Sun­day ses­sion pays trib­ute to ‘The Hat’

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

IT’S a brand new month, which means it’s time for an­other bout of VMR Mu­sic Sun­days, but this time around it will have a spe­cial touch.

This week, mu­si­cians will pay trib­ute to the late Steve Andrew, a lo­cal mu­si­cian who died on May 20.

Steve was of­ten seen in Air­lie Beach play­ing the har­mon­ica with lo­cal bands and was quite fond of blues and roots mu­sic.

Which is why get­ting muso’s up on stage with a har­mon­ica was some­thing event or­gan­iser Jenni Was­son en­cour­aged.

“We’re hop­ing to get any­one who plays the har­mon­ica to do a ‘har­mon­ica-off’ to get up and do a trib­ute to Steve,” she said.

Ms Was­son said the mu­si­cians who knew Steve “The Hat”, as he was af­fec­tion­ately known, would also pay trib­ute in their own unique way.

The smells and sounds of snags siz­zling on the bar­be­cue will fill the air, along with a va­ri­ety of tunes played by some of the best known lo­cals.

Raf­fles will also be held with some ex­cit­ing prizes to be won.

Run from 2–6pm, the af­ter­noon is the per­fect way to end the week and kick-start an­other.

En­try is free for the event but food and drinks can be pur­chased at the venue.

So grab a bunch of friends and head down to the VMR Whit­sun­day Club House to en­joy an af­ter­noon of great mu­sic, some drinks and food, and also help to cel­e­brate the life of one of the Whit­sun­day greats, Steve Andrew.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.face­book.com/vmr mu­sic­sun­days/.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

BANG­ING BEATS: VMR Mu­sic Sun­days is a pop­u­lar way for lo­cals and vis­i­tors to kick off a new month.

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