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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

The Superlove

18/10/2019 10:00 pm

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With organic roots grown from the Byron region Jarrah, James and Olly have been grooving for years. Now with the addition of the super-sparkly, gilteratti songstress Dani they formed THE SUPERLOVE.

Dani Teveluwe lead vocals / keys.

James Moloney lead guitar / vocals / drums.

Jarrah Griffith bass / vocals

Olly Pescia drums / keys.

An eclectic fushion of funk, pop, hip-hop and rock. Jammin' contemporary beats, funky originals and feel-good tunes, you're bound to have a killer night with this energetic crew!

Ragga Jump

25/10/2019 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.

Mescalito Blues

02/11/2019 9:30 pm

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Gavin Doniger has been on the east coast music scene since picking up a guitar and hitting the road back in 1998. Since then he has toured continuously throughout Australia, and the world, collecting more foreign stamps in his passport than many bona fide diplomats.

It is Doniger’s love for the open road that inspires his music, and this is especially true for his main project, Mescalito Blues, which consists of Doniger and any number of talented musicians that Doniger discovers in his travels.

Fast building a reputation for blazing live shows that resonate with audiences from all walks of life, Gavin Doniger and his Mescalito Blues are as comfortable playing intimate shows to blues aficionados as they are a room full of rambunctious backpackers–and it is with this uncanny ability to engage and seduce audiences that Doniger and his companions are famous at home, and abroad.

In 2005 Mescalito Blues released its debut album “Dos Cerveza” and backed it up with extensive tours. Doniger also recorded a number of solo tracks during these sessions, but before completing the album injured his hand and decided to release those tracks which had already been recorded onto a now rare EP, “The Beautiful Lady”.

While most musicians take a break after injuring themselves, Doniger chose to draw a line under his current work and got creative–releasing “The Wounded Hand Recordings” in 2006; an extremely raw, swamp-stompin’-blues creation which has become a favourite amongst fans.

Doniger chose to take a sabbatical in early 2007 to play solo through the U.S., where he bounced around famous locales such as Hollywood and Seattle before soaking up the sights and sounds of Nashville for a further three months. The experience left him invigorated and chomping-at-the-bit to unleash some fresh blues back home in Australia. It is with this renewed vigour that Doniger released both a Mescalito (“Album #2″) and solo release (“Waves of Grain”) later that year, and backed this feat up with extensive touring throughout Australia and Europe in 2008/09. These albums and subsequent tours marked a definite change in Doniger’s musical vocabulary: the swamp stompin’ blues was still there–but now it was beautiful.

Finally, in late 2009, Mescalito Blues recorded some of the tracks they had been playing live now for nearly two years. The 6-track LP “Let the Sunshine Grow” subsequently received wide acclaim and encouraging radio play for its title track, and for the track “Love Love”. In mid-2010 Doniger took his Mescalito Blues across the UK, playing at Saltash Summer Music Festival performing with good friend and known luthier Tom Anfield. Other Doniger tour spots included Barbican Plymouth, Half-Moon London and solo shows at The Union in Saltash. More touring followed in New York City, playing at Arelene’s Grocery, followed by a small West Coast tour through Hollywood, San Francisco.

In March 2011 two of Doniger’s tracks, “Talkin’ About” and “Point Taken” were included in the soundtrack for Dean Dingo Morrison’s DVD “A Dingo’s Tale”. Around this time Doniger begun recording new tracks in his Gold Coast studio for both solo and Mescalito releases due later in 2011. Doniger’s 2011 European tour will commence in late July, starting in Paris France and heading into Scandanavia early September.

With the travelling bug firmly planted in his DNA, Gavin Doniger and his Mescalito Blues are permanently on the lookout for potential tours further afield, and are lining up shows in distant lands as we speak.

Follow the Fox

08/11/2019 9:00 pm

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Hailing from the Beautiful Gold Coast are 4 talented, fun loving musicians who have formed this high energy, interactive, professional Cover band that are sure to make you want to mov and to groove!

Marshall O'Kell

22/11/2019 9:30 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.