Scene Briefs

Local singer-songwriter David Davies will play songs from his new CD Pirate Dreams when he plays the Border Ranges Centre at Wadeville (aka Wadeville Woolies) this Sunday, March 14. David has been performing in the Northern Rivers area for many years with his partner Genevieve as the Gypsy Rollers Puppet Theatre. There’ll be cameo performances from some of the marionettes at this funky venue in the bush. Cold beer, hot food and cool tunes from 4-8pm.

A new band in town, The Kelly Gang, is a trio of local musos with a wealth of experience tucked into their collective belt. They’ll play with a variety of genres when they perform at the Australian Hotel in Ballina this Friday, March 12, from 7pm. You’ll hear songs from a repertoire that ranges from Jeff Lang to Johnny Cash, from rock to reggae.

 

Mossy Rocks is a funk rock covers band. That means you will just have to dance when the band plays the Richmond Hotel in Lismore this Friday, March 12, from 9pm. Lead singer Amanda Moss, lead guitarist Lucas Zorzo, drummer Brendan Mackney, Black Lullaby’s Gav Bourke on bass, and Dolphin Award winner Matt Hill on keyboards will play all the songs that get you movin’.

It’s hard pinning down a regular venue in Lismore at the moment. The Lismore dance and beats scene is moving to the Uni Bar at SCU in Lismore for a big night of tech and funky house beats – all the electrobreaky goodness you can handle – this Friday, March 12. The one and only Lady K (pictured) will do time behind the decks, as well as DJ 1iSamurai and broken-beatmonkey Motion. From 8pm till late.

 

Thorazoo returns to Nimbin Hotel this Friday, March 12. Hailing from the Thora Valley west of Bellingen, the band has been playing to audiences from Bellingen to Byron Bay for six years. It’s dance music incorporating rhythms like funk, hip hop, house... The funky beats start at 7.30pm.

Soulful vocalist Laura Nobel will be dishing up a night of jazz-blues accompanied by her favourite ivory-tinkling buddy Matt Hill at Bang Thai in Bangalow this Friday, March 12, from 7pm.

 

Luke Vassella will bring his warmth, sincerity and musical prowess to his gig at the Lennox Bowling Club this Friday, March 12, from 8pm. With a swag of original songs (many of which have appeared on his albums) and a huge repertoire of covers, Luke’s voice, guitar and stompbox will get your mojo going.


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