FROM THE VAULT: WEEKEND WARRIORS
Weekend Warriors is a regular program for musicians who love good music and want to play in a band again – or for the first time – and hook up with like-minded players.
We followed the progress of a Sydney program with coach Paul Christie (famous for his work with Mondo Rock and The Party Boys) that culminated in a Big Gig featuring all the participating bands.
“It was great to be mentored by Paul Christie,” said participant Blake Pardy. “He told lots of interesting stories and anecdotes about the guitar heroes and rock gods that he’s come across in his career, and his tough love approach to coaching our band got good results in only a few weeks.”
Pardy met guitarist and songwriter Kim Walker through the Warriors program; Walker has since joined Blake’s band, blues and pop-rock outfit Sound Concern.
Check out the Weekend Warriors website for upcoming programs in your area.