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.
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!
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.”
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!
Aside from our usual buskers, this month we are kicking off The Speakers Corner. Beginning at 2PM near the Chai Tent. What’s happening in our world & what can we do about it? COME ONE, COME ALL and bring your friends and good ideas with you. We ALL have the ability to respond positively for the good of all. GET INFORMED, GET ACTIVE & MAKE THE SOLUTIONS HAPPEN
“There is always a good way forward, we just need to find it.” and “TOGETHER WE CAN.”
Tomi Gray is an Australian born Artist; Singer, Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Programmer & Performer. Accomplished Writer & Published Poet. Producer and Engineer.
Personal Evolution Enthusiast.
Part-time Moustache Aficionado.
600,000 + listens online.
150 + demos on the pile.
250 + shows in 2 years – Sidewalks to Festivals.
1000 + hours live so far.
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.