There’s been a last minute change! Watch this space for Sundays new band
Soul, Roots & Reggae troubadours from the Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of Australia. Featuring a killer lineup of players from the Byron Bay shire. Including TK Dread on bass, Hugh Jones on drums, Elena Marcigot on sax/clarinet, Chelsea SKyEater on sax/melodica, Marky Power on live dubs, Stafford Smith on keys/organ & Jesse Morris on guitars/vocals. Touring and performing over 200 shows & festivals globally a year in various formats. Songsmith Jesse Morris is the son of blues & roots royalty ‘John Morris’ from the Blues Preachers. Their latest album ‘the Shakedown’ launched in 2018 supported by a national tour & festival appearances across both Australia & New Zealand. Celebrating roots culture, island vibrations & African-Caribbean rhythms. checkout https://www.facebook.com/jessemorrisband for more details.
Travelling Troubadours in the time honoured tradition. Two Tears in a Bucket live on the road, travelling Australia bringing songs of life in all its guts and glory. A repertoire of original songs and unique interpretations of traditional blues and roots tunes.
Over the last two years they have played and toured from Northern Queensland to Southern Victoria. In 2017 they recorded their “Debut EP” at Old Dog Studios in Corndale, NSW with Al Pegg engineering and midwifing the songs.
In 2019 2020 they will be living on the road doing an Australia wide tour and recording there new album. On Stage, when they are playing as a Duo, Nathan Slyde Petersen tears it up on Dobro, Guitar and Banjo while Michelle Fitness keeps a rock solid rhythm on guitar and stomp box add to that two mighty vocals and some of Australia’s best song writing skills and you have.
As a Band Nathan and Michelle are joined by the mightiest of backlines, Miss Jodie on Double Bass and backing vocals, Matt Elliott on Drums. Matt and Jodie played on the Two Tears in a Bucket Debut EP
Broadfoot are a Byron Shire based band doing music that many describe as being like that of the late 60′s and early 70′s.
This is not a conscious effort by the band, they play music that they love, yes they might be influenced by mega musos like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Who but they also love jazz and funk and blues – basically anything with soul and good musicianship.
This comes out in their performances, playing predominantly their own compositions, a blend of many of the styles they have absorbed over the years. Some songs are full on groove rock, some are purer in a blues sense, some have a Brazilian latin feel, whilst others combine the lot. Underlying all is a steady rhythmic pulse which tends to grab people in an instinctual way. Feet start tapping, hips start wagging, children dance joyously.
On closer inspection, there is a melodic and lyrical depth which tunes in with the modern psyche. The whole package reminds people of that glory era of 60′s and 70′s music because it has a similar sensibility – not the macho misogynistic tone, but a feeling of ‘hey, this is all a bit too much, lets do this instead – it feels good’. Broadfoot’s music relates more to a lifestyle choice rather than a musical commodity – and this resonates with many audience members. Come and feel it this Sunday at the Channon Market – home of the first North Coast markets.
Long time Lismore duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross, AKA Monkey & the Fish, create a special vocal harmony & presence. Joined by the rhythm section of Johnny Shaw (drums) and George Urbaszek (bass), the Monkey & the Fish Band delivers tight grooves and emotive arrangements.
Performing songs from their recently released album ‘A Place Of Hope’ plus material from previous studio albums, Monkey & the Fish present a unique repertoire with folk, roots and reggae influences. Their latest release won NCEIA Dolphin Awards for ‘Album of The Year’ and ‘Production’ in 2017. Their earlier release also received accolades including ‘Song Of The Year’ for the collaborative work: ‘Bundjalung’.
Engaging and evocative lyrics resonate themes of love and respect for family & the natural world and connect with audiences. Two songs from the new album, ‘Change Is Good’ and ‘Hand In Hand’ were directly inspired through the Bentley Blockade and community opposition to CSG and the fossil fuel industry.
A truly great example of top local musicianship and homegrown creativity. Monkey & the Fish are an articulate and solid sound in the growing chorus for change.
Elena B Williams & String bring a folk, soul, jazz and blues blend with a coconut roll. Expect Chocolate vocals, electric rhythm guitar, frettless bass and rose violin. A smooth sound session that will make you smile. Having just returned from 7 shows at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, they are ready to bring some love to The Channon.
To celebrate the day, Northern Rivers favourites: Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups will be playing on the main stage. The market committee has jumped at the chance to have The Hick-Ups play for the birthday, as the front-man Jimmy Willing used to be a feature show at the Market in the early 90’s. Back then Jimmy would arrive in his gypsy cart with his herd of horses and perform with his marionettes – The Von Tramp Family Puppet Show. Featuring characters such as “The Devil” and “Ginger Dreadlocks” it is a bent show that will leave you wondering, just who is pulling the strings? For the birthday show Jimmy is bringing his puppets back to the market and The Real Gone Hick-Ups will supply a kooky soundtrack before kicking up the dust with some great dance tunes
Led by the unstoppable Capt Davy Blossom, The Ragged Blossom Bush Band feature rollicking tunes, reels, waltzes, slip jigs and polkas played on assorted banjos, accordions, fiddles, flutes and mandolins.From the green hills of the Northern Rivers, they inspire infectious toe-tapping, foot stomping, grab-a-partner dancing wherever they play.
This is music to make your hair grow curly.
A musical journey inspired by the idea of sitting around campfires,> singing songs with nothing but acoustic guitars, a few friends, and the crackle of a fire sounds like it could be good for the soul.
Cheynne took this inspiration and debuted his first EP titled “Firesongs for the Soul” at Byron Bay’s Bluefest in the company of giants such as Ben Harper, Michael Franti and Jack Johnson. Cheynne’s debut album ‘A Horse Called Freedom’produced with Paul Pilsneniks (Angus Stone, Jeff Martin, Bernard Fanning)was released with critical acclaim in 2014 with Country update magazine describing the album as ‘at once ambling and cinematic’; Rhythms magazine commending its ‘shimmering production and instrumentation’; and The Courier Mail commented on the ‘tight band, sighing harmonies and evocative guitar’. The follow up album Celtic Heart, inspired by a song-writing session on the West Coast, of Ireland resulted in an inspirational acoustic folk rock ode to Cheynne’s Grandfather and Celtic ancestral roots. Rhythms magazine described it as “a big warm sprawling folk rock record.
Unpretentiously earnest”. With growing critical acclaim, national radio airplay and television performances, and some big festivals appearances, Cheynne has just returned from a tour to China playing at an international music festival and is releasing the title track of his new album Headlights and Goodbyes, June 2018.