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Music Roundup March 19

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Following a mammoth year of recording and touring in Canada and Australia, Jeff Martin hits the road in solo acoustic mode touching down at the Byron Brewery this Saturday.

Don’t miss Jeff Martin, armed with a bunch of new material under his belt, as he performs around the country this autumn. Expect to hear acoustic versions of tracks from The Ocean At The End, as well as some classic Tea Party – and the odd little surprise.

The intoxicating Spirit of Dustin Thomas

JEFF-MARTINRenowned for his infectious blend of beat-box/soul folk and armed with a voice, a guitar and universal anthems of love, faith and war, Dustin Thomas continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of music, joy and peace.

Dustin explains: ‘I started writing these songs last year while living in Byron during the time of the Bentley Blockade. It was powerful and inspiring watching a community come together and stand up for their rivers and waters and aquifers.’

Both these trail-blazing acts join other select musicians and ceremonial creators for at the Mullum Civic Hall on Saturday.

Happy Africa

Want to get into the spirit of Africa? Reggae music, west African dancing and drumming and world music? Then come along this Saturday night to the Byron Youth Activities Centre. A drug- and alcohol-free event for the whole family. Get high on life together with the music and beats of the Happy Africa Band, River City Rangers, Mayhem for Mary, Lilobsi (dance tribute) and Kobya Penguins. 7pm. $10 Youth. $15 Adult.

Tiki Taane on Stage

This humble talent with just his guitar, his loop pedal and his sensational voice has the ability to provide acoustic mashups and remixes that will blow your mind.

Tiki took it upon his individuality to go solo and woo the world with his double-platinum hit Always On My Mind the gorgeous Lullaby and the infamous F*#k the Police performance that took to the headlines. At the Hotel Great Northern on Thursday.

Bombastic Rock Explosion

Samskara Radio is a bombastic psychedelic rock explosion, haunting and bitter-sweet, euphoric and transformative. The project is by Simon Marrocco, who is predominately known in Australia as a yoga teacher, but as a songwriter he has been collaborating with Jeff Martin, legendary producer and frontman of the band The Tea Party to create the album Samskara Radio. Bangalow Bowlo on Saturday. Presale Tix: $15 + bf. www.bangalowbowlo.com.au. Door Tix: $20
Doors: 6pm Show: 7pm

Paul_GrabowskyA Week With Grabowsky

Northern Rivers Conservatorium welcomes Paul Grabowsky as their Artist in Residence in March. Diploma students will receive around-the-clock attention with Mr Grabowsky. The week-long residency will conclude with an evening performance at the Byron Community Centre. For further details about performance got to www.nrcac.edu.au.

Uke Nights March with Gospel

This March, Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Uke Night does gospel – with special guests Jessie and Emma from The Lucky Wonders, who are also leading the massive Raise the Roof Gospel Choir, plus local ukulele singer/songwriter Renee Searles and Gareth Baajland from The Pitt Family Circus and The Barkers Vale Brothers on banjo. Pop it in your diary now – Thursday 26 March from 6.30pm. The Gospel Uke songbook is available by joining the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com. Adults $10, kids under 15 $2.50.

Man and Guitar

Until the mid 1930s an Australian guitar manufacturing industry was virtually nonexistent. Good quality guitars were hard to find and at this time the best guitars came from the USA. Bill May, a Melbourne-born jazz musician, woodwork teacher and luthier decided to change all that. Maton is a 100 per cent family-owned Australian company, renowned for their ability to custom-make a guitar for the individual player who can specify body shape, colour, decorative inlays and be involved in the selection of premium tone woods.

Andy Allen from the Maton Custom Shop will be speaking on Thursday 26 March at the Double Bassment Studio behind Byron Music from 7pm. Numbers are limited. Contact 6685 7333.

Electric Forest Autumn Gathering

Electric Forest presents the Autumn Equinox Cyber Tribal Gathering at Kohinur Hall, Upper Main Arm, this Friday. Electric Forest events create a unique festival atmosphere where self-expression, freedom and personal journeys can meld into a positive life-affirming experience through dance within an immersive multimedia environment. Featuring Jimmy D, Taya and L.Y.D.I.A.

Vanns Pull into Bruns

Hailing from the New South Wales town of Kiama, The Vanns burst from the shadows of their rusty farm shed two years ago to deliver the sound of infectious, earthy, guitar-driven rock. Over the last few months The Vanns have toured Australia with the likes of Sticky Fingers, Kingswood, The Griswolds, Jinja Safari, Dappled Cities, Northeast Party House, Steve Smyth, Hey Geronimo and many more. At the Hotel Brunswick on Friday from 7pm.


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