One of the best nights we have had in a while, both attendance and the quality of the show. New comer Justin Bannister on Keys was a huge hit. He played most awesome keyboards and even sang ‘Spirit In The Sky’. Monday night crew Erina and Mac did a great job on ‘ Meet Me On The Corner’ guests Ash Bell and Sara Tindley brought down the house as usual. Very fine version of Piano Man in the original key must have special mention.
The coolest moment for me was when Daughter Rose and Sara’s daughter Poppy danced to Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ and nailed the movements. Rod Coe on Bass, Jason Caspen on Drums and Evan Landers on guitar and Mando.
Lucky Duck Brad Green again nabbed the poster. There was laughter and smiles and even dancing. The themed nights seem to be more popular and better attended so for now that’s what we’re gonna do. Back to themes every Month.
In response to the previous months Jazz Night, this Book was much more playable for the ukers, (though we had a few key changes to deal with)… It was a great night with many highlights and big laughs. We were having so much fun we played half of the 2nd set before we realised it was break time.
Clelia Adams does great versions of these Novelty Tunes, her version of ‘Hello Mudda Hello Fudda’, recieved much applause as did Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie… There were jaws agape when Jimmy Willing took the stage, his peacful stoic demeanour quickly erupted into the prancing show pony he really is. Iggy Pop move over – the shirt was off, hat waving in hand, nearly hit his head on the ceiling jumping up and down… he sweat a bucket… this was all in three songs. Jimmy put out so much energy – It was like 3 hours at the Gym.
Other great moments during the night (I have been told) were ‘Cows With Guns’ and my favourite Miss Amber’s two renditions of Ruth Wallis’s two tunes ‘Boobs’ and ‘The Hawaiian Lei Song’. (Thanks Jan Beer for introducing her to us – we love her). Rex Carter on drums (first ever time singing uo the front) and Rod Coe on Bass were great Mounties in The Lumberjack song and Evan Landers (sun) did a great Lonnie Donegan on ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’. Everyone left with a smile on their face. The obvious conclusion – silly, cheeky, double entendre, risque songs are fun…. we will be doing them again soon.
It was a very eclectic song list with two songs from each month apart from the Stones book … (we had three of those). After a brilliant 2015 Mullum Music Festival we were all a bit buggered. It was a great night none the less and everyone had a hoot. Stand outs were Misty Henderson (as always) and again Erina Leech has proven to be a strong and grounded singer, always on key and delivered another great version of ‘Young Folk’ with son Reuben doing a great whistle part. It was great to have the teachers and family of Coorabell school in attendance on the evening. Evan Landers delivered a great version of Copperhead Road. The venue is really feeling like home now. Thanks Luke and Michael from the club and as always Deb and Luis. Now… ready for the 5th annual Christmas Uke-tacular.