Music Roundup April 30

Hacking it

Afro-funk supergroup The Hayden Hack Infusion play the GLO Dance at Durrumbul Hall for the May full moon. Infusing flavours of funk, jazz and afro-beat, they play their own brand of high-spirited, high-vibrational rootsy dance music for this conscious community dance event.

HaydenHackInfusionPhotoHayden Hack, the band’s frontman and global troubadour, hails from South Africa, and after many visits to Australia has now moved to the Sunshine Coast.

Having united with an incredibly talented group of musicians – drums, percussion, bass, guitar and an amazing brass section – this high-energy eight-piece funky musical event plays infectious dance grooves.

With DJ sets before and after by DJ Dancing Tiger. This Friday Durrumbul Hall, Mullumbimby. $20 at the door. Info at

Hearts Wake Launches in Byron

Byron Bay’s Metalcore band In Hearts Wake have just released their new album Skydancer, just 364 days after their Earthwalker album was released. These two albums were recorded secretly in 2013 and no-one knew that Skydancer existed until just three weeks ago.

As part of the Earthwalker campaign, the band teamed up with Carbon Neutral and planted a tree for every pre-order of the album, which amounted to 1,379 trees.

The band will be continuing their commitment to sustainability and community action by donating $1 from each ticket for their live event to the Byron Young Residents Alliance (BYRA).

The band has just announced a massive national tour where in Sydney they will be headlining at the Roundhouse, which holds 2,200 people.

Their new single Breakaway was filmed in stunning locations in NSW, VIC and SA. The live shots were taken on top of Minyon Falls near Byron Bay.

Saturday at the Hotel Great Northern.

Josh-Boyd-Colour-Web-2Musical lunch for Mum at Byron at Byron

There is so much on offer this Mothers Day at our very own Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. For something low key, theres the Mothers Day Champagne Buffet Breakfast and for those wanting a longer, more musical adventure, try the Mothers Day Sumptuous Buffet Lunch.

Singer/songwriter Josh Boyd is keen to devote his day to the mums. ‘What better place to spend Mothers Day than at Byron with the sun shining. I’ll be doing a bit of laidback jazz and some different versions of modern songs. Some good music to relax to on a Sunday.’

From 12.30pm. Adults $95. Children 5–12 years $35. Children 13–17 years $65.  Sunday 10 May. Bookings are essential for Mothers Day events and pre-payment is required. Please phone 6639 2111.

Beatlemania for Uke Night!

This Thursday Miss Amber and Stukulele present the holy grail of uke nights – The Beatles! Not to be taken lightly, these perceptively simple songs can be butchered if not approached with the respect they deserve.

The Uke Night band are on the case and special guest vocalists Raku O’Gaia, Guy Kachel and Fiona Knight have been donning their mop-tops and working on hitting the high ‘yeahs’ and ‘oohs’.

Bring your uke, bring your voice, bring your Beatles paraphernalia – from 6.30 pm at The Court House Hotel Mullumbimby. Adults $10, kids under 16 $2.50.

DanParsonsSteve and Dan at the Rails

Singer/songwriter Steve Grady is joined by Dan Parsons as the two hit the road to celebrate their new releases. Grady is launching the EP with this tour.

Grady’s previous work has garnered praise from all over. Singer/songwriter Dan Parsons is reflective on his latest offering, saying, ‘In a world where desire often leads to self-actualisation, I’ll Live and I’ll Die finds the romance in “not going there”.

The first taste of Parsons’s third studio album, recorded, mixed and co-produced by Robin Waters, I’ll Live and I’ll Die sees Parsons play drums, bass and guitar on the track anvd Jackie Marshall (aka The Peppercorn Queen) offers up stunning guest vocals.

Parsons’s forthcoming album follows on from 2013’s self-titled Dan Parsons and 2010 debut album Firestarter, which saw Parsons head off around the globe to showcase at numerous festivals. Join

Steve Grady and Dan Parsons at the Rails on Wednesday.

Hey Chad

If you’ve been to any of Chad Wilkins’s live concerts, you’ll know that his music is more of an invitation than a performance – an experience to be entered into.

Chad’s style is unique. Being a multi-instrumentalist, he combines many influences to create a blend that is difficult to categorise. It’s folky, progressive, contemplative, and mystical – but the point is the message.

His songs vary from upbeat, positive-vibe celebration tunes to deep, devotional, guided meditations, all showcasing conscious lyrics – challenging, provoking, inspiring, drawing, and awakening.

Some are poetic images of Chad’s own spiritual journey, some are journeys in themselves, and some are just fun!

Byron Theatre on Friday before he heads to the USA. Supported by the incredible Alice Night. Tickets on sale NOW at: $25 inclusive of booking fees.

Jesse Morris Kicks off His Tour

Local acoustic roots and reggae troubadours the Jesse Morris Band are hitting the road from Byron to the Northern Territory to celebrate their new releases and are kicking off on Saturday night at the Rails in Byron from 7pm and Sunday at the Byron Markets from 10am.

Supported by the Arts Council, the Jesse Morris Band will be on the road for 26 shows, finishing with their first tour to the Northern Territory in June for gigs and workshops in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Darwin and Wycliffe.

Armed with a new album featuring a collection of collaborations, Radiate the Positive is the Jesse Morris Band’s latest release of uplifting songs about the earth, travel, change and growth.

Conscious and acoustic sound-vibrations with words to inspire love, freedom and kindness. The album is available in local stores, on iTunes or at all shows.

The Jesse Morris Band will also be raising funds, awareness and donating 50 per cent from all CD sales to support a small island school off the coast of Cambodia.

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