Live Music in the Byron Shire For the Week Beginning January 15, 2020

Eclectica. Photo by Spinferno

Earth Frequency Festival 2020

Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing  |  14–17 Feb

Earth Frequency Festival is just around the corner, so if you are looking for somewhere to get your freak on – this is the place. The festival presents days and nights of dance, but it’s also aligned with the emerging visionary art movement. Over the past few years, visionary art has risen to the forefront of the transformational festival experience worldwide. This movement is particularly focused on exploring themes of spirituality, consciousness, connectivity and personal and planetary transformation. Visionary art merges many vital and current ideas into a medium of technical brilliance, and exists at the cutting edge of human creative expression. Third round tickets sold out in record time! There are approximately only 500 tickets remaining, and the crew are expecting a capacity event, so jump in quickly for the fourth round!

14–17 February, Ivory’s Rock. Go to for more info.

A Musical search for meaning and harmony: Photo by Ricky Singh

Seekers of Sound

Byron Theatre  | Saturday |  7pm

Soul Sangeet presents Seekers of Sound, the next long anticipated instalment to the Byron Theatre after the last concert in 2017 elicited a standing ovation and had the crowd crying for more! The sound will interweave Indian classical music with world and contemporary influences; an intersection of traditional and contemporary. Thus the rhythms, ragas, sounds and songs that emerge will reflect the musical journey and story that each ‘seeker’ brings to the stage.

The concert will feature the classical edge of Byron local Shivam Rath and his unique Crystal Slide, the haunting and versatile vocals of Menaka Thomas, and the percussive brilliance of internationally renowned Saptak Sharma on the tabla. They will be joined by a top-class line up of Brisbane-based talent, namely Tsoof Baras on percussion, Meg Burstow on piano, Evan Osborne on bass guitar, and Melbourne-based singer and songwriter, Shayne Cook, on guitar.

Seekers of Sound promises to be a night of soul-stirring music, raw emotion and human connection – at the Byron Theatre, on Saturday at 7pm.

Learning guitar with Kristan Burnnand

Guitar Workshop with Kristan Burnnand

Byron Brewery  |  Saturday 18 January  |  $130

Kristan Burnnand presents an intimate guitar workshop in Byron, this Saturday at the Byron Brewery. This is a five-hour masterclass, sharing knowledge on a comprehensive series of topics covering scales, chords and inversions, to finger picking techniques and guitar improvisation.

The objective is to create a focused guitar workshop for intermediate guitarists in a relaxed environment and to share theory and ideas that help you understand and develop your own playing.

New Zealand born musician/teacher, Kristan Burnnand, designs and runs guitar courses at the Byron adult community college and has been a dynamic and popular guitar tutor at Byron Music since 1996.

He studied Jazz guitar at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music, completing a Diploma in Teaching. Kristan has worked as a music teacher in the NZ education system, and has been teaching music in three countries for the past twenty years.

There’s a Facebook event page people can check out, and join, to keep in touch with upcoming workshops and free online lessons. Fb: Byron Bay guitar workshop 2020. Tickets are $130, available through this Facebook page, or from, or directly, by contacting: [email protected]

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