Rough Cut – December 8

It was Rough Cut of old on Friday night with Mike Burke on pedal steel replacing the ill Robyn Farrell.

Mark Woolrich had laryngitis which left all the singing to Yorkie and Tony Patricks on drums. Neil Hobbs sang along to most of the songs but he hasn’t graduated to a microphone yet.

Despite all their problems they presented a great night of country music and kept the crowd on the dance floor all night.

Danny Stain – November 10

Danny Stain surprised everyone by turning up with a trio instead of the usual four piece band and didn’t disappoint.

With Danny on lead guitar and vocals, Helen Stewart on bass and vocals and Bryan Derrick on drums they delivered a wide variety of country from Danny originals to Johnny Cash to Skyhooks. A very enjoyable evening.

Next week it’s another trio featuring Helen Stewart – The Dalton Gang.

The Moonlighters – October 20

The Moonlighters last played for us in June 2014, it was great to have them back with some new members.

Geoff Wells and Mark Smith were joined by a new rhythm section with Jimmy Fewings on bass and Ian Langford on drums.

They belted out 3 sets of enjoyable country and country rock and were well received after their 3 year hiatus.

 

Video recorded On The night

The Hawks Showband – October 13

The Hawks Showband put on a fine performance with the audience often in fits of laughter at the band’s antics.

Leo Dalton, Kerran Keats, Doug Foley and Peter Westwood played some great honky tonk classics and rarities plus trashing some others with their enjoyable onstage nuttery.

They appeared to have a special guest on pedal steel and harmonica (sometimes paying both at the same time – see picture above). Someone said his name was Dave Less but that could not be confirmed. Dave Moore, your job is safe. See more photos

Palace Gypsies – October 6

The Palace Gypsies put on another great show despite drummer Bryan Derrick lacking a snare drum for the first set.

But he got by – using his floor tom instead until a snare was delivered – but without the drum stand. So he used a chair to sit the snare on. Clever people these drummers. A good crowd despite it being school holidays and the last weekend of the Mildura Country Music Festival.