Bluegrass band set to perform
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.