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Sally Gwynne will sing with the Northern Rivers Big Band when it plays the Ballina RSL Club this Sunday, September 16, from 2-5pm. The audience will especially appreciate her rendition of the Gershwin song The Man I Love. She'll also sing Night and Day by the great Cole Porter. With the power and sass of a big band plus the singing of Sally and Jim Faifull it'll be an afternoon of fine music. Admission is $12.50. (You can book at the club on 6686 2544 or online at

Two Rivers Blues

will create some raucous and slightly smelly blues with corrugated iron guitars, cigar boxes, drumkit, washboard and harmonica when they play the Rails in Byron this Sunday, September 16, from 6.30pm. Matt Southon's power voice and resonator guitar is backed by psychobilly drums and harmonicas to bring out a sound as big as this wide, gas-filled land.

Blake Saban 3's

first single You Drive Me Crazy from the band's first album City of Light reached number two on the Unearthed Roots charts. Check out what the buzz is about when they play the Tatts Hotel in Lismore this Friday, September 14, from 9pm; and the Byron Brewery this Saturday, September 15.

Reuben Barkley's CBD dub PROJECT will play all original compositions (influenced by soul, blues, jazz and reggae) when the trio plays the Platinum Lounge at the Lismore Workers Club next Tuesday, September 18, at 7.30pm. Reuben's soulful vocals and bluesy guitar will be accompanied by trumpet/flugelhorn player Shannon Marshall and percussionist Jamie Patugalan. Plus they'll have a couple of special guests on the night.

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