Getting a Corem on the future
COREM (Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby), is our local not-for-profit action group intent on rallying all to assist in creating community-owned renewable energy projects that serve this area.
The goal is 100% renewable energy in the 2482 region. The COREM awareness-raiser will be providing insight and entertainment on Sunday with a jam-packed program featuring Mandy Nolan (moi) as MC, brother-sister duo Gabriel & Cecilia, clown/ inventor/comedian/wildman Joel Salem, and the macho man’s harmonious musclebound Russian choir Dustyesky.
If you’ve never experienced a silent (really!) disco, you’ll have a perfect op with the fantastic Electric Garden Silent Disco featuring DJs XFacta, Miz Boogie Bird and Kanopi. COREM panels on the day will include COREM founders Ella Rose, Dave Rawlins, Robert Passey, Shane Schmidt, ENOVA’s Alison Crook, Mayor Simon, sustainability expert/author Katrina Shields, BZE rep Tiffany Harrison, Dr Muriel Watt and Giles Parkinson.
Various related businesses such as ENOVA, SEED, Light Touch Solar will have stalls and information at the venue, which will be appropriately solar-powered by Solar Trailers Australia and SCU’s Sunflower Solar System.
All funds raised will help to solar power the Drill Hall. The fund-raised $17,000 will be used for a 10kW PV system, that would be connected to the mains grid, powering both the theatre and Pottery Studio. Sunday at Mullum Civic Hall, 4–10pm. All ages.Tickets: $20/$15 conc; online discount. Kids Free. www.corem.org.au Join: facebook.com/groups/corem.org.au.
Merry Gin Sessions
To kickstart the beginning of Bangalow’s local Summer 6s Soccer Season, Bangalow Hotel presents M.E Baird with The Merry Gin Session. An Australian singer/songwriter, his style of American folk and blues harmonies will ensure you remember his name.
Thursday from 7.30pm–9.30pm Free entry, all ages.
Turning the Woodlock
Woodlock comprises three friends, brothers Zech and Eze (NZ) and Bowen (Yarrawonga), who met when travelling overseas. They began writing songs together and Zech and Eze decided to relocate to Australia, buy an old caravan, and travel up and down the east coast taking their music to the people. And it worked! To date the band has sold over 26,000 EPs, accumulated over 1,000,000 Spotify streams and sold out 3 x Shebeens in Melbourne. An amazing effort by any band’s standard! Catch them Friday at the Hotel Great Northern.
FedRocks is just around the corner, and to support the local School of Arts Hall at Federal (bought and maintained by the community-mind you) take a trip to the hills to enjoy Dan Hannaford and Band at the best little hall in the shire. Saturday 7 November.
I can see Clearwater
Hailed as the best CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival) tribute in Australia this band really takes it to the crunch. Classic Creedence will take you to the bayou with hits such as Born on the Bayou, Jambalya and Midnight Special. Then they rock it up with Sweet Hitchhiker, Hey Tonight and Fortunate Son. Classic Creedence have been playing across the country since 2008 to full houses and receive rave reviews by many audiences and venues.
Ballina RSL on Saturday at 8pm. Tickets: $54.90
The night of Knight
Kellie Knight and The Daze sound like a blend of your favorite retro soul vinyl mixed with future funk, topped with mighty jazz improvisation and shaken together like a cool martini. Fans of Sharon Jones and the Dapkings or Amy Winehouse will enjoy the energy of this live show with the banter amongst the musicians, while appreciators of singers such as Adele or Aretha will be swayed by Kellie Knight’s unique blend of full strength belting and subtle jazz sensibility. Kellie Knight and The Daze at the Rails on Friday.
The Musical Magic of Main Arm
Music is set to echo through the valley when Main Arm Public School hosts local talent for an evening of live music this Friday.
The line-up includes 23-year-old Luke Bennett who writes songs that express the richness of life and its adventures. Displaying catchy pop sensibilities, that resemble artists such as John Mayer and Sting, and fusing them with the stripped back earthiness of songwriters such as Xavier Rudd and Jack Johnson. Also appearing is Mr T and The Lady. The duo, Suzannah Simpson and Trent Arkley Smith, will be performing an eclectic mix from gypsy, folk, blues and a touch of classical featuring vocals, violin, guitar, mandolin and more. The kids’ favourite, much-loved Curly Cousins, Sunshine, Coco and Miss B will delight and inspire both young and old with their rich harmonies, uplifting arrangements, multi-instrumental talents and audience interaction. Main Arm students will also be showcasing their musical talent.
Fun activities, sideshow alley, pony rides and delicious food on offer. Free entry! 5pm–9pm.