Broken Levee Brass Band supported by Timbuktu
Brunswick Picture House | Sunday | 4pm | $20/$15/$10; family of 4 $55
Broken Levee Brass Band is a goodtime dance band. Sashay to the grooves of New Orleans second line or sing along to some of your favourite tunes with a band that features more horns than a stretch of congested downtown traffic. With driving drums and mercurial vocals, the Levee’s repertoire consists of quirky arrangements of your favourite pop songs (à la brass band) and originals. Hailing from the Northern Rivers and formed after the devastating 2017 Lismore flood (their namesake), their mission is to generously generate genuine good groove while encouraging audience participation in the form of dancing (some people find their pelvis moves involuntarily at Levee gigs) or singing along (you will know the lyrics!). They play the Brunswick Picture House on Sunday at 4pm, supported by Timbuktu. Tix are $20/25/10 at brunswickpicturehouse.com.
Last Uke Night with Miss Amber & Stukulele
Court House Hotel | Friday | 5pm | Family of 4 $25 at the door
Well, lovers of little instruments, it’s over. The eight years of 4-string strumming is done. The dress-ups. The play-ups. The community interaction: well it’s finished. This is the last Uke Night by Miss Amber and Stukulele so you need to come and catch them. Be part of the last night even if you don’t play the uke! Songs will be led by a full band and there will be a multitude of special guest vocalists and musicians including Sara Tindley, Ash Bell, Clelia Adams, John Hill, Shelly Brown, Raku O’Gaia, and Justin Bannister.
The restaurant opens at 5pm and there’s a special family price of $25 at the door for two adults and two children under 16. Here’s a direct link to download the songbook: http://bit.ly/byeMullum. – Be there or regret it for the rest of your life.
Hotel Great Northern | Friday 9 August | 9pm | Free
Port Royal play the Hotel Great Northern on Friday 9 August. It’s their seventh independent tour of the east coast in support of their latest soul stirring single Ain’t Got You. The song is an upbeat pop rock tune influenced by the melodic styling of The Beatles combined with some Strokes-esque swagger. It’s a free gig from 9pm.
The Rails, Byron | Thursday | 7pm | Free
It’s been one crazy international adventure for new band changoTRee, a unique male/female combo from the deep south of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. ‘Jet-lagging the globe’ has been the discourse for 2017 till 19 and heralds the release their new album Postcards From Tomorrow.
It all started rolling when changoTRee’s debut album Home had a #1 on the AMRAP AirIt charts in 2017.
The latest album Postcards is the culmination of recording, writing, and performing shows and festivals in Oz, New Orleans, Ireland, UK, NYC, France, and most recently Canada. It’s captured a real global/local essence in the muse with the merging of swampy-roots-blues-grooves, funky-folk, and surf-rasta with soaring vocals.
ChangoTRee is she, Ree Liddell, the elegant waxing vocals dobro, mandolin, acoustic guitar and he, Ian Treloar, the surf dog carving vocals, 8-string acoustic-electric guitar-synth. Driving the bus is Simon Dewar on drums, percussion, and harmony.
As Rhythms magazine head writer/review Tony Hillier declared, ‘ChangoTRee are blessed with chameleonic vocals to gutbucket blues to slide-drenched Bonnie Raitt passion.
Fedrocks 19, Illumination.
Federal Hall, Jasper Corner | Saturday 17 August | 6.30pm | $25 at the door
Support one of the coolest country halls in the region by going to Jasper Corner, Federal, for Bedrocks 19, Illumination, on Saturday 17 August.
This is a major fundraising event to assist with the continued maintenance of the community space and in particular for a new feature window for the front of the old church (because the church actually took it!).
Ever since the collaborative effort during the Save the Heart of Federal campaign, the Federal community has been going from strength to strength. The old church is now in regular use for a wide range of activities and is looking alive and healthy with its new paint and beautiful stained-glass window. The area between it and the hall has been landscaped, solar panels have been installed, and lots of other general maintenance has been going on too. But there is always more to do.
Federal reached out to the broader community to help Save our Heart, and they appreciated the help. Come along to this night to continue that support and have a rocking good time… just what the hall was saved for! This is a fundraiser you will not want to miss.
August 17 is a bit off yet, but book the date and round up a bunch of friends for a night of fun, while supporting a strong, small community. A full hall of friends, music, dance, food, drinks, and good times ensuring a brilliant event every time. This year there will be no exception with two great bands, Jesse Morris and the Shakedown, Sofiella and The Handsome Husbands, plus DJ POB. All bound to get you up on the dancefloor.
There’ll be a licensed bar and a delicious dinner from Chef Cam of Forage and Graze fame. Tickets, available at the door, are $25.
For enquiries phone Alan on 6684 9313 or http://www.jaspercornerfederal.com.au/