the family

The Circus Arts Showcase features a breathtaking lyra act by new coach and former Cirque du Soleil performer Mark McLauchlan, a duo juggling act, and new work from the performance troupe, directed by advanced coach Simon Adams. With special guests Inspire Dance Studio from Billinudgel and the Advanced Flying trapeze class.

Friday 11 April, Circus Arts, 17 Centennial Circuit, Arts and Industry Park, Byron Bay.


Following the success of their first show, playing to an enthusiastic packed house at the Lismore Workers Club, the new Bourkenbacks lineup are looking forward to their next appearance at the Club.

‘You don’t have to love country music to enjoy the Bourkenbacks’, aid Michael Willis, the band’s frontman but once you get an earful of that pedal steel guitar wrapped around some great tunes  you will!.

Saturday April 12 8pm, Lismore Workers Club

Shak-ShukaThere’re Gypsies in the Jam

Time to dance some more to the great Gypsy grooves with ShakShuka (Byron Bay) and The Imprints (Melbourne).

Three dollars from each ticket and 50 per cent from the food sales will go to the gas-free-land campaign in Bentley.

Saturday April 12 from 7pm at Kulchajam Byron Bay A&I Estate.

Reach New Dimensions in Dance

Ready to arise from the everyday and dance your way to bliss? Then check out Byron’s latest Visionary Cacao Dance Journey. Local collaborators Chocolate Yoga and Luminaya are teaming up with inspirational artists, The Link.

Friday April 11, from 7pm at Durrumbul Hall.

Doing it for Bentley

After a hugely successful recent event, Gigs Not Rigs is on again in Bentley Hall Sunday April 13.
Come to Bentley Hall for an afternoon featuring Deya Dova, Miss Renee Simone, Dallas James, activist and lecturer in law at SCU Aiden Ricketts, and more special guests to be confirmed.

Delicious food available 2–6pm.

BALL-PARK-MUSIC-Lead-imageIn the right Ball Park

It is said that all good things come in threes and Ball Park Music made a triple announcement that is guaranteed to excite their fans: a new single She Only Loves Me When I’m There, a national album tour, and the release date for their third album Puddinghead. 

See them on Thursday at the Coolangatta Hotel and Saturday at the Hotel Great Northern.

Rogues in The Middle

The Middle Pub present local act Rogues Gallery this Saturday from 7.30pm. These four experienced pros have a set list brim-full of classics and serve it up on a plate so chill to the tunes on the upstairs balcony – it’s the new place to be at the home of live entertainment in the biggest little town.

Cheynne-murphySearching for Burnished Gold

Hailing from South Golden Beach, folk alt-country rocker Cheynne Murphy is releasing a couple of new singles to radio later this month before launching debut LP A Horse Called Freedom. 

The Cheynne Murphy band is presenting a showcase of the singles and album in a pre-release performance at the Railway Friendly Bar, this Saturday night, April 12.

Glenn Massey

Glenn has been playing guitar and singing since the age of seven. Over the years Glenn has built up a large repertoire of songs from his musical background, ranging from rock & roll, country, pop and bluegrass leading him to play in bands, trios, duos and solo.

Glenn has played in Sydney for twenty five years with the likes of Doc Neeson from the angels, Dave Faulkner of the HooDoo Gurus as well as short stint with the Beatles tribute band the Beatnix. Glenn has also done lead vocal and rhythm-lead with local bands Fossil Rock and Cherry St. Glenn has now once again taken the solo path and is playing around the Northern Rivers.

Saturday April 12 Ballina RSL Bowling Club

Sing you to dark sleep

the-black-lullubay-The Black Lullaby evoke a sense of confidence in the listener. From the opening chords of their recent self-titled EP you can feel the band is self-assured, confident and focused on raising tough questions through dark-edged yet strangely uplifting music.

The Black Lullaby will be rocking out The Hotel Great Northern in Byron on Friday April 11. Doors open at 9pm.


Brisbane’s hottest drumming ensemble Spankinhide perform with an all-star lineup of musicians at GLO Dance on Saturday night. With Bobby Alu on drums, Lee Hardisty (Oka) on horns and Yeshe Reiners (Yeshe) on percussion, Spankinhide bring their totally infectious African dance grooves to the dance floor.

Sat April 12, 8pm, Uki Hall. www.GLOdance.com

Despite being diagnosed with cancer, Dave Ades didn’t slow down and played right up until the end. Photo Jeff Dawson

A Tribute to David

Some of the finest jazz musicians from around the country will be arriving at The Bowlo to celebrate one of this country’s finest saxophonists, David Ades. Special guests and close friends in the music industry are coming together to play and give respect to this internationally acclaimed jazz musician. All proceeds from the two nights will go towards launching the album that David recorded in New York four weeks before he passed away, titled A Life in a Day. 

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 April. Door tix $15; presales $10 (+bf). Art exhibition: 6.30pm
Show: 8pm.

Uncle Jed with The Firetree

Uncle Jed took the nation by storm with their spine tingling performances on reality TV show Australia’s Got Talent. The trio went on to win the competition, propelling their album to #6 on the Itunes Charts and the audition videos receiving millions of youtube hits.

Uncle Jed find their sound is a blend of the music that has influenced the three of them over time – Funk/Soul/Reggae/Jazz; and are powering on now playing as up to a 7-piece with the amazingly talented muso’s and friends they have made while in Sydney.

As the band continues to write and develop their unique style of music the future seems limitless with a new album in the works with their new single and film clip ‘Home’ being released late 2012.

Supported by The Firetree, see Uncle Jed at the Currumbin SoundLounge Friday April 11. Doors open from 7:30pm, show begins at 8.30pm

Tickets $20 online, or $25 at the door unless sold out.



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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021