Lo­cal artists en­ter­tain at Van’s Ho­tel

The Witness - - LOFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT -

THE Cav­ern Mu­sic Club is what’s hap­pen­ing at Van’s Ho­tel in Um­laas Road, Cam­per­down. It started out as a mu­sic club to show­case upand­com­ing tal­ent and full li ve b ands with­out us­ing an y form of c om­put­er­gen­er­ated mat erial. That means mu­si­cians play­ing their in­stru­ments of the ac­tual songs of clas­sic hits from both past and present decades.

The name of the Cav­ern was used as this was where the B ea­tles started out in the six­tie s.

The mu­sic of the Bea­tles was cel­e­brated at the launch of thCe av­ern in Oc­to­ber 2016, but the pop­u­lar­ity of the event has grown to in­clude con­tem­po­rary gen­res, cov­ers and o wn com­po­si­tions.

It has been w ell­sup­ported and has grown to the ex­tent that the venue had to be e xpanded.

The event hap­pens on the first Saturday of ev­ery month and runs from 7 pm to 10 pm. Artists vary ev­ery month, fea­tur­ing both new tal­ent and lo­cal mu­si­cians wish­ing t o per­form there.

The ne xt Cav­ern Mu­sic Club is on Saturday and will host a fan­tas­tic lineup for the e ven­ing.

Vin­cent Reid Fam­ily Band has been years in the mak­ing , jam­ming to­gether from when Rhi­an­non learnt to play gui­tar in Gr ade 4. Rhi­an­non has r ecently turned 16 and with the help of Kech Sanches, she has honed her skills on gui­tar. She has done many school per­for­mances and is curr ently the lead sing er of the How­ick High School j azz band. Ai­dan showed mu­sic abil­i­tie s fr om a v ery young age, har­mon­is­ing and beet box­ing. He is in the school cham­ber choir Anne re­cently took part in the Michael­house Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Vince had an in­ter­est in mu­sic fr om a y oung age and is mainly self­taught. He plays key­boards, gui­tar and, re­cently, penny and low whis­tle. The Reid Band en­joy many dif­fer­ent gen­res of mu­sic but ar e par­tic­u­larly in­flu­enced by Ir­ish, f olk and pop mu­sic. In March this year, The Reid Band had the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their t alents at Mu­sic in the Hills and r eceived an amaz­ing r esponse.

Formed in 2004 , by Jule But­ler and Mike Arkol, Full Cir­cle orig­i­nally started out as a duo. As no back­ing tracks were used, the duo f or­mat be­came t oo r es­tric­tive and Joe Mayer and John Waldeck joined on rhythm and drums, re­spec­tively, which al­lowed for more com­plex num­bers to be at tempted. This for­mat has proved to be the per­fect ve­hi­cle for four pas­sion­ate mu­sic lovers to ex­press them­selves and re­lieve the stress of modern day liv­ing, play­ing mu­sic fr om the six­ties through to cur­rent hits. The band plays var­i­ous venues in the up­per high­way area.

Forged in the iconic down­town oa­sis that is The This­tle Ho­tel, The Swish Collective is a group of mu­sic lovers brought to­gether by their pas­sion for per­form­ing.

The group com­prises mem­bers of all ages, from all walks of life from sales­peo­ple to scrap­pies, teach­ers to t rav­el­ling bar­men. C on­stantly s triv­ing t o push their abil­i­ties, you can ex­pect a show full of en­ergy and the songs you love to sing along to. — Sup­plied.

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