“Two Tears in a Bucket” is the musical collaboration of Nathan “Slyde” Petersen and Michelle Fitness. Thier sound is Swamp Grit meets Hillbilly Jazz, with a repertoire of original songs and unique interpretations of traditional blues and roots tunes.
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The Channon Craft Market proudly supports local businesses and individuals, with over 240 stalls displaying and providing services and products, community organisations networking and fundraising, street performers, main stage and children’s activities. For over 41 years the market has operated, full of regional colour, diversity and a stimulating environment makes the market a must do when visiting the area and beyond.
The Channon Craft Market is a Pet Free Event
Lismore Friendship Festival 24th June 2018-Spinx Park,
Lismore Lantern Parade 23rd June 2018-Lismore CBD/Quad
The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice. It is recognised as the signature event for the City of Lismore along with the North Coast National.
Each year the lantern parade involves participants from throughout the Northern Rivers and visitors to the region who have attended workshops in lantern, mask and costume making, the finale show, carnival dance and the parade bands.
Lismore Friendship Festival 24th June 2018-Spinx Park, Lismore. The festival is a free fun-filled family annual outdoor event acknowledging the contribution Italians have made to the Northern Rivers.
It’s a great opportunity to celebrate community by being ‘Italian for the day’ as we celebrate the relationship between Lismore and Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto, our sister cities in Italy through music, dancing, performances, food, wine, displays and games for all ages.
Sorry to let everyone know that the Mother’s Day market, Sunday 14th May, has been cancelled. The recent rain, means the grounds are very wet and there is heavy rain forecast on Sunday. As the April Market was also cancelled we are very much looking forward to a bright and sunny day for the next market date: June 11th – QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND
LOA is the project of Nicole Loa McWalters. Born in the tropical jungle islands of Papua New Guinea and raised between PNG, Hong Kong and Australia; this lady, her music, and the delivery of voice for the tales she offers, will take your breath away. A seasoned traveler, her most important language is music. Music broke many barriers from a young age and with this in mind her mission is simply about unity. We are all beings of great complexities but music is the one thing that can concur boundaries and bind us together in this fast and ever changing world. Renowned for lush and soulful vocal delivery this sister casts a south pacific spell through enchanting lyric and song. A humble welcome, big heart and distinct euphoric sound make LOA a must see emerging talent. Having played some of Australia’s largest and most loved festivals, her roots in the national industry run deep and you would not be doing yourself a favor if you miss
Kobya is a gifted performer singer song writer and versatile multi-instrumentalist. He mixes roots (Marrabenta Mozambique Popular dance Music) & reggae occasionally throwing in some lovers rock to create his own original blend.
He tells his story with grace and ebullience, covering social and environmental issues, love, war and the despair of his fellow Mozambicans while celebrating life.
Bo (Deadly) Kaan has been part of the Northcoast Music Scene for three decades now. Driving rhythms, grass roots eclectic soul and blues, thought provoking lyrics, a bit of sueng and a bit of hang and a few stories is what you can expect from this Dutch born one man band.
Bo first sprung to notoriety with his first band “Timelords Inc.” in 1986 with their underground smash hit “Don’t mess with Joh.” Bo has released five solo albums and has been ignored by the main stream media due to the lyrically, politically and socially equitable nature of his product. The ideas, which are now becoming mainstream three decades later. Bo is an original and genuine working class hero and well worth a listen. He is also known well in the area as a quality film and stage actor with many credits to his name. Check him out on the busker’s stage today at The Channon Market or on youtube.
Cheynne murphy is a folk alt-country rocker hailing from the alternative never-lands of Byron Bay, Australia. Debuting his first EP Firesongs For The Soul at Bluesfest 2009, he has just released a debut album A Horse Called Freedom late 2014 to strong critical acclaim. Country update described the album as ‘at once ambling and cinematic’. Rhythms magazine commending its ‘shimmering production and instrumentation’ and The Courier Mail commented on the ‘tight band, sighing harmonies and evocative guitar’. Paul Pilsneniks (Pete Murray, Angus Stone, Powderfinger, Jeff Martin) has co-produced the album and created some rich sonic textures wrapped around what Fender Australia has described as ‘music in the tradition of other timeless homegrown artists – from Paul Kelly to Pete Murray, the Black Sorrows to the Waifs. Catchy, original and unmistakably Australian.’
After discovering three chords and the truth in his final year at university, Cheynne dropped the security blanket of his corporate marketing career to his parents dismay, pursuing something far more meaningful at the time…the art of music and the dream of fame and glory. With no previous musical training he started a naïve journey of creative self-discovery and to his surprise, two years later negotiated and secured a worldwide songwriting deal with Warner Chappell, as well as two live performances on national television and national radio airplay on JJJ and MMM. Drum media called the rock album he penned with his band Wingspan in 2000 as: ‘ambitious orchestral rock with rare song-writing genius’. A star was rising. Or was it? Record deal scams, band breakups, management breakdowns and financial desolation had Cheynne running for the rolling green foothills of Byron Bay where he resettled on a farm in a tiny village called Possum Creek. Inspired by his 12 string acoustic guitar and rustic country living, and the arrival of his two young children, Cheynne invested in a new musical connection inspired by the rural vista and the simplicity of the fireside and the warmth of family, friends and harmony.
He recorded his debut solo EP ‘Firesongs For the Soul’ in 2008 and showcased this in the company of giants at the 20th Anniversary of the Bluesfest in 2009. He followed this up with a second EP, ‘Spaces In-between that Rhythms Magazine (2011) described as ‘an unpretentiously earnest sprawling folk rock record’. That EP which was volume II in the Firesongs for the Soul series, was recorded in Cheynne’s beach shack in South Golden Beach just north of Byron Bay with a couple of microphones, a laptop, and a bunch of friends who he says ‘were lured in with the promise of wine and baked dinners cooked constantly throughout the recording process’. In a sense Cheynne had reconnected to the spirit of what music and collaboration was all about as he recalls: ‘Music has always been an innocent pursuit for me. Its been a constant companion and song-writing is a balm for my soul. I felt I had got ‘corrupted’ by the machinations of the music industry and the desires of ‘fame and fortune’. The Firesongs for the Soul concept was a coming home to authenticity once again with the fire a grounding focal point, a hearth for sharing but also inspired by my love of acoustic guitars and harmonies’.
DidgEra, aka Dave Johnson is a performer , teacher, composer and recording artist. A multi-instrumentalist since age 10, Dave brings his passion for music alive in a versatile performance.
As a soloist, Dave plays several instruments simultaneously while combining a unique blend of percussive and melodic rhythms over which he alternates the deep piercing of the didgeridoo with the jazz-affiliated saxophones, or the more meditative Native American Flute.
The result is a wholesome, penetrating explosion of sound and rhythm that awakens in the audience a soul-filled feeling.