A stel­lar line-up on of­fer

Lo­cal Kieran McCarthy plays this Fri­day

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

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.

Photo: An­drew Pat­tin­son / Vampp Pho­tog­ra­phy

SOLID ROCK: Kieran will per­form at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club on Fri­day night at 7pm.

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