Byron Brewery | Saturday | 6pm till midnight
The team behind Nudge Nudge Wink Wink present CURIOUS – a new concept night that sees them make over the outside and indoor spaces at the Byron Brewery. The good people of Cunning Stunts will present a melting pot of electronic stew, global grooves, dubby disco, and heart-opening house. Taking you to a higher concentration and feeding nutrients into your souls, DJs will be playing epic sets with live guest musicians DJ Kylie Rose and SHE J (percussion).
Brisbane-based DJ Kylie Rose has been kicking around and moving dancefloors for more than 15 years. Lover of disco, soulful house, and dirty tech house, she will be keeping the vibe upbeat and fun.
World-renowned DJ / percussionist / producer SHE J will be joining Kylie on percussion. Locally based, SHE J currently plays with Tijuana Cartel and has also played with Ash Grunwald and Deya Dova. Talented across multiple genres, SHE J’s repertoire of Afro, electronica, deep house, and tech house will join forces with Kylie’s selections and send us all soaring to the stars.
Also, DJ Lord Sut and Jed Stone (piano) will team up with Dave Wray (sax). Wray is a gifted and in-demand saxophone player, who is also known as Frank Bennett, an Australian jazz singer, musician, and songwriter, whose vocal style is influenced by those two singers and the music of the 1940s and 1950s. He has received multiple nominations at the ARIA Music Awards.
Jed Stone aka the Piano Man is an English olympic boxer, championship athlete, musician, piano teacher, piano technician, tuner and expert. Jed has played piano with notable bands and artists – David Bowie with The Beckenham Arts Lab, Adam Faith and the Urchins, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, and countless more.
Lord Sut is the founder of Cunning Stunts and the weekly radio show Solar Love Machine on BAY FM. With a varied and deep musical taste, Sut knows how to gratify and satisfy with an effortless blend of chill, dub, soul, funk, electronic, cosmic, leftfield, disco, indie, and house. If you want one word it’s Balearic; if you need two, add eclectic.
Lori O’Brien sings up the love and more with a lot of groove; being a lyrical, sassy and soulful song bird of originality. Her voice is filled with melodies, rhythms and raps and will tap you right into the heart of you! Lori has performed with many artists, recently creating an auditory osmosis with DJ Dale Stephen.
DJ Dale Stephen is a founding member of Cunning Stunts, co-pilot of Solar Love Machine on BAY FM, resident at LaLaByron and founder of Electric Larry records. He is an Australian DJ, producer, musician, promoter, and electronic music enthusiast. His delicious sets consist of deep disco, nu funk and dubbed-out-disco-house interspersed with his own lauded edits and original tracks.
Locally based DJ Dan Jupiter is passionate about all forms of electronic music and aims to bring people together through crafted sonic mixing with foundations of tribal rhythms and warm bass. Dan will be taking the early helm of the internal lounge room ensuring delightful sounds for all.
The recipient of the spring edition of CURIOUS is Rural Aid founded in 2015 to provide an holistic support program to rural Australia. The donation will comprise 10 per cent of the profits, plus the proceeds of a Karma Keg being provided by the venue hosts the Byron Bay Brewery. CURIOUS at the Byron Brewery on Saturday. Tix at www.cunningstunts.com.au.
The Michael Jackson Legacy Tour
Ballina RSL | Saturday 22 Sep | 7pm | $50
Michael Jackson fans are in for a treat when Michael Jackson – The Legacy tour comes to the Ballina RSL. This world-class production has toured the globe to rave reviews and is the one and only Michael Jackson show that features actual Michael Jackson staff, singers and band members.
The show is produced and directed by its star performer, William Hall. William Hall embodies the voice, the dance character, and persona of the legendary MJ to perfection. The Texan has been performing since he was three and is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and musician. His love of Michael Jackson started at an early age and Hall is now recognised worldwide as one of the best Michael Jackson tribute artists. His sellout tours are a testament to his dedication to deliver the kind of perfect show that Michael was famous for. He has had the privilege of performing for Michael’s family – including his mother Katherine Jackson – in 2011 and says that will forever be one of his most special career moments.
Michael Jackson – The Legacy Tour features all the King of Pop’s biggest hits – packed with authentic touches and flair. This is as close as it is ever going to be to experiencing a Michael Jackson concert! Tix ballinarsl.com.au
The Lyrical w support by Tay Oskee, Phil & Tilley
Byron Brewery | Friday | 7pm | Free
Since topping the charts on Triple J’s Unearthed for the seventh time, The Lyrical has become the rising star of the music scene on the Sunshine Coast. The Queensland North Coast has always been Australia’s hotbed for new talent in a variety of genres and the hip-hop/reggae scene is no exception to that tradition. The Lyrical has toured both Australia and internationally as well as releasing a hugely popular self-titled album The Lyrical to critical acclaim.
The Lyrcial will be performing a free show on Friday at Byron Bay Brewery. The show will be supported by local acts Tay Oskee and Phil and Tilley. The event is free and kicks off at 7pm.
Billinudgel Hotel | 2.30-9.30pm| Sunday 16 September | $15-$2
Sunday Kicks is proudly presenting their ninth journey into sound at the Billinudgel Hotel . Their special double-bill spring lineup has Phil Smart and Abel El Toro playing the best in up front house music and tech. Supported by residents, SpYDa, CuRLy Si and POb, KiCkS aims to satisfy your aural and dancing needs.
Phil Smart, effortlessly brilliant and renowned for playing the newest sounds and forward-thinking electronic music, is on his ‘30 years of dance’ tour ‘fresh’ from Burning Man. Phil, as well as being a lovely bloke, has promoted some of Sydney’s most legendary parties and club nights and his bio is a string of accolades and evidence of his creative achievements.
Abel El Toro is back with excitement for his second KiCkS with impeccable selecting and world-class mixing. Responsible for Happy Valley, the first outdoor electronic music festival held in Australia, and some the most seminal raves, he’s continued to DJ, promote and pioneer the alternative edge of dance music.
SuNDaY KiCkS guarantees exceptional sets every time and with that maintains radical inclusion.
Sunday 16 September | Billinudgel Hotel | 2.30–9.30pm | Tickets $15–$20 online or at the door