Local legends top rocking Easter line-up
STUFF your bellies full of chocolate and your ears full of live music this Easter as local musicians prepare to entertain the masses.
One band touring the region over the festive period is local legends of rock ‘n’ roll Clarketown, who played at the Highlander Tavern in Julatten last night and are heading to the Mt Molloy pub tonight from 7pm, before coming back down the hill to perform at Marina View in Port Douglas tomorrow night and rounding out their rocking road trip at the Court House on Sunday.
Clarketown entertain the crowd at Marina View’s ‘‘fish ’n’ chips rock ’n’ roll’’ every other Friday night with Peter Clarke on guitar/vocals, Paul Brandon on bass/vocals and Grub Hewson on drums.
‘‘We play everything from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll all the way up to the ’90s, basically everything rock ‘n’ roll, a bit of the quiet stuff and a bit of the loud stuff,’’ Grub said.
‘‘We have been playing together on and off for a good 20 years and that’s what it’s all about - good mates and good music.
‘‘Just get out and have a good time - that’s what life’s all about.’’
Yahdoh will be back at the Court House Hotel on Sunday to warm up the crowd from 12 to 3pm before Clarketown take the stage, with the Saxman grooving away from 2pm until late on Monday, the Gusman getting vocal on Tuesday night and the wildly popular Hillbilly Goats rocking on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile at the Central Hotel tonight from 8pm the Distractions are performing, followed by Mereana on Saturday night from 8pm and the Gusman on Sunday night at 7pm.
The Iron Bar will have favourites Grand Theft Audio amping it up on Saturday night and for something different will also host a pyjama party upstairs on the same night, encouraging everyone to wear their naughty and nice pyjamas.
QT Port Douglas is keeping it classy in their Estilo Bar with DJ Gerhard playing live from 7pm until late on Saturday night while on Sunday Parrotfish will host the Walker Brothers playing from 6pm to 9pm.