Give Mo­town a shake

Avon Valley Gazette - - LET'S EAT -

MORE than 600 peo­ple packed the lawns of the his­toric Park­erville Tav­ern in Fe­bru­ary last year for a Hills- shak­ing blues con­cert.

And in 2018, the Mil­ford Street Shak­ers are set to do it again with Mo­town Hits The Hills.

Band leader Dom D’Leno said it was one of the band’s favourite per­for­mances of the year.

This year’s con­cert will be on Satur­day, April 7, 6pm to 9pm and will be sup­ported by singer- song­writer Reo Dunn ( Te Reo­takiwa Dunn), a New Zealand artist who won best Maori al­bum in 2006.

His voice has been com­pared to that of Ste­vie Won­der and his reper­toire of R& B and blues tunes will be a perfect com­ple­ment to the Mil­ford Street Shak­ers.

The nine- piece Mil­ford Street Shak­ers fea­tures the pow­er­house voice of Lee Morunga, who spent 10 years tour­ing with The Lion King with Dis­ney through­out Europe and Aus­tralia.

Park­erville Tav­ern di­rec­tor Joanne O’Con­nor said she was an­tic­i­pat­ing this year’s con­cert would be big­ger and bet­ter.

“Peo­ple were up on the grass and danc­ing al­most as soon as the first chords were struck and we’re ex­pect­ing the same again this year,” she says.

D’Leno said the band wanted to bring some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent to its au­di­ences with their smart ’ 60s- style dress and soul sound.

“There’s cer­tainly noth­ing like us in WA,” he says.

Tick­ets are $ 25, with chil­dren under six free. They are avail­able from https:// mo­town- hills- apr2018. eventbrite. com. au or on a first- come, first- served ba­sis at the gate.

Mil­ford Street Shak­ers will have Park­erville Tav­ern toes tap­ping.

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