Sneaky Sound System is an multi ARIA award winning dance music group.
Sneaky Sound System is an multi ARIA award winning dance music group. contributed

A Sunday full of music in the Northern Rivers

New Year celebrations, Falls Festival and Tropical Fruits may have ended but, being the Northern Rivers, the music goes on.

Byron Bay

Australian electronic sensation Sneaky Sound System will be performing at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, tonight.

Sneaky are an Australian dance music group formed in late 2001 on Black Angus on guitar, MC Double D on vocoder and vocals, Damien Hesse and Nick Broadhurst on saxophone.

Sneaky Sundays, featuring Sneaky Sound System and Graz are back for their annual summer party in Byron Bay taking over the Beach Hotel's stage.

Fronted by powerhouse singer Miss Connie Mitchell and producer Black Angus McDonald,Sneaky will be pumping all their old and new tunes from 8pm.

Tickets only available on the door on the night. $20.


Flamenco-electronic band Tijuana Cartel will be playing a gig at the Nimbin Bush Theatre today from 7pm.

Fresh from their Woodford and Falls shows, producer-performers Paul George and Carey O'Sullivan are a truly formidable force.

They have spent the last decade mixing in influences that hadn't yet been fused before, with a penchant for Middle Eastern scales, beats that get a dancefloor moving, and a general psychedelic approach to song structure and ethos.

Not married to one genre or another, they happily change direction in search of new flavors and inspiration, whenever the moment takes them there.

This gig is also a chance for cartelier, Paul George, to present his own solo incarnation, Black Rabbit George, where he explores further the acoustic guitar that lies at the heart of the Cartel, but this time more thoroughly rooted in the folk/roots genres that originally inspired him to take up the instrument.


Tijuana Cartel will headline NYE at The Brewery in Byron
Tijuana Cartel will headline NYE at The Brewery in Byron contributed

The band will be supported by Black Rabbit George, DJ Future Roots (with MC Jonick) and DJ Care Bear.

Brunswick Heads

Former Byron Bay resient and Blue King Brown front woman Nattali Rize has embarked on a new solo project, collaborating with cutting-edge Jamaican producers Notis.

The result - Nattali Rize & Notis - offers from pumping tough rythms to soft melodies.

Nattali moved to Jamaica in 2014 to develop the project, and for the first time the six-piece all Jamaican band, fronted by Nattali, is hitting Australian shores.

The epic live show brings two worlds together in a highly charged, progressive reggae crossover experience.

At Hotel Brunswick from 4pm. Free show.

More gigs today

  • Ballina RSL Club: James Reyne with special guest Moving Pictures 8.15pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Singled Out 4.30pm
  • Byron Bay Golf Club: Live music 2pm
  • Club Lennox: Simone and Jarred 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Mick Buckley and Belle Hendricks 1pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Nattali Rize and Notis plus special guest 4pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Lee Wright 3.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Neil Quinlan 5pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Adam Brown Solo show from The Dirty Channel 5pm
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Tijuana Cartel plus special guests 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Live music 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Mapstone 1pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Jan Horrace and The Unforgiven 2pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: Jesse Morris Band 1pm
  • Tintenbar Hall: Benny Walker 3pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Soul'd 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Eva J and friends 2.30pm
  • Wardell By the River Hotel: Toke 3pm, Rob Saric 5.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Jax Haze 3pm

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