Byron Shire rock covers phenomenon Shybaby set the North Coast alight with a blistering debut year in 2011. Living up to their motto of rock hard, play it like you mean it and give em a show, the band wowed audiences from Tweed to Coffs who voted with their drinking dollars and partied til çlosing again and again.
Coming in to 2012, the band is a well-oiled machine, pumping out classics new and old in a high audience participation show designed to get punters on the dance floor and keep them there. With collective experience of more years than they care to admit, Shybaby knows what the punters want and how to deliver it.
Out front lead singer Shiney Lefai oozes rock-chick schtick and knows how to work the crowd like only an experienced performer can. Her rendition of Whole Lotta Love is an experience to remember. Guitar maestro Mick Lonsdale smokes up the fret-board in a blaze of rock attack, speaking to the hearts and minds of every aspiring guitar hero in the crowd.
Drummer Mel Greensill is almost a phenomenon in her own right, wearing her Jon Bonham influence like a badge and laying it down like a freight train. Bass player Greg Buckman holds it all together with calm assurance gleaned from years on the circuit.
If you like pub-rock done the way it should be with lashings of chops, attitude and showmanship, catch Shybaby at The Lennox Hotel.
Blind Willie Wagtail are a trio of seasoned musicians, who play a progressive mix of blues and rock-a-billy, originals and covers. Influences range from the 1920’s players Blind Willie McTell & Blind Willie Johnson, to Muddy Waters & Howlin Wolf’s 1950’s electric material.
Rock-a-billy influences include Carl Perkins, Elvis and Chuck Berry.
Original material covers current aspects of life with irony and humour.
January 2011 Blind Willie toured with Oz legends Dutch Tilders, George Washingmachine & Geoff Achison.
Blind Willie are Pete Hurcombe on vocals and various slide & finger guitar tunings. Winner 2008 ‘Dolphin’ award for Best Blues Song of the Year. Playing authentic blues and roots music for more than 25 years, starting in Sydney in the mid 1970’s. His original lyrics draw from a diverse life including 10 years working throughout central Australia.
He has performed at Maleney/Woodford Folk, East Coast Blues & Roots, Wintersun and more, including the early years at Blues on Broadbeach.
Drummer, Matt Elliott plays guitar, banjo and vocals in soul band “The Hoochers” and jug band “Blue Skillet Rovers”, which have been billed at Woodford, Byron & Gympie, and have been dubbed highly entertaining and “something really different”.
Sharing the bass duties is Dirk Dubois from Australia’s most influential blues/rock band Chain and Tony Baron, known as Baron Von Blues, who was once beaten by a Rolf Harris impersonator on Red Faces segment of Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Acclaimed musician and song writer Dave Tice has lived the life of rock, punk and blues across Australia, UK and Europe since launching early metal band Buffalo in 1970.
Having worked Buffalo to cult status, Dave was invited to London where he fronted seminal UK R&B Punk band, The Count Bishops. They cracked the UK Top 40 with “I Want Candy” and toured extensively.
Partner in crime Mark Evans is former AC/DC bassist and now best selling author of his recently released memoir ‘Dirty Deeds’.
Mark traded his electric bass for Gibson acoustic guitars and drives his Rock’n'Roll roots through the rhythm of this hard-edged duo. Dave delivers smooth yet powerful vocals that are laced in deep undertones, drives guitars of the electric, acoustic and slide kinds, the songs are peppered with harmonica.
Dave Tice and Mark Evans separate careers have twined together to create music that cuts across genre and has evolved to it’s own through the years of performing in and around Sydney’s eclectic inner city districts.
We are excited to announce that Fijian born didgeridoo and stringed instrument virtuoso Jay Hoad will be bringing his unique show to Lennox Hotel for the very first time on Saturday January 7th, 9.30pm.
Jay has spent the last six years touring around the globe, following the sun and his inspiration for music throughout the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Fiji, Canada and North America, keeping up a relentless touring schedule whilst passionately learning about third world culture and every style of music he can sink his teeth into.
The result… A very funky and high-energy show that sees Jay sitting in a cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, Weissenborn lap steel, dulcimer, guitar, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and then some. Mouth, hands and feet work in harmony as Jay fuses many genres of music creating a sound that’s hard to believe comes from just one person.
In 2010 Jay was honored to perform with Bob Marley’s “Wailers” on the Northeast leg of their USA tour and has also recently toured with USA super groups Carbon Leaf and the Temptations.
Jay is currently touring worldwide, supporting the release of his second independent album “Stories For The Soul”.
“An eclectic sound of global proportions” MD News Journal, USA
“Must be seen to be believed” Fiji Times, FIJI
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Forming in 2009, A Little Province is a fresh up and coming group on the Australian music scene. The sound produced by A Little Province is a Powerful force. Combining the finest elements of various musical influences, A Little Province produces a uniquely massive and atmospheric sound, which can best be identified as folk rock. The 4-piece emanates addictive ambience, combining solid drumming and vocal harmonies, Violin, and guitars. Live sets customarily take the audience on a journey and are constantly provocative and involved. Their repertoire of songs are range from deep, heartfelt laid-back melodic tunes as established on their “Sooner or later” E.P in late 2009 and early 2010 to newer Up-tempo powerhouse epics.