House of Cash
Wednesday 18 April |Bangalow A&I Hall | $48
Did you know that 27 years ago Johnny Cash went to Stanthorpe to play a show that raised more than $10k for the Blue Nurses? He played to only just more than 500 people in the civic centre. It seems inconceivable that a man who has been so mythologised could have played in such humble circumstances. But Cash is a man of the people. And the legacy lives on, with Johnny and June Carter Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, coming to Bangalow to play a fundraising concert for Feros Care Bangalow Village and Bangalow Arts Society Ltd. Cash’s son has been involved in music all his life and is himself an accomplished and award-winning record producer. He is also a singer/songwriter and author and with his wife, entertainer and songwriter Ana Cristina Cash, he preserves the family legacy as a caretaker to the heritage.
House of Cash, one night only, straight from Nashville, Tennessee, supported by the local legends supergroup Backwater Brethren.
We Move Music
Friday 13th April | 7,30pm | WeMove Studio, Mullumbimby | $10
We Move Studio in Mullumbimby is presenting a concert with Mimi Gilbert (California), indie folk singer/songwriter on her Australian tour, and Byron Bay’s own Josh Lee Hamilton! Mimi has spent the last few years touring consistently in the USA and Europe. She continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply bursts with life, journey and experience.
3/43 Stuart Street, Mullum | All ages
Don Walker and The Suave Fucks
21 April | Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club | $35
Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of Australia’s finest-ever bands Cold Chisel. He has just released his entire back catalogue – We’re All Gunna Die, Cutting Back, Hully Gully, Live at the Caravan plus both Catfish albums, Unlimited Address and Ruby in the one box set – Blacktop.
Halcyon Drive at The Brewery
Saturday 14th April | 8pm | Byron Brewery | Free
To celebrate the release of their new single Silver Ray, Halcyon Drive have announced an Australian east coast tour with a show in Byron with local favourites Wharves. Recorded and produced in Melbourne with Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermaine, Silver Ray is the latest single from their forthcoming debut album – fresh, uplifting and catchy as hell.
Bello Winter Music 2018
12- 14th July | Bellingen |
Bello Winter Music 2018 has announced a cracking lineup of more than 70 acts for the winter festival that fills the streets, halls, pubs, and cafes of the stunning riverside town of Bellingen on the NSW mid-north coast over 12–15 July, 2018. Deborah Conway and Willy Zeiger, Caiti Baker, William Crighton, Z-Star Trinity (UK), Jack Carty and Gus Gardiner, Perch Creek, and Hot Potato Band are just some of the acts that will be joining previously announced acts Justin Townes Earle, Lior, Lillie Mae, Maddy Jane, Fraser A. Gorman, Moussa Diakite and Wassado, Thando, The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble, Tangents and the Hi Tops Brass Band.
Now in its fourth year, Bello Winter Music is an intimate, family-friendly event that spreads across 14 different venues throughout the town of Bellingen and has sold out each year. This is a festival where you go to discover new music from across the globe and Australia in a village setting. The program is diverse, quirky and full of surprises including one-off performances that encourage collaboration between artists. The emphasis is on great live music and a friendly, inclusive, community atmosphere. It’s little wonder that Bello Winter Music has been so wholeheartedly embraced by music lovers of all persuasions and is a favourite festival to play for musicians. Tickets for the musical adventure that is Bello Winter Music are now on sale but be quick as the festival sells out each year.
Sunday 15th April |Byron Brewery | 5pm | Donation
Andy Rberg, originally from Sweden, had an horrific car accident while on holiday in Bali earlier in the year and did not have travel insurance. Not only was he badly injured, including having metal plates inserted in his
left leg, but he was left with an astronomical hospital bill that will take him years to pay off, especially since he cannot currently work. Mates of Andy are putting on Andy Aid with music from the incredible Kyle Lionheart, Dos Loona, which features Holly Tapp on vocals – she was a finalist on The Voice last year – and up-and-comer Rory ONeil. There is also an art auction featuring some work by Austin Nitsua, and a massive raffle.