Live Music Roundup: 2 May, 2018

Spectral Boogie at Coorabell Hall

Spectral Boogie Land

Coorabell Hall | Sat May 5 | 6pm | $33.24

Experience Spectral Boogie at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. Feast your eyes and ears upon the full spectrum of light, sound and movement with sets by Crystal Digit, Shaunti Sun, and Moe Aloha. Starts at 6pm with some fab wood-fired pizza! Book Tickets Here

Sydney duo Set Mo performing a free show next Saturday with a bunch of local DJs at the Brewery.

Set Mo to Go

Byron Bay Brewery | Sat May 5 | 6pm | FREE

Comprising Sydneysiders Nick Drabble and Stu Turner, Set Mo came together in 2012 when the two DJs, who’d often found themselves on the same bill, decided their sounds were so complementary that perhaps they should test how tag-teaming tracks back to back would sound. Pretty good, as it turned out. Studio forays soon followed, resulting in tasty classic house-tinged, guest-vocal-driven cuts including Comfort You (feat Fractures), Chasing Forever (feat Alphamama), Keep On (feat Erin Marshall) and the breakout White Dress (feat Deutsch Duke). Set Mo are on a huge tour and we are lucky enough to be able to catch them FREE at Byron Bay Brewery this Saturday. They will be joined by an all-star local lineup of DJs from the Roofless Record crew: Sammy K, Sammond, Silhouette, Chef De Party. 

Roving Crows at the Rails on Thursday 10 May

Roving Crows

The Rails | Thurs May 10 | FREE

Over eight years and evolving incarnations UK-based Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of Celtic folk rock all the way.

The band won International Artist of the Year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards 2017. The awards representatives requested they come to the 2018 ceremony and the band were delighted to accept and have worked hard to arrange a tour during May 2018 including a slot at the award ceremony. They secured British Arts Council funding to support their tour, organised several shows at the Celtic Music Festival, and collaborated with local musician, Chris Eaton of Round Mountain Girls, to secure further gigs in the Byron and Gold Coast regions.

Tony Backhouse and the Backroaders at St Martin’s in Mullum on 11 and 12 May at the Byron Theatre

Backhouse Concerts

St Martin’s Church, Mullumbimby and Byron Theatre | 11&12 May | 4pm & 7.30pm | $20

Choir director, arranger and composer Tony Backhouse is known and loved in the Byron area after decades of Summersong Music Camp and workshops in Mullumbimby. He is a legend in the gospel a cappella tradition having founded and sung in groups such as the Cafe to the Gate of Salvation, the Honeybees, and the Heavenly Light Quartet. Now, Tony Backhouse is bringing his 55-piece choir – The Backroaders – for a series of gigs at The Byron Theatre and St Martin’s Church in Mullumbimby.

Tickets for both the Byron Theatre and St Martin’s are available through the Byron Theatre |

St Martin’s Church, Mullumbimby | 11 May | 2 shows – 4pm and 7.30pm |

Byron Theatre | 12 May | 7.30 pm.

Out Of Range

Out of Range at The Channon Markets

 The Channon Markets | 13 May | 9-3pm| FREE

Local band Out of Range play at The Channon Markets on Mothers Day.

Out of Range are a quirky Cabaret, Swing, Gypsy, Roots and Balkan, influenced band from the Northern Rivers. They have been gathering momentum with their, irreverent, happy, upbeat, foot-stomping shenanigans, securing a spot at the Mullumbimby Festival and receiving 3 nominations in the NCEIA Dolphin Awards.

You could sit down to watch this treat but as you recline, beware…  because you may find that your feet start tapping and your hands start clapping and before you know it you may even find yourself participating at a moment’s notice, swaying, swinging, swooning, swaggering

STOP THE PRESS! This genre-fluid music may contain traces of piano, accordion, violin, double bass, guitar, vocals, harmonies and megaphone. /


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