Get Your Justice
Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew continue to solidify their place in Australian music, and since winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music.
Their #1 ARIA Single Boom Boom is certified six times Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles Best Night and Everybody, both of which are certified twice Platinum. Their debut album Live By The Words, released in 2014, debuted at #7 on the ARIA album charts and sparked the five-times Platinum hit smash Que Sera, which rewrote the Australian history books, spending nine weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart. The Justice Crew play the Byron Theatre on Saturday at 7pm.
Tickets at www.justicecrew.com.
This Saturday immerse yourself in the Elton John Experience. The show takes you on a musical journey of more than 40 years of one of the world’s greatest songwriting partnerships of all time, between Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Covering iconic hits from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, and all major hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and through to today. With a full band and excellent production, this show covers the iconic hits with a few less mainstream ‘cult’ favourites mixed in. Dinner show. Saturday at Ballina RSL. $54.90. Doors 6.30pm. Dinner 7.30pm and show at 8pm. Tix at the club.
Bart & Lulo
In early 2016, European gypsy guitar great Lulo Reinhardt and emerging Australian world jazz fusion guitarist Bart Stenhouse decided to join forces to tour Australia together in 2017. In their joint Australian performances they will be drawing from Lulo’s vast back catalogue (exploring both his Latin swing and manouche material) and Bart’s past three original world jazz albums (which combine heavy influences from Spanish flamenco, North Indian classical and modern jazz traditions) – performing in solo and duo formations as well as together with the shared bassist and drummer/percussionist. A mutual friend put the two in contact and the idea grew quickly from there.
Lulo Reinhardt and Bart Stenhouse are at the A&I Hall Bangalow on Thursday 6 July in partnership with the Bangalow Theatre Company. Tickets are $35 and are available from https://bookings.bangalowtheatre.com.au.
Lulo is also running a special one-off masterclass on Friday 7 July at 11am–1pm, also at the A&I Hall, to share his vast knowledge and experience with participants! Tickets are $30 (+ online booking fee) and are available at www.bartstenhouse.com/events.
The Raven’s Show
Doni Raven & The Collective Insanity present a unique live show that brings visual and performing artists together to create a live painting and projection by abstract artist Hamish Gordon.
Modern contemporary art will be created before your eyes while the band plays the raw energetic compositions of Doni Raven. Each unique piece of art will be created and auctioned on the night, capturing the intensity and emotion of the music. With special guests Walrus & The Carpenter. Friday at the Brunswick Picture House. Tickets available online at brunswickpicturehouse.com
Tickets are $30/25.
Oskee Oskee Oskee
Tay Oskee is a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, harmonica and percussion. With a musical style that is wide and varied, Tay can take you on a journey from chilled beach tunes to punchy riff-driven roots music with distinctive multicultural influences. 2017 has been Tay’s most successful year to date. Off the back of winning the Bluesfest Busking Competition, he has recently released a new single Cut Like The Wind, which has gained traction across the country with support from Triple J and other national broadcasters. Tay’s live shows have been praised for their incredible dynamics with the ability to leave crowds silent while he weaves through beautiful ballads of love and hope. Then in the next breath he can have the whole crowd in a dancing frenzy with his infectious builds and rhythms.
Byron Bay Brewery this Saturday from 7pm. Free entry.
Uke Got Soul
Brothers and Sisters! Get on down to Club Mullum this Thursday for Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Soul Uke Night! Special guests are Raku One O’Gaia (formerly known as Soulman), funky soul sister Shelly Brown and man about town Jonathan Hillman, backed by a stellar 7-piece band. Come strum, sing or simply enjoy tunes from James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and more. From 6.30pm. Adults $12.50 – Kids under 16 $2.50.
Marshalling the Blues
Psychic or sceptic, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a man born under a full moon, on a Good Friday the 13th, must have ‘something’ to answer for? Well Marshall Okell is certainly up to ‘something’. As his timely arrival into the world set precedent, there’s certainly nothing ‘ordinary‘ about it. Aptly named after two of music’s greatest rock/bluesmen (Jimi ‘Marshall’ Hendrix and Johnny ‘Dawson’ Winter), Marshall Dawson Okell was born on 13 April 1979, into a rock’n’roll arena, with a guitar case for a crib. Now in his 30s and with up to 200 live gigs a year as part of his repertoire, Marshall has developed into an Aussie rocking bluesman like no other. His ever-expanding list of musical accolades includes awards for the 2012 Best Blues & Roots Artist at the Oz Music Awards. He has also been a winner of the of Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Vocal, Best Protest and Best Blues & Roots Artist at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards.
Marshall will be stopping into Byron Bay Brewery on Sunday as part of the BBQ, Brews & Blues from 2pm.
Sydney hip-hop duo Horrorshow land in Byron Bay on Friday for a massive album launch at the Great Northern!
Following the triumphant release of fourth studio album Bardo State, Horrorshow embark on their biggest quest yet, playing theatres and a swag of some of Australia’s best venues. It’ll be their first chance to reveal a whole new set and stage show.
Horrorshow have spent almost a decade selling out tours and racking up award nominations – but it’s the fan-driven nature of their success that defines their widespread appeal – there is a deep affection and loyalty that is unique. Bardo State is their third album to chart in the Top 5 in the last four years (including One Day’s Mainline). Following their newly announced appearance at landmark US hip-hop festival SoundSet, Horrorshow will be taking in capital cities and regional centres around Australia, bringing NZ’s world-renowned star David Dallas and the buzzing young Turquoise Prince along for the ride. With last year’s If You Know What I Mean tour selling out across the board well in advance, this will be a hot ticket.