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DidgEra

DidgEra

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.

Various Artists

Various Artists

There’s so many bands and so much dancing to be done. Groove with OKA, Wild Marmalade, Tijuana Sessions and The Samba Blistas. In the afternoon as the market winds down, some of the regions most passionate percussionists will jam on through till the evening down at the Chai tent. If you like to get your groove on this is a market day not to be missed!

Manoa

Manoa

Manoa is a rising conscious Australian/American roots musician residing in Byron Bay.  Blending 6 and 12 string guitars with Native American Flute and Didgeridoo, his music is medicine that allows audiences to explore the essence of the relationships between each other and Earth.

He is devoted to learning what it means to surrender to the soul’s path and to discovering the unique gifts that we each are here to embody and give.  Manoa believes music has the potential to activate and empower people in the discovery of their soul’s gift to the world.

Manoa recently completed a national tour in support of his well-received debut EP, sharing at Woodford, Uplift, and Fairbridge Festivals as well as supporting

international touring act Oka. In 2014 Manoa lived at the Bentley Blockade and spearheaded production of the album ‘Songs of the Bentley Blockade’.  His 2015 single ‘The Water Song’ was included on an international compilation album ‘Songs of Water’ alongside Shimshai, Murray Kyle, Dustin Thomas, PEIA, and others. ‘The Water Song’ music video was launched globally in collaboration with Uplift Connect for World Water Day 2016 and reached over 44,000 views in less than a week.

He is currently in production of his first full album in the hills around Byron Bay.

www.musicofmanoa.com

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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.

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.

Nice Verdes

Nice Verdes

Nice Verdes are Sally and Jesse who have been performing since first meeting at a peace march in Vancouver in 2003. They have performed and toured Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Guatemala and have studied music and dance in Cuba, India, West Africa and Colombia, continually honing their craft.

Nice Verdes are always on some kind of adventure in search of new inspiration and music. Nice Verdes have swung in a hammock on a boat down the Amazon, hiked up mountains in the Andes, lived in a shack in West Africa with no electricity, danced in the desert at a rain dance, seen an Orisha ceremony in Cuba, bathed in ancient thermal baths in Budapest, slept under the stars in the middle of Australia, gardened on the slopes of the Mediterranean, swum in the Ganges, planted palms in the jungles of Costa Rica, enjoyed Tango in Argentina, caught numerous planes, boats, bicycles and hitchhiked to play festivals and shows around the world.

Nice Verdes have released two albums, ‘succulence’ in 2008 and ‘brontosaurus’ in 2014. The music of Nice Verdes is uplifting and sunny original indie world. Inspired by the music’s of the world, Cuba, Colombia. Africa, Europe and Latin America, they play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and vocals. They have always been drawn to collaborating with artists from all countries and they enjoy most of all the parties and festivals that celebrate a strong sense of community and equality in diversity.

SamMurri

SamMurri

SamMurri consist of Multi-instrumentalists & virtuoso Double Bass, they perform themes for dreams, scenes from a rain forest using their extensive skills & artistry. They travail thru all genres of  musical expression, utilising modern electronics & ancient harmonies to express quiet calm or rapturous indignation – they play how they feel – improvisation being the main ingredient in their always original performance.

The Melting Couches

The Melting Couches

The Melting Couches was formed by a group of friends who love playing music together. They hail from the hills and valleys of the Norther Rivers and beyond. They are proud of their identity and proud of their country, their music will make your world shift in all directions. Come along and check them out.

Sadie & Jay

Sadie & Jay

A beautiful collision of divergent music styles resulting in music you can connect with. Jay grew up in a family deeply rooted in traditional folk music whilst Sadie has been a singer of jazz, blues, soul, world & roots music. Sadie & Jay play beautiful songs sung with earthy and soaring harmonies accompanied by intricate finger style playing. Their repertoire of originals and eclectic covers include moving ballads, humorous ditties & high paced musical romps.

The Romaniacs

The Romaniacs

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.

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