Recently ARIA-nominated Baby et Lulu bring their six-piece band to the Byron Centre for a show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi!
Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The jazzy French chansons will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian cafe, even if you’ve never been to France.
Friday 29 July 8pm. Tix are $40 online at byroncentre.com.au.
Dancing with Whales
If you want to help Sea Shepherd raise funds for their ongoing campaigns protecting the world’s oceans and ocean life then strap on those dancing shoes for a night at Kohinur Hall with DJs Jimmy D, Crystal Digit, PsyPhi and Magu.
All funds raised for Sea Shepherd go directly to supplying food, fuel and equipment to the three ships currently protecting our seas and to assist with the new ship currently being built in Turkey, which will be used in the next battle against Japanese whaling set to begin in October 2016.
By now Sea Shepherd’s campaigns to stop Japanese whaling are well known, but did you know that Sea Shepherd is also called on by island states and Pacific nations who can not afford their own navies to assist with eliminating poaching in their seas?
For example, Sea Shepherd currently have a presence in the Sea of Cortez, monitoring the poacher situation and retrieving drift nets or ghost nets that have escaped from poachers and are now polluting the sea and causing further deaths to sea life. Sea Shepherd are also keeping an eye on and attempting to preserve the endangered Vaquita porpoise population in the area!
Sea Shepherd is also assisting in the Gulf of Mexico after the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that is still having devastating effects on the environment! So support your environmental warriors. Introducing Parametric with warmup tunes from 4pm.
Magu has been spinning tunes all over the far north coast underground party and festival scene since the dawning of the new millennium. He has built a strong following for his distinctive blend of groove-oriented deep progressive beats that are drawn from a broad range of genres including techno, house, trance, and minimal. His sets create a flavoursome and moody vibe that always seems to produce a vibrant dancefloor experience. PsyPhi is the progressive tech project from the founder of the production/label Electric Forest. Crystal Digit, originally from the UK, has been DJing on and off since the early nineties, playing house, breaks and techno. Underground DJ specialist from Sydney is Jimmy D, now wowing Byron Bay.
Saturday 30 July at Kohinur Hall, 4pm until midnight.
Rumour Has It: This Adele is so much Like Adele
Following standing ovations across the country including acclaimed seasons at Sydney Opera House and Queensland Theatre Company, The Little Red Company’s celebrated original production Rumour Has It is coming to NORPA for an exclusive season at Lismore City Friday and Saturday.
Starring Australian stage siren Naomi Price, Rumour Has It charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern age live on stage in story and song, with all the upfront British wit and heart-stopping tunes that have made Adele the highest-selling recording artist of the 21st century.
Hear Adele’s deliciously frank life story come alive in the words of this world-class stage performer, as seven of Australia’s finest musicians deliver the greatest hits from a mega-platinum catalogue, including Hello, Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You and the Oscar-winning Skyfall.
‘The idea for our show started in 2012 with a simple question: who is this man who shattered Adele’s heart and inspired her mega-platinum album 21?’ asks Naomi. ‘Our early research returned quite satirical material, and while the show is absolutely full of profanities and provocative quips, we’ve uncovered much more poignancy journeying behind the glossy veneer of the “popstar”.’
Best known to television audiences as Ricky Martin’s leading lady on The Voice Australia 2015, Price also has extensive live theatre experience including acclaimed performances in musicals Ladies in Black (Queensland Theatre Company/Melbourne Theatre Company), Jesus Christ Superstar (QPAC/ Harvest Rain) and The Last Five Years (Oscar Theatre Company), and new Australian works The Tragedy of King Richard III (La Boite Theatre Company), Gloria (Queensland Theatre Company) and Wrecking Ball (The Little Red Company).
But it’s transforming into London tearaway Adele that Price feels most at home.
‘I liken performing as Adele to putting on your favourite pair of jeans: it’s tried and tested and in it I feel that I can conquer the world,’ Price says.
‘The show is based on the real Adele Adkins, but we have obviously taken some creative licence with certain aspects. I suppose my Adele is sharper tongued than the real-life Adele comes across. And probably drinks more onstage!’
Rumour Has It has enjoyed meteoric success since its premiere as a 15-minute standup set in 2012, winning the coveted Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret and cementing Price’s position as one of Australia’s most charming leading ladies.
Rumour Has It rolls in to NORPA at Lismore City Hall Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. There will be prizes on both nights for best Adele lookalike so bust out your beehive!
Tickets at www.norpa.org.au or 1300 066 772.
Bruce Worrall has one hell of a repertoire. In fact he’d take a week to play his whole set.
Worrall has more than 1,000 standard tunes from 1890 to 1980 including most of the popular melodies in many styles – old time, original jazz, swing jazz, Latin-American, folk and country.
He plays the Rails on Monday at 7pm.
Marilane De Mello, from Rio de Janero is a superb vocalist who has performed in Brazil, Portugal and Australia. Marilane sings beautifully in the great tradition of Brazilian music styles such as samba, bossa nova and fado. Considered today one of the top Brazilian vocalists in Australia as well as a distinctive lyricist, she writes and sings in Portuguese and English, with high regard for her work being voiced in the USA by musical luminaries such as George Benson and famous flautist Hubert Laws. A producer and director of many Brazilian community and musical events in Australia with appearances on Channel Ten and Channel Seven’s Morning Show and on radio programs such as the SBS Portuguese/World Music Radio and many more, Marilane has performed extensively throughout NSW and SE Qld. Marilane now resides in Lennox Head after moving from Sydney where she performed at the top jazz venues, the Basement, the Harbourside Brasserie, and at Sydney’s best hotels such as the Regent Hotel and Star City Casino, big jazz festivals at Manly, Bondi and Narrabeen, and Brazilian music festivals, and was a special guest vocalist with the Don Burrows Quartet at the Don Burrows 70th Birthday Salute at the Basement.
Don Burrows also plays on Marilane’s albums. Sunday at 4pm at Club Lennox.
Uke turns five!
Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Uke Night is having its fifth birthday on Thursday 28 July at Club Mullum from 6.30pm. The theme is ‘Songs of the Silver Screen’ and features outstanding jazz vocalist the cinematic Leigh Carriage plus a host of special guests including piano maestro Steve Russell. Think the ‘classics’ – Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Sound Of Music, Grease, Flashdance, Toy Story and dress as your favourite movie star in celebration of the 60th consecutive monthly Uke Night with Stu ’n’ Amber.
Bring your ukulele or just your voice and feel the love of community singing and strumming.
Adults $10 | Kids under 15 $2.50. Join the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com for the link to the songbook.
Play it again, Sam!