Music Roundup 31 January, 2018

Lucy Gallant

A Gallant year

What an impressive year 2017 was for independent, solo singer/songwriter Lucy Gallant. She performed at Byron Bay Bluesfest, toured USA, played four shows at Glastonbury Festival (UK), toured all over Europe, played 14 shows in Japan, did a one-month tour of NSW, ending the year playing five shows at Woodford Festival. And to top it off she went viral on Facebook with a live video of her busking in Portobello Road, London. It got 1.8 million views. She says, ‘I think it’s inspiring for other independent artists to know it is possible to still do all this without a label or management behind them. Just takes a lot of hard work and determination.’

She has just launched Sunshine, her new video single that she wrote and produced.

She will be performing locally for a West Papua fundraiser at Ewingsdale Hall at 10am on 27 February.

Ragga Jump


Changing the world one song at a time – Ragga Jump want to have some fun, pay some bills, spread some joy and fight the good fight. Ragga Jump is primarily the recording act of singer songwriter/guitarist John Fog.

You may like funky music with a reggae flavour. Well Fog is working back the other way – reggae music with modern funk sounds of big phat Moog riffs weaving with classic one-drop drums and Ragga clavinet and reggae basslines. Seriously cool stuff! Ragga Jump also play live around the Byron Bay area. Depending on the venue you may hear all their originals or you may get a mix of popular reggae/Afro/Latin covers and Ragga versions of classic rock.

Sunday at the Rails.

Phil and Tilly

Phil & Tilley

Phil and Tilley started writing music together in the autumn of 2012 surrounded by the New Forest (UK), an ancient woodland situated on the southern coast of England, an inspiration for these lifelong friends. Phil and Tilley play a blend of alternative acoustic/folk music, with influences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Martyn. They incorporate their own ideas, using a slide guitar, the more traditional acoustic guitar, and an unusual, fold-up-for-travel upright bass to create a sound that is uniquely their own. A yearning for travel and playing music has seen them play in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium and South-East Asia, but their story continues to take them wherever the music allows them to go.

They play the Rails on Wednesday.

Dead Set Band

Dead Set Fun

Members of the Dead-Set/Fun-Nuggets collective will cook up some organic LIVE music, featuring the rare delicacies of The Grateful Dead. Farm to table originals, both sweet and savoury, and some deconstructed vegan-friendly fun favourites of yore will be on offer for you to sample!

Yum Yum Tree provides some damn fine meals and the music is FREE. Featuring special guests, mayhem and lots of surprises, at Yum Yum Tree Cafe New Brighton from 10am on Saturday.

The Big O

Come and relive the sound, the voice and all the magical hits of music legend Roy Orbison in an international tribute production starring the world’s #1 Roy Orbison tribute star Dean Bourne.

Superstar Roy Orbison was one of the world’s greatest and most successful rock’n’roll music legends of all time.

2018 sees internationally renowned artist Dean Bourne celebrating his 21st anniversary performing and paying the ultimate tribute to The Big O, showcasing all his massive hits together with a special celebration to the hugely popular The Traveling Wilburys.

Dean Bourne is the world’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as ‘Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent’ and more!

With a brand-new show after last year’s sold-out national tour Roy Orbison Reborn will transport Australian audiences to the great rock’n’roll era with hit after massive hit – gold record after gold record!

Bourne performs Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only the Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Running Scared and many many more.

Friday 16 February at Ballina RSL | Tix at the club.

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