Hailing from the hills of Nimbin Bo Kaan is Australia’s most famous undiscovered musician.
CC the Cat are an anthem pumping, drum and bass-heavy, brass-blowing, booty-shaking, eye-popping reggae-funk-soul explosion fronted by sexy soul diva Claire Cottone (aka CC), whose powerful soul voice ranges from gutsy depths to soaring heights and has blown the heads off many audiences and won her many fans across her expansive performing career.
CC’s addictive songs push genre boundaries from reggae, ska and dancehall to funk and soul, acoustic rock and twist of jazz, making the live show a journey across a mesmerising mash of musical planes. CC the Cat have toured Australia tirelessly for the past 7 years and have produced some of Australia’s most epic roots recordings on an independent level.
Andy Holm’s 13th Album release is a beautiful mix of tribal, classical and world music. Jacquelina Wills’ tribal voices will move the listener to spaces far beyond our horizons.
Muliti-award winner Andy Holm lives in the creative community of Byron Bay, Australia and also composes music for film and documentaries.
He is also well known for his energetic live performances between Australia, Singapore and Europe.
Kerrianne Cox is powerful singer-songwriter from Beagle Bay in Western Australia. She has toured widely around Australia and toured USA and South Africa and appeared in the musical Bran Nue Dae in 1996. Kerrianne was nominated in the Deadly Awards for Best Emerging Artist (1998) and Best Female Artist (1999, 2000, 2001), winning in 2001. She won a WAMi in 1997 as Best Indigenous Artist Of The Year and in 2002 she received another nomination. In 2000 she was NAIDOC’s Female Artist Of The Year.
This month we are supporting the community of Whian Whian, which is in the hills just up the road from The Channon. The Whian Whian P&C supports the local public School, and The Whian Whian Hall Trust maintians the local hall, which is a hub for events in this vibrant corner of the Northern Rivers.
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.
The Channon Craft Market Inc is 40 years old this year. A community market with over 240 stalls offering creative wares, produce and products. A fantastic day out exploring the regions most talented crafts people, stallholders peddling their wares, delicious menus from across the worlds and mouth watering drinks that will satisfy your taste buds.
The market is a great place for children of all ages, from the playground to making candles, free art n craft workshops, pony rides and jumping castles, face painting and more.
With the variety of street performers dotted amongst the market, the buskers nestled amongst the trees or the performers on the stages we are sure you will find something entertaining… you never know who our ‘pop up acts’ are!!
Here at the Channon Market we are so proud to be a part of the unique culture of the Norther Rivers region. One of the Annual highlights of our region, attracting crowds of over 25,000 people is The Lismore Lantern Parade.
This fantastic event brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Community Life, Arts & Culture.
This year The Lismore Lantern Parade Celebrates its 21st Anniversary and they have chosen ‘Love a Parade – Festivals of the World’ as the theme. It is sure to be a fun, colour filled day.
Make sure you don’t miss this years festivities!
There will be events held all day, culminating in the Parade and Fiery Finale in the Evening.
Date: Saturday 2o June 2015, Lismore CBD
Further Information: www.lanternparade.com
If you are a market stall-holder get in touch with the organisers via their website to be a part of the ‘Market deLight’.