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Music Roundup January 15

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Be Part of the Smyth Family

After being involved in an incident in October that left him with a broken jaw, Steve Smyth is now fighting fit!

Recovering so well in fact that he’s picked back up on the rescheduled dates he was forced to drop and heading to town for a show at the Northern.

Steve-Smyth_General-Use_Album-TourHIGHAfter selling out shows on the first run of his Exits tour dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, receiving the Feature Album slot at Double J, Album Of The Week from ABC Darwin and Newcastle, and singles Shake It and Written Or Spoken being well received at community radio and Double J, Steve and band picked back up touring Exits by covering major cities and regional towns across this fine land.

From the streets of Barcelona to touring alongside the likes of The Killers, Angus and Julia Stone, Lanie Lane and Kim Churchill, Smyth has proven time and time again to be devastating in the live setting.

A voice churned up in bourbon-soaked Louisiana gravel that soars to the heavens at times with its sweetness.

After experiencing Steve Smyth, it’s tempting to compare him with some of the great vocalists of the past few decades.

Hotel Great Northern this Saturday.

Piano Wizard has the Key

Andrew Farrell, known as The Wizard, is a much-in-demand jazz, blues and boogie piano-player, songwriter and singer, who has performed over the last few decades all over the country from small regional halls to large festival stages.

Widely mad-professoracknowledged as a versatile virtuoso pianist with great technical and brilliant improvisational skills, The Wizard masterfully combines elements of jazz, blues, boogie-woogie and classical genres.

At the Rails on Sunday.

Mad for the Professor

Heavy Stereo and Ku Promotions are pleased to announce that owing to strong ticket sales we have changed to venue from Coorabell to Durrumbul Hall for the upcoming show of The Mad Professor.

The party also now starts at 6pm, which means more music, more artists, more time to eat tasty Jamaican fare and really soak up the carnival vibes! This will be a live dub show. Mad Professor brings studio master tapes and remixes these live on stage using an analog mixing console and hardware effects.

This is truly a unique experience!

Saturday 17 Jan at Durrumbul Hall, tix $30 plus bf.

Tickets available from http://www.kupromotions.com.au/?p=1509.

Gypsy Music at Coorabell

Gypsy favourites Baix Emporda are joined by TheRomaniacs at Coorabell Hall on Saturday 24 January. Presenting a selection of habaneras and tavern songs from the Catalonia region of Spain, Ricardo Balil and his daughter Tania share the stories of Catalonian fishermen and sailors.

Tales of adventure, loss, new-found or unrequited love, exotic scenes, exile… a compelling blend of lyricism, simplicity and authenticity, delicate harmonies and evocative rhythms. An all-ages fiesta, designed to stimulate the senses through emotive song and dance. Mediterranean food available. Tickets are available from www.kupromotions.com.au/?p=1518

Nothing Like a good Bango

Born in Zimbabwe, DJ Bango lived in London for 12 years, owned a record store in north London, Camden Town, for eight years wrote on rock jazz afro beat for Rolling Stone, Melody Maker and Billboard and guested on Triple J Groove Train and the Roots ’n’ All world music show. His show features the latest sounds from Cuba, Congo, Arabic beats, jungle jazz drum and bass with deep dancehall voices.

Saturday at the Byron Brewery from 7.30pm. Free entry.


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