ROCK LIFTS MOOD IN BIG DRY

Dir­ran­bandi hosts drought ini­tia­tive in fun 50s dance off

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DIR­RAN­BANDI res­i­dents are in for a treat this week­end, with a good old fash­ioned Rock & Roll dance or­gan­ised for this Satur­day.

Lo­cal mu­si­cian Phillip Stacey, part of Soul Agents, has or­gan­ised five hours of fine-fash­ioned 50s and 60s fun, fea­tur­ing cov­ers of Elvis Pres­ley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and all the greats.

Or­gan­ised as a drought ini­tia­tive, all pro­ceeds raised will go di­rectly to the lo­cal Dir­ran­bandi QCWA branch, who will dis­trib­ute the money among lo­cal res­i­dents and farm­ers.

Phillip Stacey on gui­tar and vo­cals will play along­side Niah Haden­feld on the sax­o­phone as The Soul Agents.

“We’re just try­ing to put some pen­nies back in the cof­fers,” Mr Stacey said.

“It’s a drought ini­tia­tive that the com­mu­nity has come to­gether to or­gan­ise.

“We hope that this will help peo­ple out.

“The CWA will dis­trib­ute the money where they think it needs to go.”

Tick­ets will be sold for $10 at the door, with food and drinks avail­able on the night.

“We just want peo­ple to come and have some fun.”

A fam­ily friendly event, there will be prizes for the best Elvis im­per­son­ator, best jiv­ing cou­ple, and cou­ple with the best pe­riod dress.

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