Ballina based band formed late 2011 are offering audiences feel good music with a conscientious view of not playing what every rock band are playing in the local music scene.
Smooth Grooves are L-R: Jeff Frankham (Keyboards), Peter McIvor (Drums), Taryn Kamphorst (Vocals), Mick Haylock (Bass & Vocals), Jason Sines (Guitar), Syd Etuati (Vocals)
Smooth Grooves; area new relatively a new band on the local scene with experience musicians who love to deliver great grooves showcasing the vocal talents of Sid Etuati up front.
Covering such songs like Fiji, Neville Brothers, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, UB40, Inner Circle, The Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dobie Gray, Shaggy, Adele, Jessie J and more.
“Inside outlaw” are a 4-piece rock band who could be described as a blend between the sounds of Incubus and Paul Kelly, marrying melodies and hooks with the energy and passion of Australian blue-collar lifestyle. They write ‘real music’ for ‘real people’. Songs written for the everyday person, that inspire hope and resilience in these strange times.
They aim to “Creep it real”, while attempting to make sense of the world and highlight the fact that we’re all in this together. There is something honest and sincere in both their song writing and engaging live performance, balancing a style that is both melodic and memorable, while still managing to have something valuable to say.
Sarah Grant fronts a dynamic line-up that all share a passion for music. Local phenomenon Harry Nichols handles the guitar with Brendan Lees hitting the skins and Dave Tweedie wrestles with the groove on the bass. Playing classic tunes and originals of Rock/Blues/Soul/Funk/ Pink Zinc pride themselves on delivering a show that entertains old and young, short an tall, bold and beautiful.