Blues-funk duo Velshur share their tour destinations

August 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Velshur. Photo:

Byron Bay’s young band Velshur. Photo:

Velshur is a young band emerging from Byron Bay’s local music scene. Their music is described as a combination of funk, rock and love that is guaranteed to warm up your soul. Singer/songwriter Ben Walsh will keep you up and dancing, whilst Pat Smith is the engine room of this Blues Funk duo. Find out their favourite on-tour destinations via Posse and listen to their tunes via Holding Pattern.

Velshur's street on

Velshur’s street on

The Bucket List. Photo:

The Bucket List. Photo:

These guys have an awesome crowd, tasty beer, stunning staff..It’s right by Bondi Beach and we love playing there. What else does a band need?

Byron Bay Brewery's beer garden. Photo:

Byron Bay Brewery’s beer garden. Photo:

We’ve got a gig coming up here in September. I’ve grown up partying here… Lots of young backpackers stay here and mingle with the local crowd, so you get the best of both worlds. All their beers are tasty – get the sampler. It goes from really light to really dark. It’s the best place to start the night in Byron for sure.

The interior of Mr Falcon's. Photo:

The interior of Mr Falcon’s. Photo:

Nick only started this bar a couple of years ago, but it’s one of my favourite places to go in sydney for a drink. If you’ve ever been to The Hotel Chelsea in York… This place is like that. It has this old voodoo feel, and the music isn’t overpowering so you can hold down a nice conversation over a generous portion of wine. We’ll play there soon.

Sappho Books, Cafe and Wine Bar. Photo:

Sappho Books, Cafe and Wine Bar. Photo:

We haven’t played here, but always find ourselves here meeting up with a lot of our mates from USYD. Good coffee and lots of books.

The Beach Hotel.

The Beach Hotel.

Back in our hometown, definitely the best place to play or go and hear live bands. It’s right next to the beach, and has a real laid back atmosphere. The dance floor pumps on Fridays and Saturdays and sundays especially in Summer. Its awesome to jump in and out from a surf.

Drink coffee like a rock star at the Rock n Roll Cafe.

Drink coffee like a rock star at the Rock n Roll Coffee Company.

Best cafe I’ve been to in the world. They do the best coffee in Aus, with the best Asian dishes I’ve tasted. The staff there all feel like family…. I pretty much sleep under the coffee machine I’m there that often. Funk ass retro beats on the stereo too. Cant get enough!

Velshur's live gig at the River Inn, Thredbo. Photo courtesy Velsur's Facebook.

Velshur’s live gig at the River Inn, Thredbo. Photo courtesy Velshur’s Facebook.

During winter, we often go down and play out on the deck in the snowfields here. Saturdays are huge – I’m up running around on tables while I sing throwing snowballs with the punters. It’s always a huge afternoon. We’ll be there most Saturdays for the rest of this season, so come join in in you’re down. It’s just off Friday Flat.

Pre-show at Whitstlebinkies. Photo:

Pre-show at Whitstlebinkies. Photo:

I played here last year. Aside from it being in a pretty cool city, the way the venue itself is so music orientated is a dream for new artists to play in. The crowd are there to hear what they haven’t heard before. Also, it’s in Scotland so after things get super wild after the gig!

Want more?  Posse has featured more band guides here.