Our Backyard - TIMBUKTU

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Timbuktu are playing as part of The Quad's on-going Our Backyard series. Come down and enjoy live music free and local in your backyard!

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 among many others, he writes original songs and creates arrangements of 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), Dave Stephenson (trombone), Brent Calcutt (keyboards), Anthony Mitchell (bass), Rod Evans (percussion) and Benji Keogh (drums).

Timbuktu will be playing as part of The Quad's on-going Backyard series. Come down to The Quad


Slate café serving drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm