Singing the blues with the wolves at her door
Inspired by the thoughts and worries that woke her at 3am, Hailey Calvert’s much-anticipated fourth CD release In the Hour of the Wolf has a cinematic sound featuring her most mature songs to date. Considering herself to be a ‘blues singer who writes folk songs’, Hailey stretches her legs in the new album with producer Brett Shaw playing around with genres, making the album a darker, grander affair than her previous releases.
She launches her new album at the Treehouse in Belongil on Thursday 10 November.
Why would Prince Charles want to book The Feramones?
The Feramones was first conceived in the 1990s in London when 10CC guitarist Rick Fenn was asked to assemble a band of top-shelf London session musicians for the Children with Leukaemia charity ball at the Park Lane Hilton. The concept was, as it remains today, to perform tried and tested classics from the 70s and 80s that never fail to keep the dancefloor busy. The venture was so successful that over the next ten years the band was reassembled to play numerous show-biz parties and events around the UK including performances for members of the royal family and a host of celebrity private functions. In 2000 Rick and fellow UK guitarist and Feramones regular Alan Limbrick established their homes in Byron Bay. When another Feramones veteran, Alan Park (keyboardist and musical director for Sir Cliff Richard), joined the boys in Byron, the nucleus for a more permanent lineup was established. They recruited the famed Bourbon Street vocalist Col Germano, legendary Australia bassist Greg Lyon and drummer Rick Lloyd and Byron’s Beach Hotel has been their ‘home’ gig for more than ten years, drawing a devoted crowd from all over the northern rivers.
You can catch them at the Byron Services Club on Sunday at 4pm.
Nudge Nudge a Katalyst for the homeless
Looking to surpass October’s new donation record of $3,500 for Liberation Larder, the Cunning Stunts’ November Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is headlined by Australia’s very own International DJ/producer Katalyst aka Ashley Anderson, who will be spinning a soul/funk/reggae 7” set. Joining him in the lineup are local DJs Captain Kaine, Mr Nice and Lord Sut. November’s event will raise money for local not-for-profit The S.H.I.F.T. Project, Byron, which is a residential transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They help women to shift from disadvantage to confidence and a motivation for wellbeing.
Having raised more than $14,500 in ten months for local charities, Nudge Nudge Wink Wink continue to set the bar with their eclectic events.
Sunday 2–9.30pm, Billinudgel Hotel – a party with a conscience.
Knight of the Rails
Powerhouse leading lady Kellie Knight and her groove-based band the Daze are tearing down the house once again at Byron’s iconic live music venue, The Rails, this Saturday. Come and hit the dance floor with their unique blend of soul, funk and jazz that starts with an early set of favourite funked-up jazz standards followed by some award-winning originals that will get you in the mood for a Saturday night on the town.
Rat Pack at the Ballina RSL
Direct from a sellout tour of the US and the UK comes the Encore Australian Tour 2016 of The Rat Pack From Vegas, a spectacular live concert production that takes the audience on a journey to the music of the most legendary trios in the history of entertainment. The Rat Pack was Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. It was this love of the music and the respect and admiration for the men behind it that brought a trio of multi-talented performers together as one to recreate an era long past. Thursday 17 November 2016 – Ballina RSL Club, Bookings 6686 2544.
Noche del Fuego
Evolve Sphere is super excited to host a unique event in the beautiful hills of the Byron Shire.
Join in for a night of Fiery Flamenco Fusion, featuring two incredible bands who will rock your world with their impressive flair and passionate stage performance.
Blues and folk singer/songwriter Black Rabbit George is a new incarnation for Tijuana Cartel’s guitarist/singer/songwriter Paul George. This is an opportunity for Paul to further explore the acoustic guitar that is at the heart of Tijuana Cartel and to pursue his longtime interest in folk and roots music. Visionary bohemian rocker Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with music fusing gypsy, world, rock and folk elements. She is on a mission to uplift the world with an ethereal style that transcends classification.
Fire dance, ceremony and fireside jam with special guests throughout the evening. This event will be catered by the festival famous Tish Faco… sultry Spanish/Mexi fare that will fire up your senses. All-ages gig
Tix: $25 presale or on the door, [email protected] Saturday 12 November at Coorabell Hall. 7pm.
Love Loss & Song
Byron Shire chamber choir Dynasty8 presents a program of sweet, saucy, succulent madrigals and juicy love songs, as well as ecclesiastical music that will make you yearn to take the veil. Dynasty8 will be performing in the church at Federal and at Brunswick Heads Pioneer Hall this weekend, with the Dynasty8 Recorder Ensemble – which will bring a medieval feel to the program.
Both venues have rich acoustics and the audience will be immersed in the delicate and sweet sound of eight voices, directed by Elizabeth Swain. Pure, simple and straight into your beating heart!
Dynasty8 features the voices of Kathryn Walker, Janet Swain, Anita Kuhn, Brigid Kramer, Henry Pit, Barry Firth, Adrian Brett and Andrew Swain.
On Sunday only, Federal Loves Refuges will provide afternoon tea at 3pm.
We look forward to seeing you at Brunswick Heads Pioneer Hall on Saturday 12 November at 3pm, or Jasper Corner in Federal on Sunday 13 November at 4pm.
A new Page at the Brewery
Karin Page is a singer/songwriter currently based between Perth and Byron Bay. In June, she showcased at The GlobaLive concert in Nashville, which is part of the CMA Festival. Her performance was part of her prize that she won after taking out the 2016 Toyota Star Maker competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in NSW, which is the oldest-running and most prestigious country music competition in Australia.
Page has played numerous festivals, including Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Fairbridge Folk Festival, Nukarra Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and Boyup Brook Country Music Festival where she picked up the Best New Talent and Best Group award two years in a row. Earlier this year Karin’s song Lonely Night was nominated in the blues and roots category of WAM Song of the Year. This is the third nomination she has had in three years. Equal parts heartfelt and catchy, Karin Page is making music that is refreshingly honest and intelligent, while still being a whole lot of fun.
She plays the Byron Bay Brewery on Saturday.