Knight and Daze at the Rails
Kellie Knight and the Daze are back this Friday to play at their favourite venue in Byron Bay, The Rails. The seven-piece fusion of urban soul, funk and jazz improvisation, fronted by powerhouse vocalist Kellie Knight is delivered with a conscious lyric, deep groove and raw emotive and soulful insistence.
The Daze bring their beloved hometown fans a first set of jazz with plenty of instrumental and vocal action and build the night up to dancefloor fun with upbeat originals within their unique brand of new soul music.
The Rails on Friday from 7pm.
Mead and Patch and Sundays are Smokin’
Folk/blues troubadours Jez Mead and Patch Brown team up to play the Bolt Hole this Sunday as part of the Smokehouse Sessions. Having both toured the country as solo acts in their own right, Patch and Jez create sweet harmonies and weave together a kind of earthy, down-home music only old friends can.
Smokehouse Sundays at The Bolt Hole presents exclusive live music sets with $5 craft beers, $10 craft cocktails and the only night to sample our $20 Smokehouse barbecue platters. Get in early or miss out. 5pm. www.thebolthole.com.au
Doom’s day at the Northern
After bringing in the new year at Falls Festival Byron Bay, forever memorable after some poor kook audience member had his entire wardrobe torn from his pale flesh by the frothing mosh pit, the Goons of Doom are mounting their faster-than-Satan sticks and heading off on a full national Australian tour.
Yeah, yeah sure, they’ve been to Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Ozzy just got back from Israel, but this is the first national Australian tour for the Goons in more than six years!
The Goons of Doom at the Hotel Great Northern on Friday.
Ooz is an acoustic roots reggae artist with a large, eclectic repertoire of crowd favourites. His unique, laidback but lively style creates a relaxed atmosphere and his song choices have you remembering many of those forgotten classics. His ability to create layers with a loop pedal, enable him to play bass guitar and lay percussion beats to accompany his performances and get the audience on their feet. Ooz has been playing music professionally for 13 years, performing all over Australia and Europe. Most notably the Victorian alpine village of Falls Creek, where he has been living and performing for 12 winter seasons. Ooz plays the Brewery on Tuesday at 7pm.
Eight Voices Sing Beautfiul Music
Dynasty8 is Byron Shire’s newest chamber choir, directed by Elizabeth Swain. Eight voices singing some of the most beautiful music ever written, from ancient to modern, Dynasty8 and Song Dynasty Music present a concert of devotional music approaching Easter – the traditional time of growth, rebirth and renewal. The concert is called Bright Sadness – a title reflecting the choice of music from the early Middle Ages to Bach, Mozart and modern compositions that all explore the fragility and wonder of humanity, our eternal questions about why we are here and what is our purpose. Featuring soprano soloist Katie Rutledge and organist Hamsa Arnold, the concert will be held on Saturday at 5pm at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina, and on Sunday at 2pm at St Martin’s Anglican Church, Mullumbimby. Admission is $20 or $15 concession, and tickets are available at the door, or through www.trybooking.com/KIUR, or at Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby.
Adam Harpaz is a multi-instrumentalist, indie folk musician who busks during the day, performs at venues during the night and surfs in between. Born and raised on Sydney’s shores, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Bondi has been performing extensively over the last two years.
Catch his unique brand of alternative folk/experimental pop at the Byron YAC’s Saturday morning Flea Market. From 8am till 1pm.
Hi: Name is Earl
Warren Earl has a sound of his own that reminds you of being back in the 50s when there were gentleman guitarists who were truly fine at their work. Be prepared for authentic 1950s American roots with a combo of western swing, rockabilly, jazz, rhythm & blues! Known for his top-of-the class guitar playing, Warren Earl is recreating the lost sounds from the likes of Bob Wills to Blind Boy Fuller with a diverse set list and dynamic approach.
Warren Earl has a vast repertoire of original music and he has recorded two albums with a 1950s authentic sound.
He plays the Gollan Hotel in Lismore on Thursday and Treehouse in Belongil on Friday.
Alchemy by Vox Caldera
The chamber choir Vox Caldera is once again joining baroque ensemble Alchemy in a beautiful concert followed by a long-table feast by Nadine Abensur. Come and be carried away by the combination of beautiful voices and authentic baroque instruments, followed by a feast of fine food. Owing to popular demand, Vox Caldera chamber choir teams up with string ensemble Alchemy to perform Mozart, Schütz, Carissimi, Monteverdi, and Purcell. Vox Caldera is twenty velvety voices directed by much-acclaimed pianist, composer and conductor Nicholas Routley, who moved to the northern rivers in 2009 after retiring from his post as associate professor in music at the University of Sydney. He was founder-director of the Sydney Chamber Choir for thirty years. Nicholas will also host a question and answer session between the concert and dinner. The Alchemy ensemble is directed by outstanding musician Bridget Crouch, who has had lessons from the best in Europe since the age of four and who currently performs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Bridget plays baroque violins and viola, along with Margaret Connolley and Margaret Caley. Belinda Mainwaring is on baroque cello.
After the concert, stay rapt in the magic for a little while longer and enjoy pre-dinner sparkling wine, followed by a three-course Middle Eastern feast, catered for by renowned cookery author and Art Piece Gallery director Nadine Abensur. Nadine’s clientele have previously included Paul and Linda McCartney and Annie Lennox! Sunday 20 March at the Bangalow A&I Hall. Presented by Byron Music. Bookings are essential.
$100 for concert and dinner ($90 for members). $35 for concert only ($30 members, $15 kids). Bookings and enquiries at byronmusicsociety.com.
Polka Dot Productions welcomes Australian-born East Nashville resident Anne McCue to Mullumbimby. She is joined by hotshot rhythm section Matt Bone (Starboard Cannons, Claire Anne Taylor) double bass and Grant Gerathy (John Butler Trio, Angus Stone) drums. This sensational multi-instrumentalist brings the spirit of Nashville to the stage and it’s no wonder alternative country icon Lucinda Williams has gushed about McCue: ‘Initially her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform… I was floored!’
The Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tix are $20 presale or $25 at the door.
Acca Dacca Doo!
You ain’t seen nothin’ unless you’ve seen ACCA DACCA! ACCA DACCA is AC/DC reincarnated! Not a tribute band, not a cover band – but is a full-blown show, cannons, bells, bagpipes, Bon and Brian.
What will you take home from a night with ACCA DACCA?
The feeling – no the memory that you’ve just witnessed AC/DC Not only at present but the AC/DC of the Bon Scott era as well. Even Angus Young has said, ‘If you can’t see us see Acca Dacca!’
Easter Saturday 26 March at the Ballina RSL. $25. 8.30pm. Tix at the club.