We have received the sad news that our long term friend, stallholder and past member of the committee Navhal Pols has passed over. Navhal was a kind and aware individual who lived his life to the fullest. He contributed greatly to the market over the past 2 decades and his presence will be missed. Peace to you Navhal. His kind words follow: More
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Byron Bay songsmith Tim Stokes has a star on the rise in the Australian live music scene, driven by his powerful live shows and distinctive sound.
From laid-back coastal riffs, groove based blues/roots/country dance vibes and into his signature haunting ballads, Tim’s voice and presence transforms a performance into a collection of intricate, intimate stories told with a raw honest moving voice.
The Romaniacs original music has been inspired by Gypsy, Folk, Latin, Celtic, Spanish and Eastern roots grooves. Their songs have been described as energetic, rootsy feel good music for the Heart and Soul. The band members are all uniquely talented, experienced career musicians with impressive bio’s. Playing a mix of originals and selected custom-arranged covers they harmonise to create a distinctive sound. The Romaniacs are a Channon Market favourite and have won over many audiences with their unique Style.
Lez Karski has been the unique soul/blues guitar and vocal style of The Foreday Riders, Hippos, Bondi Cigars, Donkeys, and Nervous Investors. He’s also the preferred sideman for visiting US Blues artists. The late great Johnny Johnson, Chris Cain, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Diunna Greenleaf, Barbara Blue and Kyla Brox have all chosen Lez as guitar man for their Oz tours. A regular at the Bridgetown and Narooma Blues festivals, Lez played at the Byron Bay Festival with the Bondi Cigars and later with Johnny Johnson. He also represented Australia at Poland’s ‘Thanks Jimi’ guitar festival while touring Europe with ‘the
Nervous Investors’. ‘Dog Holiday’ screened on ABC TV’s ‘Live at the Basement’ featured Lez’s songs performed with former Sydney band mates. Lez has just relocated from W.A. where he was a founding member of the Albany Blues Club and their house band, ‘Mooseknuckle’. Now based in the Northern Rivers, he performs with his own ‘Lez Karski Band’. THE LEZ KARSKI BAND The name may not be familiar to all reading this, but I am sure you have heard of the bands he has created, the Hippos, the
Bondi Cigars and more recently the Nervous Investors in WA.
Deborah Davey will facilitate some small dream catcher workshops in the Creative HeARTS Space. Workshops will cost $10 and are suitable for both children and adults. The Creative HeARTS Space is located opposite the The Chai Tent near the playground. A beautiful spot to stop and watch the Market go by!
Weaving Connections Invites Mother’s and those who cherish them:
To join me in the Creative Heart Space, ( near the Chai tent) to partake in the creative process of transforming Bangalow palm inflorescence, into an enchanted crown or random woven basket to honour the goddess within.
When: 11 am – 2pm
If you wish you can bring your own
Shells and bells,
Seeds and beads,
Feathers and treasures to make your piece uniquely you!
Cost: $15 – $25 donations for materials
Juzzie Smith’s music has the feeling of freedom pulsing from within it. As you listen you feel the joy and playfulness that makes Juzzie so loved by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Using a combination of keyboard, guitars, harmonica and percussion (all played with mind-blowing mastery by Juzzie) his unique music embraces elements of the blues, folk, groove and roots. But above all its feel-good music that soothes the soul and makes the heart sing.
Flaming Bongos! It’s the Samba-Blisstas! With their wild whacky costumes and riotous red rhythms, this silly syncopated street troupe will leave you sweaty and screaming for more! Carnival drumming is inspired and modelled on the Brazilian form of samba street Percussion.The group consists of many colourful members from the local community: Midwives, Teachers, Students, Travellers, Lawyers, Farmers, Bank Clerks, Parents, ex-Musicians etc.
It’s blues with fangs, black hats, tight pants and a kick of bluesy cabaret – a two piece original blues band, developing their sound from the masters of old & new, such as Lightnin Hopkins, Tom Waits, and Bo Diddley.
Frontman Moondog uses a variety of guitars including slide and resonators, along with harp to complement his authentic, growling vocal. The rhythm is provided by Kate La Jam playing standUP drum kit, cajone & percussion.
So what makes MGBB rise above being just another blues band? Simply put, Moondog Gypsy Blues Band has a stage presence thatʼs raw, unedited MOJO. Their signature is simple yet strong drum rhythms supporting Moondogʼs gutsy guitar and vocals. These guys really live the blues, Original, traditional and modern blues synthesized into a sound that gets you dancing and howling at the moon.
What started as casual Sunday arvo jam sessions between a few old mates has now evolved into one of The Channon’s latest and greatest musical projects. The Ruff Scales are an eight piece band who will not only get you dancing or singing along but will put on an energy packed three hours of pure fun.
With a broad range of influences from Elvis to Jagger, the guitar sounds of sixties’ surf to seventies’ punk, from Clapton to the Kinks or from Cocker to Creedence. Whether it’s the vibe of Woodstock or the soul of Memphis or anything in between this band has been described as the ‘real deal with amazing feel’. With sublime sax and soulful harmonica, throw in a blend of harmonies with classic guitar, flute and one of the hottest rhythm sections this side of Terania Creek!