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Patrick Hetherington, Noah Hill and Louie Swain have spent the last five years tirelessly playing music of all sorts almost daily around the shire of Byron.

Among their projects lie a multitude of acts spanning across a range of genres including funk­rock group Lifeline, folky strummers Potato Potato/ Craig (3 Members, quiet pluckers Louie and Patrick, upbeat funksters The Sugar Spinners and, most recently, an 80s inspired electronic collective: Parcels.

These acts have carried the boys across the main stages of major festivals Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Woodford as well as countless shows, intimate and loud, in all venues across the Byron shire.

After all these years of exploring their passion in such an inspiring and supportive community as Byron, the advent of their graduation from high school has spurred the boys to take their music overseas, namely to the scene of Berlin and eventually all of Europe.

Potato-Potato-IMG_5329-(1)Playing music every day, although developing their skills, hasn’t leant itself to acquiring all the funds necessary for international relocation and so, for this reason, the boys invite you to their last public show in the Bay, a one time tri­headline bill featuring three acts they plan to take overseas.

Held on the 12th April on a Sunday afternoon in the lovely Byron Theatre, the show will feature Louie and Patrick, Craig (3 Members) and Parcels live music as well as crêpes, beers and good vibes to say farewell to this tight­knit community who have been so supportive all these years.

Doors open at 5pm – tickets available from BCC before and on the night.

15$ entry Under 5 free.


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