RuffArtZ season ends on fun note
IT’S been a great year for RuffArtZ.
We’ve enjoyed the diversity and quality that ‘A Season of Saturdays’ brings.
We’ve had the drama and grace of Flamenco dancers, the gentle sensitivity of a re-fashioned Australian songbook and fascinating footage of the first ever filmed voyage from Italy to Australia.
Now it’s time to let your hair down, kick your heels up and have some fun: RuffArtZ has the perfect end of season show for 2017 to help get you into the swing of the festive season.
The Wikimen is a six piece band comprised of Justin Marshall on vibraphone, piano and percussion, Dan Witton on double bass Demasson on ukulele, guitar and vocals, Rosalind Jones on trombone and Declan Jones on trumpet. You may have seen them appear on gram “Spicks and Specks” or performing live around Melbourne at The Spotted Mallard, Open Studio, 45 Downstairs or at the Night Market.
The Wikimen have chosen upbeat, fun songs from music that was popular in the 1910’s through to the 1930’s including Hawaiian blues, pop, samba, swing jazz, Western Swing and Mills Brothers songs to name a few, complete with heavenly harmonies and exotica music for your listening and dancing pleasure. They enjoy playing at a volume that encourages intimate con- versation on the dance floor as well as the opportunity to encourage the movement of the body in the spirit of grandparents and grandchildren.
The 2017 ‘A Season of Saturdays’ is presented by RuffArtZ, working in collaboration with the touring company ‘Just Shows To Go’ and with generous support ria’. The performance is on November 18 at 8pm at the Ruffy Hall. An added bonus is that the RuffArtZ 2018 program and discounted Seasons Tickets will be launched at interval.
Please book early to ensure your seat by calling Kym on 0409 172 595 or email: ruffartztickets@gmail. com and Don Burnett.
They opened the musical event with a wide range of songs.
The next performer was Greg Dudley who performs his own music as well as many covers and increases his repertoire with each performance.
Following this a delicious afternoon tea was enjoyed by all and after everyone resumed their seats the Wool Week Raffle and Lucky Door Prizes were drawn much to everyone’s delight.
Gayle Fitzgerald was the next performer and she certainly took over the hall, even suggesting that the doors be locked and that everyone party all night.
After some beautiful solos Gayle was joined by Jimmy Davidson in two duets and then Jimmy performed on his own and then they performed two more duets.
The afternoon finished with all performers joining in singing as The Wanderer and some of the line dancers danced at the side of the hall.
How lucky we are here in Euroa to have such great local talent at hand who are willing to entertain.
The committee would like to thank all who assisted in selling raffle tickets, providing afternoon tea and helping at the hall on the day.
Without your assistance we would not be able to provide these forms of entertainment.
Thanks also to the shire for allowing us to use the cinema and to the various shire staff who advised and assisted us in our endeavor to organise everything.
INTO THE SWING: The Wikimen, presented by RuffArtZ, are performing at the Ruffy Hall on November 18.