Live Music Roundup: 4 April, 2018

Mickascene at the South Golden Community Hall on Saturday for The Song Lounge

Song Lounge

South Golden Beach Community Hall | Sat 7 April | 6.30pm | $20

This Saturday The Song Lounge launches its first sparkling event and transforms the newly renovated South Golden Beach Community Hall into an oasis of tasty original music, delicious food and fabulous friends. Micka Scene, Phil and Tilley and Christina Giorgio and The Wishing Well will dish up a magical evening of folk-roots music.

Get up close and personal as they dive deeper into the stories behind their songs, share new material, and get your toes tapping, heart wrenching and faces smiling with a night jam packed with exceptional original music.

This will be a chance to experience these musicians in a way you haven’t before in an all-original concert setting, sharing the best of what they do with the best of audiences. Doors open at 6.30pm, so get there early and ditch the cooking for the night. Kristina’s Tasty Kitchen will be serving up $10 bowls or grab one of the rugs and cosy up with a cushion, a Hari Har chai and a loved one.

Tickets are $20 plus booking fee pre-purchase or $25 on the door | Small humans under five are by gold coin donation. Bring a cushion and get comfy!

Broadfoot at the Rails on Sunday

Broadfoot at the Rails

The Rails | Sun 8 April | 7pm | Free

Local favourites Broadfoot will be playing at the Rails on Sunday with Trent on the drums, John on guitar, Russell on bass. They’ll all be singing; Trent will play some harmonica too.

Trent and John write most of the songs. The rest will be covers of classic (mostly 60s and 70s) rock, popular, dance, funk, and blues-based music. They start at 7pm and play three sets until 10pm. The music will be good to listen and dance to, regardless of your age.

The Little Steely Brothers at the Ballina RSL on Saturday 14 April

Little Steely Brothers

Ballina RSL | Sat 14 April | 8pm | $54.90 with 2 course dinner

The Little Steely Brothers are unique in paying homage to not one but four legendary bands: The Eagles, Little River Band, Steely Dan, and The Doobie Brothers.

No spangled costumes, just six quality musicians delivering the real deal with timeless classics such as  Hotel California, Help is on Its Way, Rikki Don’t Lose that Number, What a Fool Believes,  and many more.

Soak up the sonically soaring harmonies, the faux humour, the duelling lead guitars and infectious grooves from this thoroughly entertaining band.

Tickets at the club.

Howie Brothers at Ballina RSL free concert for Seniors Week on Thursday 12 April

Howie Brothers for Seniors Week

Ballina RSL | Sat 14 April | 8pm | $54.90 with 2 course dinner

The Howie Brothers (twin brothers John and Graeme Howie) are one of Australia’s leading country music / easy-listening acts.

John and Graeme have been performing and recording for more than 30 years and are renowned for their distinctive vocal harmony sound. They play a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin, ukulele and drums. They are both dedicated songwriters and have recorded many of their own songs over the years.

Originally, as members of the band 1901, the Howie brothers won three Golden Guitar awards at the Australasian Country Music Awards in Tamworth, including two Group of the Year awards (1980 and 1982).

Paco and Damian

Paco Lara & Damian Wright

Byron Theatre | Sat 7 April | 8pm| $25 or $20 concession

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara has toured internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers. Paco Lara has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio (2000–2003) and Los Delinqüentes (2007–2011).

Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante). This is evident in his having recorded and/or performed with flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo  El Torta,  Miguel Flores El Capullo de Jerez, Tomasa Guerrero  La Macanita,  Remedios Amaya, José de los Camarones, etc.

As an accompanist to flamenco dance (Baile) Paco has participated in many European tours with famed flamenco dancer Mercedes Ruiz from Jerez, in her concerts  Dibujos en el aire, Gestos de mujer  and  Perspectivas.

In 2014 Damian Wright was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, India, and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, China. Damian’s flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia were invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan.

Pacific Avenue at the Byron Brewery on Saturday

Pacific Avenue

Byron Bay Brewery | Sat 7 April | 8pm | Free

Based on the south coast of New South Wales, Pacific Avenue is a four-piece alternative rock band, blending authentic rock’n’roll with today’s modern sound.

As the name states, there’s a heavy influence from surf culture, and the inspiration that community and location provide. The band was born in early 2017, and the boys have found themselves supporting artists such as San Cisco, British India, and The Belligerents. 2018 has already proven to be exciting as the band followed Tyne-James Organ as main support on his Watch You Go tour in February.

Pacific Avenue are bringing their summer indie sounds to the Byron Bay Brewery for a free show. Support on the night is by Big Whoops, Port Royal and Mount Zamia.

The Feramones at the Byron Services Club on Saturday

The Feramones 

Byron Bay Services Club | Sat 7 April | 7.30pm | Free

Local rock legends The Feramones play their last gig of the season at Byron Services Club on Saturday night at 7.30 . The six-piece are now in their 15th year and feature the same lineup of top international musos including Rick Fenn, who will be touring Australia later this month with his band 10CC. Free admission.

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