Local artists entertain at Van’s Hotel
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.