Fine food and digestable jazz is a most excellent combo. So you can’t go past a gig at 561 Alphadale (that’s the restauarant and the address) with Steve Russell on keys and Ben van Kleef on muted trumpet. The pair will be serving up some jazz standards with splashes of Latin this Sunday, February 21, from 12pm. For bookings phone Peter at the restaurant on 6624 3441.
After a year of doing solo shows, guitarist and singer Richard Bell (pictured) is re-assembling his three-piece outfit, Light Activation, for an afternoon gig at the groovy Sphinx Rock Café at Mount Burrell this Sunday, February 21, from 2pm. With Tig on drums and Marti on bass, the band will be revisiting their distinctive ambient upchill and sharing it with the Sphinxy punters at that beautiful venue.
Mullumbimby Folk Club kicks off its sixth year next Wednesday, February 24, with Tane Allan (one of the club’s founders) as the feature artist. Exploring the rawness of the human condition with a lyrical and melodic sound, Tane is an honest and passionate performer. Chalkboard spots are available from 7pm (if you want to play) and the fun starts at 7.30pm at the Old Drill Hall. Entry is $5.
Cheynne Murphy joins Mark Heazlett and Guy Anderton at The Rails in Byron this Sunday, February 21. The trio features acoustic and electric guitars, harmonies and percussion. Mark and Cheynne are both Dolphin Award winners, taking out the alternative country award for 2009. Guy is an international drummer and percussionist who has performed with Bonny Rait, Lionel Richie and even the BBC band. All three played at the Bluesfest last year. The riffs start at 6.30pm.
Lydia Story (pictured) can sing. Really sing. And she has an attitude to match her talent. When she gets together with hot young guitarist Tim Scholl at Bang Thai in Bangalow this Friday, February 19, at 7pm, expect some smokin’ jazz and blues.