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This year Kaisha won a Dolphin award (Best Rock/Alternative Song) for Into This. Accompanying herself with acoustic and electric guitars, loop pedals and stomp box, Kaisha will perform at the Sphinx Rock Café, Mt Burrell, this Sunday, October 25, from 2pm. Kaisha, inspired by her Middle Eastern origins and a passion for truth, aims to connect soulfully with her audience.

Laura Nobel (vocals) and Matt Hill (keys) will play a mix of jazz standards and some choice covers at the Lazy Beans Café in Alstonville this Saturday evening, October 24, 6-9pm.

Kirk L'Orange and Jim Kelly are back at the Ballina Hotel this Saturday, October 24, from 6pm. This guitar duo will blow you away with their six-stringer skills: two master guitarists with two very different approaches to playing the guitar - but the common musical ground is electrifying. Topped off with Kirk's vocals, there'll be some hot musical magic from 6pm.

Pianist Barney McAll, who lives in New York, is back in this wide, coal-filled land and will perform with Sylent Running (pictured) at the Byron Community Centre next Wednesday, October 28, from 8pm. It'll be a night of subterranean, hypnotic, articulate jazz-pop. And the incredible Melbourne vocalist Gian Slater will be performing too - a hot gig with some cool players from all over the world. You can book by phoning 6685 6807.

White Bats are a three-piece rock 'n' roll band based in Byron. The lads have been playing in the region for the past three months and since that time have built a steady following supporting such acts as Roger That and The Art. White Bats will support The Galvatrons at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron this Saturday, October 24, from 9pm.


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