In­ti­mate gig shares tales

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Times News - Taelor Pelusey

Singer-song­writer Wil Thomas has ven­tured from the Kim­ber­ley to per­form an in­ti­mate gig along­side Mar­garet River’s Dave Mann and Bec Schofield this week­end.

Songs From The Red Dirt, Tales From The South will see the three mu­si­cians share one mi­cro­phone for an “un­plugged” per­for­mance at Witch­cliffe’s Druids Hall on Satur­day, from 7pm.

“This is the kind of gig we love to do,” Schofield said.

“It’s about cre­at­ing an in­ti­mate con­nec­tion with the au­di­ence and shar­ing sto­ries about a love of land, place, fam­ily, our trav­els — that kind of thing.

“And this type of gig is quite dif­fer­ent, with the three of us com­ing to­gether like this.”

Schofield, her hus­band Mann and their three chil­dren spend much of the year trav­el­ling in their “house-truck”, com­plete with French doors and a deck.

Dur­ing their trav­els, the fam­ily play gigs and fes­ti­vals and host song­writ­ing work­shops through­out the State.

They also reg­u­larly visit Broome to col­lab­o­rate with Thomas.

Over the past three years, Tho- mas said his mu­si­cal vis­its to the South West had be­come more fre­quent.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited to tell the sto­ries from the Kim­ber­ley and sto­ries of the south and to see some new faces — and hope­fully fa­mil­iar ones — too,” Thomas said.

Schofield said the $20 en­try fee was by do­na­tion.

Trav­el­ling mu­si­cians Bec Schofield, Wil Thomas, and Dave Mann.

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