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Our Scheduled Artists

At No.5 we have the best acts from around Australia. Join us for a night of great music, amazing food and an indescribable atmosphere. 

 
 
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Moussa Diakité & Wassado - Wednesday 15th November 2017

Moussa Diakité emerged from the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s & 80s as one of its most influential and respected lead guitarists touring and performing for many years with the seminal Super Rail Band de Bamako, the legendary Toumani Diabaté’s Yanga Orchestra and the internationally acclaimed voice of Africa Salif Keita, before migrating to Australia.

Since that time Moussa has been an influential force in the Australian African music scene performing with Badema (The brothers), the Afro Jazz, Keyim Ba, Chosani Afrique as well as Oumou Sangare at the Sydney Opera House.

Moussa returned to Mali in 2014 to record new album, Doncomodja at the legendary Studio Yeelen with some of Mali’s finest musicians and contemporaries including; Djelimady Tounkara, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Kasse Mady Diabaté recent Grammy award nominee Bassekou Kouyaté and multi-Grammy award winning kora player, Toumani Diabaté. The result is a highly acclaimed tour de force as “Diakité re-emerges as humble torchbearer, unsung hero and ambassador for Malian culture”.

Moussa Diakité and exciting new five-piece band Wassado are looking forward to returning to Bellingen and their first performance at No.5 Church Street on Wednesday 15th November. They will be performing tracks from Doncomodja, fusing traditional Malian styles with blues, jazz, Cuban and Afro-rock, creating a dynamic mix that is mesmerizing, sophisticated and irresistible.

“Brilliant, Unique, Inspired – Four Stars!”  Tony Hillier, The Australian

“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard” Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage

“Doncomodja is an upbeat and exceptional album” Richard Giles, Nexus Magazine

“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero and ambassador for Malian culture”

Toumani Diabaté.

Tickets - $20 door/ $30 w/CD

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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JoJo Trio - Thursday 16th November 2017

Join Jo Jo Trio, accompanied by Lucie Thorne and Hamish Stuart as Jo Jo smith celebrates her 50th year as a performing musician. 

Tickets - $25 c/c 

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Christian Patey & Boewood - Friday 24th November 2017

Christian’s hitting the road throughout November to promote his latest single “High"... Still reeling from a massive 2016 with single “ Safe to say you’re free” produced by Jimmy2sox (Flight Facilities), sold out Tash Sultana, Boo Seeka & Tijuana Cartel supports, festival appearances and a vocal sample on PARTYNEXTDOORS latest album PX3 for Drakes label OVO. 2017 is looking just as good with Christian's previous single “Is This Real” premiered on Triple J and added to high rotation on Double J.

The Sunshine Coast artist has joined forces once again with renowned electronic producers, Steve Thornely and Jimmy2sox (one half of Flight Facilities) to create this low key take on dancey electronica.

Boewood immerse you with full-bodied groove and immense visual performance through their unique Australian fusion of alternative rock, reggae, and surf rock. Along with influences from British pop. 

Boewood's been together for 3 years, undergoing indie tours; playing in the pub/club scene across the east coast, and a vast array of Aussie music festivals, such as the, "Banana Field festival", "The Bellingen river festival", "Winter festival", and many more.

Tickets - $10

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

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Tom Lee Richards - Friday 8th December 2017

"Captivating" - The AU Review  

"A Stunning video and song, one we can't get enough of at MTV" - MTV on Tom's new 'Beside You' Music video.

On Friday, December 8th enjoy the infectious rhythms and rich harmony of Tom Lee-Richards' nuanced songwriting. Just finishing his 1st EU tour including shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom blends synth textures with playful harmony and mouth-percussion. 

Tom's new single 'Beside You' has been added to rotation on Australia's Triple J Unearthed among other stations. “This one's got me hooked,” - Triple j unearthed music director, Dave Ruby Howe. 'Beside You's' new dystopian future video also became MTV Upload of the week.

Above all else Tom loves performing live and has fond memories of playing 5 Church St. Come experience Tom's stories and improvised worlds of harmony in full flight.

Tickets - $10 

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Lizzie Flynn - Saturday 9th December 2017

You & The Open Sky
Album Launch with Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

5 Church Street, Bellingen

The wait is nearly over for Lizzie Flynn's latest album - You and The Open Sky. It's been an an amazing musical journey with 10 musicians, a string ensemble and 5 recording studios.

With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn has written a suite of 9 songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion.

Lizzie's show will weave audiences through songs of melodic folk-pop, to toe-tapping country and tender ballads of lessons learnt and love lost.

Tickets - $15 

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Tay OSKEE - thursday 14th December 2017

Tay Oskee is a multi-instrumentalist playing a variety of guitars, banjo, harmonica and percussion. With a musical style that is wide and varied Oskee can take you on a journey from chilled beach tunes to punchy riff driven roots music with distinctive multicultural influences. With musical influences such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, John Butler Trio, Jose Gonzalez and Xavier Rudd his varied sound is a wholly original creation that lends itself to the many different inspirations Tay Oskee has taken over the years.

Raised in what most would call paradise, Oskee took many influences from the surrounding beauty of Mission Beach, and also his early years of living amongst the Aboriginal people of North East Arnhem Land. It was here where he was surrounded by a strong connection to the land and the sounds of ancient music and dance. These influences can be heard in his lyrics and music where he communicates through songs of nature, hope, love, and personal journeys.

Oskee’s live shows have been praised for their incredible dynamics with the ability to leave crowds silent while he weaves through beautiful ballads of love and hope. While in the next breath he can have the whole crowd in a dancing frenzy with his infectious build ups and rhythms. In less than a year, Oskee has had sold out shows, played Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay Blues Festival and has supported acts such as Ash Grunwald, Mat Mchugh, Jeremy Loops (RSA) and Bonjah.

Tickets - $15 

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Daryl james - Friday 15th December 2017

Daryl plays packed out shows and festivals across Australia, recently touring the East Coast promoting his 100% crowdfunded debut single ‘27’, including support slots for The Superjesus and Alex Lloyd.

Currently teaming up with Footstomp Music, Daryl James is releasing the first single ‘The Wolf Is At The Door’ from his upcoming debut album ‘Insofar’. Following the single’s release in November, the Australian tour includes some exciting gigs such as Airlie Beach Music Festival (10-12th Nov), playing alongside Leo Sayer, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Kate Ceberano, Sneaky Sound System, and busking legend Juzzie Smith, before embarking on a UK and European Tour scheduled for mid-2018, taking his music back to his roots.

Daryl James’ passionate live performances evoke everything from introverted retrospection to wild untamed dance-floors. With an earthy blend of pure acoustic and gritty overdriven guitars he plays with innovative tunings, intricate finger-picking and body percussion, to all out driving blues/rock riffs and soaring solos. Topped off with haunting, smooth yet husky vocals, whether it's with his homemade full foot drum set and live looping, or with his full band, he guarantees a live show that will have your feet and jaw on the floor!

Tickets - $15 

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Death by Carrot - Sunday 17th December 2017

Descending from the Black Sabbath meets Pink Floyd side of the rock 'n' roll tree, Death By Carrot (Brisbane, QLD), are coming to play for you; all of you. Seeking adventure in their big ol' Ford Transit bus named Gina, DBC indulges in riffs and harmonies to the backdrop of Australia's cinematic landscape. The music sparks from that altruistic conversation which brews amongst kindred spirits on the road, questing after human connection far and wide. The stories speak from the inner conflicts we all face. The celebration is the journey... a meandering path throughout our world where people love music and culture is made.

Tickets - $15 

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Lucy Gallant -Saturday 23rd December 2017

Lucy Gallant is hailed as one of the most talented indie artists on the scene. The British-born virtuoso plays an array of instruments, skillfully producing intricate, high-energy rhythms on the Cajón, while simultaneously singing and playing guitar, drums, ukulele or melodica. Gallant’s unique voice soars with rhapsodic range, conveying a full spectrum of emotion in her songs. From light-hearted and ethereal to intense and edgy, her vocals propel passion as visceral and versatile as her lyrics.

She writes her own original songs, fusing sounds of rock, reggae, soul, latin and folk-pop.
Having toured the USA, Australia and much of Europe, the bohemian powerhouse dazzled audiences at both intimate venues and major festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Caloundra Music Festival, Art Basel, Glastonbury and Australia’s largest music event, the Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Kim churchill -Friday 12th january 2018

After releasing his new record Weight_Falls and touring it around the world with his new band, Kim Churchill will return to some of his favourite, intimate venues around Australia with his Raw_Files tour.

Currently touring across the UK and Europe – including a run of shows in Germany supporting crowd favourites Milky Chance, Kim is excited to be coming back to Australia and performing shows in regional cities and towns.

Playing tracks from Weight_Falls including Triple J favourites “Breakneck Speed” and “Second Hand Car” – Kim will be bringing his original set up as a one-man band to venues in NSW, QLD, SA and VIC for a string of shows in January 2018.

Tickets available from www.kimchurchill.com

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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Molsky's Mountain Drifters -Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – Tradition steeped in possibility.

Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce’s previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker and is working on his 3rd album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik. You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.

Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. With her own bands The Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling, she has played Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Tønder Festival in Denmark. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio.

Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Stash is a veteran festival performer, having played at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass, Merlefest, Savannah Music Festival and others. Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops.

Tickets - $25

 

Our fixed events

Looking for great entertainment all year round? Our fixed events are on regularly and are always a hit with locals and travellers alike. Join us for open mic night the first Sunday of every month 4pm - 7pm. 

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