Buskers Stage

Mish & Jewel

Mish & Jewel

Powerful, climate passionate and earth loving singer/songwriter Mish Songsmith is perfectly matched in harmony and on piano with long time Besty and multi-talented Musician, Jewel Musica.

Together these two local, wise women interweave like sisters, performing Mish’s heart connected, spiritual and relevant music for the current times with beautiful harmonies, light percussion and tenor ukulele. Jumping between keys, vocals and ukulele,

Mish & Jewel serenade you with well-known songs by an array of fabulous old and new songwriters from the 1920s to now, in a mishmash of pop, folk, soul, jazz and blues. You’ll be left with a bounce in your step and hope in your heart for a more peaceful, loving world.

No Featured Busker

No Featured Busker

There’s no featured busker this month, but there’s sure to be some talented buskers performing around the market. Come on down and have a wander.  Be sure to put a few coins in the hat of your favourite performer.

Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes is an independent coastal folk and blues singer – songwriter based in Byron Bay. Writing and sharing songs which are positive, thoughtful and uplifting.

He has performed on many stages locally, nationally and internationally after taking a leap of faith from a career as a chef and hospitality professional to sharing his musical artistry.

Since then Stokes has released two studio albums ‘MeXico’ and ‘in life thou art’ and some of his professional highlights have been; performing at Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music Festival, and Mullumbimby Music Festival.

Stokes shares music with a smooth, honest and comforting voice complimenting songs on an acoustic guitar, that oscillate from upbeat celebrations to deep oceanic ballads.

His songs can be poetic images from Tim’s own journey, some songs are journeys in themselves and some of it is just plain fun. He shares songs sewn with hope, love and light, reminding us the “cracks are there for the light to shine in.”

Keith Hartley

Keith Hartley

Keith Hartley has been writing music from his heart, and performing it from the depths of his soul for over 20 years. His Influences include Ben Harper, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Tool and the Beatles. Keith has done a great deal of technical study, through which he has learnt a variety of song writing styles. He uses these different styles to give a dynamic performance that compliments his astonishing voice.

Having recently recorded a live acoustic EP, his work can be found on soundcloud.com/keith_hartley, or purchased at shows. You can find news about Keith’s recordings and shows on his website fearofthefifthfret.com, or on facebook.com/keithhartleymusic.

With such an eclectic songlist of originals and covers, that span decades and genres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Ben Julian

Ben Julian

Classical Guitar Virtuoso Ben Julian, will perform guitar music inspired by the Flamenco music of Spain and the folk music of Brazil, Venezuela and Paraguay.

Joe Conroy

Joe Conroy

Joe Conroy brings his unique Blues/Jazz/Folk influenced style to The Channon. Expect a raw and regret-fuelled performance from this award-winning songwriter.
Luke Vasella

Luke Vasella

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.

Johnny American Horse

Johnny American Horse

Meet desert highway hipslingers Johnny American Horse. These seasoned troubadours know their way around a hook and a good time and are ready to take you on a ride with a goodie-bag of shambolic Americana, folk ‘n’ roll, suburban hymns and motel blues. Their previous bands Radio Dolls, Dirty York and Brother Buffalo enjoyed popularity both locally and internationally, and now their new catalogue of material is attracting critical interest and ever-growing crowds to their own low-key shows closer to home. No surprises there, after all, this dynamic duo are captivating performers and delightfully insightful songwriters with charm and musicality to burn. Johnny American Horse will release their debut record later this year.

Dom

Dom

Welcome to the guitar wizardry and musical magic that is Dom.

An award-winning international street theatre performer for over 25 years, in 2005 Dom withdrew from the world of juggling & one-liners to return to his first love – the guitar.

Using just a solid body nylon string guitar and incorporating elements of jazz, flamenco, folk, gypsy jazz, classical & acoustic blues, Dom has created a unique instrumental hybrid sound & blended it with his own melodic imagination to create a stunning repertoire that simply entrances audiences everywhere.

A master at transforming an urban plaza, market or festival setting into a wondrous harmonious space with just the pure beauty of his sound, Dom’s musical gift resonates within the hearts of all those that hear it.

Keep an ear out for Dom. Your heart will thank you for it!

Paul Dorahy

Paul Dorahy

Paul is a Lismore based singer/songwriter with over twenty years of experience playing in many blues, country and roots-music, rock and pop acts.


Paul’s solo repertoire reflects all of those styles; as do his original songs. From old 20s blues classics, through 50s and 60s rock and country and all the decades till the current time Paul has a wide-ranging repertoire. Neil Young, Tom Waits, Paul Kelly and The Stones feature strongly as do pop classics from all eras that you don’t hear all that often. You’ll hear more than regurgitated classic hits!