Based in Byron, Luke truly loves listening and absorbing all styles and forms of music. For him it comes from the heart and is always honest.
Northern NSW Country Rock & Roll hellraisers the Re-Mains hit their boozy, bluesy, slide-and-banjo laced straps on this live album, combining a rootsy twang with inner-city smarts and genuine affection for rollicking, tumbling hillbilly sounds. Authentic enough to be endearing, they keep a respectful tongue in their cheek with songs like “You look Like Keith Richards”, and by quoting hip-hop phrases in “Folksinger Blues”.
Nick Disbray you may know from the late 80′s band Big Pig - Remember Aussie smash hits “Hungry Town” and “I Can’t Breakaway” and “Big Hotel” Founding member of this iconic Aussie band doing his solo performance in NSW in January 2011. Nick Disbray toured the world as a member of Australian Pop outfit BIG PIG with the iconic album BONK that broke into the U.S. & European charts. Nick today enjoys a successful solo career performing internationally in some of the world’s leading venues. A maestro of the guitar, Nick does great Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and will do a mean acoustic version of his hit songs….if you ask!!! Nick brings his own style and fresh influences to the music, with years of experience in jazz, rock and funk as a guitarist and versatile vocalist.
Lisa (sister) Hunt began singing in that great African American tradition, the gospel church, there was laid the foundation of her soulful singing style. She went on to study voice at The City College of New York (BFA).
Lisa’s studio credits include sessions with famed producers Jellybean Benitez (Madonna), Toni C (Whitney), Frank Farion (LaBouche, Milli Vanilli), The Berman Brothers (Amber, Ultra Nate), many more. Her voice can be heard on several top 10 dance tracks all over the European continent including being “the voice” of LOVESTATION (UK), CLUB X (Germany), and D1 (USA)
In Italy she has been the featured vocalist on tour and recordings of ZUCCHERO Sugar Fornaciari for over 15 years and has worked with a range of artist from PAVAROTTI to RAY CHARLES (check out her on Pavarotti and friends). She has also shared the stage with musical greats such as ERIC CLAPTON, JAMES BROWN, DIONNE WARWICK, BRIAN MAY, RANDY CRAWFORD, JOE COCKER, MILES DAVIS, and ANDREA BOCELLI
This is a once a year event and has been tradition at the Lennox Pub for quite a number of years.. Don’t miss the CAMPBELL FAMILY Guaranteed fun!
Hailing from South East Brisbane, the team of five are already known for putting on some serious mind blowing shows. The Ride is about exploring music with a great circle of followers behind them. With the new self titled album out on the streets (just hit us up at a gig for a copy), The Ride are only looking one way… up!
It’s been the journey of a lifetime for Melbourne folk-pop darlings The Little Stevies. Sisters Sibylla and Bethany, and their childhood friend Robin, grew up making music together, the offspring of two very musical families whose members once formed part of an ARIA-winning pop band in the 1970s. It’s their long history of collaboration coupled with their relatively young age that makes their sound unique: exquisite three-part harmonies that soar above terrific pop melodies and catchy guitar hooks. Since 2009, their sound’s been expanded and matured by the band’s newest member, multi-instrumentalist Josh Barber on drums and percussion.
From a hard-rocking kid on electric guitar to a diverse solo artist with three releases under his belt, Paul Appelkamp’s musical journey has been colourful.
He had a travelled upbringing and while living in New Zealand at age 11 curiously dragged a four-decade old guitar out of a dark, dusty cupboard. It became his adapted limb.
While widdling-out complex tunes with spirit, Appelkamp was also listening to Bob Dylan on an old record player from a young age, helping him develop a poet-like songwriting style. But it’s the Adelaide-born lad’s deep search for genuine artistic originality that has always allured people most.
The highly experimental ‘Paul Appelkamp’ EP (2009) was distributed through MGM/Foghorn Media and received airplay on many radio stations, including NOVA (Adelaide), Triple J, ABC Coast FM and ABC Darwin.
Australia-wide publication Pop Republic TV said, “the lyrical and melodic content of the songs [is] just genius… 5/5 stars”. Appelkamp knocked-off forty shows in four months to support the EP’s release. ‘Live and Learn’ (a track from the EP) was shortlisted for Music Oz’s Best Blues and Roots Song of 2009.
In 2010 the explorative Appelkamp used guitar, stomp-box, egg shaker and bamboo flute to contrive the sound of machines taking over the world on his ‘Machines’ single. In the same year he won a national competition to play at Adelaide Fuse Festival.
After three years touring in a trusty old van Appelkamp calls “Gerty”, he moved from Sydney to the peaceful Byron Bay hinterland. He solemnly refined an album’s worth of soul-infused songs there and will record them with a full band for his much-anticipated debut album, due out in early 2012.
Catch Appelkamp live @ The Lennox Hotel on Sunday October 23rd at 4pm.
Interactive Hip Hop game-show where speed drawing meets rapping with live hip hop beats.
A collaboration of artists, rappers and musicians where the audience is as much a part of the show as the performers. Artists sketch on paper which is filmed and projected live. Rappers freestyle about what the artists are drawing and audiences are invited to participate as theimprovisation is structured into games. Games are inspired by Mr Squiggle, Pictionary and live animation.
The live musical accompaniment is courtesy of Sydney hip hop gents ‘The Phonies’. Sketch the Rhyme was developed during Underbelly Public Arts Lab 08 and performed to an audience of 1200 people over the two day festival. Since then Sketch has performed at a number of varied events including Melbourne Fringe Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Oxford Art Market, Woodford Folk Festival, Smart Arts and Culture Connect.
They play music that makes you feel good, music that makes your body want to move. Roots, Rock and Rhythm combine effortlessly to embody the Ghost Brothers sound. Growing up in cities, towns and villages throughout the US, Canada and as far away as India has helped to form an appealing, original sound. A fresh style which leaves you with a feeling like you’ve been lifted up and set down on a beach in paradise, nestled between tall mountains and shining lights of the city. Check them out for yourself!