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. 


Baching mad - Friday 16th march 2018

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Baching Mad (that’s - ‘Barking Mad’) is a funk/classical/jazz/electronica duo creating a unique genre-bending artistic collaboration. Julie Croft on keyboards weaves music like a madcap Sorceress of Sound who's hell-bent on capturing you. Her colourful past spans classical piano recitals, keyboards in blues and contemporary ensembles and conducting massed choral concerts at the Sydney Opera House. The Nambucca Valley’s own Abe Mac on the skins will enthral you with his versatility and brilliance. Abe has played locally for many years in various outfits, including his current band A Little Province. After moving back from Byron Bay he is embracing an exciting new direction with this duo. 

The Baching Mad experience presents captivating originals which embrace new ideas, textures, rhythms and colours within a genre-defying collage. It has the classical music buffs twitching and music innovators glimpsing past eras’ lost art of classical improvisation. Just when the groove is solid, the music may move seamlessly into other worlds, sometimes classical improvisations over funky rhythms, at others, exquisite sound scapes, while at others, seismic shifts from one idea to the next. With influences traversing more than two centuries it weaves its way through funky layed-back grooves and bluesy blends to explosions of virtuosic brilliance. 
This is an indescribably unconventional musical melange, with heaps of passion and surprise. Check it out!... You'd be Baching Mad not to... 

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Jenny Biddle - Saturday 17th March 2018

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Celebrating the launch of her 6th album “Wild & Free”, indie folk (with a twist of blues) songwriter Jenny Biddle performs in beautiful Bellingen for the first time. Don’t miss her witty stage banter, feisty guitar playing, poignant piano playing, reflective lyrics, and her peculiar knack of turning a large space into a lounge room. 

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

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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

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DEath by carrot - Friday 23rd march 2018

Crowd favourite, Death by carrot, return to 5 CHURCH ST to share a two hour experience of vast riffs and beautiful harmonies.

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Anni Fables & jhana allen - saturday 24th march 2018

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Two unusual singer/songwriters will be sharing original compositions at 5 Church Street in Bellingen on Saturday March 24th. Old friends Jhana Allan and Anni M Fables will each be performing solo as well as collaborating for a portion of the night.

Indie-folk singer, songwriter and violist Anni M Fables weaves her rich experience as a traveling songwriter through live looping, delivering compelling vocals and sultry viola melodies. Inspired by beauty, grit and oddity, Fables has been influenced by artists such as Warren Ellis and Buffy Sainte Marie. Fables independently released her debut studio album Space (Luck) Sphere in 2017 and is currently based in Byron Bay where she regularly performs solo live-looped shows of her original compositions. 

Jhana Allan is a singer and multi instrumentalist who explores themes of darkness and light, loss and acceptance. Having a wide range of experience playing in bands such as gypsy/swing/dance band The Woohoo Revue and trad jazz/folk band The Willie Wagtails, her original work is soulful folk with a country influence. Jhana's clear vocals matched with sunlit mandolin playing create a uniquely pure sound.


Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Hannah Harlen & Holly Mae - saturday 31st march 2018

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Hannah Harlen, a local, upcoming singer/ songwriter musician with a passion for the planet is excited to announce her first gig at 5 church street, Bellingen with the sensational support of local artist/musician Holly Mae. The night, to be held on March 31st will move the audience through the melodic display of the raw passion and love that both artists have for music and our beautiful earth. 

Through busking, playing at a few open mic nights held every month at number 5, and various venues around Coffs Harbour including Element Bar, Hannah has had an amazing response to her music and hopes that she can touch the hearts of many more this coming musical March. She is inspired by the likes of musicians such as Ben Harper, Ben Howard and Xavier Rudd, and hopes to communicate a message of sustainability with her fast paced guitar picking hands and soulful voice to raise awareness of environmental degredation in Australia and around the World.

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Guitarra Flamenca -Friday 6th April 2018

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Acclaimed flamenco guitarist PACO LARA from Jerez de la frontera, Spain, together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT presenting a performance of flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more...the evening will also feature JAMES HAUPTMANN on percussion. 

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA has toured Internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers. Paco Lara has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely sucessful groups such as El Barrio (años 2000 a 2003) y Los Delinqüentes (años 2007 a2011).

Damian's flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA were invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan. Bandaluzia was also recently awarded "The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe" at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014.

"Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist...Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own "In Time", and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction" - John Shand, Sydney

Tickets - $20

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155



Jamie Hutchings performs at No 5 Church Street as part of his national tour in support of his fourth solo album, and first in seven years - Bedsit. Bedsit was self recorded by Hutchings live to a 90’s era 16 track tape machine on the outskirts of Bathurst in early 2016. It features little else but Ja-mie’s voice and guitar, Reuben Wills’ double bass and occasionally Jamie’s younger sister, re-nowned painist Sophie Hutchings. The performance will see Jamie draw deep from what is now a deep body of work, from Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke through to his current solo material. He will be ably assisted by Reuben Wills on double bass.

Jamie Hutchings is a Sydney based singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He began his career as the frontman for much loved underground favourites Bluebottle Kiss in the 1990’s through to the noughties. The group released six acclaimed albums and toured many times around Australia as well as North America and the UK where some of their material was also released. Of the band, All Music in the US said “…this is challenging, rugged, dramatic rock with folk tendencies woven intricately into its coarse fabric.” He has released four solo albums, two albums with the percussion heavy quartet Infinity Broke as well as a recent album in collaboration with Peter Fen-ton called The Tall Grass. A frequent live performer, Hutchings’ music has seen him tour through-out Europe numerous times, North America and even China. His production work has involved art-ists such as Peabody, The Maladies and Mark Moldre and he has guested and collaborated with artists such as Paul Dempsey and Peter Garrett. His other interests include literature, surfing and wine. He is quite messy and cooks poorly.

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Mark Wilkinson -SUNday 22ND APRIL 2018

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After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road.

This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson's songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like "Time Machine" to the more driven and anthemic "Moving On". What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.

“He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and a richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him.”— Hazel Buckley,

It is this connection that has seen Wilkinson sell out shows in over half a dozen countries and propel his music up the charts on two continents. From busking on the streets of his home town to performing on arena stages alongside enigmatic names like Rodriguez and Brian Wilson, Wilkinson continues to forge his own path and take his music to the world.

Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

Tickets - $30 PRE/ $35 DOOR

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155


Hat Fitz & Cara - Friday 25th APril 2018

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Hat Fitz and Cara can in no way be mistaken for a dainty duo. They are festival favourites throughout Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK and it has been said they pack more energy into one song than most have in an entire career. A unique combination of hill-style Gospel blues with old timey flavourings and stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Launching their fourth album, 'After The Rain' is a unique vintage sound that these two have created themselves yet it is packed with a modern punch that cannot be denied once seen live.

This was recorded by the Govinda Doyle who was behind the No. 1 Big Jet Plane by Angus & Julia Stone.
Mastered by Graham Durham Exchange Studios who has worked with the likes of Grace Jones, Sea Sick Steve, Groove Armada and many more.

"This album shows this couple at the peak of their creative powers - soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo. A masterful blend of roar and nuance". (ABC RN) **** Rhythms Mag (Aus) **** Get Ready To Rock (UK)

Tickets - $30

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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