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Calling local musicians for gigs at the markets

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Calling local musicians for gigs at the markets

Are you a solo musician, duo or band looking for a new place to share your talents? The Byron Markets could be the place. Management for the Community, Beachside, Twilight and Lennox markets are currently putting out the call for fresh talent in the area to sign up and play their music for the crowds.

Broadfoot at Byron Community Market

Broadfoot at Byron Community Market

As a strong and proud supporter of the local music scene, Byron Markets are constantly searching for new talent to unearth and show off to the locals and tourists that visit. Although the markets have a unique flavour, no genre of music is off limits, whether it’s pop, rock, folk, reggae or something else altogether.

Along with the unique opportunity to play to a steady audience in an outdoor setting, musicians will also be promoted across all the Byron Markets platforms, hence growing their own audience and social media following.

“Music is such an integral part of our market atmosphere,” says Kate Hardman, Markets Manager. “We greatly value the musicians who choose to give back to their community by playing for us. The markets are a great launching pad for emerging and established local artists to get seen and heard in a unique and vibrant environment.”

Since 1987, the markets have been a hotbed of raw talent, with renowned artists like Tones And I, Juzzie Smith, OKA and Lucy Gallant all launching their careers there.

Lucy Gallant at Byron Twilight Market

Lucy Gallant at Byron Twilight Market

The Byron Community Centre, which runs the markets, are also keen to seek sponsorship for the music tents at the markets. Should a business choose to become a sponsor, their branding will be advertised on the music tents, with an opportunity to foster local musical talent.

Byron Markets is a social enterprise that supports community programs and services at the Byron Community Centre, including homeless services hub Fletcher Street Cottage, to help locals in need. So playing a gig not only showcases your musical talent, but also contributes to a good cause.

Interested artists should contact (02) 6685 6807 or marketsadmin@byroncentre.com.au to apply, or get more info and apply online at www.byronmarkets.com.au.

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NORTHERN RIVERS YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2024

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NORTHERN RIVERS YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2024

Calling all young musicians! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra in Lismore this July.

Hosted by the esteemed Northern Rivers Conservatorium, this orchestra brings together talented young musicians from all over the region for a three-day-long intensive program of rehearsals, workshops, and performances. Led by inspiring guest conductors from associated regional conservatoriums, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the best music educators in the country and learn from their wealth of experience. As a member of the NRYO, you’ll be honing your skills, collaborating with other talented musicians, and getting to perform at the Whitebrook Theatre in a public grand finale concert!

Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2024

Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2024

You’ll also make new friends and be part of a supportive and inspiring community of young musicians who share your passion for music. Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra participants can expect to learn a wide range of music from the high energy to the sublime, sourced from blockbuster movies, iconic bands and famous classical works, featuring many well-known composers both contemporary and historical.

Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2024

Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2024

‘Speaking as someone who has done it every year since 2012, it is such an incredibly fun, rewarding and motivating experience… alumni from NRYO have gone on to be world-class soloists and ensemble performers,’ says Tilly Jones, local performer/composer and Northern Rivers Conservatorium librarian.
The Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra is comprised of full orchestras, concert bands, and string ensembles. The cost for seniors (AMEB 4+) is $190, and for juniors (AMEB 1–3) it is $170. An early bird discount of $20 applies until 3rd June. So why wait? Apply now for the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra and join us for an unforgettable three days of music-making. Learning, and inspiration. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this amazing experience!

The Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra will be held 9–11 July, 2024.
ENROL HERE: https://enrol.nrcac.edu.au/enrol-workshops/
ENQUIRIES: nryo@nrcac.edu.au
SUBSCRIBE: subscribe.nrcac.edu.au

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

 

The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is back in a BIG way, announcing a stellar line-up featuring some big names.

Leading the charge is British rap maestro, Stormzy, marking his grand return to the Australian stage after a seven-year hiatus. Known for his magnetic stage presence, this Laneway exclusive offers fans a golden chance to witness his live prowess. Alongside him, Steve Lacy, a sensation who rose to stardom with hits like ‘Bad Habit’, is set to grace the festival stages in various cities, promising performances that resonate with both energy and passion.

Adding depth to the line-up is RAYE, bringing her poignant narratives to the Laneway stages, and the ever-enchanting Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ready to mesmerise audiences with their latest album, “V”. For those seeking a vibrant dance experience, Nia Archives stands as a must-see, blending diverse musical genres into a futuristic soundscape.

The festival also welcomes first-timers like the soulful Faye Webster and the dynamic duo DOMi & JD Beck, alongside other promising artists ready to leave their mark on the Australian music scene. From the gritty rhymes of AJ Tracey to the melodious tunes of Angie McMahon, the festival promises a rich musical journey.

So, mark your calendars and gear up for a musical fiesta that promises unforgettable moments and ground-breaking performances.

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BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE

 

Get ready to be swept away by the rhythm of rebellion and the melody of hope with the upcoming biopic, Bob Marley: One Love.

This highly anticipated film, hitting theatres on February 14, 2024, promises to be more than just a chronicle of the legendary reggae musician’s life. It’s a journey into the heart of a man who used his music to fight for unity, love, and social justice.

The film takes us back to Marley’s early days in the rural Jamaican village of Nine Mile, where his musical roots were planted. We witness his rise to stardom as the frontman of the Wailers, their struggles against poverty and discrimination, and their eventual transformation into the iconic band known as Bob Marley & The Wailers.

Kingsley Ben-Adir takes on the monumental task of portraying Marley, capturing not only his musical genius but also his charisma, unwavering spirit, and unwavering commitment to his message.

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BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE

Marley’s music wasn’t just entertainment; it was a weapon. His lyrics, infused with Rastafarian beliefs and Pan-Africanism, spoke of liberation, love, and the fight against oppression. Songs like “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Redemption Song,” and of course, the title track, “One Love,” became anthems for the disenfranchised around the world.

The film promises to immerse us in the electrifying atmosphere of Marley’s live performances, showcasing the infectious energy of his music and its power to unite people across cultures and backgrounds.

Bob Marley: One Love is not just a musical biopic; it’s a story of resilience, faith, and the enduring power of love. We see Marley’s struggles with illness, his unwavering commitment to his family, and his tireless efforts to promote peace and unity, culminating in the historic “One Love Peace Concert” in Jamaica.

The film delves into the complex political landscape of Jamaica in the 1970s, where Marley’s message of unity often clashed with the entrenched political establishment. It’s a story that remains relevant today, reminding us of the power of music to inspire change and the importance of fighting for what we believe in.

Bob Marley’s legacy extends far beyond his music. He remains a symbol of hope and resistance, a reminder that even the smallest voice can make a difference. Bob Marley: One Love is a testament to his enduring impact, a film that will leave you dancing to the rhythm of his music and yearning for a world united by love.

So, mark your calendars for February 14th and get ready to experience the magic of Bob Marley: One Love. Let the music wash over you, feel the spirit of rebellion ignite within you, and remember the power of one love to conquer all.

With its stellar cast, powerful soundtrack, and timely message, Bob Marley: One Love is a film that promises to be a cinematic and emotional experience. It’s a must-see for music lovers, history buffs, and anyone who believes in the power of music to change the world.

 

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