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Whether with his classic outfit ‘The Fro’, or in various other guises, Byron Shire local Marshall Okell has become one of the most enduring faces of the blues and roots festival scene in Australia, and for good reason. With an incredible work ethic and commitment to live performance, and with four excellent studio albums in his wake, Marshall has been called upon to get the party started at most bluesy festivals for the past 10 or so years.

Marshall Okell

For someone so rooted in the live touring circuit, it may come as a surprise that Marshall has waited for album number five to release a live recording. Recorded in iconic Byron Bay venue The Great Northern Hotel to a frothing crowd of devotees, new album ‘Live at The Backroom’ traces Okell’s story from the opening track of his 2007 debut album ‘Marshall & The Fro’, through to the brand spanker ‘Taxi’.

The ‘Marshall and The Fro name has been relaunched for this release with Luke ‘Fergo’ Fergusson, Nick Lemmits, and Ben Cox supplying world class vibes on this collection of crowd favourites.

‘Live at The Backroom’ is available where all good music is sold, their launch tour takes in hot spots on the east coast this autumn.


Thurs 14 FEB: Pistol Pete’s, Geelong, VIC 8:00pm Free Entry

Fri 15 FEB: The Catfish, Fitzroy, VICWith special guests White Lightning
8:00pm $15 – tickets at door

Sat 23 FEB: The Royal Mail, Goodna, QLD 4:00pm Free entry

Fri 29 MAR: The Hawkesbury Hotel, Windsor, NSW8:00pm

Fri 12 APR: The Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga, NSW8:00pm
Free entry

Sun 14 APR: The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW4:00pm
Free entry

Sat 20 & Sun 21 APR: The Harrington Hotel, Harrington, NSWFree entry

Sat 27 APR: The Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay, NSW7:00pm
Free entry

Thurs 2 May: Frankie’s Pizza by The Slice, Sydney, NSW 9:00pm
Free entry

Sun 5 May: Tattersalls Hotel, Goulburn, NSW3:00pm

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