The Knight of Daze
Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Kellie Knight and her 8-piece jazz/funk ensemble The Daze are here for their last home show for 2017 at Byron’s funkiest original music venue, The Rails this Friday. Expect to hit the dance floor with their unique blend of soul, funk and jazz that celebrates improvisation among musicians, and is topped with gritty powerhouse vocals that deliver Knight’s catchy original tunes. The Daze’s biggest lineup to date including Steve McCleod and Matt Day on guitars, Carl Georg on drums, Angus Graham on bass, Wil Sargisson on keys and Rebecca Ireland and Mark Heazlett on backing vocals.
Cosmic Funk Folk
Dance through a kaleidoscopic sound space with the Cosmic Funk Lounge debut. Featuring Robby Neil on Celtic and African harps and sax, Matt Ostila on hand pans, jaw harps and pass, Walter Piccolruaz on percussion, Oles Krolikowski on guitar and Cye Wood on violin. Experience this creative collaboration of five of Byron Shire’s most regarded musicians.
This Friday at the Drill Hall in Mullumbimby at 7.30pm.
The Phat Empire
Kim Moxham takes his music to The Empire Cafe in Mullumbimby on Friday night from 5pm, playing chill and funky beats with live sax and flute.
Tropical Gala Christmas
Feel like a family-friendly night with tropical Christmas cheer and classic songs with a swaying Hula and Calypso twist? Then you are in luck. Come along to the Tropical Gala Xmas featuring Parissa Bouas, Miss Amber, Aloha Baby, Tropic-a-pella Choir, and some local rising young stars…
The night will open with the fresh-faced local talent singing Christmas tunes from across the ages…
Tropic-a-pella, a 20-voice choir, based in Brunswick Heads and directed by Janet Swain and Adrian Brett, will sing classic Christmas songs.
Aloha Baby trio play a hip swaying selection of Hawaiian tunes, featuring the outstanding Paul Agar on lap steel guitar, Mullum’s own Stukulele on ukulele and legendary Rod Coe on double bass. They’ll be joined later on the night by the sensuous tones of Miss Amber and Parissa Bouas on Hawaiian, Calypso and Christmas tunes.
Prizes for best audience costumes and lucky door entry.
Tickets on sale now from: www.clubmullum.com – $10 entry, kids under 12 free. Doors open 6.30pm. Friday at Club Mullum.
In Your Range
With the release of their first EP, they have won recognition at the Dolphin Awards, as finalists in three categories.
They also won the PlayMullum songwriting contest for the Mullumbimby Music Festival.
This gave them a coveted festival spot and opportunity to wow a national audience.Warning: this is genre-fluid music. May contain traces of piano, accordion, violin, double bass, guitar, vocals, harmonies and megaphone. Be prepare to sing, swagger, sway and swoon.
Byron Markets on Sunday and Bangalow Markets on Dec 24. www.outofrangeband.com
League of their own
David Bowie famously said of The Human League ‘I have seen the future of pop music’ and he wasn’t wrong. Decades later, they are still in high demand and touring. For the first time in eight years, they’re on their way to Australia for a special run of theatre shows.
The Human League have become pop icons in their own lifetime, with a career in which they have earned a reputation for fantastic live shows, sold millions of albums, and inspired two generations’ worth of recording artists.
They have had #1 singles across Australia, Europe, the US, and undeniably given us some of the most memorable pop songs ever. Fans adored their unique mix of sound and image – from their beginnings as an artsy, avant-garde electronic band to their chart-topping new-wave hits of the 80s.
Secure your tickets now to see them live onstage at The Star Gold Coast on Saturday. Tix start at $99, available at The Star Gold Coast.
An Evening of North Indian Classical Music
Come and immerse yourself in the deep, evocative, vibrant beauty of North Indian classical music on Sunday in an intimate setting at Studio 93. Scott Benning (Sydney) on sitar, joined by Shen Flindell (Brisbane) on tabla, will present a dynamic musical dialogue of raga (melody) and tala (rhythm), displaying the rich traditions of Indian improvisation.
Scott has undergone extensive training in the Etawah gharana (style) of sitar playing and has studied under some of India’s greatest sitar masters including Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Imrat Khan and Ustad Shahid Parvez. Shen has spent more than twenty years learning from India’s masters of the Benares gharana of tabla playing. Both musicians perform, teach and give workshops both locally and abroad.
Sunday, Studio 93, 93 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay. 7pm. $20 at the door.
The Loveys, local 5-piece band bursting with colour and laughter, invites you to a Very Lovey Christmas – a little bit proper, a little bit mad. Bring your friends, dress yourselves up to the nines, grab a glass of champagne at the door and help us celebrate Christmas and also the reopening of the much-loved old Senior Citizens’ Hall, now refurbished and re-named Marvell Hall.
This newly imagined space, situated in the quiet end of Marvell Street in Byron Bay, still caters for conventional seniors’ activities but is also available as a reasonably priced venue for a range of other more adventurous, even ‘marvellous’ cultural community events.
Come and see The Loveys launching the new venue and showing what it has to offer.
With special guests Mike Russo, Byron Dance Dynamics and guitarist Paul Marzin.
Sunday, 4pm, entry by donation. 37 Marvell Street, Byron Bay.
Mercy Mercy are back at The Rails Byron Bay this Saturday, showcasing tracks from their forthcoming self-titled EP release, which includes Miss You – which is all about coming home; Have Mercy – about trying to hold on when everything is falling apart, Sacred Ground – is a reflection about influences; It’s Over – is a ‘stalky’ reluctance to accept the inevitable, and Boardwax and Acetone – a rocking, goodtime homage to classic pub rock and summer on the north coast. They also promise there will be a surprise slide guitar player turning up at some time during the night who is on notice to cook up a finger-lickin’ lick or two. Mercy Mercy pumping out the vibes from 7pm.