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The Kelly Gang is three local and very experienced blokes who have created a trio that presents a lively and entertaining show which covers a wide variety of songs from a swag of songwriters and musicians including Jeff Lang, Paul Kelly, The Waifs, Paul Simon, U2 and Johnny Cash. When the Kelly Gang plays the Richmond Hotel in Lismore this Friday, April 30, be prepared for some cool tunes, a party atmos and maybe even a trivia quiz?! The fun starts at 9pm.

 

Ryan Murphy is a young fella with a music mission. This Gold Coast boy recently moved to Melbourne to accomplish that mission. Now with a debut EP of his original tunes and a swag of gigs under his belt, Ryan will play the Rails in Byron next Wednesday, May 5, at 6.30pm.

This Saturday night, May 1, Alstonville’s Lazy Beans Cafe presents one of Australia’s greatest bass players, Jack Thorncraft, accompanied by guitar-meister Ben Rogers, in an intimate setting with good tucker. The pair will play a bit of swing, Latin, R&B, blues as well as some of Jack’s original tunes. The music kicks off just after 6pm. Phone ahead to book for dinner.

This Friday, April 30, Welcome To Our Planet presents dancefloor master Magu with his tasty house and dirty electro. And that man of many talents (and faces) Tobin (pictured) gets the floor pumping with the finely filtered sounds of disco house music. It all happens at the Uni Bar at the SCU Lismore from 9pm. Entry is $5.

The Healin’ Feeling does the Jazz-Bah at the Ballina Hotel this Saturday, May 1. Cooking up a storm with a night of jazz and blues centred around Jim’s guitar voice, Martha Baartz’s lyrical tenor sax, and the engine room of bassist Greg Lyon and drummer Pete Wilkins, it’ll be a night of Healin’ Feeling bound to soothe your musical soul from 6pm.

Singer/songwriter/bassist Jack Thorncraft will perform a few sets of his favourite jazz standards accompanied by Connor Fitzgerald on keys and Pete Wilkins on the kit when the Jack Thorncraft Trio plays the Lennox Point Hotel this Sunday, May 2, from 4pm.


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