The Dirty Channel has established itself as one of the northern Rivers MOST TALENTED BANDS!
Their performance is tight and truly has a professional sound. Fronted by Adam Brown, the Dirty Channel play an impressive list of chart topping covers from classic blues hits by the Rolling Stones, to more modern creations currently hitting the Top 40 charts.
Andy Jans-Brown is a prolific singer songwriter who believes in following the path of heart. like Sysiphus condemned to push a rock up the mountain, so too is Andy absurd in his unrelenting creative process. his music covers a vast range of emotions, “I’m certainly not the kind of writer who just writes the same song again and again”, states Andy, “life is full of joys and sorrows, of exhilaration and heart break- i like to sing about the whole damned thing in all it’s fragile and sublime beauty.” Andy’s sings with the voice of an older man, his lyrics are richly poetic, deeply profound and always relate truthfully to the experience of living.
Byron Bay Brewery Presents:
BRAZILIAN FORRÓ NIGHT in Byron Bay! 🇧🇷️🎶💃🎉🍺
TRIO MANDALA FORRO straight from the Gold Coast, playing the best of the FORRO music for you guys to dance all night,
Be ready to turn the beautiful outdoor surrounds of the Byron Bay Brewery beer garden into the biggest FORRO party Byron has ever seen.
Amazing Food and the best Beers on tap are also part of the night’s menu. So save the date and get ready to jump, party, swing and sway to the sounds of Brazilian FORRO MUSIC!!!
Beers from $5
Amazing burges and fries as well as pizzas and salads. Yummmyy
FREE ENTRY all Night.
7pm-Midnight. Free entry.
OOZ is a solo acoustic / Live Looping artist with a definite hint of folk/rock roots & reggae. With a large, eclectic repertoire of crowd favorites, his unique ‘laid back but lively’ style creates a relaxed atmosphere and his song choices have you remembering many of those forgotten classics. His ability to create layers with a loop pedal, enable him to play bass guitar and lay percussion beats to accompany his performances and get the audience on their feet.
His extensive experience in the music industry has seen him play countless shows all across Australia – from the resorts in the victorian snowfields, to the capital cities, the coastal hotspots and of course the beautiful Whitsundays.
Ooz’s has also performed extensively overseas, with performances in Europe – his years mainly spent entertaining French and Austrian audiences.
Well into his 2nd decade as resident musician in Australian and international ski resorts, Ooz is a master at pleasing crowds from all walks. With sing-alongs-a-plenty, Ooz will have your guests engaged and entertained until the very end!
Soul Sangeet is a new musical term & genre with a Sanskrit twist.
The concept is inspired by Indian Classical music but presented for a wider world. For the past few years Shivam Rath has been developing this world music culture with a particular passion for universal sound healing & ancient mantras. In all his travels across the world he feels that Indian Classical imbibes most of his preferred qualities with its vast spectrum of emotions, speeds & subtleties, its deeply devotional and vedic philosophy plus its inherent nearness to nature within the mystical world of Raga & its mastery of Tala (time/rhythm)
Plus we are particularly delighted to welcome back 8th generation Sarangi Meastro Sangeet Mishra back to Australia for his third international Soul Sangeet tour with Shivam on the 22 string Crystal Slide, Mico Sundari Vocals, Shen Flindell & Massimo Bidin both on Tabla.
Sangeet Mishra is a world famous Sarangi artist & hails from 8 generations of Sarangi players in his family (Read More Info Below.)
7pm: Starts with a heart warming Kirtan with Mico, Shivam & Massimo.
7:30: Sangeet Mishra Begins his Introduction of Alap with Shen Flindell on Tabla.
8.00pm: Intermission with Chai and Food
8:30pm: A Jugalbandi (Duo) performance with both Sarangi & Crystal slide from Shivam & Sangeet with the rare scenario of dual Tabla also as accompanying rhythm from Shen & Massimo Bidin.
* Note Children are welcome and free but encouraged to be attended at all times to calmly listen and hold the peace of the atmosphere especially during the Alap / slow introduction of the Raga sphere and meditative kirtans.
Cushion or meditation chair to sit on.
There will be chairs available on the night to sit on
ShantiDwara Yoga Temple follows the tradition of Raja, Bhakti and Jnana Yoga, principally based on the three timeless jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
128 Middle Pocket Rd, Middle Pocket, NSW, 2483. 5 mins from Pacific Hwy. Go through Billinudgel town until you reach the T intersection. Turn right onto the Pocket Rd. Follow for 4 mins (about 3 creek crosses) and look out for Middle Pocket Rd on your right. 128 is on the right side of the rd clearly marked on a tall fence. About 1 minute after the turn.
Call 0404 351 252
~ PreOrder early bird $20 (through march only)
~ PreOrder $25 (through first weeks of April)
~ $30 at the door if space is available.
On stage for another duo with a 22 string guitar/sitar and a crystal ball is Shivam Rath who is sliding up to be one of Australia’s greatest slide guitarists and on the Tabla is Shen Flindell also one of Australias most sincere, passionate and senior teachers and tabla performers.
Joining on the second pair of Tabla’s with Shen is Guru Bhai Massimo Bidin (Meaning brothers of the same teacher).
With World Music Vocalist Mico Sundari from Japan opening the night with heartwarming bhajan and kirtan to help set the devotional mood before diving deeper into the mystic world of Raga!
So Join Shivam Rath, Sangeet Mishra, Mico Sundar, Shen Flindell i & Massimo Bidin for the Soul Sangeet Sound Session that will take you from one end of the Rainbow Raga to the other!
Middle Pocket ~ Mullumbimby.
6.30: doors open
MORE ABOUT SOUL SANGEET & ARTISTS:
Sangeet means sound or music in Sanksrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound; hence Soul Sangeet. Since diving into the world music sphere Shivam now blends a unique 22 string slide guitar/sitar gliding with a crystal ball. This fusion instrument symbolises a cross culture of harmony in sound and music; inspiring Shivam to create these unique events and facilitate this process on a wider scale and reach a wider audience. Each event incorporates different musicians, instruments, vocalists and international guests bridging the gap between world and local music; establishing a wider world music culture.
Joining back on the tour for the third time together is the Classical Maestro Sangeet Mishra on the Sarangi; an ancient Indian Violin acclaimed to be 5000 years old. Sangeet Mishra himself while not as old still hails from 8 generations of Sarangi players, coming from Banaras or Varanassi India. Those who know of the Indian Classical world will also understand how rare an instrument this is because of its difficulty to play and master, meaning there are literally only a handful of accomplished classical Sarangi players in the world. He has toured internationally most countries over and the Australian shores almost 20 separate times as a professional artist. Read More Here: http://www.sangeetmela.org/sangeet-mela-2014/artis…
Joining them both is world music and mantra specialist Mico Sundari from japan, who’s naturally gifted voice and deep devotion to the art of healing and transformational music has gained her recognition in various styles and fields of musical genres. Her intuitive workshops and voice seminars also have a particular impact in awakening peoples own ability to sing freely and wholeheartedly.
Accompanying on Tabla is Massimo Bidin, originally from Italy. He begun his journey with tabla and Indian classical music studying at the Conservatorium of Vicenza (Italy), later on he started receiving training from Shri Nihar Mehta and soon after became student of his Guru Pt. Pooran Maharaj from the Banaras Style of tabla . Over the years he has being travelling to India to continue learning the art tabla, and also study at Saptak School of Music in Ahmedabad.
He s being living in Melbourne for the last 8 years, developing as an upcoming tabla player and world music percussionist. He is very dedicated and capable in all aspects of Indian Classical and semi cassical structures, devotional bhajan and kirtan as well as modern contemporary fusion.
Shen Flindell started learning tabla in Melbourne from Sri Debapriya Bhattacharya in 1994 and soon went to the holy city of Varanasi in India to study under Pt. Kaviraj Ashutosh (“Ashu Babu”) Bhattacharya, a great tabla master of the Banaras style. Shen has also intitiated and participated in numerous collaborations with an eclectic range of world music artists. Hit tabla playing is noted for its clear sound, comfortable rhythmic sense, intuitive accompaniment, sensuous bayan (bass) and a feeling of sincere devotion to Guru & goddess of music Saraswati, He also teaches, supplies and repairs tabla. In Brisbane he recently opened the Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School, with both adult and children’s classes.
Shivam Rath while not quite 8 generations is a second generation Aussie Indian Musician, following his fathers footsteps in both the world of Yoga and Indian classical music and since seriously taking up the path is sliding up to be Australia’s leading Slide Guitarist. Born into a musical family he has been combining his knowledge and path of meditation into the classically trained field of Music, Mantra and raga. He is also writing and producing his own music and compositions, with many C.Ds bridging, reviving and blending the ancient arts and music into our modern world.
He has been trained under the world reclaimed Debashish Bhattacharia one of the foremost exponents of the Indian Slide Guitar and of world music fusion.
More info on Shivam @ www.crystalslide.com
Tim Snider + Justin ‘Chitty’ Chittams + Patricio ‘Pato’ Zuniga
Of Nahko and Medicine for the People
Touring non-stop around the world with Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA), Tim Snider (violin/vocals), Justin ‘Chitty’ Chittams (drumkit/vocals) and Patricio ‘Pato’ Zuniga (bass guitar) very rarely find a break in the schedule to tour their own music. Fortunately however for Australian Medicine for the People fans, they have found a small window of opportunity to bring their solo shows here following the full band’s April Blues Fest tour.
Many fans will be surprised when they see what their favourite drummer, violin player and bassist can do as they move from their usual places in the band to take the front of stage.
Tim is renowned for his incredible violin playing, but he also loops guitar, percussion, and vocals into a sound that has been described as a “world-folk hybrid, aimed at the heart the head and the feet”. He recently released a new EP called Humanity Vol.1 and wrapped up tours in the US, Europe and Australia. Tim recently performed at the 2018 Mullumbimby Folk Festival.
Justin not only plays drums like an animal in Medicine for the People, but also has a voice that will melt you down and songs that will lift up, playing both guitar and keys within his performance.
‘Pato’ Zuniga is a multi-instrumentalist from Santiago, Chile. Eclectic and unpredictable, he blends tribal roots, dub reggae, guitar virtuoso, soul and funky vibes that will take you on an unforgettable journey that will make you move.
Presented by The Hive Music Co
Miss Amber and Stukulele present another UKE NIGHT catering for new players with two sets of popular songs with simple chords and changes lead by special guest vocalists Clelia Adams and Tim Stokes and the UKE NIGHT band.
*Note this UKE NIGHT is on a Friday due to Anzac Day falling on the last Thursday
For song books and more info visit. www.ukemullum.com