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Live Music Roundup: Wednesday September 20, 2017

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Kathryn Jones will be one of the acts performing at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Saturday night for the BEATLES night Steinway piano fundraiser.

She is joined by Gyan, Phil Emmanuel, Steve Passfield, Shai Shriki, Margaret Curtis, Guy Kachel, TropRock choir, Steve Russell, Tim Gaze, Joanne Petersen and David Leser & MC George Smilovici.


The Thin White Ukes

The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie with small strings, big harmonies and stunning attention to detail. From Space Oddity to Let’s Dance to Blackstar, the elegantly attired Melbourne trio reconstructs classics and rarities from all phases of the Duke’s epic art-rock sojourn with passion, daring and the occasional splash of glitter.

And to top it off, the Thin White Ukes will be supported by The Loveys! Six feisty yet quite well-mannered women who write and sing songs that tickle their fancy, tell a story, and celebrate the art of living large. The audience is right at home with the cabaret-style humour of The Loveys, with their jokes about yoga and farmers’ market twee. Friday 29 September at the Brunswick Picture House from 7pm.

Encounter with masters


Andrew White is an acoustic-guitar veteran and world fingerstyle icon. Signed to the genre’s leading label, Candyrat Records, White has released 14 albums in his 40 years as a professional musician, one of which hit the top 30 on the US Billboard charts. Van Larkins, once White’s protege, is spearheading the Australian fingerstyle revolution with his ground-breaking techniques and complex compositions earning him a coveted spot on the US Candyrat Records roster, also a feature in the world’s first fingerstyle movie, as well as praise from the world’s greats such as our own Phil Emmanuel. These two virtuosos first met when a very green Van Larkins asked his guitar idol, Andrew, to listen to some demos that were inspired by White’s music.


The rest, as they say, is history, ‘When Van Larkins came to me, I was the master and he was the disciple, but what I see him do now makes me feel like the grasshopper with master Po,’ says White. Ten years later, with hundreds of thousands of YouTube views between them, the two re-unite to showcase their respective new albums: Beautiful Trouble (Andrew White) and Cinder Moon (Van Larkins) on the east coast of Australia in a show that will leave even the harshest of music critics spellbound and wanting more.

Catch Van Larkins and Andrew White on their Acoustic Masters tour on Sunday at 7pm at Encounter Byron.

Method in music


Power duo Method features Bill Jacobi (Shane Howard, Floyd Vincent) on stringed instruments and vocals and Frank Corby (Bondi Cigars, Chris Wilson) on drums, percussion and vocals. These evergreens are equal parts bush honesty and pop sensibility. Together they make music that is an eclectic amalgamation of swamp/roots, alternative county and hillbilly funk that somehow manages to look back at a wealth of musical tradition, have a good poke around and then turn it into something both original, contemporary and quintessentially Australian.

Their fourth album Tales From the New Frontier kicks up plenty of dust and is a rootsy, honest and down-to-earth collection of songs that reflect the joys and perils of everyday life set against the backdrop of the extraordinary times in which we live. They play the Rails on Thursday at 7pm, Hotel Brunswick on Friday and Sphinx Rock Cafe in Mt Burrell on Sunday.


Slo-Mo Joe, Nitsua and Kev the Kombi

Get your chill on and come down to Slo-Mo Joes on Saturday from 3pm at ‘the new end’ of Bay Lane, Byron Bay.

See local street artist superstar Nitsua performing graffiti and bringing Slo-Mo Joes’ vibe to life.

Awesome local music lineup, happy hour from 3pm, free food samples and cool vibes. Be part of our Polaroid panel and get a pic with Kevin the Kombi. Grab a Young Henrys cider or beer for just $5. Relax and hang out or get lentil as anything.

Featuring live music from Ananá & Brad (3–5.30pm), SO-FI (6–8.30pm), and Sab Fardell ft So-Fi (9 till late).

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