Beach Hotel | Friday 15 November
Sydney-based funk, soul and R&B act Winston Surfshirt have released Apple Crumble the second full-length release, following on from their applauded 2017 debut, Sponge Cake. The hit album bound together brass, hip-hop sensibilities and airy vocals to receive nods from international tastemakers, including Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, Sir Elton John, Jason Bentley (KCRW), Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Lauren Laverne (BBC Radio 6), and as a triple j feature album.
They have developed a cult following for their smooth style and raucous live shows, but the band’s unique blend of funk, soul and hip-hop originally emerged as the solo project of singer/rapper/producer Winston Surfshirt, before organically adopting other local artists and snowballing into what is now a musical collective, filling each stage they grace to the brim.
Steve Banks and the Sidemen
Friday 8 November | Bangalow Bowlo | 8pm | $35
After a sellout show at the Byron Theatre earlier in the year and a recent gig at The Byron Guitar Festival, Steve Banks and the Sidemen return for a summer session — bringing live music back to the Bangalow Bowlo.
Steve has banded together with other Byron locals, Greg Lyon, Rick Fenn and Grant Gerathy – as well as Bruce Haymes and Jeff Burstin.
The sole purpose of the show is to focus on the sidemen who are, according to Steve, the engine room driving any band.
Wongo with Cha Lee + Sunny Day + Bean Dip + more!
Byron Brewery | Saturday 9 November | 5pm | $20
Producer, DJ, label head, radio-show host, former international breakdancer, full time funnyman, Gold Coast-bred party-starter Wongo is no one-trick-pony.
With a big few years under his belt, by now you’ve probably already cut shapes to Wongo tunes. He’s even been tasked with crafting official remixes for Beyoncé no less than three times, as well as flipping folks like A-Trak, Confidence Man and Yolanda Be Cool.
The Byron Brewery | 15 November | 7pm | Free
DZ Deathrays say ‘We started at a house party… we will most likely end at one. We used to be called DZ now we are DZ DEATHRAYS. We hope to one day party with Andrew W.K.’
The Rising Stars Youth Concert
Byron Theatre | 10 November | 1pm | Adult $16.50, Member, Concession & Student $11.50
The Rising Stars Youth Concert presented by Byron Music Society is on this weekend. Support local young performers and their dreams by attending the Byron Youth Concert.
Share the experience when some of the most outstanding young musicians from our region perform at the Byron Theatre. These enthusiastic and talented young performers also reflect the dedication of many fine and inspired teachers in the area.
The culture of performance and creativity is very rich amongst local youth today, so don’t miss this wonderful showcase.
Byron Brewery | Thursday 14 November | 8pm | $25
After crushing stages across Australia earlier this year alongside Alaska’s 36 Crazyfists as part of the inaugural HeistFest Tour, Australian monoliths of nu-metal, Superheist, have announced a short and ferocious tour to celebrate the recent release of their critically acclaimed fourth studio album Sidewinder .
This is your chance to witness the energy and earth-rumbling wall of sound synonymous with a Superheist live show right here in Byron Bay.
Tickets $25 from oztix.com.au.