Let go of Deb­bie with SES­sions

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@ news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

LEG­ENDARY Aussie beat-boxer, singer, song­writer, in­stru­men­tal­ist Joel Turner and Pauly Fenech are the lat­est acts an­nounced for the Whit­sun­day SES­sions.

These lat­est per­form­ers join a bill made up of James Blundell, Graeme Con­nors and James T.

Pro­moter of the event Gavin ‘Butto’ But­lin said af­ter the touch down of Cy­clone Deb­bie and the en­su­ing stress, a ben­e­fit gig that bought the whole com­mu­nity to­gether was just what the Whit­sun­days needed.

Pauly Fenech is a man who needs no in­tro­duc­tion and is just the man to do the job.

Now a well es­tab­lished comic af­ter the suc­cess of Fat Pizza and Housos, Pauly’s crass brand on bo­gan hu­mour will re­ally have you laugh­ing.

Big on crowd par­tic­i­pa­tion, don’t be surprised if you are picked

from the au­di­ence to skull a goon sack on stage.

From raw comedy to nat­u­ral tal­ent, Joel Turner is recog­nised for his raw power, deep bass, and trade­mark sounds such as his “third voice” cow­bell, teeth beats and bass gui­tar.

He was the vic­tor at the World Beat­box­ing Cham­pi­onships in 2005 and re­tain­ing the ti­tle un­til 2009, his is an act to be­hold.

Mr But­lin said in or­der to make the event to­tally in­clu­sive buses would run from Collinsville and Bowen to de­liver peo­ple to the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club in Air­lie Beach.

And he was hop­ing for the Whit­sundy SES­sions gig to draw ma­jor crowds in the wake of Cy­clone Deb­bie.

“We are look­ing to get a thou­sand peo­ple there. We want as many as we can get,” he said.

Mr But­lin said the aim of the con­cert was not to make money and all pro­ceeds from the event would be handed on to the State Emer­gency Ser­vice.

“It’s to bring ev­ery­one to­gether in the one spot and have a few beers, en­joy great mu­sic, talk about it (the cy­clone) and have a laugh, he said.

He said the mix of acts would en­sured the gig had some­thing for ev­ery­one.

From a beat­boxer to a comic and from clas­sic rock to coun­try, Mr But­lin has cov­ered all bases.

Pauly Fenech will have the crowd laugh­ing and Graeme Con­nors is one of the best coun­try artists in Aus­tralia as well as James Cann.

And James T played Wood­stock with his band Canned Heat. That’s right, Wood­stock.

Pre-sale tick­ets will be go­ing for a very af­ford­able $23 and at the door they will set you back $25.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

COMIC RE­LIEF: Pauly Fenech of Fat Pizza and Housos will ap­pear at the Whit­sun­day SES­sions on May 27.

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