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Live Music Roundup – May 20

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The Audreys

The Timeless Audreys

The Audreys are a folk-rock band from Adelaide. You probably know them; they’ve released four albums, won a bunch of awards and toured all around the world. There are two of them. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keyboards and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars and doesn’t sing. Sometimes, they tell goofy stories about when they used to be married. They don’t need an excuse to hit the road, but as it happens they want to celebrate the release of their 2014 album ’Til My Tears Roll Away on vinyl.

Friday at the Ballina RSL from 8.30pm with tickets for $30.

Dinkum Bohos
Dinkum Bohos

Dinkum Music

Dinkum Bohos is an eclectic duo offering audiences an interesting and intimate sonic journey via an array of instruments and styles: flamenco guitar, tango piano, funky bass, kinky reggae, soulful ballads, sassy vocals, surf twang slide guitar, French chansons, idiosyncratic drums, cruisy jazz grooves, rap, rhyme and cabaret, from deliciously laidback atmospheric vibes to inspiring uptempo musical shenanigans.

Saturday at Pizza Paradiso.

Rich Curtis playing at Dwellers of the Deep Electronic Music Fiesta fundraiser for Sea Shepard
Rich Curtis playing at Dwellers of the Deep Electronic Music Fiesta fundraiser for Sea Shepard

Deep Sounds for the Sea

Dwellers of the Deep Electronic Music Fiesta showcases 10 Australian electronic music producers, who are giving their time and talent to throw a party that you’ll never forget.

This one-day mini dance festival is a fundraiser for Sea Shepherd and Weasel Warriors, with all proceeds being donated to these two great charities. From 8pm till midnight the main auditorium opens up with its huge sound system for our headline acts: ITSU, who is flying up from Sydney for the event, and Rich Curtis, from Brisbane, along with newbie local electronic duo Spork.

Saturday at the Brewery from 2pm. Tickets $35 including dinner at Byron Brewery! 18+ event.

More info + tickets: www.facebook.com/lusidloops.

Wes Carr
Wes Carr

George Harrison Bringing on the Sun

Here Comes The Sun showcases much-loved Australian singer/songwriter Wes Carr interpreting George Harrison’s songbook – taking on such chart-topping classics as My Sweet Lord and What is Life and The Beatles’ classic Something, a song that Frank Sinatra deemed ‘the greatest love song ever written’. Here Comes The Sun will see Wes share intimate tales and anecdotes from George Harrison himself, not only showcasing the depth of George’s music but looking ‘within and without’ on a spiritual journey, recounting conversations George started many years ago. Storytelling is what Wes does best, and this is a truly unique story, celebrating the essence of an incredible artist from a musician’s perspective.

Wes Carr will celebrate George Harrison’s life and influence through the live show Here Comes the Sun with a performance at Pighouse Flicks at the Byron Brewery on Thursday from 8pm.

Dancing with your Lightbody

The Fourth Lightbody Community Dance event is happening on 30 May. This year’s lineup includes DJ Nick Taylor, Slinky, Short Circuit and Asaf and produced by Tone Wonderland of Crystal Grid Productions. There will be mesmerising installations courtesy of Zakay Glass Creations and Coda, and delicious food and treats by Byron’s Open Table Catering. 6pm till midnight.
Durrumbul Hall. $25 contribution.

The Outback Gypsies
The Outback Gypsies

The Outback Gypsies 

Two voices, two hearts and two guitars connect with audiences through contemplative and intimate lyrics on love and relationship. On the flip side comes up-beat songs raising awareness and challenging society’s mainstream.

A magical evening is what this duo delivers.

The Outback Gypsies play the Ocean Shores Country Club on Friday from 6pm.

Double Trouble with Bumble & Griff

Galactive8 & SeeD productions invite electronic music lovers to join them for an evening of electronic music wizardry! A highly anticipated launch from Bumble & Griff – two very fine and conscious Australian electronic music producers.

Byron Brewery on Sunday from 3pm. $15/20

Anne McCue
Anne McCue

Form an orderly McCue

Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue has just launched her sixth studio album Blue Sky Thinkin’. Her show at the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby on Sunday 31 May is a rare opportunity to catch Anne in both solo and trio combinations.

Joining her in Mullumbimby will be Matt Bone (Starboard Cannons, Warren Earl Band) on double bass and Grant Gerathy (John Butler Trio, Angus Stone) on drums. 3–6pm.

Pre-sale tickets $23 + bf: www.trybooking.com/130529. Tickets at the door $25.

Murda at Woody’s 

This Saturday at Woody’s Surf Shack in Byron, Jacky Murda plays tracks from his various collaborations, including his new Chopstick Dubplate EP. International jungle collective Chopstick Dubplate are known for their trademark vocal jungle sound, iconic 10-inch vinyl releases and Live PAs, frequently featuring Cheshire Cat, Demolition Man, Top Cat, Mr Williamz, Daddy Freddy and YT.

$10 with doors from 9pm.

Ice Addicts

You will only need to hear them once and you’ll be hard-core Holidays on Ice addicts. This collaboration between Angie Hart, aka Frente, and Dean Manning from Leonardo’s Bride, sees these charming storytellers from the spooky side of genius ply their craft.

Friday at the Drill Hall in Mullumbimby.  Tix: $20 + bf / $15 + bf (conc).

Available from: www.kupromotions.com.au/?p=1599. Doors: 6pm

Elvis and the Big O and the Byron Bowlo

Eddie Daniels - Elvis and the Big O
Eddie Daniels – Elvis and the Big O

Eddie Daniels brings the magic of Elvis and the melancholy of Roy Orbison to the stage with his tribute show, Elvis and the Big O at the Byron Bowlo this Friday. Encore magazine loved Eddie and declared, ‘His greatest attribute is his natural stage presence and easy communication with the audience. His professionalism feels as though he was born on stage and with a vocal ability envied by others he leaves his audience spellbound.’


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