More Scene Briefs
The Sunpilots will play the Beach Hotel in Byron this Friday, November 6, from 9pm, to promote their new (and second album) Animals In My Mind. “I think we’ve finally started to figure out our sound – and it’s pretty different to Living Receiver (the last album),” frontman Raj Siva-Rajah said. “I’ve been listening to a lot of 60s and 70s rock opera – The Who’s Tommy and The Wall – that kind of stuff. So that probably gives you a bit of an idea.”
Straight Eight was formed in 1996 in Lismore and plays covers from The Beatles and the Stones and Creedence and Steely Dan. And plenty of Aussie rock too. You get the idea. This guitar-based outfit, with the Turner boys up front, rock out Tommys in Lismore this Saturday, November 7, from 9pm. A night of rockin’ and funkin’ for sure.
Irish songwriter Mick McHugh will play the Slipway Hotel in Ballina this Saturday, November 7. Mick plays a fresh blend of original folk ballads and uptempo songs that has earned the Irishman a big reputation. He’s currently working on a third album due for release early next year. Mick will also be playing some classic acoustic covers and, of course, songs from Ireland. It all starts at 6.30pm.
Word Play is a trio of North Coast musos – Mark Richards, Phil Brandolini and Matt Gaggin – which plays songs from the entire history of rock. From Cash and Presley to Grinspoon and current hits, the classic rock format (guitar, bass and drums) will have the Richmond Hotel in Lismore rockin’ when Word Play hits the stage this Friday, November 6, from 8.30pm.
One of Australia’s finest vocalists, Sharny Russell, always impresses the crowd with her musicianship. She’ll be showing off those skills, accompanying herself on piano, when she and Jim Kelly (on nylon-string guitar) play the Jazz-Bah at the Ballina Hotel this Saturday, November 7, from 6pm. This pair will serve up some hot, spicy jazz.