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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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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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The Brothers - Friday 22nd December 2017

An African boy band in Coffs Harbour! Born and raised in the Congo, Eritrea and Kenya. An abundance of fresh and vibrant harmonies, killer dance moves and youth to boot, their joyous music has been written for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to be uplifted by this dynamic 7-piece African boy band!
The band formed in 2014 after playing together at the Human Rights Day concert in Coffs Harbour, a collaboration of Startts and Grow the Music, however three of the members met while in the Malawi refugee camp over 5 years in Africa. 
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The Brothers have made local headlines, winning the 2015 Start Productions Youth Talent night, and taking out the winning application for Youth Bands at the 2015 Bellingen Winter Music Festival. They have since performed each year at the Bello Winter Music Festival. 


Currently the band is performing throughout the Coffs Harbour region and in Bellingen and has recently supported international artist “Veux Farka Toure” at the Memorial Hall on his world tour. 


Their music is inspired by the collection of their rich experiences coming to Australia as refugees. The joy of their journey is being celebrated through their music. The song “Hambuya”, written in Malawian, is about being grateful and praising Jesus about how far they have come since the days in the refugee camp. 


“Music can make you do great things with your life and create new things within yourself that you may not have known if you didn’t find it through music.” - Marko, band leader 


The Brothers are bursting with energy and they have a message for the world: Believe in yourself, never give up and always follow your dreams.

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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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

 
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Fiona Boyes -Friday 5th January 2017

Fiona Boyes, an Australian blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world. A veteran recording artist with 13 releases, Australia’s first lady of the Blues has 5 USA Blues Music Award nominations in 4 different categories, and more than 30 Australian music awards, spanning the blues, folk, jazz and Americana scenes. Fiona’s immersion in the wide musical and historical traditions that make up the Blues and her deep love of the art-form itself lends conviction and authenticity to her playing and songwriting.

Fiona began her career as a Blues artist when she won an Australian made Maton guitar in a local coffee shop talent show. During the early years she honed her skills with all female band, The Mojos, who went on to become one of Australia’s premier blues acts, with 5 recordings to their credit. In 2000 Fiona released her debut solo recording, which won Australian Blues Album, Female Artist, and Song of the Year awards. Her international career took off in 2003 when she won the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the first woman and first non-American to be so honored. Since then she has released numerous award winning albums and maintained a busy international touring schedule.
Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, her repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you'll hear pre-war Delta slide, wailing laments, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate and beautiful finger picking, rollicking New Orleans barrelhouse, greasy Memphis soul, driving classic Chicago sounds, the country stylings of Texas Swing, and the uptown sounds of the West Coast. On her latest release - 'Professin' the Blues' - Fiona digs deep into her love of acoustic blues guitar and songwriting: the roots of the Blues. As her friend and mentor, the late, great Hubert Sumlin said. 'She's got it! I've played with all of them - and she's got it!'

Constantly touring, Fiona divides her time between Australia, Nth America and Europe. Her home-away-from-home is Portland, Oregon, as she follows the festival seasons in both hemispheres. When she is back in Australia, Fiona lives on the Clarence River in northern NSW, with her husband Steve (aka The Preacher), a social activist and Anglican priest, and between them they share the joys of five children and eight grandchildren.

Tickets - $20

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 
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The railsplitters -Wednesday 10th january 2018

Charging down from the Rocky Mountain front range in Boulder, Colorado, award-winning five piece The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.

Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense.


The Railsplitters spend their time on the road appealing to audiences all across the US and Europe. Their line-up features Lauren Stovall and her 'Emmylou-esque' vocals in the lead, Dusty Rider's melodically intricate banjo licks, Peter Sharpe's Brazilian and bluesy flare on mandolin, Joe D'Esposito's New-England and Italian inspired fiddling and the ever-so-groovy Jean-Luc Davis on the double bass.


The Railsplitters have won multiple awards including first place in the RockyGrass Band Competition in 2013. They’ve also successfully crowd-funded all three of their studio albums, including their latest, which is to be released later this year. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the band, The Railsplitters will release the new album in late 2017 featuring 10 tracks of all new, genre bending, original music.

"The Railsplitters are building their own links with listeners, continuing to push traditional bluegrass boundaries while staying true to the genre's roots-one song, one note, one memorable riff, and one heartfelt harmony at a time."
-David MacPherson, No Depression Magazine

"That high, lonesome sound has rarely sounded better."
-Jeff Burger, No Depression

Tickets - $20 Prebook/ $25 door

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

 

19 Twenty - saturday 13th january 2018

Ask for forgiveness not for permission. No rules, no limits. The closest to punk the Blues will ever get. Raucous and manic.

"One of the most exciting riff and groove based blues and roots acts
emerging from the east coast of OZ!"- Tone Deaf
“These guys are sick!” – Ash Grunwald
“Who the hell is this guy? He definitely has the talent!” – Ian Moss
“Definitely a guitarist to watch!” – Australian Guitar Magazine


19-Twenty have been whipping up a frenzy on the festival scene. They are electric. An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin'-roots band.

Imagine walking into a bar a little bit cut and a little bent sideways. You look to the stage, lights are turned down, amps cranked up. You hear one part Gary Clark Jnr, one part Black Keys, and a whole lot of drunken sailor. This is what the latest single ‘Sailor Jerry’ conjures.
The 19-Twenty lads have been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally, headlining sell-out shows and festivals in all states and territories. Constantly on the road or in the sky, they have toured seven times around Oz and performed gigs throughout Europe including Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and a suite of gigs in London (a highlight was a spell at the famous Alley Cat nightclub in SoHo). Performing anywhere and everywhere, this straight-up 100% independent act have been blazing throughout Europe and Australia and gaining new music fans/fiends from their live shows.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN FESTIVAL 2 years in a ROW

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

Mr Alford Country -Thurday 1st february 2018

His songs have been recorded by many acts around the world and in addition he has a long list of performance recording credits, being privileged enough to have played with some of the world’s most talented musicians.
Mr. Alford, a country song maker from Melbourne, covers many themes and aspects of country music from traditional to modern bluegrass. At this stage he has four released albums with “24 Classic Hits” being his fith.
Mr. Alford has worked with artists ranging from the Carter family (of June Carter fame), Bill Chambers, Lachlan Bryan to members of the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra.
The latest album “24 Classic Hits” is a collection of the most played and requested songs from the fans. Currently playing in over 5 bands, ranging from Tom Dockray (Melb) to Rambling Roots (UK). He has recorded and performed in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Australia.

Tickets - $10

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

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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