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Music Roundup January 29

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You would have to be tone deaf not to have heard of Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, two wonderful, young and inspired singer/songwriters who rocketed to ‘hottest duo in Australia’ status after their recent appearances on The Voice.

Gabriel and Cecilia have an immediate impact, drawing listeners in with their soulful and seamlessly layered vocals.  Gabriel possesses a full three-octave range while Cecilia sings a multitude of complex harmonies as well as lead vocals; they perform with passion and energy.

GabeandCecyPaired with alternating instruments without missing a beat they never fail to please and leave you wanting more…

This creative and original brother-and-sister duo, who first picked up instruments around six or seven years of age will be performing on Sunday at the Byron Market.

Music with Harts

Harts is gearing up to take his one-man-band experience on the road this summer, performing songs from his debut LP Daydreamer (including the single Red & Blue, which peaked at #3 on the US alternative radio charts) and launching his brand-new single When A Man’s A Fool, which has been the #1 most played song on Australian alternative radio.

Melbourne rockers Magic Bones will co-headline, and will be launching their new single Anytime Anywhere (which is the followup to successful single Round The Block), which is also on rotation at Triple J, and have just finished supporting British India on their national tour.

They play the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday.

Chris-SoloMarketing Mallory

Award-winning local songwriter Chris Mallory will be showcasing his music in an intimate solo performance at the Artisan Markets on Saturday from 5pm.

Having recently won two NCEIA Dolphin awards for songwriting collaborations with his wife Kara, Chris is gaining a solid reputation for his songwriting proficiency.

Come and explore the popular night market and check out the wares of talented artists designers and healers with Chris’s music as a warm soundtrack.

Ozzie Ukes

Celebrate being an Aussie at the Court House’s regularuke night this Thursday.
There’re some great Australian tunes to bang along to, some with more complicated chord progressions such as Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Oy Oy Oy. I mean Pub with No Beer is bloody genius.

So pull your finger out, and your uke, and get down to the Court House in Mullum this Thursday and join special guests Sara Tindley and Ash Bell when Miss Amber and Stukule present a swag full of Aussie faves. Entry $10.

Kids under 15 are $2.50. From 6.30pm.

Getting Music in the Eye

With 15 years of spinning beats under his belt, Craig Wilson, aka DJ 1 EYE SAMURAI, knows how to keep a floor grooving.

Best known for his love of underground dance music, and his ability of fusing house and nu disco, he has played at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Playground Weekender (playing on the Tropicana Pool Stage, where he warmed up 2,000 people for the legendary LTJ Bukem who played a rare house set), clubs, bars, after-parties and private events from Sydney to northern Queensland.

Craig has supported international and local acts such as LTJ Bukem, TV Rock, Alex Lloyd, The Warp Brothers, Riot In Belgium, Rob Milton, The Stafford Brothers, Simon Caldwell, Matt Vaughan, Feisty, Mark Murphy, Sveta, Gemma, Kate Monroe, Don Nadi, LADY K and Avra Cybele to name a few.

His experience in programming the right type of set, whether a warm-up, peak time or a cool-down, has been met with open respect from all of these artists. See you on the dance floor!

Saturday at the Byron Brewery from 8pm. Free.

essieMaking Music Pozible

After three months of dedicated efforts toward her Pozible campaign, local songstress Essie Thomas is now calling out to you and your friends to join her in a feelgood, fundraising night of musical collaboration as the campaign comes to its close.

Essie teams up with some of the shire’s finest musical presenters in making a big bang on Byron Bay’s things-to-do list for January 2015.

Enjoy the folky musical enchantments of Josh Arent and raise your vibrations with the sweet roots sounds of CC the Cat.

The night will come to a close with a creative selection of soulful beats by MRS (Miss Renee Simone). Doors will open at 6pm. Come and indulge in some yummy treats and enjoy dinner and cool, cool drinks served with love from Evolve Sphere.$10 (suggested) entry.

All event proceeds go towards the campaign.

Check out the project and pledge your support at: www.pozi.be/essiethomas.

Kulchajam on Friday – entry $10, doors from 6pm.

DRAWThe Luck of the Draw

Sydney-based alternative rockers Draw have just released their debut single I’ll Save You and are gearing up to take the east coast by storm with a run of tour dates.

Hailing from within the heart of Sydney, Draw began as a simple nod to Australia’s much-loved Lotto Jackpot Mega Draw; however, quickly realising that their chances of winning the lotto were slim, the boys turned to music while waiting for their Mega Draw dreams to come to life.

Formed in 2013, the lads from Draw have spent their short career honing their craft on the local scene, capturing hearts and mind with their mesmerising live performances, while conjuring a loyal following.

Deriving their infectiously catchy sound from a vast variety of influences, Draw are an outfit with no boundaries.

The band have just released their debut single I’ll Save You, taken from their forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release in late 2014.

They play the Byron Brewery on Friday from 8.30pm. Free Entry.

Jodi-Martin-Saltwater-ONLINE-PROMO-SHOTJodi Martin

Jodi’s Martin’s stunning new album Saltwater was co-written with folk legend Arlo Guthrie, during a songwriting road trip travelling from one end of the United States to the other.

The end result is an impressive swag of songs, all authentically Australian, which form the backbone of the new album.

Jodi has honed her skills touring the far reaches of the globe with some of the best in the field, including: Arlo Guthrie, Luka Bloom, Bruce Cockburn, Richard Thompson and Glen Hansard’s The Frames.

Jodi says, ‘I grew up on the edge of the desert and the ocean. Cities were a world away and our entertainment. If we were weren’t camping in the bush, fell squarely on the shoulders of the sea.

It remains to this day one of best ways I can relax – just the smell of salt water puts a smile back on my face. It’s my healing place.’ See Jodi at her soulful, quirky best. Catch Jodi at The Byron Theatre on Friday from 7.30 pm. Tickets available from www.kupromotions.com.au/?p=1528.


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