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Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from March 27, 2019

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Kimmy N Krew at the Byron Brewery on Friday

Kimmy N Krew

Byron Brewery  |  Friday  |  7pm | $10

Based in Byron Bay, with ripples felt all over South East Queensland, Kimmy N’ Krew maintain a secure reputation of uplifting and high energy performances with bountiful positive vibrations. Touting a unique and charismatic vibe, and an energetic presence on stage, Kimmy, side by side with the ‘Krew’, captures something truly special in delivering one of the truest and most vivacious reggae concerts today.

Byron Brewery on Friday at 7pm.

Soul’d have a unique new album! The USB carries 30 live MP3’s and 18 live MP4’s all shot at the Beach Hotel where they play again this Sunday afternoon

Soul’d on the new Album!

Byron Beach Hotel  |  Sunday  | 4.30 to 7.30pm | FREE

This Sunday afternoon Soul’d launch their new album at The Beach Hotel in Byron. Soul’d is the biggest band in the area with a 5 piece horn section, rhythm section and male and female vocals. They have been playing at venues all along the eastern seaboard of Australia for the last 14 years. One of their earliest gigs was at the Beach Hotel so it’s a fitting place to launch their unique new album. Why is it unique? Well it’s a USB with an 8 gig memory that contains 30 live MP3s and 18 live MP4s shot at the Beach Hotel late last year. It can be played in your car, or on your home sound system, and the video can be played through your computer or smart TV.

For further info www.soul-band.com

Amber and Stu head up Uke Night at Club Mullum on Thursday

Uke On

Club Mullum  |  Thursday  | 6:30pm| $2.50-$15

If you’re a beginner ukulele player, Miss Amber and Stukulele have a Uke Night just for you. Come and strum along to simple songs with easy chords and be part of the massive ukulele orchestra as your favourite tunes are led by the Uke Night band featuring Rod Coe on Bass, Jaimie Pattugalin on drums with special guest Chris Cook on other stringed things with special guest vocalist – Country Music Queen Clelia Adams. 

The ‘Back to Basics’ songbook is available through www.ukemullum.com.

Adults $15, kids & youth (6 – 15 yo) $2.50… everyone else is FREE

The Feramones at the Ballina RSL on Saturday and Sunday at the Byron Services Club

The Feramones By the Sea

Ballina RSL  |  Saturday  | 9pm| Byron Services Club | Sunday | 4.30pm | FREE

Dubbed as the Northern Rivers’ very own ‘supergroup’ The Feramones feature a bunch of internationally acclaimed musos such as Rick Fenn, the lead guitarist for 10CC. Also on guitar is Alan Limbrick, who recently toured the world with Mike Oldfield, and has recorded with Joan Armatrading and David Knoffler. On keyboards is Alan Park, Cliff Richard’s musical director and pianist for more than two decades. Bass player Greg Lyon has a catalogue of recording credits dating back to his fusion band Crossfire in the 70s. Lead vocalist Col Germano is best known as the singer/songwriter for 80s/90s hard rock band Bourbon Street. Dubbed the ‘Charlie Watts of Australia’, Rick Lloyd is one of this country’s most talented and highly-regarded drummers. That’s a band full of rock pedigrees.

Catch them at the Ballina RSL on Saturday from 9pm and the Byron Services Club on Sunday at 4.30pm. Both shows free. 

Classic Future Retro this Sunday!

Classic Future Retro

St Martins Hall Mullumbimby  |  Sunday  | 4-8pm| Gold coin donation

Classic Future Retro is a family music/dance event for the community. This is a very gentle, groovy afternoon of family fun – alcohol and drug free.

It features beats by Retrowave, Synthwave, Futurefunk, Nu Disco, SynthPop, Outrun, Tokyowave, and a little Vaporwave. Between the bounds of time and space there is a realm of pure frequency; it is transcendental bliss.

Best dancer will win a cowbell. DJ Mono will be curating. Quad speaker set up. The event will also be screening some classic cartoons. Organic iced teas and cordial will be available.

Sunday at St. Martin’s Hall Mullumbimby. 4pm to 8pm – For more info go to FB Classic Future Retro Party. Gold Coin Donation

Kristina Kelman Jazz Vocalist of Galaxy Jazz Band

Gatsby Galaxy!

OS Country Club  |  Saturday April 6 | 6pm

On Saturday 6 April, OSCC is hosting the Galaxy Jazz Band featuring international jazz vocalist Kristina Kelman. When Kristina is not singing jazz, Kristina lectures in music at QUT. With a successful 20 year career, Kristina has produced several recordings and worked with some of the industry’s biggest names. Joining Kristina is the fabulous Galaxy Jazz Band. Band leader Royden Ainsworth has chosen some of the best toe-tapping moments in jazz history. The OS Country Club is the ideal venue for the big band sound and has themed the night as a tribute to the Great Gatsby. 

Dinner bookings are available from 6pm and the entertainment begins from 8pm.

Nuwanda is on at the Byron Theatre, on Saturday at 7pm

Piano in The Deep

Byron Theatre  |  Saturday | 7pm | $15-35

A composer and piano virtuoso of a rare nature – Nuwanda brings this warm and brilliant show to the Byron Theatre for it fourth run.

It’s easy to see why he is compared to composers like Michael Nyman and Phillip Glass, yet Nuwanda is stand-out in his genre. He has a gift for improvisation, and an almost mysterious connection to the piano; creating intimacy with the listener and evoking a tangible quality of sound when he plays – something truly unique, and simply melty.

Nuwanda is on at the Byron Theatre, on Sat 7pm. Tickets are $15 – $35. www.byroncentre.com.au

The Tahir Faridi Sufi Qawwali Ensemble at the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on Friday

Sufi’s Up

Byron Theatre  |  Friday | 7.30pm | $15.80-33.80

The Tahir Faridi Sufi Qawwali Ensemble create a rich landscape of soul-stirring sounds by weaving a tapestry of male voices together in deep chorus with entrancing tabla rhythms. The poetry of Sufi mystics is sung with lively improvisation and intricate musical embellishment. Sufism uses poetry and song to unite people in the spirit of peace & devotion. The ensemble have performed in diverse venues & festivals around Australia & NZ. Byron Theatre on Friday at 7.30pm. 

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