TONY BACKHOUSE & THE BACKROADERS
– BRINGING THE MUSIC HOME –
2 shows at St Martin’s Church, Mullumbimby – 4.00pm & 7.30pm on Friday 11th May
1 Show at Byron Theatre – 7.30pm on Saturday 12th May (Click HERE for Byron Theatre tickets)
Tony Backhouse & the Backroaders are performing at The Byron Theatre and St Martin’s Church in Mullumbimby for a series of gigs in May this year. Choir director, arranger and composer Tony Backhouse is known and loved in the Byron area after decades of Summersong Music Camp. He is a legend in the gospel a cappella tradition having founded and sung in groups like the Café to the Gate of Salvation, the Honeybees and the Heavenly Light Quartet. Tim Finn says he is quite simply the finest vocal arranger he knows and Sam Neill reckons he’s a national treasure.They are both right!
Tony’s 55 piece choir is comprised of choristers who come together specifically for this tour. Most have sung with Tony over many years, whether on his tours of the African-American churches of America, or residencies in Fiji and Siena, or journeys into the Australian desert. These performances bring the music home. The inaugural Backroaders tour in May 2017 was incredible, as music directed by Tony always is. The superb repertoire is sung with deep love and arranged with great skill.
This will be a joyous night of gospel and soul and your $20 admission goes entirely to food relief programs in the Byron Bay and Mullumbimby areas. The Mullumbimby concerts are in support of the Parish Pantry at St Martin’s.
Everyone’s a winner!
Please note: Internet sales will close for both Mullumbimby Shows at 12.00pm on Friday 11th May.
Tickets, if available, will be on sale at St Martin’s Church from 3.00pm.
12.00pm – Internet sales cease for St Martin’s Church shows
3.00pm – Doorsales at St Martin’s Church open
4.00pm – Backhouse & the Backroaders
5.30pm – Event concludes