Jesse’s Band in Federal
It’s the intimate gigs that help make the live music scene a whole, there is nothing better than getting up close and personal with some awesome talent. One of the highlights of this week’s roundup is a performance by local group, the Jesse Morris Band.
They will be bringing the winter warmth to some loving local haunts and this Saturday they share their original and conscious blues, roots and reggae music. Songs about the surf, the earth, change and growth.
Delivered on handmade acoustic guitars, drums, percussion and soul-filled harmonies.
Saturday at Doma Cafe in Federal from 12pm.
The Lyrical (aka Karl Smith) has become the rising star of the music scene in Brisbane.
The Sunshine State capital has always been Australia’s hotbed for new talent in a variety of genres and the acoustic/hip-hop/reggae scene is now no exception to that tradition.
Following in the footsteps of Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyrical reflects the ingenuity and musical aptitude it takes to be a great artist.
The ‘unique blend of beatboxing meshed with folk guitar and socially conscious lyrics’ City News is fast becoming the hottest ticket in town. Saturday from 8pm at the Byron Brewery.
Featured early this week in a Lang Time Coming, Australia-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer.
Beat magazine declared, ‘In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there’.
Jeff plays this Friday at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre.
Heat in the Middle
It’s Heat 2 of the Middle Pub Band Comp this Saturday from 7.30pm.
Performing for special guest judges Ash Bell (Starboard Cannons) and Stu Eadie (Clouds, Karma County), and also for your listening pleasure and a chance to play at the Mullum Music Fest 2014, are:
Cape Byron Steiner wonders Mali Kate, trance roots exponents Dragonic Symphonics, sublime songstress Tahlia Matheson and her band, folk-funksters Cliff Fletcher & Friends and grunge-rock sensation The Loathing.
Come and see this great local talent at the home of live entertainment in the biggest little town!
Coming third in the annual Rous Hotel Country Music competition back in 1989 didn’t deter rebel rocker Diana Anaid from a life on the road.
Now, after nearly a year in the studio with English producer Steve James (Screaming Jets, Skunkhour) the independent rocker who captured our hearts in the 90s with the Triple J acoustic hit I Go Off returns to the Channon Hotel showcasing her gutsy and dynamic performance with brave and unsparing songs and poetic lyrics. Growing up locally and performing her first professional show at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in 1995, her Top 10 hits in the US and here at home, as well as her ARIA nominations and thriving fanbase, go a long way to illustrate why she is one of our region’s most-loved musicians.
Channon Hotel on Sunday at 2.30pm.
Reload at the Billinudgel Hotel
Local boys Reloader bring their recycled rock cover show to the Billinudgel Hotel from 8pm this Friday.
Reloader love playing a whole bunch of rock tunes that sit in the back of your mind and give you goosebumps when you hear them played live for you. From Bowie to The Radiators and through to the Black Keys – these guys will get the joint rocking.
So get on down to that sweet old country pub and do your ears a favour.
On Sunday at 3pm The Propellers are playing at the Billinudgel Hotel.