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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

Wilson Cooper Band

22/06/2018 10:00 pm

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What happens when five diehard musicians meld into one band committed to getting you off your seat, onto your feet and out on the dancefloor? The Wilson Cooper Band that’s what!

The Wilson Cooper Band hail from the North Coast of NSW in the hills around Byron between Coopers Creek and Wilsons Creek hence the name. The music is the catalyst that bring this energetic five piece together. Wicked guitars move in and around your favourite rock covers. Throw in some serious drum and bass movement add a pinch of smooth 3 part harmonies, slide in some organic bits and you have a recipe for rhythm that makes you hungry for more. The music displays influences as diverse as Rolling Stones to Black Keys, T-Rex to the Easybeats, Cold Chisel to the Romantics….the band always delivers a high energy, in your face performance that punters love.

During 2015 the band have played many local gigs from the coastal pubs and clubs to the favourite Sunday session gigs in country venues. The band have rejigged their set list over the last few months to deliver 3 sets of all time faves.

Formed in 2013 when the players connected after frontman Gaz Lovell returned from 3 months in Canada – most of the members were part of the first Wilson Cooper Band that played around the far North Coast in the early 1990s. The guys have a rich musical past that include The Tenants, Richard Clapton, Nancy Vandal and Mal and The Longboarders to name a few.

The Little Eegos

29/06/2018 10:00 pm

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The Little Eegos are a 5 piece Covers Band performing a diverse range of songs from everyone's favourite Rock, Pop, & Funk artists including; Tom Petty, Pete Murray, INXS, Paul Kelly, The Doors, John Mayer, Rolling Stones, U2, Dragon, Aussie Crawl, Get Lucky, Talk is Cheap, Can't Feel my Face and ED Sheeran's "Sing" .

Dan Clark Band

06/07/2018 10:00 pm

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Based in the Ballina Byron area, The Dan Clark band have travelled up and down the east coast performing together for four years. They love putting a unique twist on all your favourite songs and throw in some of their catchy originals to create one of the most dynamic shows in the area.

The Dan Clark Band connects with their audience through their incredibly infectious, captivating and energetic music. We draw from a wide range of musical influences and cater for different tastes of all ages and scenes; we have music for every taste and celebration.

Individually, the band members have backed artists such as Toni Child’s, Tim Freedman (The Whitlam’s), Darren Seltmann (the Avalanches), Marshall O’Kell and Dan Hannaford. All experience which has put them in very good stead to deliver a compelling and entertaining live experience.

Undercover

20/07/2018 10:00 pm

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Undercover - is a tight 5 piece covers Band and quickly becoming a popular in the area, based in Northern Rivers area, we perform a diverse range of all the popular classic covers from Popular Pub Rock, Pop & Funk artists that is sure to get the crowd up and dancing all night.

To Introduce the Band: Alex Barry (Lead Vocals) , David Clay (Lead Electric Guitar & Vocals), Nathan (Bass Guitar), Dan Crandon (Drums) and Luke Rothern (Keyboards)

All very experienced musicians at playing in public venues.

These are just only some of the songlist, we have about a 45 song repertoire

Crazy - Knarls Barkley

Proud Mary - Tina Turner style

Play that Funky Music- Wild Cherry

April Sun - Dragon

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Cheap Wine - Cold Chisel

Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel

Uptown Funk - Bruno MArs

Roadhouse - Doors

Dumb Things - Paul Kelly

Sweethome Alabama - Lynard Skynard

Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Summer 69 - Brian Adams

Long train -Doobie Brothers

Born to be wild - Steppin wolf

My Sharona - The Knack

Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool

I Wont Back down - Tom Petty

Mystify - INXS

Forget You - Ceelo Green

Goldilicious

27/07/2018 10:00 pm

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Smokin hot players of all genres from Indie to Triple J to Pub Rock anthems Goldie-Liscious's biggest asset is its ability to deliver the right genres at the right time

Marshall O'Kell

03/08/2018 10:00 pm

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Now in his 30’s and with up to 200 live gigs a year as part of his repertoire, Marshall has developed into an Aussie rocking bluesman like no other. His ever expanding list of musical accolades includes awards for the 2012 ‘Best Blues & Roots Artist’ at the Oz Music Awards. He has also been a winner of the of ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Male Vocal’, ‘Best Protest’ and ‘Best Blues & Roots Artist’ at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards.

Having worked his way through no less than five tour vans, an unwavering dedication to the stage and what can only be described as some time ‘off the rails’, Marshall boasts a live crowd-following that puts most working musicians to shame. He has played alongside the likes of John Butler, Ben Harper, Wolfmother, Buddy Guy, The Cat Empire, Jeff Lang, Gomez and Xavier Rudd.

Annual trips to the snow have seen him playing gigs up to seven nights a week for more than three months on end. His period of grieving in the years following ‘Birdy’ stripped him back to basics and injected a hefty dose of reality to his song-writing and musical heart and soul.

Arriving in 2015, his development as a musician is starkly evident in his fourth, yet to be titled album.

With years of playing now under his belt, Marshall has made a notable return to the music of his youth, combining his love for legendary Soul and Blues singers like Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Hat Fitz, Mavis Staples and Muddy Waters, with his undisguisable Hendrix, 70’s Woodstock sound.

The result is a deep, raw, honest, dirty blues sound that grabs you by the throat and then sooths you with a sweet honey tasting musical medicine. There are pure guts, sweat and emotion in his latest material that leave you exhausted and elated in their wake.

For those loyal followers that have watched him play over the years, the new album heralds a more honest interpretation of who this man is on the stage. His guttural energy needed capturing and canning in record form and his latest album has done that and more besides.

As with his previous recordings, Marshall enlisted the help of fellow musicians and friends ‘The Hussy Hicks’ Leesa Gentz and Julz Parker, as well as band members Nicolas Lemits, Ben Cox and Tracy Stephens in the making of the new album. He describes his time in the studio with his company as a period of “Great, soulful, natural expression with no protection and a great team to throw ideas around.” Some of the material has been ten years in the making, with additional song-writing input from his university friend and creative writing influence Matty Cummins. There’s a distinct evolution in his writing style and the obvious passion for his life, loves and ongoing social commentary is there for all to hear.

Be warned. Marshall has emerged with a new level of addictive, heart and mind altering musical energy. This guy doesn’t just make music. He’s a roaring powerhouse of a man, and this album will get under your skin, into your blood and course through you like a visceral super-high of the likes you won’t come down from easily.

 

 

Ragga Jump

17/08/2018 10:00 pm

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Ragga jump is primarily the recording act of singer songwriter/guitarist John Fog.

You may like funky music with a reggae flavour. Well Fog is working back the other way - Reggae music with modern Funk sounds of big Phat Moog riffs weaving with classic one drop drums and Ragga clavinet and reggae basslines. . . Seriously cool stuff !

Ragga Jump also play live around the Byron Bay area in Australia. Depending on the venue you may hear all their originals or you may get a mix of popular Reggae/Afro/Latin Covers and Ragga Versions of classic rock.