Peter Tosh Tribute by son Andrew Tosh
Byron Brewery | Sunday 3 June | 7pm | $24.50–44.90
Andrew Tosh is the son of Peter Tosh and the nephew of reggae singer Bunny Wailer. Andrew has strong vocal resemblance to his late father. Tosh was exposed to the music of his father’s group The Wailers from an early age. His first recording session was in 1985 and resulted in the single Vanity Love. After his father was shot dead in 1987, he performed two songs at his funeral, Jah Guide and Equal Rights. He moved on to work with producer Winston Holness on his debut album Original Man on ROHIT Records. This was followed in 1989 by a second album, Make Place For The Youth, which was recorded in the United States. He toured with The Wailers Band in 1991. In 2004, he recorded an album of songs by his father, Andrew Sings Tosh: He Never Died. / In 2007, he was working on his fourth studio album, Focus. In 2010 he released an acoustic album dedicated to his father, Legacy An Acoustic Tribute to Peter Tosh produced by himself, his girlfriend Dawn Simpson and legendary Handel Tucker. The album features a duet with Andrew and Kymani Marley, a rendition of Lessons in My Life and song entitled I Am, which features Bunny Wailer. In 2011, he announced that he was working on a new album titled Eye to Eye, / released in 2012. Andrew Tosh is bringing his Son To Father tribute tour to Byron Bay Brewery this Sunday. Tix on oztix.com.au
Mullum Music Festival
Mullumbimby | 15–18 Nov
Celebrating its 11th year, Mullum Music Festival’s lineup will include Nigerian Tuareg guitarist and songwriter ‘The Sultan of Shred’, Bombino, with his band.
Joining Bombino for the first announcement are Afro-Caribbean dub maestro Mad Professor, Jamaican jazz-on-dub soulstress Jah9, Australian folk/electronica singer/songwriter Gordi, Japan’s ministers of superheavy funk Osaka Monaurail, Irish electro-folk duo Saint Sister, uplifting gospel-blues ‘Sacred Steel’ outfit the Turner Brown Band, New Guinea-born hip-hop neo-soul artist Kaiit along with duo Hat Fitz and Cara and troubadour Jordie Lane – with more to come!
Taking place over 15–18 November, Mullum Music Festival is a whole-town event.
Mullum Music Festival is an opportunity to hear incredible musicians from across the world up close and intimate. Mullum Music Festival is a grassroots success story that has its dancing feet firmly planted in the local community. Earlybird tix on sale now at mullummusicfestival.com
Hussy Hicks and Z-Star Trinity
Lismore City Hall | Saturday 2 June | 6.30pm
Lismore City Hall is set for a massive night of music with Hussy Hicks and UK soul rockers Z-Star Trinity on Saturday.
You’ll want to take this opportunity to catch them and discover why Julz Parker was just voted Top 3 Bluesfest guitarist and was called ‘one of Australia’s most creative guitar players’ by Australian Musician Magazine.
Hussy Hicks also just won Album of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards for their latest release On The Boundaries.
Kicking off their 5th Australian tour, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette will set the stage alight with her trio, Z-Star Trinity. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch and she takes her audience on a rollercoaster ride of high-octane modern blues, psyche rock, folk’n’funk. Rhythms magazine wrote, ‘Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration’.
Tix at lismorecityhall.com.au
Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
Billinudgel Hotel | Sunday 3 June | 2–9pm
Winter’s best warm-up is a dance with the Cunning Stunts before their winter break! All profits from the FUNdraising at the 3rd June Nudge Nudge Wink Wink event will help to make things toastier for You Have a Friend. Solely dedicated to supporting the homeless, marginalised, single parents and their children, You Have a Friend are a 100 per cent not-for-profit organisation (no-one is paid). Taking no funding from any governments, the charity provides more than 300 meals plus fruit/vegetables and grocery items each week on the streets in areas such as Tweed Heads, Coolangatta, Murwillumbah, Chinderah, Wooyung, Mt Warning and Uki.
DJs Lady Sarah and Miss L will be kicking the afternoon off raising the heat with their flowing beats. Increasing the temperature the Cunning Stunts resident DJs Lord Sut & Dale Stephen will ensure your dancing is hot to trot as they drop vinyl that will titillate your senses and lift your temperature. Bringing the night to a feverish close with his all-vinyl set, is international DJ and respected member of Byron Bay’s dance music scene Captain Kaine. www.cunningstunts.com.au
African Children’s Choir in Mullum
Mullumbimby Civic Hall | Thursday 14 June | 7pm
UBUNTU – the choir that stars former singers, musicians and dancers from the African Children’s Choir – visit Australia for a second time with a show in Mullumbimby! Touring the world as small children they graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium performing for US presidents, Nobel Prize winners and celebrities. These talented 18–20-year-olds are poised to fulfil their promise of making a difference in their own villages. Before they prepare for university on their journey to become Uganda’s future leaders they are thrilled to share with Australia how their African dreams are becoming a reality through this inspirational tour. They will be supported by local choirs and kids from Cape Byron Steiner School, The Pocket and Brunswick Heads public schools, and everyone is welcome to come to a pre-concert workshop where we will learn two songs to sing together at the Ubuntu Concert. This will be on Monday 11 June, 2pm till 5pm at Brunswick Heads Public School. All welcome. Presented with the help of sponsorship from African Leaf. Tix on try booking.
Miss Amber and Stukulele’s Uke Night
Club Mullum: Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Thursday | 6.30pm | $2.50 for kids, $12.50 adults
Sara Tindley is back for Miss Amber and Stukulele’s UKE NIGHT with a plethora of guests presenting the May songbook – Outlaws and Cosmic Cowboys. There are songs from Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, The Highwaymen and more presented by an amazing band with Ash Bell plus local legends Steve Gibert, Phil Levy, Diego Zaragoza, Justin Bannister, Rod Coe and Jason Caspen. A big night of countrified strumming and singing. Bring your uke or just enjoy the show. Thursday from 6.30pm. Tix $12.50 ($2.50 kids) at the door!
WeMove Studio, Mullumbimby | Sunday 3 June | 7.30pm | $15 on the door
After the last three years touring with his band in the US, Chad Wilkins is back in the Shire with the recent release of his newest record Incredible Mystery Part 1. Spanning many genres from reggae to folk to beatbox/ukulele orchestral vibes, this new release is his third collection of heart-centred anthems. Chad comes to Mullumbimby to showcase these new tunes, as well as some well-loved Chad Wilkins classics, in a stripped-back, candlelit atmosphere.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra at HOTA
HOTA | Saturday 16 June | 6.30pm | $20–50
Join Queensland Symphony Orchestra at HOTA for a night of exceptional music by five-times Academy and 23-times Grammy award winner John Williams. From the soundtracks of major movies including Star Wars, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, Indiana Jones and others. Performed under the stars at HOTA’s spectacular outdoor stage, this is an open-air, live-concert experience not to be missed. Tix at hota.com.au
Hotel Great Northern | Saturday 2 June | 9pm | Free entry
Adelaide’s Wanderers undertake a national tour for their latest offering Off My Back, seeing the band venture deeper with their undeniable groove, a driving beat and vocals that are reminiscent of the Motown era. 2017 was a big year for the band, starting it off with a new EP, then with multiple Australian tours, playing shows in London, Edinburgh and Berlin and finishing it off with winning SA’s Best Blues / Roots band at the SA Music Awards.
The first single since their 2017 EP Something for a Distraction, this fresh track was laid down during recording sessions in January 2018 at Adelaide’s new Wundenberg Studios with engineer Jackson Barclay. Taking their soulful, layered tunes from the studio and onto the stage, it’s Off My Back that truly translates to the broadest audience to date for the band. With proof in their broad appeal and live abilities via live Baked Goods clip last month of their unreleased crowd pleaser What About It, the clip showcases lead singer Dusty Stephensen’s incredible vocal range, with the groove and drive from drummer Matt Birkin and the duo’s backing band.