“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.
The ‘Angry Penguins’ are one of the longest running acts on the Northern NSW Coast. The duo of Roo and Danny hail from Lismore and mainly play those retro classic rock/popsongs that people can’t get enough of. There’s a sprinkling of the best songs of the last decade too but in fact they have such a big repertoire that they can play to just about any crowd. They are known as a great live act who get the audience involved by playing with the crowd not at them, and creating an infectious fun vibe with their tongue-in-cheek antics and lyrics. And they are happy to take requests and aim their repertoire for the night at the crowd actually present.
“We have a reputation for being Crowd Pleasers but the Angry Penguins don’t like to rest on our laurels” says Roo. ‘We are always striving to improve and are always updating, (whether it’s our repertoire or equipement) so as to eradicate the ‘boredom’ factor both for us and the audience. We guarantee you’ll never hear us playing the same old songs in the same old order.’
Frontman, Roo, has won numerous (Northern NSW) Dolphin Awards for ‘Most Popular Male Performer’ & ‘Best Male Vocal’. So make sure you check these seasoned entertainers out at the ……..
Southerly Change is one of the fastest evolving bands on the South Coast of NSW. Originally a group of four mates, the band currently consist of anything between a simple guitar, vocals and hand percussion set-up, to an eight-piece group with horn section, keys, bass, and harmonica. This versatility extends to the music’s aesthetics also, with the drummer’s training in Ghana, the keys and sax players’ training in jazz, the heavy blues influence of the harmonica, and the simple and subtle guitar and lyrical melodies of the band’s singer-songwriter Ben Fowler, creating a richly textured and dynamic musical experience. Many of the musicians involved have also payed at established music festivals such as Womad, Woodford, The Dreaming, National Folk Festival, Summer Rhythm and Corinbank. In any one performance, Southerly Change will have you up for a boogie, singing along with the catchy yet beautifully poignant lyrics, or relaxing to the earthy, islander vibes. They have recently released their first CD ‘Bow and Arrow’, so whether you grab a copy or catch them at a gig, be prepared to be blown away by Southerly Change!