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Les Karski

Les Karski

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.

Creative HeARTS Space

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!

11th Of May Mothers Day Market

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

Juzzie Smith

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.

Samba Blisstas

Samba Blisstas

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.

MoondogsGypsyBluesBand

MoondogsGypsyBluesBand

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.

The Ruffscales

The Ruffscales

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!

Doot

Doot

From the North Coast of New South Wales comes Alt-Country sensation Doot. With their roots in the wide open plains of Australia, paired with well-­travelled ears, Doot deliver a sound that is both classic and original, familiar yet surprising, rocking and rootsy, heartfelt and feel-good.

Doot is a veritable Who’s Who of Australian Country Music musicians, having individually worked with some of Australia’s biggest names including Troy Cassar-Daley, Graeme Connors, The Flood, Melinda Schneider, Paul Kelly, Nick Barker and Felicity Urquart, to name a few.

Doot is: Dave Irving– vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul Agar– pedal steel, electric guitar, and backing vocals. Alan Brooker– double bass, Scott Hills­-drums and backing vocals.

Siobhan Corcoran

Siobhan Corcoran

Singer-songwriter Siobhan Corcoran delivers an intimate show of folk that’s jazzy, full of soul and often infused with a good dose of reggae and world spices. An accomplished instrumentalist, when performing solo she often calls on a loop pedal as she tells her stories in layers of guitar, violin, and voice.

Siobhan’s music is a tasteful blend of love, good humour and sincerity, leaving audiences with smiling faces and warm hearts.

Main Stage – Luke Vassella

Main Stage – Luke Vassella

Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer. He has played over 1700 gigs in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Luke is a multi award winning artist. He won the ‘Australian’ category and Best Live Performance at the 2010 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards, and the ‘Australian’ category at the 2013 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards.