Blue­grass band set to per­form

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER | NEWS -

OLD school tunes will ring out from Stir­ling Cot­tage on Fe­bru­ary 18, with the Blue­grass at the Cot­tage event fea­tur­ing Perth band the Moon­shine Stills.

Hosted by Har­vey Com­mu­nity Ra­dio, the Har­vey Main­street Com­mit­tee and the Har­vey Recre­ation and Cul­tural Cen­tre, the nine-piece band will kick off its per­for­mance at 4.30pm.

Dou­ble bass player Lee Reader said the band played blue­grass and folk clas­sics as well as some modern blue­grass cov­ers.

“You might have seen us play reg­u­larly at the yearly Sou’ West Vin­tage Fest or the Myalup Easter Fair as well as the oc­ca­sional hill­billy house party,” Mr Reader said.

“We al­ways have fun trav­el­ling and play­ing mu­sic so it’s go­ing to be a good time for ev­ery­one.”

Mr Reader de­scribed the band as “Amer­i­can blue­grass with hints of Ir­ish folk, played by Aus­tralian hill­bil­lies”.

“It’s al­ways fun and it gets peo­ple danc­ing,” he said.

“A lot of our mem­bers come from a back­ground play­ing punk and rock ‘n’ roll so it’s nice to play some­thing acous­tic and get back to the roots of it all.”

The band has played to­gether for years on and off the stage, Mr Reader said, and their first show was at men’s health char­ity mo­tor­cy­cle ride, The Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­men’s Ride.

“We've all been play­ing mu­sic to­gether for years just for fun,” he said.

“We just threw some­thing to­gether for (the ride) to help and all of a sud­den we were a real band.”

At­ten­dees are asked to bring their own food, drinks and chairs.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased through the Har­vey Recre­ation and Cul­tural Cen­tre. For more in­for­ma­tion ring 9729 3311.

A lot of our mem­bers come from a back­ground play­ing punk and rock ‘n’ roll.

- Lee Reader

Nine-piece blue­grass band the Moon­shine Stills will be per­form­ing at Stir­ling Cot­tage in Har­vey on Fe­bru­ary 18.

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