An appreciative audience were treated to a wonderful variety of music at Tintenbar Up Front on Friday August 9. Pictured are The Button Collective trio showing that humorous, moving and entertaining folk music is alive and well in the Northern Rivers. They finished off the evening that was begun in fine form by Paul Francis who highlighted his talent as an innovative song writer, singer and guitarist. Then Sometimes 7, a 6 person a cappella group wove delicate and skilful harmonies into a marvellous aural landscape along with fine showmanship that left the audience applauding in admiration and gratitude. Greg Pimm sang original songs about his convict heritage and other topics, his guitar playing and singing gentle and entrancing. Tony Koellner performed a couple of hilarious poems, the most memorable about that Aussie icon: the thong! Peter L. got the audience singing along to a couple of suggested advertising jingles for the upcoming election.
After a break for refreshments and cakes, Steve Holmes and Peter Lino sang a couple of old Dylan and Stones tunes, accompanied by guitar and slide guitar. Ben Wilson, a young musician from Lismore illustrated with beautifully crafted songs, powerful voice and wonderful finger-picked guitar why he is getting plenty of gigs in the area. Then he joined Brodie Buttons and Kwentin Trembath as The Button Collective trio. Guitar, accordion, mandolin and harmonica blended perfectly with 3 part harmonies to bring 3/4 original folk tunes to rollicking life.
You can find pictures of the evening in the GAllery.
Thanks to the performers and audience for contributing to raising $220 for Medecins Sans Frontieres. (over $3000 has now been raised for a variety of charities.)
Look Forward to seeing you all at the next night, Friday September 13.
Peter Lino, amateur muso,