Swing this Satur­day at Toc. Golf

Southern Riverina news - - BULLETIN BOARD -

The South West Mu­sic 2018 Live Mu­sic Cal­en­dar kicks off with the ‘Swing on the Grass’ event at Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club this Satur­day.

Or­gan­is­ers in­vite lo­cal res­i­dents to your en­joy an af­ter­noon of jazz, swing, blues and boo­gie from Mel­bourne fourpiece band ‘The Shuf­fle Club’.

Fea­tur­ing all four band mem­bers singing individually, ‘The Shuf­fle Club’ is made up of hot sax, bass, drums and pi­ano, with tight ar­range­ments in a va­ri­ety of styles set­ting this band apart from oth­ers.

‘‘It’ll be a re­ally fun event for the fam­ily,’’ South West Mu­sic’s Sivonne Binks said.

‘‘Snacks and drinks will be avail­able at the Golf Club.

‘‘We en­cour­age ev­ery­one to bring your chair and pic­nic blan­ket.’’

‘The Shuf­fle Club’ drum­mer and vo­cal­ist Rod­ney Gil­bert said they are not the clas­sic jazz band, but more of a dance band.

‘‘We play mu­sic de­rived from the 1930s and even up to the six­ties,’’ he said.

‘‘Our mu­sic is the kind that al­lows the au­di­ence to have a bit of fun and dance along.’’

The band has been to­gether for more than 23 years, he added.

‘‘We first started per­form­ing to­gether at a bar in Mel­bourne. It was a late night gig which had us play­ing up un­til all hours but we gained a lot of work out of it.’’

Tick­ets for Swing on the Grass are $30 for adults, and free for un­der 18s. They can be pur­chased at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club.

Finley Com­mu­nity Help Group vol­un­teers (from left) Nella McNa­mara, Jenny Clark, Joyce Thomas, Peter Larsen, Gabby Comber, Des Thomas, Gwen James and Kay­lene Dawe.

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