You may associate Maleny with art, crafts, cafes, cows and and idyllic rural scenes but how about music? The Maleny Music Festival is held in early September and tickets for the 2017 Program will be on sale soon. But music lovers don’t have to wait until September!
Catch The Balkanics at RSL Maleny, Saturday May 13, from 7pm, for a night of funky Balkan inspired music. As well as traditional tunes, their original compositions are inspired by many years of studying, playing and living these most vibrant of musical cultures. Featuring five accomplished musicians who have been playing together in different combinations for several decades, The Balkanics will intoxicate you, the hypnotic energy of their improvisations dragging you onto the dance floor. Cast away your worldly woes and be transported to a universe inhabited by extravagant rhythmic variation and catchy melodic invention. Tickets at the door, bar, food and Turkish coffee available. Feature photo courtesy of The Balkanics.
In town on a Friday night? Sarah’s Unplugged in Maple Street has wonderful home-made food and cakes and live music, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Coming up in May…
May 12: Dale (Mufassa) Mallett is a member of Sunshine Coast rock, roots band ‘The Floating Bridges.’ Mufassa has been refining his skills as a singer songwriter, branching into the musical realms of roots and pop reggae to bring you an uplifting and upbeat musical experience.
May 19: Craig Madden is a singer, string plucker and writer. His voice and lyrics ring with truth soul and experience, whilst his pumping rhythmic guitar style growls underneath, at times melodic and sweet, at others blue and intense!
May 26: Maleny local, Lee Hardisty brings his cart of many instruments; saxophone, guitar, flute, keys, kalimba, mandolin and vocals and performs live loops with songs about his family, his chickens and bees and other interesting subjects.