Rumble in the Jungle
Mullum-based reggae band Rumble Yute play the Byron Brewery Friday at 7pm, free, in the heated beergarden. Old and new reggae tracks performed in a dub-style session will produce a bit of ear candy for you with a cocktail of reggae, rocksteady, jazz and dubbed-up popular tunes, One Love. And then on Saturday the Brewery presents Concrete Jungle – a night of UK bass music.
The best of electronic music and drum ’n’ bass will be served at the Buddha Bar.
Expect an outstanding international lineup with Just Jackson resident deejay in the best clubs of Brighton and Ko Phangan.
Coming Soon is Coming Soon
Irad Brant and Dui Bitton are the musicians behind the premier progressive trance project Coming Soon!!!
Years of close friendship and similar motivation for change placed these two bright souls together in the studio. The alias chosen Coming Soon!!! describes well their motivation to produce fresh and innovative progressive sounds. Ever since the release of their debut EP (2012) their musical outputs have been topping the most respected charts around. Smashing up the dance floor, catch them on Sunday at the Byron Brewery with supports. 3pm, $25 / $40 (BR)
Sing that Uke
Calling all hepcats and swingaroos: this month of May 2015, Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Uke Night presents Swing that Thing – strummin’ ’n’ singin’ tunes from and inspired by the Swing Era – Andrew Sisters, Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Sinatra, Crosby and heaps more. With special guest vocalists Belle Hendrik, Mick Buckley and Alma Asher plus local swinger Andy Hills on clarinet, trumpet and sax. Court House Hotel Thursday from 6.30pm. Adults $10, kids under 16 $2.50. Dig that crazy jive!
Taking the Cat to Dallas
Renowned for their electrifying live shows, Dallas Frasca recently played to a 40,000+ crowd in Le Mans in France as a part of the 24hr Circuit race, as well as performing on French TV where they were viewed by more than 250,000 people. Support slots have included Patti Smith, Triggerfinger, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Van Halen, The Tea Party and festivals all throughout Europe and the UK alongside 30 Seconds to Mars, Wolfmother, and many more. Dallas Frasca’s national tour commences in May, in support of their new album Love Army, which was written across the globe during their five international tours over the past two years.
The album was produced by New York-based producer Andy Baldwin (Bjork, St Lucia, Cat Empire), engineered by Richard Stolz at Woodstock Studios in Melbourne, and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Sterling Sound, NYC – Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend, The Killers). The power trio are eager to unleash their new material onto their Australian supporters. Dallas Frasca play the Hotel Brunswick on Sunday, with support from CC The Cat. Show at 4pm. Free.
I can Sea the Jazz
Saturday 6 June 2015 from 7pm the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre presents a fabulous night of jazz by world-class musicians.
The NRBB (Northern Rivers Big Band) is sounding better than ever with Royden Ainsworth as the band leader and musical director. Royden, on first alto sax and clarinet, shares his vast experience, having performed with top Australian and overseas artists Laura Nobel is the jazz/blues vocalist who performed her first professional gig at age 15. Drummer Jeff McGuiness, keyboard player Steve Johns, and alto-saxophonist Peter Bauers were members of Australian Navy bands, and many other bands.
Trombone player Mike Keogh played with the Daly-Wilson Big Band plus many others. Electric bass and tuba player Bruce Worrall played with a wide range of the top artists, starting an early age as a pop star with Sherbet; Bruce is now also well known for his excellent solo guitar performances in this area.
Martha Baartz has performed extensively at renowned Australian jazz venues and many international festivals. Martha is also a composer arranger, most well known for her compositions performed in The Baartz Freeman Sextet.
Special guest Elly Hoyt is a jazz and contemporary singer, composer and teacher. She currently lectures in jazz voice at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, and is studying a Masters of Vocal Pedagogy at the Queensland Conservatorium. Elly released her second album Oranges & Sunshine in March 2015.
All this and more at Jazz by the Sea, part of the Love Lennox Festival.
Tickets can be purchased by going to the website and clicking on Jazz by the Sea. Alternatively call Liz on 0411 544 004.