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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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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

Bookings direct: woodfordiapresents.iwannaticket.com.au

 
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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.

Tickets - CALL FOR PRICING

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

 

Quasi Dada - Friday 7th April 2018

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Quasi Dada is a name to remember. The self titled EP combines a collection of diverse tracks that will transport you to another realm, making you want to close your eyes and dance like no one is watching. Quasi Dada is a three-piece fusion of Rock, Folk and Experimental music that is both futuristic and historic in its references.


Mark Bergin (vocals, bass and guitar), Peter Clarke (drums, percussion and synths) met on film set and started songwriting and collaborating. Joined soon after by Billie-Jo Porter (vocals, bass and guitar) who was fresh from a tour in North America.


The trio shares a wide range of influences including Brian Eno, Tom Petty, Velvet Underground, James Browne and Nina Simone. The differing musical tastes and backgrounds of each band member has hatched the progressive sound that Quasi Dada embodies.


The heart beat of Quasi Dada is located in Bellotorium Studios, a small cabin in the coastal mountains of Northern, New South Wales. This is where the self titled EP was written, produced and recorded by the band themselves.


Each song is an evolving journey, both relevant and emotional. Tracks from the EP, Don’t be shy, Savannah, and Did’t you Say explore the sensuality of first encounters, lost love reconnecting and trying to salvage a broken relationship. Let History Decide and Satellite focus on moving away from a broken system towards a new ideal and the duality of feeling isolated yet still connected.


Atmospheric, hybirised, melodic, lyric driven, harmonious and passionate. Quasi Dada is creating exciting new worlds of sound for a diverse and playful audience.

Tickets - $15

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

Grim Fawkner - Saturday 14th April 2018

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Grim Fawkner is an itinerant minstrel, whose acoustic works range from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop & indie thrown in.

He is a self taught guitarist and vocalist, has been self-managed and performing for 4 years and has toured extensively across Australia & NZ.
He has mentored under Melbourne music stalwarts such as Charles
Jenkins (Icecream Hands), Rebecca Barnard, and Davy Lane (You Am I).

Grim, under his real name Tané Emia-Moore, has also been featured on Melbournes "BalconyTV", alongside artists such as Matt Corby, Neil Finn, & Eskimo Joe, and has performed support for Evermore in New Zealand. He has played with Australian icons Something For Kate, You Am I, Missy Higgins and many more at Queenscliff Music Festival 2012.

Grim Fawkner's music is fresh and unique enough to set it apart, yet with enough pop sensibility that it is accessible by all music appreciators. 
It is his high intensity and passion for performing live though that keeps him in the minds of all who see him play.

Tickets - $10

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

JAMIE HUTCHINGS -THURSDAY 19TH APRIL 2018

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

 

Michael Dunstan - Friday 20th April 2018

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On the back of a successful headline National Tour playing 18 shows over 5 states, upcoming Western Australian folk artist Michael Dunstan is headed back around the country launching the newly released second EP 'Partly Cloudy'.

Characterised by warm soulful vocals, intricate fingerpicking, and up-beat foot stomping grooves, Michael’s dynamic live soundscape has stopped audiences in their tracks Australia wide in the last 12 months. The debut EP ‘Solace’ quickly gained traction for the young folk musician, collectively accumulating well over half a million streams in the first 10 months since release, along the journey supporting Ziggy Alberts and performing alongside Riley Pearce.

The second installment ‘Partly Cloudy’ delves deeper, more personal and more diverse. The 5 tracks explore strong feelings of disbelief, the fear of the unknown, gratitude, heartache and the inability to comprehend the depth of our surrounds and everything entailed in day to day life.

Tickets - $10 available via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/michael-dunstan-5-church-st-bellingen-tickets-43961656498

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

The Maes -  21st APRIL 2018

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Melbourne, Australia's The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover. 


Take Care Take Cover was awarded Best Folk Roots Album by The Age Music Victoria Award and has received rave reviews at home and abroad with The Australian calling it a "simply superb sophomore album". 


The Maes are sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (violin, and vocals). Elsie and Maggie grew up steeped in music playing in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts.


Take Care Take Cover was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, The Waifs). The album features guest performances by The Stray Bird's Maya De'Vitry; Darrell Scott, The Time Jumper's Jeff Taylor; Victor Krauss; Jano Rix; and Kai Welch. 


The album follows on from their debut, Housewarming which earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year. 


The Maes have brought their contemporary twist on folk music on the road across Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK; Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada; Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. 

Tickets - $20 available via: https://themaetrio.bandcamp.com/merch/the-maes-no-5-church-st-april-21st

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, TheMusic.com.au

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

 

Yeshe & Peter Hunt - Saturday 28th April

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In the spirit of collaboration, Yeshe and Peter Hunt (Kooii) combine their distinct worlds of song, through the harmony of their complimentary natures. Yeshe, greatly influenced by the music of Africa, having lived on the continent for many years, sings songs yielded from his world travels accompanied by Mbira and Kamele Ngoni while Peter adds other dimensions via trumpet and vocal harmony. On his own compositions Peter plays a finger-picking style guitar, holding the essence of his voice and songwriting influenced by African, jazz and a sense of Celtic, while Yeshe accentuates the groove on percussion.

 

 

Tickets - $20

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

Bobby Alu 'Move' Tour - Sunday 29th APril 2018

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Byron Bay based 'tropical ambassador', singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu is back with the single ‘Move’, his first release since 2015’s Bay Sessions EP.

Featuring snappy log drum rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian musicians, island-time ukulele and smooth harmonies dressed up in tight equatorial folk stylings, 'Move' is a musical directive. 
Having dedicated his world-class percussion skills to touring internationally with Xavier Rudd over the past five years, it was time for Bobby Alu to chart its own dedicated course again. Back in the studio this year with long-time producer, collaborator and touring buddy Paulie Bromley (The Beautiful Girls, george), Alu will follow up the exploratory self-titled debut (triple j Roots ‘n All top 10 album of 2010), the clear stylistic intention of 2013’s Take It Slow, and the cruisey attitude of 2015’s Bay Sessions EP, with his third long-player later in 2018.

To support the release of ‘Move’, Alu and his band head out on a 20-date Australasian tour between Easter and May. As usual, he’ll be observing the ebb and flow of life and locking into his tried and always true grooves, though with the fire that comes from holding 20,000 strong festival crowds captive with your beats, as well as the care that can only come from serenading your nearest and dearest by a coastal camp fire, with an instrument handed down from your mother.

Tickets - $20  available via: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=84707

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

Ben Salter - Wednesday 2nd may 2018

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Ben Salter (The Wilson PickersThe Gin Club and many others) is visiting 5 CHURCH STREET in Bellingen for the first time ever as part of his "End of Days" tour on Wednesday May the 2nd 2018. Salter is an acclaimed songwriter and performer who has collaborated with artists such as Tim Rogers, Gareth Liddiard (TFS Records), Mick ThomasPaul Dempsey and Bernard Fanning. He has been touring around Australia and the globe for nearly twenty years and his live show is not to be missed!

Tickets - $20

Bookings call: (02) 6655 0155

 

Daniel Champagne - thursday june 28th

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BELLINGEN- the young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of his generation' brings his Snap Shot world tour to 5 CHURCH STREET for one night only June 28!

Limited tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daniel-champagne-live-number-5-church-street-bellingen-nsw-tickets-43730788967

🎶 WHAT THE PRESS SAY..
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.”
The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
The Indie Blender, CANADA

Tickets - $TBA

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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