Second Original Sundays this week
THE cream of the Whitsundays’ original music scene will again be on show at the second ‘Original Sundays’ event, this Sunday, November 2, at Airlie’s Magnums Hotel.
Starting at 1pm, this Airlie Beach Music Festival ‘teaserstyle’ event is about treating audiences to five hours of live original music from a wide range of artists who will all feature on this year’s festival line-up.
Young song writers Marley Hole, Natasha Gibbs, Brittany Brand and Chelsea Nicol will start the afternoon off, with their set of beautiful voices and guitar-playing showcasing the Whitsundays’ youth talent.
Crowd favourites Fishjam will then entertain the crowd with their unique folk rock and blues style.
Following this will be funk and groove master Dylan Hammond, who will turn up the tempo with his original funky style.
Event organiser Andrew Pattinson said Hammond’s loops would have the crowd tapping their feet right from the start.
“Hammond lives and breathes music and it shows,” he said.
Taylor and Silk, one of the busiest acts in Mackay and the Whitsundays, will be making a welcome return, with their own brand of funk and jazz. With their silky voices and smooth guitar, Taylor and Silk are also the driving force behind Passport to Airlie Beach battle of the band winners, ‘The Natural Culture’.
Finally, music fans will be treated to a set from reggae and ska specialists Sun Salute.
This local, four-piece band, complete with a new horn sec- tion, are fresh from playing on main stages at festivals such as Wallabie Creek and the Bowen Fishing Classic.
“It’s no surprise they are receiving rave reviews from bands such as Katchafire, Dragon and The Beautiful Girls - better catch them before they get too famous,” Mr Pattinson said.
Original Sundays will be the last chance to win a three-day ticket to the Airlie Beach Music Festival, simply by attending the event or purchasing a $30, 2014 festival T-shirt.
Original Sundays is free of charge to attend.
SKA SPECIALISTS: Reggae and ska specialists Sun Salute will be wrapping up this weekend's Original Sundays event at Airlie's Magnums Hotel. Photo by Andrew Pattinson / Vampp Photography
NATURAL CULTURE: Taylor and Silk, who are also the driving force behind Passport to Airlie Battle of the Bands winners 'The Natural Culture' will be playing their special brand of funk and jazz at Magnums on Sunday. Photo by Andrew Pattinson / Vampp Photography