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Live Music Roundup – August 26, 2015

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Having a Ball with White Feather

Shores United Soccer Club invite club supporters and the general public to their fund raiser at the Ocean Shores Tavern on Saturday. Featuring live music by White Feather Band and heaps of prizes up for grabs. Help support your local club get uniforms and equipment for next season and shake your booty in the process! From 7pm.

HIts from 1890 – 1980

Bruce Worrall plays acoustic guitar using a full musical arrangement in the manner of a piano, with a clear melody and backing arrangement.  Worrall traverses tunes from 1890 to 1980, in genres ranging from old time to original jazz to swing to Latin-American to folk and Country. Bruce plays Club Lennox on Sunday.

The Passion Chamber

The Chamber Players are a local group of Classical musicians bought together by their shared passion for chamber music. They are flutist Carmelia MacWilliam, oboist Laura Hymers, violinist Michael McCabe, Violist Rebecca Britton and cellist Ian Knowles. Their Mullumbimby performance sees them present Magnificent Mozart with Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C K285b and his Oboe Quartet in F K370, followed by a Duo K423 for violin and viola.  Thee afternoon’s delights will conclude with the Quintet in C, transcribed from his piano sonatas K 309 and 330. Sunday at St Martin’s Church in Mullumbimby at 3pm. Tix: $25 Concession : $15 and kids are $5. Tickets at Art Piece Gallery or at the door. 

Bluesfest got the Boomerang!

Straight off the back of winning the Best Major Event award at The North Coast Tourism Awards this weekend (the sixth North Coast Tourism Award and fifth consecutive gold), Bluesfest broadens its Internationally acclaimed program by welcoming back the cultural and Indigenous event, The Boomerang Festival as part of the Blues Fest program. Boomerang will host its own space next to the Jimbalaya stage. Managed and programmed from an Aboriginal perspective, Boomerang is a dedicated Indigenous performance and interactive event that showcases our amazing, important Indigenous art and culture. After a successful debut in 2013, Boomerang Festival, held as an independent event on the Bluesfest site, was nominated for the Best New Event at the 2014 Australian Events Awards and Best Indigenous Tourism for the 2014 NSW State Tourism Awards. Despite resounding critical, industry and audience acclaim, Boomerang was unable to secure funding in order to present in the same format this year. Recognising the importance of this ground-breaking event, Bluesfest Director Peter Noble and his team have been working with Boomerang Festival Director Rhoda Roberts to ensure it survives and thrives despite a temporary obstacle, and invites audiences and the wider community to join them in celebrating and supporting this wonderful local event. Bluesfest director Peter Noble says ‘The Boomerang precinct at Bluesfest is all about cherishing culture and ending the disparity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia.’ For Boomerang artistic Director Rhoda Roberts it’s about ‘integrating culture in peoples’ everyday life.’ For more information go to bluesfest.com.au

Kurt Vile, one of the Falls Festival headlines, tickets on sale for the Byron Falls event from Dec 31 – Jan 03

Something Vile this Way Comes…

Kurt Vile does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why his focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.  In Kurt’s words, ‘I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch – not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.’  Kurt Vile plays Falls Music & Arts Festival Dec 31–Jan 03, 2015. General Tickets now on sale through www.fallsfestival.com.au

Smashing Lennon with Glass Onions

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion plays Byron Community Centre following a sold out season of 122 performances in New York.  The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon which we know and loved as Looking Through a Glass Onion was re-produced and rebranded for its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre.

Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion , part concert and part biography, reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds, All You Need is Love, Come Together, Help, Working Class Hero, Mother, Jealous Guy and more. Friday 4 September and Sunday 6 September at the Byron Theatre. Bookings byroncente.com.au.

John Waters presents his show about the spirit of John Lennon at the Byron Theatre, at the Community Centre with Stewart D’Arietta on Friday 4 and Sunday 6 September

By Land and By Tree

Outland Brothers area Esme Macdonald, Matthew Aulich and Paul Shilton. Hailing originally from the wine glutted Adelaide Hills, the three musical hombres met in London and it wasn’t long before they’d teamed up to make some music for their ‘sampling sessions. The touring band is augmented by the harmony singing, melodica and ukulele skills of Michelle Morgan. Catch the Outland Brothers at the Treehouse in Belongil on Saturday.

Walk the Lyon

Greg Lyon and the Hip Operation present a funky afternoon of jazz and blues from some of our best jazz artists. An opportunity not to be missed in the superb environment of the Deck restaurant at the Byron Golf Club. Playing an exciting mix of New Orleans R and B, Ray Charles, jazz and blues, plus originals from the albums of Both Greg and Aaron West. Free show, Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.

Tommy-photoTommy’s Silent Disco

King of the Kids Tommy Franklin is set to bring his very special way of spreading happiness to a new monthly event for young people at the Byron Youth Activities Centre: the Tommy Franklin Fearless Silent Disco! Kicking off on Friday, these events are aimed at young people of high school and uni ages, they’re drug and alcohol-free and fully supervised and will see Byron’s youth rockin’ to the tunes of Tommy’s own special style of dancing up a storm, fearless and fun. It’s a $10 entry event, there’s free food and the entry fee also includes headphones from the Electric Garden DJ’s, as seen at Splendour in the Grass, and hours of good dance vibes. 6-10pm

CamelTones at the Rails

Ric Crothall is flying back to play with the CamelTones at the Rails this Friday night and also playing the FINAL Middle Pub Jam Session on Thursday night in Mullumbimby with an all-star line up.

The Tunnel with Tex and Murray

Collaborating in true Dark Horses style, Tex Perkins and Murray Paterson are snaking their way up the East Coast with their new album, Tunnel at the End of the Light. Quality music in an intimate gig, Tex & Murray will be performing at the Bangalow Hotel Thursday Sept 3. Tickets on sale at the bar (pre-sale, or at the door unless sold out) , doors open 7pm. www.bangalowhotel.com.au.

Tex Perkins and Murray Patteson, at the Bangalow Hotel on Thursday 3 September

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