Swing this Saturday at Toc. Golf
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.