He has been called mysterious, intense, confusing, crazy and captivating, but at the end of the day Dean Ray is just a guy with a guitar and a story to tell. Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club this Saturday from 8.30pm. Supported by Melanie Dyer. Cost is $35.
He has been called mysterious, intense, confusing, crazy and captivating, but at the end of the day Dean Ray is just a guy with a guitar and a story to tell. Upstairs at the Ballina RSL Club this Saturday from 8.30pm. Supported by Melanie Dyer. Cost is $35.

This week's gig guide

Today - November 12

  • Ballina Twilight Market: Ben Wilson 4pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: The Others, Flanette, The Black Catapult 8.30pm
  • Byron Theatre: The Magic Fah-So-La-Ti-Away Tree 6pm
  • Ginger Pig, Byron Bay: Dr Sketchys 6.30pm
  • Gollan Hotel, Lismore: Guy Katchel 7pm
  • Lismore Heights Sports Rec Club: Square dancing 4.30pm and 7.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Lismore Produce Markets, Magellan Street: Wendy Ford 3.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Sydney J 8.30 pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Bluegrass Hillbilly Jam 7pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Tony Fallon 7pm
  • Timber Slab Factory, Mullumbimby: The Biggest Little Town Choir 6.30pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Coast and Ocean 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Pebbles 9pm

Tomorrow - October 13

  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Dan Clark Band 8.30pm; First Floor - Mr Eagle Rock Ross Wilson National Tour 8.30 pm
  • Bangalow Bowlo: Latin Hustle 6.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: M.E. Baird 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Leigh James 5pm; Abbe May plus support 9pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Drop Legs plus Barefoot Alley 8pm
  • Byron Theatre: The Magic Fah-So-La-Ti-Away Tree 6pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: The Ben Purnell Duo 7.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Casino: All Gone 8.30pm
  • Commercial Hotel, Kyogle: Cath Simes 8pm
  • Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby: Hot Shorts 2015 8pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Dirty River Duo 7pm
  • Federal Hotel, Alstonville: Khanage 8pm
  • Gollan Hotel, Lismore: Northern Sounds Karaoke 8pm
  • Henry Rous, Ballina: DJ B-RETT 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Luke Hayward 8pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Seabomb 9.30pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Check 2 7.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market: The Sundowners 8am
  • Nimbin Bush Theatre: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 7.30pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Tuffy 9.30 pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sarah Stando 5.30pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Side EFX 9.30pm
  • Royal Hotel, Casino: TJM 8pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Mescalito Blues 7.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Occa Rock 8.30pm
  • St Martins Anglican Parish Hall, Mullumbimby: House of Bliss, Chanting and kirtan featuring Murray Kyle 6.30pm
  • Tintenbar Hall: Tintenbar up Front 7.30pm
  • The Channon Butter Factory Tavern: Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Live music 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: Nick Cunningham 9pm

Saturday - November 14

  • Alstonville Farmers Market: Malcolm Gladstone 9am
  • Ballina RSL Club: Boardwalk - Jack Barnes 6.30pm; first floor entertainment - Dean Ray plus support Melanie Dyer 8.30pm
  • Bangalow Hotel: John J Bradley 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Fonzaius 9pm
  • Byron Artisan Market, Railway Park: Guy Kachel 4pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Occa Rock 8pm
  • Civic Hotel, Lismore: Northern Sounds Karaoke 7.30pm
  • Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby: Hot Shorts 2015 8pm
  • Dunoon Sports Club: Trivia 3pm
  • Goonellabah Workers Sports Club: Andy Buckle 6.30pm
  • Henry Rous, Ballina: All Gone 9.30pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Begone Black Friday Comedians 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Chris Cook Band 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Sports Club: Andy Buckle 6.30pm
  • Main Street Café, Ballina: Peter Hewett 8am
  • Mary G's, Lismore: The Cath Simes Band 9.30pm
  • Mullumbimby Agricultural Show: Clelia Adams and River Valley Express midday
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Ford Brothers 9.30 pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Alan and The Upstart 1pm
  • Rappville Hotel: B & D Karaoke 7pm
  • Red Tent Yoga, Byron Bay: Spirit of Bhakti 7pm
  • Richmond Hotel, Lismore: Tangle 9.30pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Dirty River Duo 7pm
  • The Rails, Byron Bay: The Whiskey Drop 7pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: Carli and Yosi 7.30pm
  • Westower Tavern, Ballina: Rob Hackwood Duo 1.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Adrian Brandello 9pm
  • Yamba Shores Tavern: Matt Stillert 9pm

Sunday - November 15

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Mason Rack Band 4.30pm; DJ Longtime 8pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: Groove 3pm
  • Byron Bay Golf Club: Greg Lyon the Hip Operation 4pm
  • Club Lennox: Lady Lee and the Jazzy Kats 4pm
  • Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby: Hot Shorts 2015 2pm
  • Eltham Hotel, Eltham: Neil McCann Duo 2pm
  • Illawong Hotel, Evans Head: Dann Hannaford 3.30pm
  • Lennox Hotel: Matt Stillert 5pm
  • Pacific Hotel, Yamba: Jock Barnes 2pm
  • Phoenix Rising Café, Nimbin: Sonic Bliss 10am; Minus One 1pm
  • Rappville Hotel: Ramblin Rose and Hillbilly Bop 12pm
  • Royal Hotel, Casino: Bush Poet Murray "Muz" Hartin 2pm
  • Shaws Bay Hotel, Ballina: Hot Dog 2pm
  • Sphinx Rock Cafe, Mt Burrell: Kellie Knight Trio 1pm
  • Treehouse at Belongil: DJs 2.30pm
  • Wardell By the River Hotel: Toke 3pm, and then followed by Rob Saric 5.30pm

Monday - November 16

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: The High Rollers 8.30pm
  • Byron Bay Brewery: 4'20' Sound 8pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 9pm

Tuesday - November 17

  • Bangalow Hotel: Brackets Open Mic 7.30pm
  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Open Mic Night 8pm
  • Lismore Workers Club: Rock n Rebels 7.15pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Summerland Rockers 7pm
  • Lismore Organic Market, Showground: Wendy Ford 8.30am
  • New Brighton Farmers Market: Broadfoot 8am
  • Twin Towns, Tweed Heads: The Chris Cook Band 7.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Nery 9pm

Wednesday - November 18

  • Beach Hotel, Byron Bay: Musical Bingo 8pm
  • Cafe Oska, Byron Bay: Talent spotting 7.30pm
  • Cherry Street Sports Club, Ballina: Trivia 7 pm
  • Fire In The Belly, Lismore: Live local talent 7.30pm
  • Henry Rous, Ballina: Rob Saric 6.30pm
  • Lismore Golf Club: Hooked on Swing dance lessons 6pm
  • Slipway Hotel, Ballina: Stews Trivia 6.30pm
  • Woody's Surf Shack, Byron Bay: DJ Oval 9pm


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