Brunswick Picture House

30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

Broken Levee Brass Band

Broken Levee Brass Band is a good-time dance band.

Whether you want to sashay to the grooves of New Orleans second line or sing along to some your favourite tunes they are gonna bring it!

Featuring more horns than a stretch of congested downtown traffic with driving drums and mercurial vocals, the Levee’s repertoire consists of quirky arrangements of your favourite pop songs (a la brass band) and originals.

Hailing from the Northern Rivers and formed after the devastating 2017 Lismore flood (from whence they got the name) their mission is to generously generate genuine good groove whilst encouraging audience participation in the form of dancing (some people find their pelvis moves involuntary at Levee gigs) or singing along (you will know the lyrics!). With support from Timbuktu.

Timbuktu are a Northern Rivers NSW based 7-piece ensemble led by guitarist, vocalist and live-looper, Joe O’Keeffe. After living in France and the UK where there are vibrant West African musical scenes, Joe became strongly influenced by these rich and varied musical cultures.

Drawing from the likes of Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Ali Farke Toure and Thomas Mapfumo amongst many others, he writes original songs and creates arrangements from vintage 60s/70s tunes from the Golden age of Highlife to the rise of Afrobeat and Ethiofunk.

Full line up of Timbuktu includes Joe O’Keeffe (guitar/vocals), Cam Smith (trumpet), Byron Christie (Bari Sax), Brent Calcutt (keyboards), Anthony Mitchell (bass), Rod Evans (percussion) and Benji Keogh (drums).

Adult $20 | Conc. $15 | Child (5–16) $10 | Family of 4 $55