Live music at Bellingen Community Markets

Bellingen Community Markets supports music of all genres and proudly presents cool bands and buskers.

The stage is where it all hapens from 10am – 2.30pm.  Sorry but there is limited seating, so best grab a bite to eat and sit on the grassy banks or football oval, with ample of room to spread out, eat and still hear the music.

As an inclusive event, everyone is welcome to Bellingen Community Markets but we ask you to always be respectful, friendly and consider others. The below is coming up at the next market on:

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST  2022


Unison

On the main stage from 10am.

Often described as “organic rock”, Unison’s style is infectious and their tight grooves interwoven with catchy melodies always entertains. Unison are a dynamic and experienced live music act who play a perfect blend of feel good tunes. Drawing from a wide pool of experience, Unison chooses songs that are tailored to suit any venue which makes Unison very adaptable to any venue’s size, patronage or situation.

Formed in 2018, Unison began as a trio exclusively playing originals and as such, they are available as a support act for touring musicians. However, Unison have since incorporated an extensive list of covers featuring artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eurythmics, Amy Winehouse, The Eagles, to name a few. Unison’s self-produced debut album has also received warm world-wide reviews with regular airplay on local, national and international independent radio stations.

 

Jules

Julia Wilson grew up on the Coffs Coast surrounded by musical influences including rock, folk, indy and pop music. Playing live since she was 14, Jules has been writing, performing and championing the cause of original music in the Coffs Harbour area with a number of acts over this time. Since meeting Marty and John, Jules has excelled as one of the founding members of Unison.

 

Marty

Born and bred in Brisbane, Marty Bouma has been performing original music since he was 16. Marty spent the late 1980s and 90s playing blues rock in the iconic Brisbane music scene with original acts such as Blackwater and Wizard. He moved to Coffs Harbour in the early 2000s and has been playing original music and covers in the local scene since this time, teaming up with John Burnip in a cover band in 2011.

 

John

John Burnip has been playing in bands in the UK since he was 16. John was a founding member of the UK band “Mr Big” recording 2 albums and releasing numerous singles on Epic, EMI and Arista records over a 5-year period. He has worked in music management for Hit and Run music in London looking after the band Broken Home who recorded 2 albums for WEA records. John moved to Australia in 2006, deciding to settle on the Coffs Coast where his passion for music was regenerated.

 

Ian

Guitarist Ian Cameron comes to Unison with a checkered musical past, having served a six-string apprenticeship in bush and bluegrass bands before being lured into the original punk/power-pop scene in Canberra and Sydney. Drawn to the Coffs Coast to surf in the 1980s, he’s played in a string of club, pub and event acts since then, names like Red Boat, Ripple Soul, Dr Sax and the Kroo, Felmelo and Deep Six.

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Kalang River Forest Alliance

 

The Kalang River Forest Alliance was formed over six years ago to protect the native forests of Kalang Headwaters from industrial scale logging. The aim is to protect the cultural heritage values, the incredible biodiversity, store carbon and provide new tourism and recreational opportunity by adding these forests to the national park estate.

NSW Forestry Corporation is planning to log large areas of these very steep slopes next month. The planned coups are located on highly erodible soils, that are extremely susceptible to mass movement and landslides that would cause irreversible pollution and  sedimentation of the Kalang, Bellingen and Nambucca Rivers. These forests are homes to many rare and endangered species including: Silky Milkpods, Scrub trupetines, Koalas, Greater gliders, Yellow bellied glider, Long nosed potaroos, Glossy, Black cockatoos and Rufous scrub birds. The State elections are only months away. Now is the time to speak out for a world where forests, rivers, humans and wildlife thrive.

To learn more click on below links:

 

https://www.kalangrfa.org/

Facebook.Kalang-River-Forest-Alliance

They will be on the gates welcoming all,  so please support their important work.