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At Byron Bay Markets on Sunday 27th

Hi everyone – I’m at Byron Bay craft markets on Sunday.  If you are in Brisbane or closer come on by and say hello.

This is how a local website describes the Byron Bay markets.

“Byron Bay’s craft and produce market, held at the Butler Street reserve on the first Sunday of the month, is one of the best in the region. Covering an area of a few acres and arranged in orderly rows, the market offers a vast array of handcrafted wares, locally-grown produce, and artworks of every kind. It’s best to get there early and allow a few hours to take in all the stalls, indulge in some fresh nourishment and feel the culture.

At the open centre of the market ground is a performance space, where you might see fire-eaters, acrobats, jugglers, dancers, contortionists, escape artists, and musicians of every description. Stallholders, in their eye-catching colourful splendour, are a spectacle in themselves. Rainbows, sparkles and angel wings seem to be the ‘uniform’, making you feel as if you truly are in a magical world.

There is some nearby parking, but because Butler Street is a no-through-road, it is easier to park in town and walk across the railway line to the market. Access across the line at Lawson Street and take the first left into Butler Street, or through the car park at the back of the Byron Visitor Centre and turn right into Butler Street.”

Live Reviews

Do any readers have reviews of Luke at live performances. We’d be keen to read them.

Luke is relatively unknown “up North” and might be good to give everyone a flavour of what his concerts are like.

Here are a couple of examples we came across just recently. Thanks Kay who wrote about a concert on April 24, 2008

from Luke Hurley
Went to see at Backstage last night. Unfortunately we didn’t stay until the end as I had an early start for work the next morning. He threatened to keep singing until 1.00 a.m. … I wonder if he did.

He seems to have boundless energy and an amusing unpretentiousness (“This is a song I wrote outside Arthur Barnett’s”) which is reflected in his music.

I guess his music fits into the folk-rock bracket – however, it is also a fairly organic style, so has the potential to bound away from any attempt to label.

Or this mention from fellow musician Dave Alley at D. Parker & Luke Hurley… noice gig…

“…then Luke comes on to a hushed crowd of committed, and soon to be, fans.

dude plays an immaculate set and regales the gathered throughout with tales of the life of a true troubador.

as a guitarist i sit and marvel, as a songwriter i’m gob-smacked..

as a punter (and sound guy in this case) i simply enjoy…”

Thanks again Kay and Dave.

Write in with a comment or any live concert stories of your own, we’d love to hear them. More news very soon.