Take a step back in time with Jake & the Cadillacs. High octane, 4 piece Rock’n’Roll/Rockabilly band based on the East Coast of Australia performing a range of classics from the 1950’s & 60’s, along with a mixture of old and new rockin’ hits for all the movers, twisters & rockabilly hipsters out there!
Nick Clow is a Murwillumbah-based classical guitar performer and teacher.
Whilst he plays well-known pieces from the classical guitar repertoire, he also writes, performs and publishes his own compositions. He is often joined by Kym Stanhope on flute to play classical guitar and flute duets.
He loves to play classical guitar in environments where one would not usually expect classical music, including outdoor settings such as festivals and markets.
After ten years of taking his music all over Australia, the past few years have seen Loren take a step back from touring and playing the festival circuit, to get back to the garden and the roots of his passion for music.
With the assistance of gardening, cooking, meditation and psychotropic plant teachers, a new direction has emerged in Loren's music, more meditative and medicinal in flavour.
Loren is well known in the folk and acoustic/roots circles for his emotive storytelling in song and passionate performances. His six album releases have found their way into many homes and his latest collection of songs shows a natural evolution in his ripening as a songwriter.
The Sea Gypsies ARRH! a lady power pirate-gypsy-circus band. Rowdy scallywags performing a visual and auditory feast of original songs, pirate anthems, swinging rhythms & gypsy jazz tunes with circus arts and tap-dancing to ice the cake.
Mana Aloha Hula
Specially choreographed hula: New Beginnings for performance and teaching at workshops. Other hula performances/workshops specific to themes of ways to move joyfully in life.
Mana Aloha Hula (Powerful Love), Byron Bay's performing hula troupe, love to share their aloha with hip swinging, feel good dances from the Hawaiian islands that pay loving tribute to the delights of the natural world, expressing joy and gratitude with smiles, flowers and lovely hula hands.
A lot of my songs are about to concept of moving on. Whether that be from moving on from a place, a relationship or a situation I feel like my music definitely relates to moving on.
Tahlai is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from Byron Bay. She was introduced to playing music at a very young age as her dad is a musician and she grew up watching him play gigs. Growing up, there was always music being played in the house and there was no question that music is what she wanted to do in her life. From as young as Tahlia can remember she was always jotting down lyrics, humming and making up songs as she played. This progressed to a teenage girl finding her love of song writing and singing.
More often than not Tahlia chooses to play her originals wherever she performs. Tahlia has performed twice on the busking stage at the Byron Bay blues fest, has played at Tamworth country music festival, and in 2016 while in Nashville song writing she had the honour to play at the famous Bluebird Café.
Tupenny Opera perform a quirky brand of alt-folk-rockopera. Maya Sapir plays bass and sings with a voice that has operatic range and overtones. Dave Weir sings and plays guitar with complex and nimble fingering.
Marry these with an interesting use of guitar and vocal effects and the result is full of surprises.
After many years of playing together their mutual sympathy as performers is evident in engaging performances of finely crafted songs.
Their songs cover a gamut of human experiences with a dramatic flair. They were the winners of Best Indi Song at the 2016 Dolphin Awards for their song, “Our Wars”, and the vibe is steadily growing around their music.
Be captivated by the visual flow of colours and light used to encompass movement and dance - like motion. This medium is all about change, moving and moving on , while creating patterns of colour and visual effects.
Salt and Steel
A lot of our original songs are about journey and growth. While our songs are uplifting and inspiring, we also take note of the harder times. We embrace the dark and light knowing that both will help us to keep learning and continue to grow.
With songs drawn from the Earth and Sea, these Free & Wild Faeries entrance and captivate as they deliver a heartfelt performance. Whilst weaving their Raw, Earthy trademark sound through folk, rock, roots and world music, this powerhouse duo, Salt & Steel, capture and release the untamed spirit of the listener.
I approach poetry as a shared language, which speaks with the movement of breath. A poem emerges in the process of moving on from powerful feelings to reflecting, understanding and celebrating. My performance shares diverse experiences of moving on from adversity; moving on from expectations; and moving into new homelands.
Sarah Temporal is a poet who performs. A firm believer that 'poetry is for everyone', Sarah uses slam poetry to engage diverse audiences with an infectious love of language and rhythm. Her performance highlights include Sydney Writers' Festival and winning the first team poetry slam in Australia.