Byron-born 4-piece electronic act Tora formed in 2013. With their fusing plush layered production and instrumentation, as well as their graceful vocals, they have won hearts all over the world!
Releasing their self-titled debut EP, and following in 2014 with another successful EP in Eat The Sun, Tora’s soulful electronic music has had them compared to seminal artists such as Radiohead and James Blake. Tora (origin: Greek, meaning ‘now’) have kept up a continual progression since their inception, dropping an array of singles and collaborations, all while building a rapidly growing global listenership.
Tora have performed at Glastonbury, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape UK and Canadian Music Week. They have also toured both in Australia and internationally with artists such as RUFUS, Miami Horror and SAFIA.
Tora will take the stage at Byron Bay Brewery this Friday at 8pm for an intimate and free show! Support on the night will be by Merryn Jeann and Keen Mak.
Prana at The Empire
Prana is an Australian international artist, singer, songwriter. Lead singer of The Bindoo Babas. Conscious music for the discerning mind. He plays The Empire Cafe in Mullumbimby on Friday night from 5pm. Good food, good vibes and bloody good music.
It was 2002 when Australia roots rock trio The Beautiful Girls made their release Morning Sun – a melting pot of sunny surf sounds and refreshing reggae undertones – that established the band’s unique aesthetic. The title track quickly became a staple on Australia’s National Youth Radio Station Triple J and, with the impetus of fan favourite Periscopes, Morning Sun quickly claimed to Number One of the Australian Independent Album chart, staying there for months. In 2003 The Beautiful Girls release the band’s first full-length album, Learn Yourself. The album went on to become a ground-breaking success, debuting at Number One on the Australian Independent Album chart, knocking Morning Sun out of the way to do so, and was selected as feature album on Triple J. They have had numerous Number One albums, ARIA and APRA nominations, glowing reviews and several international tours, and now they have chosen to pay homage to their roots by touring the songs from the now Gold-certified seminal Morning Sun EP and Learn Yourself album along with other selected crowd favourites from their extensive catalogue.
Catch them at the Hotel Great Northern, the place really where it all began for these guys, on Friday 5 January.
Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (accordion), Niall Murphy (fiddle) and Mike Galvin (guitar/vocals,) all award-winning players who between them have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, dance star Michael Flatley and many more.
Their music has been described as ‘dazzling, unorthodox and unique,’ and ‘high octane’. They will be joined by the renowned singer and bodhran player Gino Lupari as their special guest, making this band even more formidable.
‘Breaking Trad are reviving Irish music. With a fresh and modern twist with powerhouse tunes and exquisite vocals, they will leave you wanting more!’
Thursday, Jan 4, 2018, 7pm. Club Mullum (Mullum Ex-Services Club), 58 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby
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The dreaming for The Vesica Pisces project has been seven years in the making. A profound journey of vision, commitment, surrender, initiation, dedication, upskilling, breathing, trusting and being led by a fire within that has forged this creative offering. There is an obvious uniqueness to Vesica Pisces’s music. The music is strong; performed in the studio, and in the live setting by world-class musicians who have played as soloists and band members with some of Australia’s most successful acts including Angus and Julia Stone, Blue King Brown and Lisa Gerrard. The music of Vesica Pisces truly reflects the diversity, excellence and energy within contemporary Australian musical culture. As well as the fusion of eastern scales, time signatures and instrumentation with western harmonies and orchestration, Vesica Pisces’s music has a message, a message of contemplation, a push to explore our directions in our search for what is truly sacred, for meaning and cross-cultural appreciation, inspiration and understanding.
They perform at the Byron Community Centre on Thursday with Cave in the Sky.
On Your Frequency
From its origins in 2006 as a one-night landcare music event, Earth Frequency Festival has grown over the past 12 years and become a highlight of the Qld festival calendar. In 2018, Earth Frequency will be returning to its awesome venue Ivorys Rock for its 13th iteration. The organisation of this next edition of the festival began with the amazing news that Earth Frequency Festival has been granted permanent planning by Ipswich City Council through the Ivorys Rock development application, which was approved in June 2017, and this will provide security and a sustainable future platform for the festival.
The 2018 music lineup features a huge range of international and domestic talent across a wide spectrum of live and electronic music genres. Highlight acts include the legendary bass music / world music crossover act Beats Antique, Brazilian techno innovator Victor Ruiz, breakbeat pioneer Freq Nasty and the outdoor premiere of the Grouch in Dub Live Band. The international psytrance and techno lineup features names such as Loud, Burn in Noise, Freedom Fighters, Smokesign and Merkaba. The international bass music lineup includes Truth, State of Mind, Tribone, Kalya Scintilla, Symbolico, JFB and many more. Festival favourites from Australia include Opiuo, Hugo and Treats, Oka, Tetrameth, Tijuana Cartel, Bumble, Terrafractyl, Dysphemic, Bullhorn, CC The Cat. More than 100 artists will complete the music lineup, which spans four stages for four days and three nights.
Music is not the only focus, with a massive visionary art lineup including Chris Dyer (USA), Arianne Cardoso (USA), resident artist Adam Scott Miller and more than a dozen Australian artists showing art in the Luminarium Gallery and performing live painting throughout the festival. The festival also features a wide range of roving and stage performances, a full program of inspirational and educational talks, workshops and yoga, a huge craft market and food area, a family space with activities for the young ones, and amazing decor and stage design throughout the festival.
Tickets are on sale now and the organisers have announced a limited capacity of 5,000 for the festival this year and beyond, to help preserve the intimate and welcoming vibe that the festival is well known for.
Earth Frequency Festival at Ivorys Rock 16–19 February. To find out more go to earthfrequency.com.au.