The Rhythm Hut 3rd Birthday
VenueThe Rhythm Hut
Location135 Faunce St, Gosford, NSW 2250 Australia
It’s another historical moment in The Rhythm Hut history, as we celebrate a big 3 years in our space in Faunce St. From humble beginnings (no walls and roof in some parts!), to holding music classes in drumming, didge, uke and vocal coaching, with hundreds of students each week; to supporting local music and arts with open mics, and Art Party; branching out to book launches, documentary screenings, and dance classes; raising tens of thousands of dollars for various charities; and of course holding some killer live music events with the likes of Nattali Rize (Blue King Brown), Tijuana Cartel, OKA, Wes Carr, Wild Marmalade, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and loads more!
Now it’s time for our biggest gig of the year, and we want you to help us celebrate!
Three big bands, DJs, drum circle, food and bar, chill out lounge and a few extra surprises on the night! The Hut’s birthday gig has sold out each year before the night. Make sure you get your tickets presale to avoid disappointment!
Here’s the lineup:
The Strides are a new force for Reggae music. Fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian MC LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian ragga powerhouse Blacker C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums already under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Third World, Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop. The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.
A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting festival acts.
Rhythm Hunters is an assault on the senses and cannot be translated to an audio only experience. This is true for their visually captivating and signature all female Islamic percussive dance finale, renowned for leaving audiences screaming for more.
Drawing from the cultures of northern Australasia, to the traditional folk songs of Indonesia, and the electro beats of cyber culture, Rhythm Hunters is a unique musical and visual act that easily slides into many genres including world, folk, groove, electronic and cultural genres.
Rhythm Hunters have played alongside acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People, Evermore, Blue King Brown and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Festival slots include The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, The Dreaming, The National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Winter Magic, Psyfari, Moomba, Jungle Love Festival, Subsonic, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Island Vibes, Illawarra and Cygnet Folk Festivals.
The Kava Kings
Hailing from the South of Sydney, The Kava Kings bring a fresh new sound with their loose mash up of Gypsy, Rock, Reggae and Dub. Within two years, The Kava Kings have been headlining shows all over the country and their highly energetic performances have helped them earn a solid reputation. Amongst these shows they have played with many great International and Australian acts such as Mat McHugh and the Beautiful Girls, The Skatalites, Ash Grunwald, OKA and many more.
The boys have just released their sophomore E.P ‘No Time to Lose.’ Described as “The full gamut through melodic psychedelia, summertime guitar-pop vibes, trippy jam sessions featuring big horns, phat dub-reggae, upbeat gypsy ska and atmospheric indie-rock. The whole thing is brimming with enthusiasm, melody, joy, and just the right amount of attitude” -Dom Givney
And joining us on teh deck for some sweet out door jams is Dom Diaz Music
Dom Diaz is an explosive wave of upbeat Reggae and Latin rhythms, doused in thick Funk syrup that’s sole purpose is to make you move and be moved. His performance style and infectious vibe engages the audience to kindle their inner animal, forget their inhibitions and completely let go. Concerned only with providing a musical journey for everyone, Dom Diaz has navigated to a specific progressive sound – a potent hybrid of psychedelia, deep dub and feel good pop soul music. It’s a sound that urges to be heard live with elements of electronica and organic roots to induce you into a trance and fuel your inner creative fire. Trumpet in hand, Dom Diaz will command space and time and bring unlimited energy to the stage.
WHAT: The Rhythm Hut 3rd Birthday
WHEN: Friday 12th August, doors open 6pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
TICKETS: Super special early bird on sale for ONE WEEK ONLY! 9am, Monday 20th June $25 + bf. Presale Monday 27th June $30 + bf. Door $40 (if available). Kids 12 and under FREE (Limited tickets availble)
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0420 682 258
Special thanks to our sponsors Kwik Kopy Gosford & Tuggerah NSW, Coast Community News, 101.3 SeaFM and 2GO 107.7