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Monkey & The Fish

Monkey & The Fish

Long time Lismore duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross, AKA Monkey & the Fish, create a special vocal harmony & presence. Joined by the rhythm section of Johnny Shaw (drums) and George Urbaszek (bass), the Monkey & the Fish Band delivers tight grooves and emotive arrangements.

Performing songs from their recently released album ‘A Place Of Hope’ plus material from previous studio albums, Monkey & the Fish present a unique repertoire with folk, roots and reggae influences. Their latest release won NCEIA Dolphin Awards for ‘Album of The Year’ and ‘Production’ in 2017. Their earlier release also received accolades including ‘Song Of The Year’ for the collaborative work: ‘Bundjalung’.

Engaging and evocative lyrics resonate themes of love and respect for family & the natural world and connect with audiences. Two songs from the new album, ‘Change Is Good’ and ‘Hand In Hand’ were directly inspired through the Bentley Blockade and community opposition to CSG and the fossil fuel industry.

A truly great example of top local musicianship and homegrown creativity. Monkey & the Fish are an articulate and solid sound in the growing chorus for change.

Dunoon Sports and Recreation Club

Dunoon Sports and Recreation Club

Dunoon Sports and Recreation Club is community-owned and operated serving the people of Dunoon and surrounding areas. The licensed club and restaurant host regular live entertainment and special events.

We encourage everyone to get involved, to join one of the sporting clubs or simply visit and enjoy this unique community-owned gathering place.

Beau Maynard

Beau Maynard

Beau Maynard is a talented Singer/Songwriter with an honest and organic sound. He shares music and good vibes straight from the heart.

Hannah Pearl and Cash Weijers

Hannah Pearl and Cash Weijers

Bittersweet harmonies and poignant lyrics soar over this acoustic strain of Nouveau Blues. Expect a collection of stories that will irresistibly intrigue, uplift and soothe in the true singer/songwriter tradition from this local duo.

The Romaniacs

The Romaniacs

The Romaniacs have built a strong following playing at north coast venues and festivals for 19 years. The members Phil Levy (Guitars, Mandolin Banjo & vocals), Leo Glass (Guitars and Bouzouki and Vocals) and Guy Madigan (Darabuka, Cajon & percussion) and Steve Gilbert (Harmonica and Vocals) and Michael Turner (Bass and Baritone Guitar)


They are all uniquely talented and internationally travelled award-winning musicians. Their music is inspired by Folk, Blues, Latin, Celtic, Spanish and Eastern Roots Their original compositions are strongly influenced by the magic of the Northern Rivers region where they live.

The Channon Rural Fire Brigade

The Channon Rural Fire Brigade

The Channon Rural Fire Brigade is made up of volunteers just like the other 70,000 RFS volunteer firefighters across NSW.

The unprecedented early start to the fire season puts us now into the 6th month already with no end in sight.

As the drought continues, fire conditions worsen and hundreds of fires threaten lives, property, animals and flora across NSW and the rest of the country, let’s hope for some good rain soon.

The donation you put in the bucket at the gate today will be used to purchase fire brigade items, services and equipment additional to what is supplied by NSW Rural Fire Service.

We wish you a safe 2020.

 

Lawrence Gratton

Lawrence Gratton

Lawrence Gratton is a UK born, Australia based live looping rock violinist. His performance encapsulates the beauty of classical music with the familiarity of modern styles.

His music is produced by live looping violin, guitar and stompbox, with pieces ranging from classical themes to all out rock anthems and looped dance beats. Much of his music uses beautiful harmonies and textures, complete with elaborate flowing melodies on top.

With over 20 years experience as a performer, qualified audio engineer and secondary school teacher, Lawrence has performed professionally all
over Australia and the UK for the last 6 years.

Happy Africa

Happy Africa

West African performer, dancer and teacher Gabriel Otu fronts this energetic five-piece band.

Growing up on the beaches of Ghana’s South Coast, Gabriel started traditional African dance at the ripe young age of 7 and pursued in continuing his Fathers footsteps in playing percussion, singing and carving djembes.

TODAY Gabriel is based in the Northern Rivers of NSW teaching weekly drum and dance lessons in Mullumbimby, at local craft markets, schools, weddings and performing at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Woodford Folk Festival with his, 6 piece band. Afotey.(happuafrica); grooving traditional melodies into afro-beats.

GABRIEL’S passion for music and dance shines through in his ability to teach, perform and engage with his crowd.

…”an unforgettable cultural experience”

The Channon Children’s Centre

The Channon Children’s Centre

The Channon Children’s Centre is a non-profit community Preschool, which offers a Preschool Program for children aged 2.5 – 5 years. We have a wonderful management committee which is made up of parents and community volunteers, who contribute time and energy to help make our centre vibrant and diverse.

Our Preschool Program is facilitated by passionate and experienced Educators who embrace The Early Years Learning Framework and value working in such a beautiful environment and community. We are continually improving our learning environment and have just added a “Dinosaur Garden” and “Gravel Pit” to enhance children’s sensory experiences at Preschool. Today the Preschool is the charity of the day and we will be offering tasty cakes and treats from the shed, as well as a BBQ lunch and tea/coffees, please come and say hello. We appreciate your support today, please give generously to our fundraiser!
Preschool Playgroup – Wednesday mornings 9am-11am – All Welcome

Preschool Days – Tues/Wed/Thurs – Spaces available call 66886330

The Palm Wine Ambassadors

The Palm Wine Ambassadors

In the tradition of cross-pollination that gave rise to Palm Wine music, The Palm Wine Ambassadors draw their musical inspiration from continents and archipelagos worldwide and bring it home. 

About 20 years ago Jason Burns returned to Australia after a decade and a half first driving Peogeot 404s across the Sahara and selling them to become taxis, then toiling as a subsistence farmer and raising two children while studying under kora masters in West Africa. Once back in Australia, he began meeting with friends to play music and drink Palm Wine. 

Bringing instruments and musical styles from afar and blending them with home culture is reminiscent of the cross-pollination that occurred during the slave trade and gave rise to ‘Palm Wine Music’ in West Africa many years ago. This loose knit group of Aussie musician mates became known as the Palm Wine Ambassadors. 

The Palm Wine Ambassadors draw musical inspiration from personal experience in many parts of the world. Despite their broad palette of influences there is no pretence to play anything other than Australian music.