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CC The Cat

CC The Cat

CC the Cat are an anthem pumping, drum and bass-heavy, brass-blowing, booty-shaking, eye-popping reggae-funk-soul explosion fronted by sexy soul diva Claire Cottone (aka CC), whose powerful soul voice ranges from gutsy depths to soaring heights and has blown the heads off many audiences and won her many fans across her expansive performing career.

 CC’s addictive songs push genre boundaries from reggae, ska and dancehall to funk and soul, acoustic rock and twist of jazz, making the live show a journey across a mesmerising mash of musical planes. CC the Cat have toured Australia tirelessly for the past 7 years and have produced some of Australia’s most epic roots recordings on an independent level.

Double Bass Ray

Double Bass Ray

Ray is a Double Bass virtuoso, he is one half of the band SamMurri. Ray plays a diverse range of styles and his use of electronic effects to enhance the musical journey will  give you a taste of something unique.

The Ragged Blossoms

The Ragged Blossoms

Led by the unstoppable Capt Davy Blossom, The Ragged Blossom Bush Band feature rollicking tunes, reels, waltzes, slip jigs and polkas played on assorted banjos, accordions, fiddles, flutes and mandolins.From the green hills of the Northern Rivers, they inspire infectious toe-tapping, foot stomping, grab-a-partner dancing wherever they play.
This is music to make your hair grow curly.

Andy Holm

Andy Holm

Andy Holm’s 13th Album release is a beautiful mix of tribal, classical and world music. Jacquelina Wills’ tribal voices will move the listener to spaces far beyond our horizons.

Muliti-award winner Andy Holm lives in the creative community of Byron Bay, Australia and also composes music for film and documentaries.

He is also well known for his energetic live performances between Australia, Singapore and Europe.

Kerrianne Cox

Kerrianne Cox

Kerrianne Cox is powerful singer-songwriter from Beagle Bay in Western Australia. She has toured widely around Australia and toured USA and South Africa and appeared in the musical Bran Nue Dae in 1996. Kerrianne was nominated in the Deadly Awards for Best Emerging Artist (1998) and Best Female Artist (1999, 2000, 2001), winning in 2001. She won a WAMi in 1997 as Best Indigenous Artist Of The Year and in 2002 she received another nomination. In 2000 she was NAIDOC’s Female Artist Of The Year.

No Featured Busker

No Featured Busker

There’s no featured busker this month, but there’s sure to be a few buskers performing around the market. Come on down and have a wander.  Be sure to put a few coins in the hat of your favourite performer.

Whian Whian P&C and Whian Whian Hall Trust

Whian Whian P&C and Whian Whian Hall Trust

This month we are supporting the community of Whian Whian, which is in the hills just up the road from The Channon. The Whian Whian P&C supports the local public  School, and The Whian Whian Hall Trust maintians the local hall, which is a hub for events in this vibrant corner of the Northern Rivers.

Hussy Hicks

Hussy Hicks

Since forming in 2006, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre-defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own. Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old skool blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly Australian roots edge with European gypsy guitar, Arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries.

Ron Owen

Ron Owen

Ron is an accomplished  keyboard player, with a great personality. He plays and sings a large variety of music, eg, country, rock and roll, 5os and 60s ballads, latin, etc. Be enchanted with the magical fingers of this 80 years young musician.

Celebrating 40 Years

The Channon Craft Market Inc is 40 years old this year. A community market with over 240 stalls offering creative wares, produce and products. A fantastic day out exploring the regions most talented crafts people, stallholders peddling their wares, delicious menus from across the worlds and mouth watering drinks that will satisfy your taste buds.

The market is a great place for children of all ages, from the playground to making candles, free art n craft workshops, pony rides and jumping castles, face painting and more.

With the variety of street performers dotted amongst the market, the buskers nestled amongst the trees or the performers on the stages we are sure you will find something entertaining…  you never know who our ‘pop up acts’ are!!