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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

PINK ZINC

10/07/2015 9:30 pm

Pink Zinc

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.

Pink Zinc

Late For Woodstock

11/07/2015 9:30 pm

Late For Woodstock 60's 70's Tribute band

Keeping the Sounds & Soul of the Woodstock Era Live!

The 60's and 70's did more than just pass us by – they gave rise to the adolescence of a new world.   This legacy of peace, love and world vision was etched in stone by an amazing collection of songs and sounds that captured the essence of mankind's most creative years in music.   Artists were bursting with a mass of creativity that has been unsurpassed.

Sharing a passion for the music from this iconic era that spawned so many enduring classic rock legends, four inspired musicians formed Late For Woodstock in 1998 to bring these classic sounds and images back to live audiences.

Advancing the mantra ‘Tune In, Turn On & Rock Out’ Late For Woodstock took their music to thousands of people at venues across Queensland and NSW and soon developed a loyal following as people began to rediscover that the music of the nostalgic Woodstock era was alive and kicking.

Faithfully recreating some of the best songs ever written, Late For Woodstock form a connection with audiences that now spans three generations.   The music they play captures the heart of an era and invites you to do the same.

Over the years, Late For Woodstock has amassed an extensive playlist which includes not only classic hits from the era but album track favourites by artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Rodriguez, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Neil Young, Santana, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and too many more to mention (see Song List).

Sixteen years on and like a good wine, this band just keeps getting better with age.   Few bands on the covers/tribute circuit last this long but Late For Woodstock is showing no signs of slowing down.   Their longevity is testament to not only the unwaning infamy and popularity of the songs and artists to which they pay tribute, but their passion-fuelled performances and authentic sound which consistently leaves audiences stunned and amazed.

If you love any of the Artists to whom this band pays tribute and have wanted to see any of them perform live, do yourself a favour - get along to see Late For Woodstock and experience for yourself what all the fuss is about.

Harry Nichols Band

17/07/2015 9:30 pm

Isaac Frankham Band

19/07/2015 9:30 pm

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Isaac FranUnknownkham has a unique ability to connect with audiences and interact with them as he performs the best of contemporary music.

Strong vocals overlay percussion, bass and triggered drum samples alongside six and twelve string acoustic guitars. And while the duo format might appear to be stripped back the reality is a sound much bigger than people expect.

The band format with the inclusion of drums and bass, takes this raw energy and moves on to a whole other dimension.

Isaac takes well known songs spicing them up with grooves and sonic textures that have people on their feet dancing or just chilling out with a slower number. He has completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University and has studied under musical greats Greg Lyon (bass) Jim Kelly (guitar) and Dave Sanders (drums.)

He has performed nationally and is currently building a strong following in South east Queensland and far Northern NSW. He has been a professional musician since 2006.

Secret Identity

24/07/2015 9:30 pm

Jon J Bradley

26/07/2015 5:00 pm

JON J BRADLEY

Byron Bay musical entertainer, Jon J Bradley delivers live, energetic party music playing acoustic pop/rock tributes from the 70s through to the present.

Whether you're sitting at the bar of your local pub or at a private function, Jon will deliver enjoyable musical interpretations to suit his varied audience mixing up the sets with his earthy raw acoustic renditions.

www.vocalparty.com.au for further details.

'A great vocalist and entertainer. Jon's live acoustic performances ensure a positive venue atmosphere and a top night out.'

Marie T - Vibe Entertainment

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Mr. Speaker & The People Party

31/07/2015 9:30 pm

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Picture the creative streets of Byron Bay in early 2012, The People Party, fronted by the always charismatic "Mr Speaker" were forged in the early hours of the mornings amongst raging, "on-the-fly", "Guerilla Gang" street parties.

Hosted in back alleys and shop fronts packed with endless Hip-Hop & Funk jams, loud crowd applause could be heard over the traffic as fans witness live B-Boy battles, sultry sax solos, sexy shirtless guitar duels and tasty rhythmic rhymes. Fast forward hundreds of hours of live improvised street-performance and this crew had developed a formula that would attract crowds in the hundreds, spilling onto the streets, (occasionally blocking traffic), all in the name of feel- good live music.

“It was time to show the people how to party” Says Mr Speaker........”PEOPLE PARTY STYLE!!!”

With Byron Bay's "street blessing", Mr Speaker and the People Party smashed their way to the top, winning the NSW and QLD Battle of The Band's competition (The same comp that Grinspoon had launched their career with) absolutely blowing the socks off the Judges' as they found themselves in an uncontrollable friction producing 2-step funk episode!

During the year that followed, The gang played countless local shows, performing at several festivals including the devising of a wild plan to gate crash Woodford Folk Festival 2012/2013 and with their guerilla style approach, actually succeeded in playing 5 unscheduled stage shows.

Then embarking on several East-coast tours The People Party shook up audiences with their raw mix of grimy, street style hip hop consisting of, Dope Raps, Live Drums, Bass, Electric Guitars, Keys, Synths, and a funked out horn section.

“It was clear that people wanted to hear these grooves …….ALL THE TIME!” says Mr Speaker.

They had to record.....But where? And with who? ……Who would understand these crazy party driven, street jamming cats?

Whilst supporting Drapht on an East-coast tour in Sydney they stumbled upon the perfect environment…..Twoz a magical little basement studio hidden deep in the underground world of Sydney's city grime, the perfect place to express their creative art. After many loose road trips, and after many sleepless nights feeding on cheap Chinese food “The People” (who often party) plan to birth an 8-track, self titled LP, in late May of 2014 wich turned into a 13 track creation.

The crew have also been filming some banging party clips ready to drop in conjunction with their release and in anticipation of the summer tour and release The People Party will be touring the East-Coast of Australia in NOV-DEC 2014.