Saije to strike right note at Rhythm Hut

Contemporary folk duo, Saije, will play at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford alongside the 5 Lands Band on Sunday, April 25.

Saije is made up of partners Shanteya Lancaster and Jo Ashley from Bellingen on the Mid North Coast.

After a year of cancelled tours and limited Shows, Saije said it is great to be able to tour interstate again, especially with international travel not an option.

“It has encouraged us to venture further afield in Australia to regions and states we’ve wanted to tour in for years,” Saije said.

The two said they are excited to be sharing the night with the 5 Lands Band.

“It will be a festive evening full of music, delicious food and drinks, jewellery shop (made by us at Saije Craft) and stories,” they said.

“We will be playing the opening set, breathing life into personal stories and messages of connection through a combination of harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and various percussion, including foot drums and body percussion.

“We are primarily contemporary folk-based music but incorporate various flavours that we’ve picked up from our travels around the world.

“5 Lands Band will be finishing off the evening and are always a Rhythm Hut favourite with their ‘improvised musical journey flowing straight from the wildly talented minds of professional artists’.

“It will be a completely unique performance, guaranteed to be high quality and bliss for the ears.”

Despite being back in action, Saije said the music and gigging industry is still not the same as pre-COVID.

“It is hard to say whether it has been easier to book venues – there have possibly been fewer artists willing to risk touring at this time,” Saije said.

“But there are also less choices of places to play as many venues and festivals are still not up and running with live music again, so the artists who are touring are all trying to book the same venue.”

The show starts at 5.30 pm at The Rhythm Hut, with tickets being sold through The Rhythm Hut website.

Jacinta Counihan