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Mark Ridout

Mark Ridout

Byron Bay based songwriter Mark Ridout records lush and emotive ‘cinematic folk’ soundtracks. With a longstanding love for film music, the songs are primarily composed for marriage with moving picture.

The London born singer/songsmith has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and Kate Miller-Heidke, performing at renowned UK venues such as The Troubadour and The Bedford, and toured the United States and India before moving to live in Australia in 2010. His voice has been described as “compelling and hugely expressive” (Hotpress Magazine, UK), he has reviewed music for BBC radio and has worked as a music therapist for mental health organisations across the globe.

His song ‘All my Sides’ featured on Australian feature film; Weavil (2018, dir. Mark Larkin)

Mark is due to release a brand new song entitled ‘Flood’ February ’18

Full of Love
Mark Ridout & the Rhythm
Vinny Grantham-Smith

Vinny Grantham-Smith

Vinny Grantham-Smith is a local singer songwriter. A Cawongala resident Vinny is sure to bring some cool Sunday vibes to the performing area around the Stone Toilets.

Sofiella Watt & Huckleberry Jim

Sofiella Watt & Huckleberry Jim

If we were a swanky wine label, we would read something like: …a motley mix of winsome folk, bruised with blues and infused with banjo. A full bodied country blend, with heady jazz notes, and spicy gypsy undertones.

Nudgee College Band

Nudgee College Band

Hailing from north of the border, this school band is on tour and looking forward to their appearance at The Channon Market.

The Channon Craft Market

The Channon Craft Market

The Channon Craft Market is a non profit community group, celebrating 41 years of economic and social development in the region, supporting 100′s of creators, artisans and producers to showcase their wares whilst growing the community, venue and management.
2017 saw the regions of the East Coast be exposed to 100′s of ml of rain. These floods affected the grounds and financially impacted the markets viability. The community will join forces to raise additional funds to contribute with Lismore City Council to repair the grounds. Please give generously to the volunteers on the gates and in the kitchen. This work is imperative to continue the journey of the markets. 41 year strong!

 

Joe O’keefe

Joe O’keefe

Joe O’Keeffe is a performer, composer and music educator based in the Northern Rivers Region. His music is inspired by diverse world music cultures, from the African continent to the Celtic Diaspora. With the aid of a loop pedal, various string instruments and percussion, he creates multi layered, earthy compositions.

Joined by Benji Keogh on drums and Rod Evans on percussion, this trio play infectious and soulful grooves from around the world.

Smokestack Lightnin’

Smokestack Lightnin’

Local country blues powerhouse Smokestack Lightnin’ are sure to get you up and dancing.  Their high energy flavour of blues is enjoyed by fans across the globe.  Formed in the early nineties and played the Byron bay pub scene with Timmy Burrell on percussion, Kev Newton on  guitar  and vocals, Mike Hunt on contra bass, Pete Segrave also on Guitar and Vocals. The band has performed at a number of blues festivals including Broadbeach and Nambour.  

All members are songwriters and arrangers and have airplay on radio in one hundred and twenty countries.  Musical influences are sourced  from Texas, Chicago, Louisiana and the fringes of jazz. It’s gonna rock cause that’s what they do!

The Channon Open Mic

The Channon Open Mic

The Channon Open Mic first began at The Channon Butterfactory Tavern in April 2008 and was called The Channon Folk Club. In August 2014 the name was changed to The Channon Open Mic to more accurately reflect the musical diversity of the performances. The Open Mic runs from 2pm (to sunset) during the winter months and from 3pm during daylight saving. We usually set up on the lawn adjacent to the Tavern, however in the case of wet weather the shelter of the Tavern veranda is our fall-back. We welcome all performers and have hosted poets and acrobats as well as an eclectic array of musicians.

The performances at The Channon Market will showcase some of our regular and not so regular musicians, including some collaborative endeavours. We offer a good quality sound system and anyone is welcome to join us on the 4 th Sunday of each month excluding December and January and (for 2017 only) September. There is no need to book – just turn up with your favourite instrument and put your name on the blackboard. Three songs is the usual limit, but this can be extended on quiet days or by popular audience demand.
Further inquiries can be made by phoning Ray on 6688 6100 or by email to
thechannonfolkclub2@gmail.com.

Blakboi

Blakboi

Blakboi, aka Tom Avery is a genuine one man band. Using Guitar, Percussion, Keys and Didj, Blakboi creates unique covers of popular songs as well as his own original music. His  relaxed vibe will put a smile on your face.  Blakboi is a Northern Rivers favourite, playing regular gigs around the region, including The Boomerang Festival and many community events.

Dunoon Marimba Troupe

Dunoon Marimba Troupe

Dunoon Public School marimba troupe has played to enthusiastic crowds from around Australia. With a trip to the Sydney Opera House on the cards this year, the troupe welcomes the opportunity to polish their performance skills! Performing for short periods down in our ‘tiny top’ making sweet music with their wonderful marimba’s.  Stroll past and see some of our regions youngest and talented performers.

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