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"What do we ever really know about our local butcher? Usually not much. They might have a good sense of humour, maybe even throw an extra sausage in the bag every now and then, or they might be the dark myterious type, a bit like our own Dan Clark who works at Lennox Head Butchery.
By night, this quietly spoken butcher turns into a singing, strumming entertainer. And he’s not just another dude who picked up a guitar and learned Stairway to Heaven in his bedroom.
Dan is an amazingly talented, sweet singer, with incredible vocal control and range, who delivers his music with heart and skill.
Dan’s music is probably best descibed as Indie Folk Rock, and he covers songs by the likes of Vance Joy, Daft Punk, Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys, plus older faves like REM.
He grew up and went to school locally after moving from Sydney when he was young. He picked up the guitar when he was in his early teens, but has had guitar and vocal lessons over the years. And it shows." The Lennox Wave.
From Byron Bay, Australia comes a sound fusion on a level never before seen or heard! 2015 has been a busy year for these guys having released their debut Album “Back In The Bubble” earlier in the year which has received national radio play and multiple magazine reviews. Upon the albums release, three of the featured songs on the album received three Top 20 places on JJJ UnEarthed. After appearing at BluesFest 2015 in April, the band hit the road touring from the tip of Far North QLD all the way back to Byron performing over 70 powerful performances. Now the guys have just been booked for Island Vibe Festival on Stradbroke Island on October 30th and will be touring the entire east coast of Australia from September through till January next year. Next year entails a release of a second album followed by another Aussie tour Feb-March. Then in May 2016, Wandering Eyes will be touring in the USA for 6 months. Wandering Eyes have previously performed at many major festivals in the country sharing the stage with acts such as Sticky Fingers, John Butler Trio, WolfMother, Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Katchafire, Salmonella Dub and many more. Imagine an up beat feel good vibe that incorporates the flavours of Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Rock, Drum n Bass and Dub Step into a musical journey. All these sounds are performed live acoustically and electronically with loops and live instrumentation. Wandering Eyes have an important message to Share with the people of the world. There lyrical content covers a broad spectrum of subjects including Love, Happiness, Global and Systemic Transformation, Sacred Geometry, Law, Sovereignty, Conscious expansion and the easily relatable struggles of Everyday life. Wandering Eyes alchemical culmination of funk, rock, reggae and hip-hop creates an infectious condition (commonly known as dancing) that is unfurling in epidemic proportions across Australia and the world. Wandering eyes have publicly released statements that these tours will be packed full of wild and whacky surprises, Guest appearances and up to date Media coverage of the adventure as it unfolds.
The Mason Rack Band (MRB) has recently been tearing up the international scene and have leaped into the higher performing spectrum of live blues rock. Their success is due to Mason’s huge stage presence and creativity. There is a great drum duel where Mason walks out into the audience playing anything he can find, only to challenge the drummer Joel Purkess (from Canada) to fight back. The show leaves the audience gob smacked and craving more - watch for the drum show involving ALL three in the band; they have never seen anything like it before! Some try to imitate it and that only goes to show the new ground breaking ideas Mason is bringing to the live stage. Now with their funky new bassist Ross Prior the band is truly making their mark.
For more check out: www.masonrack.com