Cathy Gibson will serenade punters at the Bang Thai in Bangalow with songs ranging from jazz ’n blues to contemporary folk when the Girl on a Swing Duo plays there this Friday, April 9, from 7.30pm. She’ll be accompanied by Keith Young on concertina and mandolin.
Saxophonist Martha Baartz (pictured) will be joined by vocalist Elizabeth Lord and her vocalist/guitarist hubby Leigh James for a night of samba and bossas as well as a few pop/jazz tunes when the trio plays the Jazz-Bah in the Ballina Hotel this Saturday, April 10, from 6pm. You’ll hear some Sting, Michael Franks and Norah Jones.
The Dirty Love is made up of three brothers from Tassie – Aaron, Mitch and Matthew Damon – and crazy friend Matthew James, who have been playing together since 2003. They play what you might call glam rock – heavy guitars, screams and anthemic songs with shout-along choruses. Their latest work is called Roulette Romance and you can hear works from that album when The Dirty Love plays the Illawong Hotel in Evans Head this Sunday, April 11, from 8pm.
Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups will play their version of North Coast country when long, tall Jimmy and the Real Gone lads head out to the smoky village of Nimbin to fan the fires of boot-shooting billy bliss with their tales of the probably true and their irresistible back-burning, bush beats this Friday, April 9, from 7.30pm. This is real home grown stuff – the coming together of country strains from all this warming planet. The end product is worthy of a discerning country taste. Bring ya dancin’ boots.