The sun was shining, the coffee was delicious and the tunes were sublime when two of the local acts announced for Falls Festival Byron, Merryn Jean and Angie Hudson, treated patrons at the Top Shop café in Byron Bay to a special ‘unplugged’ morning performance.
Merryn Jeann and Angie Hudson will join a large contingent of local Northern Rivers acts announced for Falls Byron including Ilona Harker, Inagwa, comedian Mandy Nolan, Wharves from Byron, Lismore hip hop outfit Teddy Lewis King, DJs Crucial D and Shizzle, The Cassettes and Funky Moves dance crews and Mullumbimby’s favourite Russian men’s choir Dustyesky.
“The Northern Rivers region produces some of the most exciting, young, talented musicians and performers around. As is evident here today with Angie and Merryn just rocking up to the Top Shop with a busking amp and a mic and having us all spellbound,” said Falls Byron Director Brandon Saul over his favourite chai latte “We’re thrilled Falls Byron can showcase the wealth of our local talent to a large audience.”
On Friday, the Top Shop and their patrons were pretty thrilled too “At the Top Shop we’re big-time fans of Falls. We reckon it’s the best thing to happen to summer in Byron for a long time,” said owner Charlie Gordon. “We’re so proud to have two acts from this year’s lineup come along, sit on our lawn, sip a coffee and play a few songs! Lucky us…”
As well as performing their own sets at Falls Byron, Merryn Jeann and Angie Hudson will perform together with members from another local band TORA under the name DELI, a soul/jazz/hip-hop collaboration.
If you want to experience Falls Byron, a special allocation of locals tickets are available to the sold-out festival through http://www.fallsfestival.com/byron-bay/tickets/local-tickets
Only the purchaser needs to be a local (Ballina to QLD border, west to Lismore) and can purchase up to 6 tickets each.
More About Merryn Jeann
2016 established Merryn Jeann as a feature vocalist and songwriter to take serious note of. With 70 million plays and counting on one track alone – ‘Aloha’ produced by French artist Møme – it’s no wonder her worldwide fan base is aching to hear how her soul/jazz/hip hop inspired folk music develops next. Whilst she has one foot firmly grounded in her folk act, the other is wildly exploring the world of collaboration.
More About Angie Hudson
Angie’s songs mirror the human experience and might just wake your heart body and mind.
The trio’s pocket of groove allows Angie’s voice to dance serenely, painting moments one can see, hear and feel. With an alternative folk/soul blend, the trio touch the ice and cascade into the now.
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – BYRON 2016/17 LINE-UP
CHILDISH GAMBINO (NO SIDESHOWS) · LONDON GRAMMAR (NO SIDESHOWS) · THE AVALANCHES · VIOLENT SOHO · MATT CORBY · ALISON WONDERLAND · CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN · FAT FREDDY’S DROP · TA-KU · THE RUBENS · THE JEZABELS · BALL PARK MUSIC · BERNARD FANNING · JAMIE T · BROODS · TKAY MAIDZA · GRANDMASTER FLASH · ILLY · MØ · HOT DUB TIME MACHINE · DMA’S · ALUNAGEORGE ·BOOKA SHADE ·
CLIENT LIAISON · VALLIS ALPS · PARQUET COURTS · CITY CALM DOWN · L D R U · MODERN BASEBALL · TIRED LION · REMI · RY X · MARLON WILLIAMS · LEMAITRE · SHURA. NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE · HAELOS · HEIN COOPER · THE MIDDLE KIDS · SPIT SYNDICATE · DENA AMY · MALLRAT · LASTLINGS · MATTY ROGERS (FOSTER A BAND WINNER)
PLUS PLENTY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT ALL SHOWS
THE GROVE at FALLS BYRON
THE GROVE at FALLS BYRON (*Northern Rivers acts)
PERFORMERS: *Angie Hudson · *DELI · *DustyEsky · Haiku Hands · Hello Tut Tut · *Ilona Harker · *Inagwa · Leo · Low Down Riders · Mataya · *Merryn Jeann · Mouldy Lovers · *Parcels · Shaun Kirk · *Teddy Lewis King · *Wharves
COMEDY CLUB: Gordan Southers · Lindsay Webb · *Mandy Nolan
DANCE CREWS: *Funky Moves crew · Samba Soul · *The Cassettes
DJS: Beatrice · *Crucial D · *DJ Shizzle · Joelism · Sounds Good Sound System
CIRCUS AND MAGIC: California; Russia’s Best Kept Secret · Corey Pickett · E=MC3 · French Maids · Glow Show · Juggling Chef · Kiki Bittovabitcsh · Kiki Bittovabitcsh backstage tour · *Mae Wilde · Nick Kay · Peep O-Rama · Rosalita Ole · Sir Anthony Livingspace · The Fire Boy · The Great Dave · The Strong Man
WORKSHOPS: Adagio – partner acrobatic workshops · carnivale percussion and dance with Samba Soul · hip-hop dance workshop with The Funky Moves crew · hula-hoop workshop Juggling workshop · *MC workshop with Teddy Lewis King · movement and dance workshop – with Haiku Hands · *yoga with Jess Humpries
POP UPS: 10 Minute disco · Costume Space · *Mae Wilde presents ‘So you think you can Dance’ · The Official Officer of Outstandingly Outrageous Occurrences and his Encouraging Enablers + more
Byron NSW (North Byron Parklands): 31 Dec, 01 Jan, 02 Jan (est. 2013) 18+ event *locals tickets now on sale through www.fallsfestival.com
Lorne VIC: 28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec (est. 1993) 18+ event *sold-out
Marion Bay TAS: 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec (est. 2003) All ages
Fremantle WA: 07 Jan, 08 Jan (est. 2016) 18+ event