Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning April 6, 2022 – The Echo

The Young Henry’s organizing the April Talent for the Rails

Young Henrys: Best Served Loud

Taking its live music offering on the road once again, Young Henrys reveal Best Served Loud will Grace the stage at The Rails, every Saturday throughout Aprilcontinuing to spread good vibes, great beer and community spirit with kickin ‘tunes.

Young Henrys has gathered some of Australia’s best local talents including Peach Fur, Pandamic, Full Flower Moon Band, Le Shiv and loads more.

Young Henrys will also be shouting your entry, as well as the Karma Keg pouring at the bar, with all proceeds going towards those affected by the floods.

Kicking things off on Saturday, April 9th are glittery disco grooves from the Brothers of Sugar Soap, before Gimmy Flowens, the Solo project of Northern Rivers’ artist Gemma Owens embarks on a garage, folky-pop inspired Adventure into the night. Next up is the sound of the six-piece neo-psychedelic and rock’n’roll enthusiasts from Byron Bay, The Dharma Chain. Taking over the stage last, but certainly not least, will be the genre-bending psych-rock flavor of Peach Furcaptivating the audience with their energetic stage presence before drawing the night to a close.

Easter weekend will be fully charged with the tradie-rock powerhouse, Rash, who’ll be sure to bring the house down with their unmistakable electric energy. Born into the hardcore-punk scene are Queensland outfit Sex Drive serving up an old-school garage experience before the catchy melodies and shimmery bedroom dream-pop of Hachiku entrap the stage. Calling last rounds are the grungy skater-punk boys from Rockhampton, Pandamicwho will be teasing some of their new 2022 music for Byron fans.

Saturdays: 9, 6, 23 and 30 April at The Rails.


SAE Creative Media Institute providing all you need to succeed in the creative industry.

SAE launches Bachelor of Creative Industries course

Did you know the cultural and creative industries in Australia are worth an estimated $ 91 billion? If you’re thinking about carving out a successful career in this rapidly growing sector, SAE’s new Bachelor of Creative Industries course will provide you with the skills, tools and connections to succeed in the industry.

Creative Industries Course Leader, Dr. Sean Foran says the course covers a combination of hands-on creative skills in multiple disciplines, plus a strong understanding of entrepreneurial processes and creative business practices.

‘Students don’t have to start with a knowledge of multiple disciplines, as they’ll learn those skills and develop that understanding on the course. As long as they come with a love of – and some experience within one creative discipline, an appreciation for digital technology, and an interest in the business aspect of the creative industries, that will give them a great platform to begin with ‘.

The SAE Creative Media Institute provides students with the experience, skills, equipment and connections to succeed in the creative industry.

Find out more at sae.edu.au.


Jane Caro in conversation with Kerry O’Brien at Byron Theater on Tuesday 12 April

The Mother of All Elections

From the moment her campaign for the Senate was announced, Jane Caro knew she had to come to Byron Bay in person. ‘Byron has a unique character, and is a very politically diverse community. I wanted to engage face-to-face, not via Zoom. ‘

Normally the prominent Feminist media commentator would have waited for an invitation from the Byron Writers Festival at which she has been a popular and frequent guest author.

But this is not a normal year. It is unusual to be a bestselling author and a newbie political candidate at the same time, but Jane Caro has managed both.

Her new crime novel, The Mothera provocative story about coercive control, is riding high, at the same time as she is out meeting Voters to talk about her decision to run for Reason Australiaa small party with a big platform of progressive policies.

Jane Caro will be in conversation with Kerry O’Brien next week. She’ll be talking about The Mother, and why she believes this to be the most important election of our lifetime; prompting her to run for the Senate.

Caro’s writing and her politics are informed by being a grandmother, and it prompted her to ask herself what she would do if someone was harming her daughter. ‘But also, I feel ashamed about handing on the planet in a worse state than I got it from my grandparents.’

‘I knew, as soon as the flood disaster hit, that I wanted to share the proceeds of the Byron event between the flood relief and the campaign. If ever we needed proof that climate change is here now, the Tragedy of the Northern Rivers says it all. ‘

Jane is donating books to the Lismore Library appeal, together with her Publisher Allen & Unwin. ‘Elections come and go, but reading is forever.’

Join Jane Caro in a conversation with Kerry O’Brien.

Proceeds from this event will be shared between local flood relief and janecaro4reason.com.au.

Tuesday 12 April, at the Byron Theater, 6pm.

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