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WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

EDDIE BOYD & THE PHATAPILLERS

04/09/2015 9:30 pm

Rootsy indie 3-piece Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars have just withstood 12 months of recording, touring, sleeping on the beach, breaking down in the van, and generally living out the lyrics of ACDC’s ‘Long Way To The Top’. Through all of this they’ve still managed to put together a new EP, due for release at Bluesfest in Byron Bay this Easter.

Eddie writes and plays from the heart, absolutely shreds on the acoustic guitar, and delivers it all with a huge vocal range with just the right amount of gravel. The rhythm section kicks it hard, and with each new performance The Phatapillars are gaining a family of loyal devotees along their way.

"...the resulting sound is riff-driven, quite removed from the musings of the current apprentices of Australian roots music. They maintain a folky edge and deliver it all with wild abandon, passion and plenty of decibels and, of course, no shoes." - The Blue Mountains Gazette

They’ve landed themselves some pretty cool festival appearances so far, including showcasing for Universal Music at Bigsound, The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, GrottoFest, The Bridgetown Festival and The Dirty Roots Festival, as well as the aforementioned show at Bluesfest in Byron. The band has headlined successful shows in Sydney and surrounds and has made inroads into National touring with headlining run from Queensland to Western Australia.

Eddie Boyd started playing ukulele at age two and met fellow Phatapillar Andy Nielsen when they landed in a punk band together in year 9. Skip forward to 2012 and Eddie heads to Byron Bay to take part in the hotly contested Bluesfest Busking Competition. He wins himself a spot at the festival and calls his old band mate to come play with him. They needed a name quickly, made a few spelling mistakes in their haste, Sandy Clarke joined in, and Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars was born.

THE LEAD BELLIES

05/09/2015 9:30 pm

LUKE YEAMAN

06/09/2015 5:00 pm

luke yeamanLuke Yeaman is a songwriter and producer.

Already amassing over 10 years of professional experience in the music industry, Luke has performed, engineered and produced music in a variety of incarnations.

MINNIE MARKS

11/09/2015 9:30 pm

Minnie Marks

Having graced stages with the big names at festivals such as Bluesfest, Peats Ridge, Festival Of The Sun, Open Arms, Blues On Broadbeach and Blues at Bridgetown, Nannup and Nukara Music Festivals in WA, she is often referred to as ‘Superstar’ or ‘The Amazing Minnie Marks’ by her peers.

This young singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi instrumentalist from the mid-north coast of NSW is playing to packed out shows and blazing a musical trail packing a percussive punch that far belies her years, which has touted her as ‘the next big thing’.

Minnie’s fresh groovy style, showmanship and fearless obsession towards her music is pushing the limits of her guitar, vocals and performance to new levels. While being compared to John Butler by punters her performances are like a pack of fruit tingles being thrown into a bottle of coke. With a smile as happy as the sunshine and a right hand like a machine gun Minnie is quickly making a household name for herself in the industry as the ‘finest young guitar player in Australia’.

Highlights of 2011 was taking out the ‘Emerging Artist’ title at the Nannup Music Festival and returning home to win the ‘Busking over Byron’ competition securing her a spot on the bill at Eastcoast Bluesfest 2011 and 2012 with a tour to Europe and New Zealand playing 16 shows in 21 days to top it off.

BLUESVILLE STATION

12/09/2015 9:30 pm

New cd "Step On The Gas" is full bore pedal to the metal flat out 14 tracks of classic Bluesville Station boogie bluesrock. www.bluesvillestation.com.au

 

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ISAAC FRANKHAM

13/09/2015 12:00 am

Isaac Frankham 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 accoustuc and electric guitars. When in any format from duo through to full band, the sound is always much bigger than people expect.

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.

Isaac 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.

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PINK ZINC

18/09/2015 9:30 pm

Pink Zinc is a 4 piece covers band based in Byron Bay, NSW. Playing a mixture of Rock, Pop, Funk and Soul music, this band is sure to get you up and dancing! Check out Originals Music The Downstairs Mix-Up www.myspace.com/ thedownstairsmixupband