After four years in the wilderness, MAGIC CASTLE returns on Thursday 13th December to lift the roof off The Lounge Room in Port Macquarie and raise always needed funds and awareness for headspace Port Macquarie.
It’s time to celebrate the 5th birthday of headspace Port Macquarie, a local service that offers young people (aged 12 – 25) access to mental health support, health advice and general information. The team at headspace includes psychologists, social workers, youth workers and a GP. All headspace services are free. Special thanks to Ben Brown for designing the artwork and Panthers Port Macquarie for helping to make this event possible.
Joining us are:
MINI SKIRT – coming out of the sun and surf of Byron Bay, Mini Skirt proudly represent the scum and dirt of their scenic hometown’s underbelly. Delivering raw and choppy pub punk driven by relentless and direct lyrics, Mini Skirt cut the excess crap of modern rock, simmering it down to the bare essentials and attitude. Not ones to settle for simply riding the wave of the all too familiar 2018 garage punk sound, Mini Skirt deliver timeless straight up punk rock with enough grit and attitude to make any listener think twice about how true the peace-and-love reputation of Byron really is.
GRACE TURNER – a singer songwriter from Newcastle is renowned for her emotionally-driven indie-folk songs, which are intensely personal. Turner has lived immersed with creative influences – her mother a visual artist and her father a poet. Falling somewhere between alt country and indie rock, her exquisite, smoky vocals, coupled with her knack to write emotive, vulnerable songs is nothing short of addictive.
ROYAL CHANT – are a three-piece fuzzy power-pop garage band from the sleepy coastal town of Port Macquarie. After many line up changes over their eight plus years, the band currently consists of American ex-pat and founding member Mark Spence on guitar and vox, with Adam Murray on bass and Wade Mobbs on drums. Play it loud. Tell a friend. Rinse. Repeat.
GENES Brothers – from the same mumma, Genes are a fun and energetic rock duo. Get amongst their DNA!
VENA KLYMO – is a 21 year old folk songstress living out of an ‘89 Toyota Coaster bus, playing music in every nook and cranny on the East Coast. Her debut album, Motions & Potions launched in August this year and saw the singer/songwriter hit the road for a national album launch tour. Past years have seen the artist tour extensively as a support act to the likes of Ian Moss (Cold Chisel) and James Reyne (Australian Crawl) while landing a spot at a string of festivals like Festival of the Sun, Wingham Akoostik Festival and Mountain Sounds Festival. Her performance is honest and songwriting true to her zeal for telling stories.
And last but not least, PHIL JAMIESON – a headspace Ambassador and mental health advocate brought back to life MAGIC CASTLE (a non-profit organisation) to help raise funds and awareness for headspace Port Macquarie. Phil has been an Ambassador of headspace Port Macquarie since it opened five years ago.
To coincide with headspace’s 5th birthday, Phil decided it would be a great idea to give back, by rallying up some local bands and musicians to perform live in an intimate setting.
The night is set to be an awesome party starter for the upcoming FOTSUN music event in the days following MAGIC CASTLE.
$30 + booking fees 18+ event 7pm.