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Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 29 November, 2017

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classic-rockAudio Vixen

Sibling trio Audio Vixen presents a stunning salute to some of the music industry’s greatest classic rock artists such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Bruce Springsteen and many more. As seen on The X Factor, Audio Vixen display an electrifying stage presence, treating the audience to a concert-style production while listening to hits that have shaped the classic rock era. With unbelievable harmonies, which have become their signature sound, they put their stamp on a range of classic rock favourites such as Hotel California, Go Your Own Way, Ventura Highway, Somebody to Love as well as other great songs.

During the show Ross performs a fabulous rendition of the Santana classic Black Magic Woman, showcasing his incredible guitar talents.

Ria and Christine send the show into overdrive with a dedication to Blondie, singing Call Me and Heart of Glass.
Finally in a highlight that brings the crowd to their feet, Audio Vixen take on one of the classic rock giants Queen and pay special tribute to frontman Freddie Mercury.

The show is brought to life with great visual effects and a superb music production.

The Classic Rock Show is one of the best shows your audience will see.

Audio Vixen dinner and show at the Ballina RSL 16 Dec.

Carols by the Sea

Christmas is a time for gathering together with friends, family and loved ones to sing some of your favourite Christmas carols, and what better location than the world-famous beach of Byron Bay?

Byron Bay Carols by the Sea is here again, presented by the combined churches of Byron Bay, and directed by award-winning jazz and gospel music artist Sharny Russell, whose band will also provide music for the event.

Carols by the Sea is a free family event held at Apex Park in beautiful Byron Bay, on the beach end of Jonson Street Byron Bay, opposite the Beach Hotel.

Carols by the Sea starts at 6.30pm, Friday 8 December, and will feature Byron’s iconic djembe drumming, school choirs and of course an appearance by Santa.

Flameless candles will be for sale at the event.


The Headliners Chorus would love you to join them on Saturday afternoon 9 December 2017 at 3pm at the Ballina RSL Club’s Level One Auditorium for an afternoon of fun, singing and harmony, featuring new repertoire, old favourites and some seasonal songs to begin the countdown to Christmas.

Tickets are $15 with show at 3pm.

kathryn-jones-&-steve-pJones & Passfield

With a flair for the spotlight and an effortless knack to charm, together Jones & Passfield invite you into their cheeky, goodtime boutique show for the young at heart and those that enjoy a spark.

Both award-winning artists (Golden Guitar, Music Oz, Tamworth Songwriters Awards, Australian Celtic Awards) charismatically perform hits galore during this singalong, danceathon merry evening.

Whether re-visiting all-time greats such as Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, Linda Ronstadt’s Poor Poor Pitiful Me, and Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy or listening to the stories behind the artists’ original works, this lively pair will leave you with a skip in your step and a smile that lingers.

Saturday Ballina RSL Bowling Club. Doors 6pm, dinner 7pm. Show 7.30pm with tickets at the Ballina RSL Box Office on 6681 9500.

Punk Uke

Never mind the bollocks… come to Punk Uke Night with guest vocalists Lady Boho, Jono Hillman and some surprises. Bring your uke and bad attitude as Miss Amber and Stukulele present two glorious sets of Punk tunes – Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, Blondie, X-Ray Spex, Green Day, Frenzal Rhomb and more.

Thursday at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Entry is $12.50 per adult, kids under 16 $2.50… join the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com for the link to the songbook.

Ducking Out for Jazz

Sharny Russell, a seasoned Australian jazz artist of unique abilities, has recorded on the ABC label and won the APRA Jazz Award in 2004. She hails from a majorly talented family of jazz musicians and speaks the music like it was a native tongue. Her synergistic flow on piano and voice together is breathtaking and totally accessible. So are her original songs – several of them being in the Australian Jazz Real Book. Her album A Good Thing on Hold was the best-selling ABC jazz album for a long time, and she counts jazz legends (the late) Ray Brown and James Moody, plus Seekers singer Judith Durham, among her most ardent fans. Sharny writes songs that go straight to the heart and mind of audience and musicians alike, and is widely known for her vocal scat ability, which she often performs in unison with her piano.

Sharny Russell shares the bill with Galapagos Duck at the Bangalow Bowlo on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Free Feramones from the 70s & 80s

Conceived in the 1990s in London when 10CC guitarist Rick Fenn was asked to assemble a top-shelf band of session musicians The Feramones have moved continents and continue to keep the dancefloor busy with tried-and-tested classics fro the 70s and 80s. Along with Rick Fenn, The Feramones also features UK guitarist and Feramones regular, Alan Limbrick, Alan Park (keyboardist and musical director for Sir Cliff Richard) and featuring upfront the famed Bourbon Street vocalist Col Germano, legendary Australia bassist Greg Lyon and drummer Rick Lloyd.

They play the Byron Services Club on Sunday at 4pm. Free.

nyleta-portrait72dpiTay Story

Since his win at the Byron Bay Blues Festival Busking Competition, supporting Kim Churchill on his national tour and the release of his single Like Waves, the dynamic Tay Oskee has been having a sea of success in the Australian music industry. Not only did the single land at #8 on Amrap’s AirIt Regional charts but it’s also been getting air play on Triple J’s Roots ’n’ All and was added to Rabbit Radio. Tay’s schedule has changed a bit since busking the streets, and now the Aussie muso is even busier as he’s extending his east coast tour including a string of shows in Western Australia.

Like Waves came about as Tay was living in the suburbs of South Brisbane; it was being surrounded by everyday modern life that triggered the idea for the song. ‘I feel very lucky that I had the opportunity to grow up surrounded by the Yolngu culture of northeast Arnhem Land and I think this is why I’ve always felt a deep connection to nature and having an alternative lifestyle. I never saw myself working a 9–5 job, saving money, buying a house and starting a family as modern society wants to tell us to do. Mental health problems are at an all-time high and it seems everyone is stressed out; on top of this we are destroying our planet at an unprecedented rate. This song is an anthem for those people who are stuck in that life that modern society has moulded them into but want to change. It’s about having the courage to say no, to stand up and live a life that is good for you and our beautiful Earth.’ The new single was recorded with Murray Burns (Mi Sex) at Rockinghorse Studios in the Byron Bay hinterland as part of Tay’s Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Competition prize. As Tay explains, ‘Working with Murray was great and it was nice to be in such a beautiful area of the world while recording. This is only the third producer I’ve ever worked with so for me it was a completely new experience that I really enjoyed. It was nice to have a little more time to experiment with mics, tones and composition and I think that can be heard in this release.’

Friday at the Hotel Great Northern

Nudging for a Friend

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink at the Billinudgel Hotel has become one of the most popular Sunday happenings on the coast. This coming Sunday marks two years and during that time the crew have donated almost $85,000. December’s upcoming Nudge sold out in less then 24 hours!

This December’s Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is raising money for You Have a Friend http://www.youhaveafriend.com.au/ – they are solely dedicated to supporting the homeless, marginalised, single parents and their children. You Have a Friend is a 100 per cent not-for-profit organisation (no-one is paid).

For Nudge’s second birthday celebrations resident DJs Lord Sut and Dale Stephen will be rotating throughout the day delivering delicious beats to ensure dancing, celebrating and rejoicing in the joy of conscious FUNdraising and giving forward. Sunday at the Billinudgel Hotel.

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