The Blues Boyz

The Blues Boyz are a recently formed blues band with seasoned musicians playing with different bands over many years. Rob Robertson playing bass and vocals also having his own recording studio , Neil Mathews on blues harp and vocals, Gary Burns on drums and Dave Ash on guitar and vocals.

We love the blues and like to play in the style of Eric Bibb and Keb Moe with different arrangements and the old blues favorites . Dave and Rob produced there own album “The Blues Club” a few years ago and now come back to the blues. We enjoy and have fun playing together as musicians and mates .

For Bookings & Information Contact: daveash45@hotmail.com

Micka Scene

THE STORY SO FAR
Micka Scene is a Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who pioneered the Cajon(kick/snare) solo artist combination before it became popular. Previous frontman of supergroup Pacha Mamma. His voice and songwriting hit straight to the heart with stories of love, the environment, heartbreak and life on the road.
Micka has since gone onto touring extensively in Australia, Canada and Europe 3 times over with his unmistakeable voice, Weissenborn Slide, raw talent and amazing energy live.
Micka has supported Donavon Frankenreiter, The Reubens, Salmonella Dub to name a few.
And had his tracks blasted across the waves at the Quicksilver Pro Worldwide

2015 Micka toured Europe where he played shows in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland and Netherlands. And has sold 25,000 + albums (Pacha Mamma) independently all with no management and no agent and no record label.
Feb 24 2016 he released his first solo studio single ‘Far From Perfect’ to the world with his first solo album coming end of March.

Fashion Exchange at Harbourside Markets

Passionate about fashion, the community and our environment?

Our Harbourside Markets fashion exchange happens on the first Sunday of every month! Join the fun!

HOW IT WORKS:
Drop in pre loved clothes between 8-9:30am in exchange for tokens.
Token shoppers 9:30-10:30am, swap your clothes for something you like more!
Cash shoppers welcome from 10:30am

Limit of 15 GOOD QUALITY items
Proceeds donated to a monthly charity.

See you there!

For more information, to recommend a charity or volunteer on the day call Katrina 0435 870 751

Jesse Morris Band

Globe-trotting, conscious, acoustic, soul, roots & reggae troubadours based in the Australian Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of the Byron Bay hinterland. Soul-filed gypsy storytelling. Acoustic roots & reggae. Conscious blues & roots. Positive soul music. Eclectic beats & vibrations for people of all ages.

Members:
Core members: Jesse Morris, TK Bass Dread, Hugh Jones, Stafford Smith… Regular guests: Rosie Misschief, Chel Bell, Aya Trumpet, Stuart Currie, Marky Power, Damian Campbell, Andrew Hutchings, Kieran Morris, Lucille Wilson, Rob DeMasi.

Email: jessemorrisband@gmail.com

Web: http://www.jessemorrisband.com/

Matty Devitt

On Tuesday 12th August 2008, Matty Devitt was announced as the winner in the Indigenous Category for the QSong Awards for his song, Power.

Matty Devitt is an Australian singer/songwriter on his way- and definitely worth a listen! Combining modern musical influences with the spirit of his Aboriginal heritage, he has created his own version of Alternative, Acoustic rock.

Originally from Coffs Harbour, Matty started out writing songs and singing with local bands. After moving to Byron Bay in 2000, he started learning guitar to support his naturally strong and passionate voice and before long, he was performing solo gigs to intimate crowds and keeping their undivided attention.

In 2003 he made the move to Brighton, UK, where he formed a band playing his original songs. The band enjoyed much success on the Brighton circuit, playing such venues as the Prince Albert, Pressure Point and the Concorde 2. Now, he’s back in Australia, back to his roots, performing gigs to intimate and larger crowds in venues around the Sunshine Coast area, Byron Bay and Brisbane with more passion and confidence than ever. In March 2008, The Matty Devitt Band took out first prize in the Bundaberg Rum Blues over Byron Busking Competition, winning themselves not only the coveted prize of performing on the APRA Stage at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, but also, the fantastic opportunity to record their album at Studio 301 with Tom Misner in Byron Bay- a project they undertook in May 2008.

On his new album, Chosen This Life, he is accompanied by the incredible musical talents of Richard Atherton and Wes Dewitt who compliment his original material with their own signature styles. Matty was recently awarded the prize for Best Song in the Indigenous Category for the QSong Awards for his song, Power, which features on the album. In 2008, The Matty Devitt Band performed at the beautiful Sunshine Coasts’ Caloundra Music Festival and was also featured at the Tin Can Bay Music in the Park Festival. Their debut album, Chosen This Life, is due out this January.

 

Better Together Seniors Celebration Day

Harbourside Markets – the Better Together Seniors Festival
Date: Sunday 15 April
Time: 8am to 2pm

Location: at Harbourside Markets, Jetty Foreshore, Coffs Harbour
Council and Harbourside Makers & Growers Markets are excited to present this joint celebration as part of the regions Seniors Week events. The ‘Better Together’ Seniors Celebration is a themed market and will look at seniors and retirees coming into their creative & energetic element as they find time to finally sink their teeth into productive interests, passions and creativity like never before. This market will showcase that energy, freedom and creativity with stalls for seniors to showcase their hobbies, projects and products. Community-minded organisations and groups will showcase the ‘seniors friendly’ opportunities they have on offer for seniors looking to deepen their connection.
The festival will run in conjunction with the regular Sunday offerings at Harbourside Markets, an established local weekly makers and growers market situated alongside historic Coffs Harbour jetty.
Food stalls, local art, craft, produce and wellness stalls (massage, reiki) as well as activities for the children and grandchildren like jumping castles and face painting. Something for the whole family.

Musical performances and onstage entertainment on the day will be tailored to appeal to and showcase seniors audience. Our big stage line up is growing and growing!! Our schedule so far is as follows:

** ALL DAY LIVE BROADCAST BY 2Air FM **
** ALL DAY WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS & DISPLAYS **
9am – Marika Braak & Maitoumbi AfroDance Movement & dance performance
9.30am – Big Boogie Band
10.30am – Marian Grove Ukulele Group
11.15am – Big Boogie Band (2nd performance)
12 noon – Coffs Harbour City Choir
12.45pm – ‘Seussical The Musical’ Preview Theatre Performance by Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy Company
1pm – ‘They Dream Of Home’ Preview Theatre Performance by Theatre with BITE

Other demonstrations and activities presented on the day include:
• Over 50s Table Tennis Club
• Art Gallery Group displays
• Plywood Pirates – canoe hobbyists
• U3A – mahjong, chess and scrabble games
• Over 50’s Table Tennis Club – demonstrations & information.
• Dragon Boat Club
• Marika Braak and Maitoumbi – yoga, movement & dance workshops/demonstrations for seniors.
– The cup of gratitude free refreshments prepared by the local CWA and served by local girl guides.

Wheelchair friendly / Undercover seating provided

Big Boogie Band

Once upon a time the musical maestro Grant (Wriggles) Rigby had a burning dream to bring together lost and wandering semi & professional minstrels displaced by CD spinning DJ’s. Out in the back streets Grant hunted, listening for musical melodies emitting from dark alleys and deep basements. His search was long but fruitful and eventually Grant returned home with a collection of horn blowers and string pluckers. Placing his new found musos into a pot and adding a dash of Jazz, Swing, Blues, & Rock, Grant’s vision burst into reality. He had created the full sounds of the biggest and best big band on Oz’s East coast, fronted by “man that girl can sing” Christine Simpson. The Big-Big Boogie Band covers a very large musical range of tunes to entertain at functions, clubs, pubs or concerts from a Rockin Robin a LaBamba a Zoot Suit Riot while doing The Time Warp or chilling out to a mellow Summertime. Come along join the fun, get your body into a Shake Rattle and Roll at the next B-BBBand’s gig.

For availability, costs, special requirements, quotes and bookings, please email:

Email: bigboogieband@gmail.com
Or Call, Dave 0428145010
http://bigboogieband.wixsite.com/big-bigboogieband

Guy Kachel

Guy Kachel had an idyllic entrée to the world of music. Born in Tamworth, he was raised on the banks of the Peel River. The landscape was a fertile ground for his imagination. Seeing this rustic world change, as Tamworth developed into an inland city and friends grew to sometimes troubled adulthoods, provided insights for the artistry that later powered his career as a performer.

His paternal grandfather, an itinerant harmonica duellist, gave him his first guitar at 15. However, bereft of musical guidance Guy progressed no further than the riff to Smoke on the Water until, as an apprentice electrician, he struck up a lifelong friendship with Lawrie Minson, who went on to become one of the country’s best known journeyman musicians. Minson coaxed him through the rudiments of guitar and transplanted a love of hillbilly guitar picking and such southern-rock stalwarts as the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

The strains of country, rock and blues mingled in Guy’s increasingly accomplished craft. Embellished by tours across the vast outback it manifested in the style of country blues exemplified by greats like John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell and Lowell George from Little Feat. The harmonica playing of his grandfather had also resurfaced and became a feature of his act as he gained a residency in Tamworth and formed the band Bloozenfunkenstuff with renowned guitar-slinger Alwyn Aurisch and the deadly rhythm section of Pete Maloney on bass and Michael Thompson on drums. This combination shifted Kachel’s repertoire into a higher gear again. The band swiftly became underground Tamworth Country Music festival favourites.

But the muse is voracious and Guy found himself footloose, drifting East, to the Byron Shire where the fertile tropics energised his creative talents. He started writing songs, cathartically, about his past, Tamworth, the fate of his peers – and ultimately, himself. The result is a startlingly confessional and strong, emotional album, Innocent Screams. It deals with his youth (Green Machines), the fraught transition to manhood (Face The Music) and the sometimes onerous obsessions of the country music wannabes infesting Tamworth (Around the Bend). Wry observations from a seasoned bard about people immersed in their dreams, dreams that some never escape.

Website: http://www.guykachel.com/home

Pat Tierney

Lap Slide and Acoustic inspired folk and blues with a splash of reggae roots.

Biography

Pat Tierney’s music nestles right in between the inspiring sounds of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, a hint of folk and blues and a splash of reggae roots. Throw in some lap slide guitar, wailing harmonica and soulful melodies and you have a unique sound brimming with eclecticism and positivity.
A recent 2015 Queensland Music Award finalist in the Blues n Roots Category, Pat is currently finishing off a mammoth run of shows throughout Australia and New Zealand after the release of his debut album ‘Wild World Blues’ in June of this year.
The album showcases Pat’s signature slide guitar fuelled sound with tales of love, loss, hope and a unique take on the world today. Bringing together influences from Blues, Folk, Reggae,Country and Celtic music into a musical mixing pot that finds it’s true voice on the live stage.
Sharing the stage in recent times with the likes of Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Horrorshow and Bobby Alu, Pat’s sound continues to grow and gain momentum backed by a string of recent festival performances and strong radio play through the likes of ABC, Triple J and community stations across Australia and New Zealand.