Jamie Lockhart feelin' the Delta blues.
Though it may have been cool outside, June 14 is warm in the minds of the 80-strong audience at Tintenbar Up Front. More than 50 enjoyed the gourmet offerings of the Club Lennox kitchen supremos. My scouts report the food was delicious.
Entertainment kicked off with smooth harmonies and subtle showmanship from a cappella group Silhouette. Nik Wheeler again got the audience singing along to some old favourites. Dennis Squires displayed great musicianship on guitar and delicate delivery of lyrics, including an original "In This Room." The first half of the evening was completed with powerful guitar playing and impassioned vocals from Pete Wilson and Liam Diliberto-Clark.
Paul Francis began the second half in fine form with renditions of 3 new songs from him and sidekick Ross Francis. Favourites from last month, Ebony Stibbard and Sam Sabine sang two songs in beautiful harmony, and Ebony finger-picked an original tune on her classical guitar. Superb.
Peter Lino did The Beatles' "Blackbird," Santana's "Smooth" and "It Couldn't Be Better" by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The evening came to a wonderful finale with Jamie Lockhart playing original tunes from his recently released album, followed by powerful versions of Delta Blues classics by Robert Johnson and Lightning Hopkins. Both Jamie's playing and singing show rare control, with variations in tone, rhythm and pace that were electrifying.
With contributions from the door, cakes and food, $750 was raised for Club Lennox. Have a look at the Charity Donations page for more details.
There are also photos from the night in the Gallery.
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Peter Lino, amateur muso,