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Foster A Band

Have your say! Choose which local act you would love to see on stage at Falls Byron this summer. 


Here are your bands, listed in alphabetical order: 


Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell who draws deeply on her Irish roots, with one boot in the red dirt of her adopted country of Australia and the other firmly planted in her homeland. Áine cradles the spirit of her native homeland. Ache, honesty, elated melodies and garnishing rhythms which a thousand years of ancestry have slammed foot to floorboards to for both celebration and protest. Her music is a call to arms, a siren’s wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

The brand new full album 'Return To The Sea' is due for release January 2019, and is a treasure trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns, with a solid respect for tradition, and a passion for adventure and travelling to new lands, both real and musical.

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Banksia create a moment in space, drawing you into their sonic world of soul, groove, and harmony. “Their refreshing songwriting breathes life into forgotten corners,” said Kodi Twiner.  Earlier this year the Byron Bay collective premiered their debut single ‘ Another Life’, with Nkechi from Triple J ‘Roots n All’ who praised their sound as “magic”.

2018 has seen Banksia play a local string of shows including Salty Sounds, and a support slot for the Harry James Angus show. The group formed between school friends Shaun, Angie and Freyja who rekindled after travels a couple of years out of school, initially for the recording of Angie Hudson’s debut EP ‘opens’ (released May 2017). Since, the group have formed a dynamic and collaborative process, bonding over tea and good music, Banksia was born. Between shows Banksia can be found in their natural habitat, nestling in an array of home studios around the Shire, writing, recording and collaborating as their inspiration takes them. Stayed tuned for a sprinkling of releases over the coming months!

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Garage Sale are an indie rock outfit from Lennox Head who are on the rise. Songwriter Dan Sullivan and his rhythm section draw influence from Australia's great bands such as You Am I and Children Collide as well as indie heroes Dinosaur Jr and Teenage Fanclub. Garage Sale provide a blistering live set drenched in reverb and punctuated by a tight low-end thump. Since the inception of Garage Sale in late 2017, the band has provided support for Australia’s most exciting new and established acts such as Bugs, WHARVES, Sweater Curse, Eliza and The Delusionals and Clowns.

Garage Sale’s debut single ‘FUBAR’ is an anthem that was written for the big stage. Produced by Darek Mudge— of Screamfeeder and We All Want To Fame—as well as Electric Zebra‘s Keelan Sanders, “Fubar defies conventions and has the band making a new anthem in their own right. I can already hear the masses chanting that chorus across a festival tent” - Jake Wilton (AAA Backstage) 

Having recently recorded, Garage Sale are getting ready to release new music in the coming two months, so they are definitely a band to watch as 2018 comes to a close.

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Originating from the sunny beaches of Northern NSW, Gratis Minds is comprised of JK-47, Jon Doe and Jay Orient. Three extremely capable wordsmiths with a penchant for laid-back beach driven hip hop, they met in a coffee shop sparking up a conversation about a Joey Badass mixtape in 99' and the rest is musical history.
The boys have been busting 2018 wide open with the release of their last track ‘Up Again’ featuring vocals from JK-47 alongside some influences from Earl Sweatshirt, J Dilla and Flying Lotus, selling out their hometown launch and featuring on the line up of Brisbane Hip Hop Festival Scenario alongside hip hop legends Ziggy Ramo, Resin Dogs, Jesswar plus many more.
‘Stroll’ is the second single from Gratis Minds upcoming EP BLUR featuring the very gifted singer/songwriter Bronte Eve. A song that looks at monogamy and the general struggles that modern day couples face, ‘Stroll’ gives three different perspectives that together draws a picture of young love and attachments, the struggles of letting go and feeling good enough in yourself to move on.

It’s no doubt these boys have a natural ability to crowd please and the talent to put together chill, smooth beats mixed with outstanding lyrical flow that creates an alternative-rap sound.

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Nick Cunningham is a not to be missed folk singer/songwriter based in Byron Bay. His story telling and lyrical capabilities have seen him capture the imagination and hearts of listeners that have encountered him throughout his frequent touring of Australia since the release of his debut EP in 2015. In doing so, Nick has built a reputation as one being of Australia’s most exciting upcoming folk talents, Already having performed on stages at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots festival and Splendour In The Grass. Online he has appeared on such platforms as Sofar Sounds Australia, Tram Sessions and has made international headway with his song ‘Dark Blue Sweater’ gaining high rotation on Air New Zealand flights soon after its release.

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