27th October 2023 – Balcony Sessions


The Regent Theatre – Murwillumbah

I’m gonna play Solo. What a treat! New songs coming out the Wazoo. It’s gonna be good!


Sunday 29th October 2023 – The Lennox Head Surf Club Kiosk Brunch Sessions

10:30am – 1pm

Pacific Parade Lennox Head 

This gig is a shameless plug for your to come to Brunch Choir – which is at the Lennox Surf Club on Tuesday Mornings. You really should check it out. It’s far from a normal Choir…. Just saying…


CIndia Luz – Ocean Shores House Concert – 18th November 2023

Returning after a SOLD OUT DEBUT performance as Indigena – Cindia Luz and her band play spirit music channeled from Yoruba Land across time and dimensions, weaving stories of past lives unseen, calling ceremony on drums, taking listeners on a journey from heart-beat to Tribe.
Ticket link: https://events.humanitix.com/cindia-luz
DONATION:$30 concession $40 full love fare
HOUSE CONCERT ~ Limited Seating, bookings essential address shared upon booking
BYO or Spritzer available $10
Afro-Cuban folkloric prayers sung in Luxe Vocal Harmonies, Brazilian guitar and ancient drum rhythms, unfolding in a wealth of fine musicianship and devotion to the preservation of Indigenous Culture.
Featuring covers of beloved Brazilian legends Djavan, Timbalada and the Tribalistas, as well as contemporary Afro-Cuban artists Los Ibeyis and Dayome Arocena. Interspersed with original songs and Prayers to the Orishas. Papa Eleggua the God of the CrossRoads who holds all the keys of fate and destiny, Yemaya the Goddess of the Ocean and Motherhood, and Chango the God of Lightning and Thunder, Drums and Virility.
Introducing Cindia Luz on lead vocals and percussion, who has played with the Legendary Roots Crew, Ricki Martin, Seal and Delta Goodrem on The Australian Voice, The Tapdogs, Hed Kandi, Tijuana Cartel, OKA, Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun and Matanza Latin Jazz. The ‘gratitude’ highlight of Cindia’s musical journey was to charity-raise the money to donate drums and teach kids in Cambodia who were survivors of human trafficking. Cindia studied percussion with Pellito el Afrokaan (Cuba), Eguie Castrillo (Berklee Percussion, Boston), and Papillon Alvarez (New York). She studied and played Havana legends Lucumi, Maximino, Lazaro ‘Fimba’ Moliner’, clapped clave and sang choro for countless ceremonies with Los Guiros de San Cristobal. With her connection to her Padrino and Maestro Dominic Kirk in Sydney, as well as her spiritual family in Cuba, Cindia continues to learn and study, attend tambor, bembe, guiro and yuka ceremonies in her reality, heart and mind for all time.
Featuring Tina Harris – Bass and Musical Director.
Tina is a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer, and musical director. She plays in afro cuban influenced bands Mucho Mambo, Buena Vista Social Club show, Oriente Tres as well as West African funk band, Keyim Ba, and cumbia mega-band, Cumbiamuffin. She is currently director of her 8 piece show band, Tijuana Taxi – A Tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
For 8 years she was director of her 12 piece afro Cuban orchestra, El Orqueston.
She also plays in music theatre, most recently hit show,
Come From Away, between 2021 and 2023 in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra.
She was Musical Director of Hear Me Roar (SOH), Smoke and Mirrors (Sydney and Edinburgh Festivals), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Featuring Luis Piazzetta, a Brazilian guitarist, blends music and shamanic traditions. With a music production degree from Brazil’s Federal University, he boasts a 15-year career as a recording engineer and arranger for over 50 albums (https://www.beyondsounds.school Medicine Music)
Featuring Nat Carey aka Valentina Brave on Vocals and Percussion
Featuring Shelly Brown on Vocals and Percussion


The World’s Best Torch Songs – November 23rd – WYNNUM


Join us for a glass of wine or two, order in a pizza or whatever you fancy and settle in for an evening of unforgettable tunes performed in an intimate setting.

Award-winning musical duo Jane Cornes Maclean and Neil Steward join forces with Northern Rivers chanteuse Shelly Brown to bring you the World’s best torch songs. Hear classics from Nina Simone, Adele, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Nat King Cole and more.

DATE: 23 November, 2023

TIME: 6:00 pm

VENUE: D & W Republic Bar

LOCATION: 64 edith st, Wynnum 4178,

PRICE: $35



Melissa Main


Shelly Brown

You Must RSVP via Email to secure your seat. This will be a capped event. email – shelly ( @ ) shelly . com . au – Make it look like an email address.

Melissa Main, a seasoned performer, roughed-up troubadour and award-winning songwriter returns to the Rous Mill stage with a suitcase overflowing with original songs. And some rather talented musical human friends. Her music sidles up to folk, brushes up against blues and gives jazz a slight tickle: she plays a travel-worn but well-loved Bolivian nylon stringed guitar and is accompanied by Madeline Flowers, Jay Kingdom & Dan Brown (Vox, Drums, Keys/Bass).

Shelly’s voice is a warm, softened tone, dynamic and powerful. Her music is a blend of groove, folk, jazz and soul music. She plays baritone ukulele with reckless abandon. Her dad told her a guitar is a percussion instrument, and she’s never looked back. She performs with the effervescent Dan Brown (Red Bantoo) on Keys and Bass. Shelly currently leads an All Welcome “Brunch Choir” in Lennox Head on Tuesdays. She teaches (All Welcome) Songwriting and Vocal Joy Workshops at SAE. Shelly grew up by the river in the bayou of the Ballina/Byron Bay Region (Bundjalung land) with a family of sailors, aviators and a community of builders and creators and was encouraged to be passionate, driving, optimistic and eccentric and prolific. Her albums are available via the streaming platforms, Bandcamp and another album is very close on the horizon. And her Podcast: Singing Lessons for No One Podcast has just hit 84k plays ( Oct 2023)

Entry By Donation

More Info to Come. But especially if you email….


This one isn’t me,

But, This came across my world and I thought you might like to know.

Wild Man Choir: A Story in Song (Byron Bay) – 10th December

Hosted by ARIA-nominated singer/songwriter Dingo Spender (of Mama Kin Spender) and Meditation Australia president and storyteller, Asher Packman, ‘Wild Man Choir: A Story in Song’ is a call out for brotherhood.

We live in a time where men are becoming increasingly disconnected from one another, where male suicide statistics remain bleaker than ever. By standing shoulder-to-shoulder and singing from our depths – with both strength and tenderness – we can change the narrative around what it means to be a man. This is a gathering where men can unite and support each other to lean in and make change, starting where we all must – within.

Wild Man Choir seeks to reconnect men through the power of the voice and the breath.