OCTET: Funky Trombone is the latest single by Brisbane octet The Steele Syndicate. Steele McMahon's band is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a blistering four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match, creating music from soulful, contemplative ballads to dance-inducing funk frenzies. At the Byron Bay Brewery tomorrow Friday from 7.30pm. Free entry.
OCTET: Funky Trombone is the latest single by Brisbane octet The Steele Syndicate. Steele McMahon's band is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a blistering four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match, creating music from soulful, contemplative ballads to dance-inducing funk frenzies. At the Byron Bay Brewery tomorrow Friday from 7.30pm. Free entry. CONTRIBUTED

GIG GUIDE: A hundred shows to choose from

Thursday, (today) February 15

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Du East Duo 8.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Quality Street Hip Hop Night + Home-Crafted Comedy 7pm
  • Byron Theatre, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay: Vagina ConVersations #3 Presented by Zenith Virago 7.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Jam Night 9pm
  • Lismore Golf Club, East Lismore: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Lismore Heights Sports, Recreation and Community Centre: Square Dancing 4.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Bill Jacobi 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Glenn Massey 7pm
  • The Balcony Bar, Byron Bay: Jesse Morris 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Matty Rogers Band 7pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Jesse Taylor Band 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Chef de Party + Friends 9pm

Friday, (tomorrow) February 16

  • Aussie Hotel, Ballina: Hip Hop Friday 9pm
  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk Piano Lounge - Brian Pamphilon 5pm; Level One - Roy Orbison Rebourne Starring Dean Bourne 7pm
  • Bangalow Bowling Club: Swing Band 7.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Jez Mead 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Dan Clark Duo 5pm; La Boum 9pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Steele Syndicate + Juxta Thought 7.30pm
  • Casino RSM Club: The Hillbilly Goats 8pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: The Greg Groovy Show 7.30pm
  • Clunes Old School Site Parklands: Timbuktu 6pm
  • Clydesdale Steak Barn, Casino: Darrel Maher 6pm
  • Coraki Hotel: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Benny D Williams 7pm
  • Hotel Illawong, Evans Head: The Wayward Connection 8.30pm
  • Italo-Australia Club, Lismore: Social Ballroom Dance 7.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Friday Frenzy DJ Set 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Two Men & The Ladyz 7.30pm
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Dinner Under The Stars With Tupenny Opera Burlesque Meets Alt-Folk 7pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Salt And Steel 7pm
  • Ocean Shores Country Club: Khan 6pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Massive 9.30pm
  • Royal Hotel, Casino: Occa Rock 8.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Dirty Channel Duo 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: 4x4 8.30pm
  • The Middle Pub Mullumbimby: Krappyokee 8pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Epic 7pm
  • The Rous Hotel, Lismore: Al & The Upstarts + Special Guest 7pm
  • The Sun Bistro Byron Bay: Jon J Bradley 6pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Snake Mountain Blues 7.30pm
  • Westower Tavern, West Ballina: Adam Power 7pm

Saturday, February 17

  • Aussie Hotel, Ballina: Your House DJs With B-Town Collective 9pm
  • Ballina RSL Bowling Club: Paul Mulqueen 6pm
  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Mark Heazlett 6pm; Boardwalk Lounge - Glenn Massey & The Thread With Phil Emmanuel 9pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Shem & Rowan 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: DJ Longtime 6pm; Rhythm & Cutloose + Guests 9pm
  • Byron Artisan Market, Railway Park: Guy Kachel 4pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Animal Ventura 7.30pm
  • Byron Theatre, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay: Follies 1pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Happy Daze Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Mercy Mercy 8pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Khanage Duo 7pm
  • Hotel Illawong, Evans Head: Occa Rock 8.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Hotel: Metal on the Beach 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Main Lounge - Doug Stuart Band 7.30pm
  • Mary G's, Lismore: The Rochelle Lees Band 9.30pm
  • New Tattersalls Hotel, Lismore: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Freowin Harper 1pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Two Tears In A Bucket 7pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: The Orchies 9.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Leigh James 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Marshall & The Frey 7pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Kerbside Collection 7.30pm
  • Westower Tavern, Ballina: Distraction 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 9pm

Sunday, February 18

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Ragga Jump 4.30pm; Coco Republic 8pm
  • Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads: Homemade Jam 9am
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Deetron + Guests 3pm
  • Byron Bay Golf Club: Greg Kew 4pm
  • Byron Bay Services Club: The Feramones 4pm
  • Cabarita Beach Bar, Cabarita: Jesse Morris 4pm
  • Club Lennox, Lennox Head: Mercy Mercy 4pm
  • Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads: Oka 4pm
  • Hotel Illlawong, Evans Head: Lisa Hunt 3.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head: Stephen Lovelight 6pm
  • Lismore City Bowling Club: Beats and Barefoot Bowls With DJs Agent-E & Honeybear 3pm
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: Sonic Bliss 10am; The Dinkum Bohos 1pm
  • Seven Mile, Lennox Head: Jason Delphin 3pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Dan Clark Band 2pm; DJ James Browne 6pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: Sali Bracewell 12pm
  • The Middle Pub Mullumbimby: Jam Session 3pm
  • The Nimbin Bush Theatre: Sunday Morning Bliss with Sonic Bliss and Trypswitch 10am
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Max Buskols & The Chosen Few 7pm
  • The Sun Bistro Byron Bay: Gregg Peterson 5pm
  • Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay: Sunday Session DJs With DJ Dangerous Cobra & Eva J 2.30pm
  • Uki Markets, Old Uki Buttery, Murwillumbah: Trombone Kellie Gang 9am
  • Wardell By the River Hotel: Toke 12pm; Rob Saric 5pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Stu Black 3pm

Monday, February 19

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: 4'20 Sound Reggae Night 8pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Biggy P 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Reggae After Party 9pm

Tuesday, February 20

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Ben Walsh 7.30pm
  • Byron Gym, Byron Bay (hall underneath): No Lights, No Lycra 6.45pm
  • Lismore Golf Club, East Lismore: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • The Middle Pub, Mullumbimby: Trivia 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Jordan McRobbie 7pm
  • The Sun Bistro, Byron Bay: Stewy's Tuesday Trivia 6.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Yewsday with Jamie L, SLHTTE, 4 Eyes 9pm

Wednesday, February 21

  • Aussie hotel, Ballina: Lloyd's Trivia 6.30pm
  • Ballina RSL Club: Level One - Social Ballroom Dance With Dean Doyle 7pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Tim Stokes Duo 8.30pm
  • Fire In the Belly, Lismore: Live Local Talent 7.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Hooked On Dance Swing Lessons 6pm; Partner Dance Lessons 8pm
  • Murwillumbah Farmers Market: Jesse Morris Band 8am
  • Nimbin Hotel: Trivia Night 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Thor Trio 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Jamie L 9pm       


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