Bello Winter Music serves up more than 90 different acts over three days including festival favourites Husky, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Joe Pug, Bec Sandridge, Tinpan Orange and Mama Kin.
But the beauty of Bello Winter Music and its diverse, multi-genre programming of established and emerging acts is that there is always something new to discover.
Bello Winter Music is a musical treasure hunt that literally takes patrons on an adventure through the cafés, halls, parks and bars of the beautiful riverside town of Bellingen. On every corner you’ll find festival-goers poring over the program booklet (old school), deep in discussion about what band to catch and in which venue.
Some meticulously plot their course, some follow the talk they’ve heard on the street, many inevitably throw plans to the wind and succumb to the serendipity of Bello. Whatever your method, there are many unexpected treasures to discover. Following are just a handful of musical gems worth looking out for in your Bello adventure.
30/70 are a Melbourne Hip-Hop and R&B family delivering signature hypnotic grooves drenched in love, weed, meditation and soul.
Beat disciples Ziggy Z, Hazy Hicks, Chaser and Thomas keep it tight in the rhythm section while Allysha Joy stays liquid smooth and grooves over jazz, hip-hop live beats.
Their first LP ‘Cold Radish Coma’ sold out on first pressings in under a month. The band is receiving a lot of attention overseas and particularly in Europe thanks to Rhythm Section as well as the release of ‘The Strut’ film clip through Stamp The Wax.
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
The Teskey Brothers are a band that makes you feel more at home than the hot drifting smell of rosemary Bolognese, or collecting your own eggs from the hatch down the hill. Why? Because they are family, and once you are in the audience, so are you.
With influences such as; BB King, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye, they share with us city dwellers dynamics within a live sound that only clean country air and years of live gigging can provide.
The Teskey Brothers are an important affirmation of something we have always loved and something we hope to never lose – Home, soul, Rhythm, and Blues.
Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like ’em. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a VAUDEVILLE SMASH gig. In case you’re wondering, they took their name from an Italian children’s karaoke machine that was around in the late ’80s.
In 2016, VAUDEVILLE SMASH released their sophomore album The Gift. A contemporary reworking of the early 80s funk/boogie scene, the album evokes visions of Cameo, Midnight Star and the Gap Band and encompasses almost two years of writing, recording and touring.
An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a VAUDEVILLE SMASH gig.