Ruf­fArtZ sea­son ends on fun note

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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