Last Friday night's entertainment went from the serious and sublime to the sublimely ridiculous. Bev Singh's Indian food was devoured with delight.
Avard De Leeuw sang folk songs with a superbly warm bass voice and delicate guitar. His son and nephew from Holland ably assisted with percussion, guitar and vocals.
James Webb wove wonderful stories with voice and guitar of love gone wrong, love lost, love rekindled, love found.
Tony Koellner, always the wag with a poem, told one of "Peter, the pedalling bum pincher" and his sticky end. As well as another humorous verse. Stitches.
Sunrise Sessions started with with a beautiful rendition of Fever, ended with a singalong of Dusty's "I Only Want To Be With You", and in between were an old folk tune, "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize" and "Proud And Humble." Great blend of finely played instruments, percussion, and powerful vocals.
After cakes, coffee and chat, Peter Lino built up layers of sounds (vocals mostly) using a loop machine. He got the audience singing to "Proud Mary", sang "Pale Blue Eyes" in honour of Lou Reed, and finished with a version of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony."
The Elderberries, outrageous as usual, and resplendent in an array of wigs and garb amused us all with a story about curry: "Burning Ring Of Fire"; observations of the work road workers on the Bangalow bypass do (none?); as well as Bangalow's theme song: "My Sweet Pork".
Liora Claff was sublime. Her first song, was a Hebrew tune from the 12th century. She changed tone with a mischievous version of the jazz standard "Peel Me a Grape", and concluded with a Bessie Smith blues. Wonderful vocals and delicate finger picked classical guitar left the audience wanting more. Good News! Liora is on the bill for our December show.
The entertainment was brought to a close with Greg Pimm playing more of his evocative, ethereal guitar and vocal songs.
Pictures in the Gallery.
Last show for the year is December 13, and we will finish the evening with dancing to award winning local young band, The Button Collective. (Folky, acoustic, fun...)
Peter Lino, amateur muso,