Music that saves kids
Join The Heart Collectors, Walrus & The Carpenter, Amir Paiss, Cariad, The Bollywood Sisters and more for a fundraiser at Ocean Shores Public School to support the work of Jes Morwood, founder of Jeevan School, sponsoring schools in both India and Cambodia, raising money to help the kids in Varanasi. Given Project in Varanasi India is a not-for-profit organisation giving free education, food, medical assistance and love to marginalised children from nearby begging families and migrant workers. What started as 10 students and one teacher under a tree in 2003 is now a full study centre with 170 students, a clinic and children’s home to 30 from the most extreme poverty. Help these children escape the cycles of neglect, abuse and malnutrition.
Saturday | 6–10.30pm | Tix $20.
Faking 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. Bourne is the world’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Friday at the Ballina RSL.
Strong as Steele
The Steele Syndicate is hitting the road, taking the Funky Trombone for a highly anticipated tour down the east coast. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet will be getting down in Byron Bay on Friday. The tour, brought to you by Beats Cartel, is celebrating the Syndicate’s latest single Funky Trombone.
The octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old-school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. Rich vocal harmonies blend with a roaring, four-piece horn section to create music that is energised and emotional, for dancing breathlessly and for pondering deeply.
The 8-piece band will be performing a free show at the Brewery on Friday with support by local punk/hip-hop act Juxta Thought.Kicks off at 7.30pm.
Miss Amber and Stukulele are back at Club Mullum on Thursday 22 Feb from 6.30 with a tribute to the great crooners. Expect tunes made famous by Old Blue Eyes, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and heaps more. Always a great night’s entertainment and you can strum your uke and sing along or just enjoy the loving vibes. Come on Monday nights to the Mullum Uke Club in the Ex-Services to learn and practise the tunes. Join the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com for the monthly songbook. Entry adult $12.50, kids under 16 $2.50
Shiney Shiney people!
This Sunday sees the community of musicians come together to raise money for Shiney, well-loved frontwoman of the band Loonaloop. Shiney’s had some bad luck with her health and her mates are getting together to share the love and give Shiney a bit of a financial boost.
Featuring the glorious Lisa Hunt and Forever Soul. Public or private, Lisa and band know how to get the party started like no other with the very best of sweet soul, Motown, R&B, funk and disco. Supported by Kangaroo Moon with their musical tapestry woven from many strands. Elements of world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences, run through a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, dancey and richly melodic, their sounds unite the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. With auctions and prizes and of course, lots of dancing, at the Byron Bowlo Sunday from 3pm.