The Sydney based, 10-piece instrumental groove machine know as Lyre Byrdland has established itself as a powerhouse of party music since its inception in 2014.
Born from a late night of banter and booze in a hip Melbourne bar, within a few years the group has become a heavyweight on the Sydney music scene with an ever-growing fan base of fellow groovers who love to get down.
With a four-piece horn line-up featuring some of Sydney’s grooviest masters of brass and a powerful rhythm section, Lyre Byrdland has honed their distinctly modern sound with the aim of getting people onto the dancefloor. Drawing inspiration from the greats of the genre such as Fela Kuti and The Daktaris as well contemporary powerhouses Daft Punk and Snarky Puppy, Lyre Byrdland’s sound is both reassuringly familiar but strikingly fresh.
The band recorded their debut full length album Hotfoot in 2016 and last year released their new single Low Life.
6-9pm Thursday, May 18th
6 PM: OPENING SET by WollCon Latin Jazz Orchestra.
The flagship ensemble of the WollCon Jazz Program that has played in festivals throughout America, Japan, and China. This band has teamed up with Latin and Indian Percussion specialist, Chris Fields to become a “Latin Jazz Machine” now featuring Congas, Timbales, and the cool sounds of Cuba.
7 PM: LYRE BYRDLAND:
David Reglar – Tenor Sax; Cailey Mei-Soon – Trombone; Will Endicott – Trumpet; Kali Gillen – Baritone Sax and Flute; Freyja Garbett – Keyboards; Tim Sampson – Bass; Cameron Henderson – Guitar; Blain Cunneen – Guitar; Alex Masso – Drums; Sean Valenzuela – Percussion
This Concert is a WollCon Jazz Series event.