The Romaniacs & Yoyo Tuki

June 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am
Byron Community Markets
Butler St Reserve
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tess Cullen
The Romaniacs & Yoyo Tuki @ Byron Community Markets | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia

The Romaniacs:

The Romaniacs original music has been inspired by Gypsy, Folk, Latin, Celtic, Spanish and Eastern roots grooves. Their songs have been described as energetic, rootsy feel good music for the Heart and Soul.  The music is an eclectic mix of vocal and instrumentals, with acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, violin, and a unique array of percussion instruments.

Phil Levy and Leo Glass have been making music together for the past four years. They met after Leo, who had been in a touring rock band, settled with his family in the same area, in the shadow of Mt.Warning.  Phil was already established in the north coast acoustic music scene. Their musical styles seemed to blend beautifully and they soon compiled a repetoire, and began playing at north coast venues and festivals.  Completing the line up is drummer and percussionist Guy Madigan who plays Darabukka, Bodhran, Tapan Cymbals and bells. Guy recently moved to Byron Bay after playing for many years with international touring band ‘Sirocco’

Yoyo Tuki is a musician and visionary artist from the Polynesian Island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Isolated Rapa Nui lies 3700kms off the coast of Chile, and 4000kms  south-east from Tahiti. Being a dependant of Chile, the official language is Spanish (the only Spanish speaking Polynesian Island) though the Islander also speak ‘Rapa Nui’ – a Polynesian dialect similar to Tahitian and New Zealand Maori.
Yoyo Tuki was born on the 10th of April 1983 into the culturally rich environment of his Rapa Nui roots. From his native language, to the history of his people, to the arts of music, carving and painting – Yoyo’s cultural roots have become integral parts of his character, and have largely defined him into the musician and artist he is today.