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May 13, 2021

Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from January 10, 2019

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Gypsy Fest for Durrumbul Hall

Durrumbul Hall | Sat 12 Jan | 12pm – 12am | $10-63.50

Get those skirts, those black-heeled boots and those headscarves on! Shai Shriki, Si Mullumby (from Wild Marmalade), Murray Kyle, ShakShuka, The Imprints, Laura Targett, Noam Blat, Dudi Shaul, Shenzo, Brazilian drumming group with Mestre Telmo Anun & Elisa Heming, bellydance by Rachel Myra and Yael Mahler, kids’ activities, food and more!

All ages welcome! Family-friendly event.

Every Zorba event has a charity collection and donation from ticket sales, online crowdfunding, and cash donations on the day.

This time they have chosen to donate to refugees!

Shai Shriki started a music project with refugees in Lesvos, Greece, last July. Shai donated musical instruments while sharing music and joy with refugees in the camps. Get onboard with Shai Shriki to make a better day for good people in an unfortunate situation.

For more details go to www.gofundme.com/music-by-refugees. Tickets: http://tix.yt/zorba  |  www.zorbaproductions.com

Billinudgel’s last jam session this Sunday

Last Jam Forever

Billinudgel Hotel | Sun 13 Jan | 5-8pm | FREE

After an epic 19 years Lynne and Grant host the last-ever Billinudgel Jam Session this Sunday. 

The first 10 were every Friday night in the bar, then every Sunday for a few years, then once a month. Come along and listen to some great live music. Lyne and Grant would like to thank all the jammers, guests, music lovers, Ken Barnham, and The Billinudgel Hotel for all their support. 

Sunday at the Billinudgel Hotel 5–8pm. 

The Nudge Crew have created Curious – an evening right in the middle of Byron Bay

Feeling Curious?

Byron Bay Brewery | Sat 19 Jan | 6pm | $20-50

The Nudge Nudge people have created something of a runaway train with their regular events at the Billinudgel. It seems these guys can’t put a foot wrong with their events – and just seem to have the right combination of DJs and a vibe that has the Shire flocking for a regular dance. The Nudge Crew have created Curious – an evening right in the middle of Byron Bay at the iconic Byron Bay Brewery. Curious is a mix of DJs and live musicians and includes Jamie Porteous from Heart Ibiza, Crucial D from Wicked Beat Sound System, James Scott, Dale Stephen, and Lord Sut playing epic sets with live guest musicians She J on percussion, Ezmaytrix on vocals, Vanessa Baker on vocals, Dave Wray on sax, and Creatrix Body Art. Dipping into a melting pot of electronic stew, global grooves, euphoric house, and dubbed-out disco. Family friendly. Taking over the outside and indoor spaces with two rooms of COSMIC OSMOSIS as DJs play with live musicians. 

Byron Bay Brewery Saturday 19 Jan, 6pm–midnight. Tix start at $20 for earlybirds. $25 general release and $50 for Curious Brookie’s Cracker – that’s two tickets and two Brookie’s Gin cocktails of your choice! Get tickets now at cunningstunts.com.au.

Michel Rose & Kirk Lorange

The Orange Rose

Byron Golf Club | Sun 13 Jan | 4-7pm | FREE

Kirk Lorange and Michel Rose are two of Australia’s most iconic guitarists and they will be playing with Greg Lyon and the Hip Operation this Sunday at the Byron Golf Club. 

Michel Rose is the King of pedal steel, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and has worked with an amazing array of artists in the country, jazz, and popular music fields. Canadian-born Kirk Lorange is a master of the slide guitar, singer, and songwriter, and is known for for his work with Chasin’ the Train, Richard Clapton, and many others. They’ll be joined by Greg Lyon (bass, vocal) and Scott Hills (drums). The music is country-soul, blues, and boogie, with music by Little Feat, Ry Cooder, BB King, Ray Charles, and others.

The monthly Sunday Groove Sessions at the beautiful Byron Golf Club have become a favourite hangout for music-loving locals and musos. Musical guests often drop in for a few songs. Entry is free. 4–7pm.

Delta Riggs play The Northern over The Australia Day weekend

A Very Nice Rigg

Hotel Great Northern | Fri 25 Jan | 9pm | $30.10

Out of Place is geared around The Delta Riggs’ unwavering authenticity, focusing on the importance of real, candid human connection in a digital age, and the unhealthy disconnect that is implicit in purely online relationships.

The track follows a similar narrative to previous single Fake That, which served as a wake-up call for an age where Insta-fame, AR, and #fakenews dominate our digital realm. This sincere approach to songwriting saw Fake That score a high rotation on Triple J leading into a soldout national headline tour, and clock up over 300k streams across platforms in just three months.

The new tracks follow the band’s acclaimed 2016 album Active Galactic, featuring the hit single Baddest Motherfucker in the Beehive, which has stacked up over 1.5 million Spotify streams since release. The Delta Riggs have also cut their teeth on some impressive live shows, having supported Foo Fighters, Kasabian, and Primal Scream, plus performing at Splendour In the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, and Festival of the Sun. 

Despite modern pressures, The Delta Riggs have stayed true to themselves. They’ve remained busy on the road, meeting and performing for real people, listening to their stories and creating genuine connections. These stories, mashed with sweat, swagger, and guitars have influenced the band’s fourth self-produced record, due for release in 2019. 

They play the Hotel Great Northern on Friday 25 Jan at 9pm. Tix via oztix.com.au.

The Ranch Byron Bay are raising funds for their upcoming program

Fun-d-raising for The Ranch

Hotel Great Northern | Fri 11 Jan | 4pm | $30.10

Please join The Ranch Byron Bay for an afternoon of fun-d-raising at The Northern, proudly sponsored by Young Henry’s!

The Ranch Byron Bay are raising funds for their upcoming program with The Buttery, a not-for-profit, charitable rehab organisation located near Bangalow in northern NSW. As a rehab, The Buttery specialises in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse, problem gambling, and mental health issues. It is guided by the philosophy that addiction is not a consequence of choice; rehabilitation is. They are developing a unique equine program for the residents.

Local musician @matthewarmitagemusic will provide the eargasms for your delight.

Please support their program by attending the event. There are heaps of awesome raffle prizes to give away including: Buffalo Girl accessories, hat from Creatures of the Wild Unknown, turquoise ring from Creatures Jewels, cape from Sunshine and Bear, photoshoot with Arterium and The Ranch Byron Bay horses, equine communication session with Callum Snell (@barefootbrother), a 1 x 10-hour work week online course, where you learn how to automate your business, created by Lisa Kylieand valued at $997.
Go to www.theuncomplicate.com. 

More prizes include $500 worth of clothing from Qui Qui, loads of horse-riding adventures with The Ranch Byron Bay, and many extras to be announced, plus a 1-hour massage from Byron Massage Clinic and an acupunture treatment (horse or human) from Jason Proctor.

Friday 11 January at 4pm at The Northern Hotel.

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