BEN WILSON: The Gollan Roots Music night is back in 2016, with the first session on Thursday, February 11at 7pm. The featured performer will be local singer songwriter Ben Wilson. His music combines the intimacy of folk and alt-country with the fast-paced spirit of bluegrass, Ben Wilson's songs can be savage and heart breaking, while at other times invite audiences into nostalgic revelry. He is currently recording a full length solo album with Soul Arch Recordings, to be released later in the year.
BEN WILSON: The Gollan Roots Music night is back in 2016, with the first session on Thursday, February 11at 7pm. The featured performer will be local singer songwriter Ben Wilson. His music combines the intimacy of folk and alt-country with the fast-paced spirit of bluegrass, Ben Wilson's songs can be savage and heart breaking, while at other times invite audiences into nostalgic revelry. He is currently recording a full length solo album with Soul Arch Recordings, to be released later in the year. Contributed

This week’s gig guide

Thursday - February 4

  • Bangalow Bowlo: Rock'n'Roll Dancing 7pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Jam Night 9pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Beth Patterson 7pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Neil Anderson 8.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Hector Brown 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Tullera Conners Duo 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Jason Lowe 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 9pm

Friday - February 5

  • Ballina RSL Club: Pink Zinc 8.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: FBI 7.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Swamp Stompers 8pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Amanda King 7.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Broadwater: New Spirit 8.30pm
  • Dunoon Sports Club: Al and the Upstart 7pm
  • Eltham Hotel: Phil Levy and Friends 6pm
  • Federal Hotel, Alstonville: Bedrock 8.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Dirty River Duo 7pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ B-RETT and K-Y 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: RNB Dance Party 8.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: EPIC 8.30pm; Guest DJ 11.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Two Men and a Lady 7.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: Angeline Polidano 8am
  • Nimbin Hotel: Elwood Myre 7pm
  • Ocean Shores Tavern: Northern Sounds Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Live music 9.30pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Loose Ends 9.30pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Dan Clark 7.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Abandoned 8.30pm
  • Stokers Siding/Dunbible Community Hall: 15 Minutes of Fame 7.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Ragga Jump 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Ayla 7.30pm
  • Westower Tavern, West Ballina: Rab Wylie 8pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Mark Ridout 6pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Tess Devine 9pm
  • Yamba Shores Tavern: Little Big Fish 8.30pm

Saturday - February 6

  • Ballina RSL Club: Beth Patterson 7pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: Greg Kew 7.30pm
  • Byron Artisan Market, Railway Park: Jesse Morris 5pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Bryon Vibes - Jam Party 3pm
  • Casino RSM Club: Two Trax 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Fozzy Bear 8pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Casino: Trail 8.30pm
  • Commonwealth Hotel, Casino: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Goonellabah Tavern: Cobblestone Road 9pm
  • Goonellabah Workers Sports Club: Andy Buckle 6.30pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Push 7pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Sabotage 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Bourbon and Inc Duo 8pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Wilson Cooper Band 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Cadillac Rockers 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club, Goonellabah: Andy Buckle 6.30pm
  • Mary G's, Lismore: Bendrix & The Hustlers 9.30pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Bob Marley Celebration 8pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Geoff Turnbull 9.30pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Neil Pike 1pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Happy Daze Karaoke 9.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Hayley Grace 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: The Whiskey Drop 7pm
  • Tommys Tavern, Lismore: Rochelle Less Band 9pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Elwood Myre 7.30pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Jonathan Harvey 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm
  • Yamba Shores Tavern: Juke Box 8.30pm

Sunday - February 7

  • Byron Bay Brewery: Groove 3pm
  • Byron Bay Golf Club: EL SCORSCHO 4pm
  • Byron Monthly Market, Butler Street: The Romaniacs, Mark Riddout and Dusty Boots Show 10am
  • Byron Theatre: Harmonic Temple 6pm
  • Cabarita Beach Bar, Cabarita: Jesse Morris Band 4pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Ballina Country Music Club - Smokehouse 12pm
  • Club Lennox: Rod Murray Duo 4pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Conspiracy of One 1pm
  • Hotel Brunswick: Dubarry 4pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Adam Brown 4pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Jesse Pumphrey 6pm
  • Nimbin Hotel: Slim Pickens 5pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Nicole Brophy 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Elena B. Williams 1pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Adam Greaves and Dan R 12pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Crush 2pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Samba Blistas 2pm; The Romaniacs 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: EVA J and friends 2pm
  • Wardell On the River Hotel: Toke midday, Rob Saric 5pm
  • Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Ballina: Dirty River Duo 3pm

Monday - February 8

  • Byron Bay Brewery: 4'20' Sound 8pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Superbowl 10am
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Leigh James 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 8pm

Tuesday - February 9

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Musical Bingo 7.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Rob Saric 6pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Broadfoot 8am
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Chris Aronsten 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 8pm

Wednesday -  February 10

  • Ballina RSL Club: Jim Fairfull 7pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Trivia 7pm
  • Fire In The Belly, Lismore: Live local talent 7.30pm
  • Hotel Henry Rous, Ballina: Dan Clark 7pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Get Quizzed with Rikki Bobbi 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Hooked on Swing dance lessons 6pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: Stephen Brandon 7pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Andrian Brandello 9pm


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