The January 5 Lands Experience ft Declan Kelly


The 5 Lands Experience is back for January a regular monthly community event at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford, each month, The 5 Lands Experience begins with a free community drum circle, at 5pm all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with ours! We’ll have loads of different percussion for everyone to try.

A well-established, well-known local band, The 5 Lands Band has run for over 9 years around the Central Coast – from Terrigal, to Erina and to Gosford. Named after originally forming to perform at the popular Central Coast 5 Lands Walk in Terrigal, the ever-changing line up of The 5 Lands Band, lead by Rendra Freestone, brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. The unique band doesn’t practice, nor write music together, but rather create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Well known for getting the dance floor filled, the 5 Lands Band kick off music at 6.30pm.

Featured Act Declan Kelly

Declan Kelly was born in Sydney Australia to an Irish Father and a Maori mother. Having 2 strong ancestral ties made it no wonder that creativity and Music was running through his blood. His mother, Salley a singer also exposed Declan to the life of a musician and Instruments from an early age where he took to the drums and guitar, singing to come later in his life.

During his high school years he grew up in Sydney’s Balmain where live music was abundant and a thriving scene made this village alive and a great place to grow up for a budding musician. Here he met Alex Lloyd and other musicians to form his first band The Beefs, which went on to play in bars underage and also win a number of band competitions as they had a uniqueness in playing rhythm and blues which most teenagers were unfamiliar with and performing music that was current.

When Kelly finished school he was headhunted by one of the hardest working rhythm and blues bands The Bondi Cigars and immediately began touring rigorously, really honing his craft as a musician and then song writing. He recorded an album with them before parting ways four years later in his early 20’s to form other bands and eventually pen his own tunes.

As a not for profit community space, The Rhythm Hut is dedicated to supporting the arts and music on The Central Coast, and this monthly event is open to the whole community, with entry by donation. Suitable and affordable for the whole family, patrons are encouraged to pay whatever they can afford to help keep this unique space running, and such events happening on The Central Coast. Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String beers. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

WHAT: The 5 Lands Experience ft. Declan Kelly
WHEN: Sunday 28th of January, from 5pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
COST: Entry by donation

Interested in song writing? We are also lucky enough to have a song writing workshop with Declan Kelly running from 1-4pm. Just $50 per person – spaces are limited and bookings essential!

All details and bookings HERE


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