Tintenbar Up Front was warm last Friday with hot performances and enthusiastic audience response.
Jack n Pen, Bluesfest busking finalists, treated us to powerful vocals, subtle harmonies and tasteful guitar with a number of originals. This young duo is going to go far.
Barnaby Smith aka Telegraph Tower followed with more superb originals comprising soaring vocals and delicately finger picked guitar arrangements.
Gregory Pimm, a TUF regular, played and sang in his usual soft style a range of classic songs finishing with a sing along of Waltzing Matilda.
Peter Lino teamed up with Nick Repin to perform songs from the south west of the USA including tunes by Santana and Little Feat. Nick's exquisite classical inspired guitar work was a highlight.
After the break, Jenni-Cargill Strong had the audience enthralled with her ability to deliver an old folk story that she had rewritten. The heroine triumphed, the Devil was defeated and we all were morally uplifted! Flawless performance.
In a first for TUF, hip hop duo Substance showed why this form is alive and relevant to all willing to listen. They did a couple of freestyle raps on topics chosen by the audience. Their fluency was jaw dropping stuff. They also performed a couple of their prewritten numbers, one featuring the local area. Thanks MC Dingo and MC Celestial Serpent, for great entertainment (despite the technical problems with our sound system.)
Tony Koellner, resident performance poet, was so taken with Substance that he launched into a hip hop version of a poem about chocolate mousse taught to him by his mother. Hilarious! He finished the evening with a poem that brought tears of laughter to many in the audience. It told of a couple so given to piercing themselves that they got tangled up in a very compromising position in the middle of the main street!
You can check out pics of the evening here in the gallery.
And of course, Bev Singh once again cooked up her wonderful curries for us.
Thanks to the entry paid by the audience members, charity of the month Interplast received a donation of $250.
Look forward to seeing you next month.
Already there are several fantastic a cappella choruses booked in. If you are interested in performing, send us an email.