Buskers Stage

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.”

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.

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!

The Speakers Corner

The Speakers Corner

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

Tomi Gray

Tomi Gray is an Australian born Artist; Singer, Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Programmer & Performer. Accomplished Writer & Published Poet. Producer and Engineer.

Podcast Addict.

Psychedelic Explorer.

Personal Evolution Enthusiast.

Bathroom Philosopher.

Alien Advocate.

Van Dweller.

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.

Lush

Lush

Mish Songsmith & Peter Lehner combine their formidable musical talents in Lush. Promising to take you to the moon and back with beautiful harmonies and passionate songs you’ll love.

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.

Dom n Jane

Dom n Jane

Using just a solid body nylon string guitar and incorporating elements of jazz, flamenco, gypsy jazz, classical and acoustic blues, They have created a hybrid sound and blended it with melodic pieces to create a repertoire that simply entrances audiences everywhere.

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

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