The Rhythm Hut
Mike Love, Declan Kelly, Ren Stone + Tim Snider, The Rhythm Hut
Welcoming the incredible Mike Love to The Rhythm Hut for the first time, supported by Bondi reggae artist Declan Kelly.
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn't mean that the revolution isn't still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.
Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music's rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. It's his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. "It's always been about the depth," Mike Love explains, "I've never been into music that was shallow. I'm still learning. I'm still learning about where I'm going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool to me too. I just make myself open to it. All the messages that come through the music, it's not just coming through me and my wisdom, because I don't think I'm that wise of a person. I don't think I'm some wise elder or anything like that. I just make myself open to the music and it just comes through. To me it's just as much of a teaching for me as it is for anyone who is listening to it and is open to it."
His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On "Permanent Holiday" he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them.
Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Stephen Marley, Don Carlos, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.
Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.
Having been the drummer for a number of great artists, Kelly learnt the craft of good songwriting, recording authentically and the mastery of studio production, as well as the delivery and fronting of a rockin' live show. This lead to his very own debut album Tales from the Neighbourhood back in 2005.
Andy Glitre, a well known Triple J DJ saw great potential in Declan and helped him fund Tales... and through his label saw him receive solid airplay through a changing format of radio. Declan's live show was picked up by many festivals throughout Australia due to his authentic roots flavour that was blossoming in Australia at the time. His love of roots reggae and Polynesian harmony won the respect of many of his peers.
The latest production from Declan is a collaborative effort on an awareness and fundraising album called Diesel n'Dub, a collection of reggae and dub versions of Midnight Oil songs featuring a stellar cast including Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan and Radical Son to name a few. Proceeds go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Declan continues to write and is in the process of pre-production of his next album.
Ren Stone is a newly developed solo project by infectious multi instrumentalist and founder of world music group Rhythm Hunters, Rendra Freestone. Ren Stone brings a fresh lyric based sound to folk and conscious roots music.
Ren Stone's project takes him back to his roots of singer/songwriter folk music, inspired by the movement of conscious roots and his background of traditional Indonesian music - largely the provinces of Aceh and West Sumatra, with thought provoking and emotive lyrics. Influenced by his time spent playing with Rhythm Hunters, Chaika, Nahko & MFTP, Nicky Bomba and on the same festival circuit as the likes of Trevor Hall, Dustin Thomas, Rising Appalachia, Kevin James etc; Ren Stone sets to inspire change with his audience and create music though his personal journeys, philosophies, travels and experiences.
As the long standing force behind world music and percussive heavyweights Rhythm Hunters, Ren has directed some of the largest drumming events in Australia including at Peat's Ridge Festival, Splendour in the Grass and Woodford Folk Festival.
After touring the world non-stop as the renowned violinist for American band Nahko and Medicine for the People, Tim Snider is taking advantage of a break in the band's schedule to do some shows of his own. Tim not only plays violin but loops guitar, percussion, and vocals into a sound that has been described as a "world-folk hybrid, aimed at the heart the head and the feet." His individual style of world folk and conscience rock will leave you dancing with a new sense of purpose. As well as Mullumbimby and Queenscliff Festival performances, Tim will be supporting Mike Love on several of his east coast shows this November. Don't miss this special and rare opportunity to see a different side of this man behind the medicine
Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, and a range of non alcoholic drinks. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
WHAT: Mike Love supported by Declan Kelly, Ren Stone + Tim Snider
WHEN: Friday 16th November, 2018
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut - 135 Faunce St Gosford
TICKETS: $25 + bf pre sale / $30 door (if available)
Kids 12/under FREE (limited tickets available - must be booked in advance)
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