Pi­ano man to play at sail­ing club

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

POP­U­LAR mu­si­cian Jon Grif­fin, also known as ‘Johnny G’ will be play­ing his baby grand pi­ano on Fri­day nights through­out De­cem­ber at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club (WSC).

Grif­fin has been a pro­fes­sional en­ter­tainer in the Whit­sun­days for al­most 20 years. He was once the res­i­dent pian­ist on Hamil­ton Is­land as well as play­ing reg­u­larly at other is­land re­sort func­tions and main­land venues. He is known for his ver­sa­tile en­ter­tain­ment qual­i­ties and wide range of mu­sic, from six­ties rock to to­day’s pop­u­lar hits.

For the up­com­ing nights at the sail­ing club, Grif­fin said he planned to cre­ate a pi­ano bar-type set up that was “pretty re­laxed”, not loud and just gen­er­ally “very pleas­ant”.

“Mine is the only pi­ano in town and for a lot of peo­ple they just love to see that,” he said. “It adds a touch of class to a place.” WSC man­ager An­gela Rae said Grif­fin’s baby grand pi­ano was a great fea- ture in the club giv­ing din­ers a flash­back to the old days. “Thirty years ago, pi­ano artists like Vicky Keith, John St Peter and Ry­ley Reid were regulars on the mu­sic scene in Air­lie Beach [and] some of the most en­joy­able nights were around the pi­ano, sip­ping cock­tails and watch­ing the sun­set with friends,” she said.

“There’s noth­ing like hav­ing an af­ter­work drink on a Fri­day af­ter­noon, lis­ten­ing to all the great hits from the likes of Billy Joel and El­ton John.”

Grif­fin is sched­uled to play from 6-9pm each Fri­day night for the next four weeks at the club. There is no cover charge.

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