Things that make you go Boo
Sydney’s pulse-tronic duo, Boo Seeka, still less than a year old, are bringing their genre-hopping (hip hop/ soul/ electro) sounds to Byron this weekend.
The duo have also made appearances at notable Australian festivals Groovin The Moo and Yours and Owls. Boo Seeka have also just been announced to play Woodford Festival and The Plot festival in Parramatta, NSW alongside, Tkay Maidza, Art vs Science, The Griswolds, Ngaiire, Safia, UV Boi + many more. They are set to bring in the New Year on NYE On The Hill in Victoria, and they’ll be playing shows in Holland, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK and Byron.
Seek the Boo this Friday at the Hotel Great Northern.
Things that make you go uke
Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Uke Night is being crashed by Mullum’s latest uke collective the mischievous Uke Loveys – that’s because they heard the theme is Happy Folk – uplifting happy songs – just right for spring. It’s irresistible! Chris Mallory from Two Lions is gonna flex his golden tonsils with more special guests backed by the all-star band. Strap on a uke, slap on a smile and bring your best singing voice or just come on in for an extreme fun evening of tunes, laughs and whistling – Club Mullum in the Ex-Services auditorium. Thursday October 29.
Doors open 6.30pm. Entry is $10 for grown ups and $2.50 for kids under 16.
The love of the Irish
Irish singer-songwriter Mick McHugh is back in town after being down south in Victoria working on his new album with Australian music icon Shane Howard of Goanna Band. Mick has toured relentlessly in Australia with performances at The Sydney Opera House, Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Fest, and kicked off the year with a successful crowd funding campaign to record his debut album. Joined by a fiddle player, Mick will have you hopping to Irish jigs and uplifted with his positive ballads this Friday from 6.30pm at the Ocean Shores Country Club.
Gather the girls it’s a night in
Hosted by witty, charming and fabulous Ellen Briggs and featuring the hilarious cracking comedian Anne Howe, grab your girlfriends to join in for some cracking comedy, games and prizes, and dance, dance, dancing, the boys behind the bar baring all… well nearly all… and to raise awareness and much needed funds for breast cancer research.
As always, overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, there are some really awesome prizes to win, including a tandem skydive from Skydive Byron Bay!
Don’t forget to check your pink bits, and we hope to see you at the Girls Night In!
Ocean Shores Tavern on Friday. Tickets are just $10 at the door from 6.30pm, including bubbles and nibbles on arrival.
Friends and musos
Much loved north coast songsters Sara Tindley, Ash Bell (Starboard Cannons), and Danni Carr (Mr Cassidy) have joined forces for a handful of intimate shows around Victoria and NSW.
What was to be a one-off show supporting Bluesgrass band, The Company, their set was so well received that the trio decided to take the show on the road. Combining their best material, a love of singing together and mutual admiration they created a small but perfectly formed ‘folk baby’ named Tindley, Bell and Carr.
The trio are great friends who love hanging out together and they all have received shining accolades for their work, air time on national radio and TV and played at major festivals around the country and overseas. On stage they share stories, laughs, beautiful harmonies and their rootsy tunes. Although loved individually the magic created when this trio hit the stage is unforgettable, ringing true that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Friday at St Martin’s Hall, Mullumbimby.
Jodi goes salty on tour
Jodi Martin returns to her north coast stomping ground after touring all year with the first single from her new album Saltwater – Saltwater in My Hair.
The north coast was where Jodi found her voice as a folk musician, and first connected with Woodstock legend Arlo Guthrie, who became a friend and mentor and has co-written several songs on the Saltwater album.
With sold out shows through SA, NSW and from Cairns to Darwin to Port Fairy Folk Festival, Jodi is looking forward to returning to the north coast to reconnect with her people, and honour those relationships which inspired her to pen several new songs during her Summer Tour from Forster to Byron Bay.
The heartfelt responses to her songs, after what have been a challenging couple of years for her personally, have revealed to Jodi that there is more of the story to be told.
Saturday 8pm at the Bangalow Bowlo. Doors at 7:30pm. $20 at door or $18 presale (U16 just $10) on www.jodimartin.com
Contemporary Rock and Blues
One of the north coast’s most experienced and versatile performers, Rod Murray presents an evening of classic and contemporary jazz, light rock and blues songs, with quality vocals, honed from decades of experience across Australia. Utilising keyboard, guitar and the unique rhythms of long-time north coast drummer Tony Beard, the evening features piano songs from jazz greats such as Ray Charles, Hoagy Carmichael, Billy Holiday and Nat King Cole as well as current performers, Vince Jones and Kurt Elling.
Contemporary performers such as Sting, Adele and Amy Winehouse are showcased along with guitar-based blues songs from Hendrix, Diesel, The Badloves, Paul Kelly, John Mayer and a range of others.
The show offers a strong Australian content and a repertoire of interest for all tastes.
Club Lennox Sunday from 4pm.