A stellar line-up on offer
Local Kieran McCarthy plays this Friday
THE Whitsunday Sailing Club has locked in a cracking bill of artists for the next couple of weeks.
First is long-time Whitsunday singer/songwriter Kieran McCarthy, playing this Friday night.
Inspired by classic story telling songwriters such as Paul Kelly and Cold Chisel writer Don Walker, Kieran weaves a Whitsunday vibe into his music.
Songs entitled Mandalay Moon and an album called Blue on Blue reference the relaxed lifestyle on offer in the Whitsundays.
McCarthy said if you had to categorise his music it could be described as classic Australian pub rock.
“I tend to play to the crowd and I try to get the punters involved,” he said.
Of the range of crowds that as a performer he encounters in Airlie Beach, the sailing club audience is one he believes enjoy hearing his original compositions.
“A lot of the songs relate to Airlie Beach or the Whitsundays and a number of them relate to sailing and being out on the water,” he said.
Also coming up at the Whit- sunday Sailing Club is legendary Australian singer, songwriter and slide guitarist 8 Ball Aitken.
The singer has toured Canada, Europe and Japan and is known for his fusion of country music with the genres of Australian blues and roots.
In 2003, 8 Ball Aitken's album release titled Southern Hemisphere produced a number one hit song in the Australian Country Music Radio Charts.
A special treat awaits visitors to the sailing club when 8 Ball Aitken plays next week.
SOLID ROCK: Kieran will perform at the Whitsunday Sailing Club on Friday night at 7pm.