Main Stage

Smokestack Lightnin’

Smokestack Lightnin’

Local country blues powerhouse Smokestack Lightnin’ are sure to get you up and dancing.  Their high energy flavour of blues is enjoyed by fans across the globe.  Formed in the early nineties and played the Byron bay pub scene with Timmy Burrell on percussion, Kev Newton on  guitar  and vocals, Mike Hunt on contra bass, Pete Segrave also on Guitar and Vocals. The band has performed at a number of blues festivals including Broadbeach and Nambour.  

All members are songwriters and arrangers and have airplay on radio in one hundred and twenty countries.  Musical influences are sourced  from Texas, Chicago, Louisiana and the fringes of jazz. It’s gonna rock cause that’s what they do!

The Channon Open Mic

The Channon Open Mic

The Channon Open Mic first began at The Channon Butterfactory Tavern in April 2008 and was called The Channon Folk Club. In August 2014 the name was changed to The Channon Open Mic to more accurately reflect the musical diversity of the performances. The Open Mic runs from 2pm (to sunset) during the winter months and from 3pm during daylight saving. We usually set up on the lawn adjacent to the Tavern, however in the case of wet weather the shelter of the Tavern veranda is our fall-back. We welcome all performers and have hosted poets and acrobats as well as an eclectic array of musicians.

The performances at The Channon Market will showcase some of our regular and not so regular musicians, including some collaborative endeavours. We offer a good quality sound system and anyone is welcome to join us on the 4 th Sunday of each month excluding December and January and (for 2017 only) September. There is no need to book – just turn up with your favourite instrument and put your name on the blackboard. Three songs is the usual limit, but this can be extended on quiet days or by popular audience demand.
Further inquiries can be made by phoning Ray on 6688 6100 or by email to
thechannonfolkclub2@gmail.com.

Two Tears in a Bucket

Two Tears in a Bucket

 “Two Tears in a Bucket” is the musical collaboration of Nathan “Slyde” Petersen and Michelle Fitness. Thier sound is Swamp Grit meets Hillbilly Jazz, with a repertoire of original songs and unique interpretations of traditional blues and roots tunes.

Kobya & Mo’Fyah Band

Kobya & Mo’Fyah Band

Kobya is a gifted performer singer song writer and versatile multi-instrumentalist. He mixes roots (Marrabenta Mozambique Popular dance Music) & reggae occasionally throwing in some lovers rock to create his own original blend.

He tells his story with grace and ebullience, covering social and environmental issues, love, war and the despair of his fellow Mozambicans while celebrating life.

DidgEra

DidgEra

DidgEra, aka Dave Johnson is a performer , teacher, composer and recording artist. A multi-instrumentalist since age 10, Dave brings his passion for music alive in a versatile performance.

As a soloist, Dave plays several instruments simultaneously while combining a unique blend of percussive and melodic rhythms over which he alternates the deep piercing of the didgeridoo with the jazz-affiliated saxophones, or the more meditative Native American Flute.

The result is a wholesome, penetrating explosion of sound and rhythm that awakens in the audience a soul-filled feeling.

Various Artists

Various Artists

There’s so many bands and so much dancing to be done. Groove with OKA, Wild Marmalade, Tijuana Sessions and The Samba Blistas. In the afternoon as the market winds down, some of the regions most passionate percussionists will jam on through till the evening down at the Chai tent. If you like to get your groove on this is a market day not to be missed!

Hussy Hicks

Hussy Hicks

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.

Nice Verdes

Nice Verdes

Nice Verdes are Sally and Jesse who have been performing since first meeting at a peace march in Vancouver in 2003. They have performed and toured Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Guatemala and have studied music and dance in Cuba, India, West Africa and Colombia, continually honing their craft.

Nice Verdes are always on some kind of adventure in search of new inspiration and music. Nice Verdes have swung in a hammock on a boat down the Amazon, hiked up mountains in the Andes, lived in a shack in West Africa with no electricity, danced in the desert at a rain dance, seen an Orisha ceremony in Cuba, bathed in ancient thermal baths in Budapest, slept under the stars in the middle of Australia, gardened on the slopes of the Mediterranean, swum in the Ganges, planted palms in the jungles of Costa Rica, enjoyed Tango in Argentina, caught numerous planes, boats, bicycles and hitchhiked to play festivals and shows around the world.

Nice Verdes have released two albums, ‘succulence’ in 2008 and ‘brontosaurus’ in 2014. The music of Nice Verdes is uplifting and sunny original indie world. Inspired by the music’s of the world, Cuba, Colombia. Africa, Europe and Latin America, they play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and vocals. They have always been drawn to collaborating with artists from all countries and they enjoy most of all the parties and festivals that celebrate a strong sense of community and equality in diversity.

SamMurri

SamMurri

SamMurri consist of Multi-instrumentalists & virtuoso Double Bass, they perform themes for dreams, scenes from a rain forest using their extensive skills & artistry. They travail thru all genres of  musical expression, utilising modern electronics & ancient harmonies to express quiet calm or rapturous indignation – they play how they feel – improvisation being the main ingredient in their always original performance.

The Melting Couches

The Melting Couches

The Melting Couches was formed by a group of friends who love playing music together. They hail from the hills and valleys of the Norther Rivers and beyond. They are proud of their identity and proud of their country, their music will make your world shift in all directions. Come along and check them out.