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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. 


Azadoota -Saturday 27th january 2018

With the spicy heat of ethnic rhythms and the mysterious sounds of an ancient language, Azadoota rouse unsuspecting listeners to their feet and onto dance-floors across the globe.

Founder Robin Zirwanda comes from Iraq, where the Assyrians trace their ancestors back 7000 years. Recognised throughout the diaspora as a goodwill ambassador for his little-known nation, Robin sings catchy originals in his native Assyrian Aramaic language.

Wearing costumes inspired by their royal ancestors, Azadoota’s powerful horn section heralds a renaissance of their ancient culture, while the driving rhythm section gives new life to traditional dance beats.

In their 20-year history, the band have performed at a diverse range of venues, from the tiniest bush halls to the most well-known festivals. They draw their audience in with theatrical musicality, presenting a tight, well-crafted and highly entertaining show. 

This summer Azadoota will release three new video singles, starting with the lush and trippy “Mazreta” (Spinning Top), which challenges Assyrians to protect their heritage in order to ensure their future.

Hailed as “the act that sums up the WOMAD spirit”, Azadoota delivers an Assyrian extravaganza of percussive dance-rock worldbeat

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Mr Alford Country -Thursday 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


The brothers -Thursday 3rd february 2018

The Brothers are back in Bellingen riding on the success of their sold out show in December at No 5 Cafe, supported by south coast Aboriginal artists Gabadoo and Deejizzle, The Brothers are back on the 3rd of February for another night of music and dancing.

The Brothers were born out of a Grow the Music program run by STARTTS in 2014. Four years
down the road and The Brothers are taking the mid north coast by storm. Three of the members met while in the Malawi refugee camp in Africa and through their songs they share with their audiences their bonds of brotherhood. Their music is inspired by the collection of their rich experiences coming to Australia as refugees. They write songs that celebrate their journey, through telling stories of gratitude and a new life in Australia.

The Brothers and Gabadoo have been unearthed and supported through the Grow the Music
Program. Both artists share a rich love for music and the stories they tell, and since their
performance in December they have decided to co-write and record together in the coming year.
The impact of their collaboration will certainly have a positive effect on their cultural communities
and Grow the Music will continue to support their individual and collective endeavours as emerging
artists in Australia.

This event is supported by Grow the Music and Cool Events Bellingen.

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


wanderers -Thurday 1st march 2018

Making their debut in Bellingen, catch Wanderers and their own brand of rock at 5 Church Street. Tickets available directly from the venue, or on the door.

Tickets - TBA

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


JAMES BENNETT & Nick saxon -Thurday 8th march 2018

James Bennett is an Alternative Roots/ Folk artist from Newcastle NSW. No stranger to playing live, James incorporates 12 & six string guitars, weissenborn lap steel, stomp box & harmonica into his performances & has been playing to audiences across the East Coast of Australia for the last seven years.
Along the way James has supported for much loved Australian artists such as Diesel, Wendy Matthews, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Rick Price & Dan Sultan.

Nick Saxon
A self-taught guitarist Saxon picked up the guitar by sneaking a Maton 325 from his younger brother’s room when he wasn’t home. He would sit for hours on one chord. Almost meditative, Saxon’s organic absorption of the music has given him an easy dexterity. Years later, the nervous emerging player sat in on open mic nights and despite the nerves ploughed through into a network of relationships with other working musicians in his home town.

Tickets - TBA

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Breabach (UK) - Wednesday 21st March 2018

Breabach began 2017 in exciting fashion as receivers of the Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Folk Band of the Year’ for the second time and ‘Album of the Year’ for their fifth studio album ‘Astar’. A special Celtic Connections show to celebrate the album was held in February in Glasgow’s City Halls and was received with a sell out crowd and 5 star review in the Scotsman.
The momentum continued with nominations for ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for ‘European Album of the Year’ in the Songlines Music Awards. This was underpinned by a packed live performance schedule including tours of the UK, Sweden and Canada and an exciting, energetic festival season across Europe.
2018 will see Breabach back in the studio to record a sixth studio album as well continuing their adventures across the globe with tours of the UK and Australia to kick things off. Delivering an increasingly mature repertoire and live performance whilst continuing to build their reputation at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene, this is a band at the very top of their game and one not to be missed.
“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****
“Astar sees Breabach in an electrifying new phase – one that illustrates the band’s strength and interest in experimentation. Exhilarating, energetic and accomplished Astar is a rare, beautiful treat.” Songlines ★★★★
“Astar is Scottish for “journey” and this classy travelogue is remarkable for its variety of collaborations” The Guardian ★★★★
“Astar, a dozen tracks that thrillingly place Scottish traditions within a global context. An album with meaning beyond its own music” The National newspaper

Tickets - $25

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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