Scene Briefs

Charismatic vocalist Lydia Story (pictured) will send shivers up your jazz spine when she sings at Bang Thai in Bangalow this Friday, December 11, from 7pm. She’ll be accompanied by mighty young guitarist Tim Scholl.

Bassist and vocalist Jack Thorncraft is always a great favourite at the Jazz-Bah in the Ballina Hotel. He’ll be accompanied by Steve Russell on keys/vocals and Pete Wilkins on drums when the Jack Thorncraft Trio plays there this Saturday, December 12, from 6pm.

Fancy a swing with your partner? Well get on down to Wadeville Woolies (Border Ranges Centre) on the M’bah-Kyogle road, this Saturday evening, December 12, for an evening of frivolous mayhem with those buffoons from Thrillbilly Stomp. Kick up your heels as they hit you with lively tunes. It all happens from 5pm.

Byron three-piece The Villain is taking a break from the studio to hit the stage of the Lennox Point Hotel this Friday, December 11, at 9pm, and the Great Northern Hotel in Byron, on Saturday, December 19, at 9pm. With their heavy, swamp-laden blues ‘n roots they’ll vent their pent-up studio fever by letting it rip onstage.

Funky rocksters Mossy Rocks will play the Goonellabah Tavern this Saturday, December 12, from 9pm. Singer Amanda Moss, guitarist Lucas Zorzo, drummer Brendan Mackney, keyboardist Matt Hills, and The Black Lullaby bassist Gav Bourke make up the band and are the essential ingredients of a big night of funk and rock.

Monkey & the Fish Band will play the Billinudgel Hotel this Sunday, December 13, from 1pm. From Nepalese folk to Oz rock classics, Monkey & the Fish are a dynamic outfit. All four members have a turn at lead vocals and contribute songs to the repertoire. The line-up is Chris Fisher, Marcelle Townsend-Cross, Luke Hedditch and Phurba Lama.


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