Spyn­drift weave magic

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THE­ATRI­CAL, colour­ful, in­ter­ac­tive and quirky – wel­come to the world of Spyn­drift (pic­tured). Genre-hop­ping be­tween bur­lesque-groove, gypsy-folk, reg­gae, blues and ska, the Vic­to­rian quar­tet live for a good show. Ec­cen­tric front­woman Elle Wood sets fire to her au­di­ence’s imag­i­na­tion with lav­ish cos­tumes, vin­tage props and a shadow screen. ‘‘I want the au­di­ence to feel in­spired,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s a pas­sion­ate, feel-good show with good vibes. It’s in­fec­tious, peo­ple walk away feel­ing re­ally good.’’ With a de­sire to bring an­other layer of depth to their mu­sic, Wood en­joys ex­plor­ing vis­ual com­po­nents which other bands don’t touch on. ‘‘Peo­ple are ex­cited to see vi­su­als with a band. Our show is so colour­ful, peo­ple love that change,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s en­gag­ing – peo­ple can’t re­sist the dance­floor. That’s the magic in mu­sic. I am such a sup­porter of live mu­sic. See­ing peo­ple cre­ate mu­sic in the mo­ment. For us, we take it to the next level.’’ Spyn­drift’s two al­bums, Soundswell and Pos­i­tive Charge, at­tempted to cap­ture the band’s live en­chant­ment in a record­ing. ‘‘It was re­ally hard to show the mu­si­cal side with­out the vi­su­als,’’ says Wood. ‘‘You have to see us live to get the real Spyn­drift magic.’’ Wood says the quar­tet’s live show varies from dub-ska to cir­cus-cabaret and is ‘‘full of imag­i­na­tion’’. ‘‘It’s very the­atri­cal, up­beat and groovy,’’ she says. ‘‘One of our songs will take you back to early Paris. An­other has some rocky, raunchy gui­tar grooves.’’ Mar Haze, The Loft: With Love Can­nons, Take Me North and Josh Ren­nie-Hynes. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. Holly from Geordie Shore, Love Nightlife: Holly from Geordie Shore makes an ap­pear­ance at Love for the Aus­tralian Swimwear Model of the Year National Fi­nal. The Lamp­lights, Southport Sharks: Lo­cal folk-pop out­fit play adult con­tem­po­rary tunes. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. The Zookeep­ers, Cur­rumbin RSL: Cov­ers and mod­ern jive live. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

Spyn­drift play Swingin’ Sa­fari on Satur­day night.

Lo­cal bands Midnight An­tics and Boned play live. Show at 2pm. Free en­try. Killer Queen, RSL Southport: Re­live Queen’s great­est hits with this trib­ute band. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $15. Steve Frank, EAST: Syd­ney DJ Steve Frank gets the party started for He­do­nism Satur­days. TyDi, Plat­inum Night­club: En­er­getic DJ with res­i­dents Craig Roberts and Flash. San Cisco, Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: In­die-pop quar­tet play live. Mil­lions and Chaos Chaos sup­port. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25. Brett Sell­wood, Else­where: With Giv. DJ Tom­Cat, Ko­mune: Show at 7pm. DJ Tred­man and DJ Turhan , Love Nightlife: 1990s R’n’B favourites. Ele­mentz, Cur­rumbin RSL: Cover new and old hits. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. Sound From Earth, The Loft: Syd­ney in­die-folk band Sound From Earth play live with The Midnight An­tics, The Mis­taeks and Anika Man­tell. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10.

– ROSE SADLEIR Kobya, Man­dala Or­ganic Arts: Live worldly reg­gae. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $5. Midnight An­tics, South­ern Cross Tav­ern:

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