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Music Roundup December 24

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A win for the roughy

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Xmas Eve Knight and Daze

Kellie Knight and the Daze fuse old-school funk, urban soul and jazz improvisation to serve up eclectic originals and audience favourites alike at Byron’s iconic venue, The Rails, this Christmas Eve. Winners of north coast music industry NCEIA awards for best kazz song of 2014, you’ll be entertained by powerhouse female vocals and groovacious musicianship, unplugged and intimate. Starts at 7pm

Getting your Brazilian

Trio Mandala bring you the exciting folkloric dance sounds of forró (meaning ‘for-all’)!  An earthy, organic, melodic sound featuring vocals, guitar and sizzling Brazilian percussion! The dance of forró encompasses fun, expressive movements ‘dangerously close together’, that’s now popular all over Brazil!

Come and feel the fever that is forró at Byron Bay Brewery’s Brazilian night! Free entry. 8pm–midnight. Byron Bay Brewery on Saturday.

Your Music Career Starts Now!

Your career in music starts at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Book an audition for the Diploma of Music NOW to study with teaching staff who are all industry professionals.

Their combined CVs credit working with Pete Murray, Marcia Hines, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daly, Sara Storer, Bon Jovi, Toni Childs, Tommy Emmanuel and Kristina Olsen to name just a few.

Join the ranks of our talented graduates including Natalie Pa’apa’a and Carlo Santone (Blue King Brown), Mister Speaker, Kellie Knight, Tora and Tom Avery aka Blakboi. Contacts: 6621 2266 or visit

Boxing Intentions

Essential Intentions brings you the one and only DAZE MAXIM from Berlin to set things alight and keep our international coverage of quality music to you in Byron Bay this Boxing Day.

Joining us will be a fine selection of local and interstate young cats who will be ready to tear the bag out of it to well warmed-up local christmas crowds. $20 at the Byron Brewery from 3pm. Tickets – Earlybirds almost gone! Earlybird $15 (+bf) – limited! Final release $20 (+bf) at Ticketbooth.com.au

Doublin’ up on Delhi

One of Canada’s most renowned world festival acts, Dehli 2 Dublin, return to Australia by popular demand following their inaugural appearance at Uplift Festival a year ago in Byron Bay. The tour begins with main-stage shows at the Woodford Folk Festival in December, followed by select club shows on the east coast with renowned Australian support acts Wild Marmalade (with Paul George of Tijuana Cartel), Deya Dova and more.

They play a unique energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, rock, dub reggae and electronica with club beats and global rhythms, and their high-energy live performances have seen them build a groundswell of loyal fans as they tour constantly across the globe.

Founded more than seven years ago by Tarun Nayar (of Beats Without Borders cred), Sanjay Seran (formerly of live bhangra act Signia) and Ravi Binning (a professionally trained bhangra dancer and dhol player), they are joined by James Wallace and Jaron Freeman Fox to complete a diverse range of backgrounds and musical influences. At the Byron Bay Brewery 3 January with Deya Dova.

Somewhere over the Rainbow Circus…

The Babe Rainbow and Friends present an all-ages gig at the Byron Community Theatre called The Rainbow Circus!

Featuring the brave, the magnificent Daevid Allen (Divided Alien) of Soft Machine AND GONG! Northern beaches original pumphouse gang panthers, Mylee Grace and Ozzy Wrong! Spaghetti-western outlaws, The Family Jordan! The invisible Mike Medlicott! And Nicky C’s FREAK lightshow!

At the Byron Theatre, Byron Community Centre,
69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay on Saturday from 6–10pm.

$12 + booking fee
Rainbow Circus is a licensed ALL-AGES show.

Tickets on sale Monday 8 December at: Byron Theatre box office or online at www.byroncentre.com.au; Moshtix at www.mostix.com.au / 1300 GET TIX.

The Olsen Twin

Kristina Olsen fans will be delighted to know that the beloved folk-singing yarn-spinning performer is back! Kristina Olsen is one of the most entertaining performers on the international folk circuit. A superb multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, mandolin and piano) as well as an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has audiences around the world coming back for more.

Her songs range from sassy bottleneck blues, lilting ballads, swing jazz to raunch and roll (as well as her hilarious storytelling), thus the truly memorable live shows.

Born in San Francisco and raised in Haight-Asbury during the 1960s, Kristina’s approach to music and life was formed by that environment of vital cultural expression, social activism and diverse musical influences. She is joined by Peter Grayling, her longtime musical collaborator. Saturday 3 January at St Martin’s Hall in Mullumbimby at 8pm.

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