Perth band re­turns for an en­core

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - 88 WATTONA SHOW -

The Wa­roona Show will wel­come back Ten Grand Tourist for 2018, the band’s sec­ond ap­pear­ance at the event.

The six-mem­ber rock and pop band from Perth said they loved play­ing at the 2017 show and were gen­uinely hon­oured to be asked back.

“We were booked for this year the day after the 2017 show so they must have been pleased,” band mem­ber Mick Lines said.

“We’ve been to the show most years as show-go­ers, but to be asked to be a part of it was an hon­our.

“It’s a great show with a beau­ti­ful stage and the or­gan­is­ers al­ways make us sound great, we can just plug in and play.”

The group plays a range of rock and pop cov­ers from the 70s right the way through to the present, but ac­cord­ing to Mr Lines, they try to avoid songs that ev­ery sec­ond cover band plays.

“Coun­try shows like Wa­roona are the real Aus­tralia, they’re the real deal and leave you with the proper Aussie feel­ing,” he said.

Mr Lines also said the best part of per­form­ing in Wa­roona was the way the au­di­ence and crowd in­ter­acted with the band while on stage.

Break danc­ing chil­dren, groov­ing fam­i­lies and sin­ga­longs are all notable past hap­pen­ings.

“This year we have our own kid-sized branded shirts and show bags be­cause we love get­ting peo­ple in­volved,” Mr Lines aid.

“It is un­real to be a part of this show and would love to keep com­ing back.”

Ten Grand Tourist will be on stage be­tween 5.30pm and 8.30pm at the this Sat­ur­day.

Pic­ture: Stephen Heath

This year's head­line band Ten Grand Tourist will play on the main stage from 5.30pm.

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