This page is a gallery of some of the music nights, celebrating the wonderful musicians who make them such special events.

Scenes from 2005

 

November 25, 2005

Summer is here. The doors are open and a cool evening breeze takes the edge off a warm day. Welcome to the Goodwills, all the way from Maleny - our furthest travelled featured artists to date!

Featured artist: The Goodwills

Performers: Bob and Laurel Wilson, Lee Williams, Terri Welles, Bob Townshend, John and Emily Arlidge

The Goodwills

The Goodwills

Bob and Laurel Wilson have close connections to Severnlea and, in particular, Beverley Homestead, in which we hold our music nights.

Laurel used to live in Severnlea and the Turner children, whose family owned it back then, were her friends, so she came here often.

Bob and Laurel actually met within sight of Beverley at a party. That was in 1978 and they have been together evere since, making great music. Bob has a wonderful way with words and his songs are tight with a gentle, sardonic humour.

Laurel delivers them well and theatrically. They have a couple of CDs out. We'd be glad to sell you them.

and with Terri Welles

Laurel and Bob are friends with Terri Welles who lives locally and sings wonderfully. So it was great that she did a couple of numbers with them and, later, with Lee Williams who is, in fact, her ex-husband... don't worry about it. It is complicated.

Anyway, Terri is pictured at left next to Laurel who is playing a watering can augmentation of her famous kazoobugle.

Terri Laurel and Bob
John Arlidge and Lee Williams

John Arlidge and Lee Williams

It is always fun when John and Lee get together, usually to do a bit of blues and often with the vocal assistance of Emily Arlidge, who was, for a change, absent and missed by all (What could a school function possibly offer that a music night cannot?).

 

Bob Townshend

Bob has been working hard on some new numbers of late and complains that his ageing brain can't hold new words. We know the feeling. It was great Bob and the occasional lapse makes it all the merrier.

 

Bob Townshend

 

November 11, 2005

After a longer break than usual because of A Middsummer Night's Dream in which several Music Night regulars were involved, it was great to get together again. A good roll up and some sensational music.

Featured artist: John Grinham

Performers: Alec Piovesan, Jenel Hunt, John and Sarah Grinham, Bob Townshend, Clare O'Keefe, Neil Oloman, Terry Clark, John and Emily Arlidge

John and Sarah Grinham

We got two for the price of one when featured act, John Grinham, from Toowoomba, came with his teenage daughter Sarah.

Great stuff. John has gained a lot in confidence and he played some excellent folk and rock.

Sarah has a great voice - very strong for a 14 year old. She also sang with Emily Arlidge. Thanks guys.

Sarah and John Grinham

Terry Clark

When John is around, Terry Clark usually isn't far away and he burbled along with his base tonight, taking a back seat role.

Terry Clark
Clare O'Keefe

 

Clare O'Keefe was in a lively mood and played some of her trademark stuff. Great.

Andrew Korner came with Clare but chose not to play. We missed his exuberance. Next time, hey?

Janel Hunt

Jenel Hunt

Jenel Hunt hasn't been for a while so it was great to hear her wonderful mezzo again.

 

Alec Piovesan

Alec was in good voice. He has been out timber cutting - a change from being a chef - and he was hanging out to sing.

Welcome back.

Alec Piovesan
Lee Williams

John Arlidge (right) polished the Dobro.

Lee Williams (left) wore an Amtrak railway hat given to him by Chris Goodsall, a great supporter of the Music Nights, who sadly passed away just three weeks later. He is sadly missed.

John Arlidge

 

October 28, 2005

Flushed from the previous week's Stanthorpe Little Theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, it was an occasion for some of the cast to relax and talk about the experience.

Featured artist: Stephen Kemp

Performers: Mario Costanzo, Kate Seaton, Alec Piovesan, The Loose Canons, Hayden Briggs, Rosemary McMahon, John and Emily Arlidge

The night began slowly but ended up being pretty full. Mind you, this included seven members of Stanthorpe's Loose Canons choir.

Alec Piovesan made a welcome return and Kate Seaton, who turned up last week, not realising that we were all off Shakespearing, eventually found us and played some new material she has written. She is truly prolific.

Stephen Kemp

Stephen (pictured) was our featured artist and was a little late because he had a gig before the music night at O'Mahoney's pub in Warwick for the Warwick Rodeo.

Strictly a hobbyist, Stephen is an excellent performer who takes great care with his music. He brought family and friends down with him, including Hayden Briggs, a singer songwriter who joined him in his second bracket.

Stephen Kemp
Loose Canons

The Loose Canons

The a cappella group sang two brackets of songs from around the world in multi-part harmony. Brilliant.

L-R: Rosemary McMahon, Diana Hand, Jenny Morris, Penny Davies (conductor), Veronica Hammond, Don Purnell (obscured), Ross Johnson.

Rosemary McMahon

It was a pleasure to welcome Rosemary McMahon, a member of the Loose Canons and a teriffic guitarist and solo singer in her own right.

She performed two pieces for us including a lovely Spanish exercise on classical guitar which she is studying with David Hume. Thanks Rosemary.

The McMahon family copped bucket-loads of hail in last week's storms so we hope the music night was a cheering end to what must have been a very difficult and frustrating week!

Below left: Alec Piovesan was great as usual.

Below right: Welcome to Hayden Briggs, of Warwick, a first timer to the music nights and a brilliant songwriter, singer and guitarist.

Rosemary McMahon

Alec Piovesan

Well done everyone and thanks. Music nights will continue every second week until Christmas. We will take a break over Christmas but will have a New Year's Music Night Bash as usual. Then we will break until late January.

Dates: November 11, 25; December 9; 31.

Everone is welcome. Bring an instrument and perform or just come and take in the atmosphere.

Hayden Briggs

October 7, 2005

Not a lot of spring this year. It feels like summer already! Great night with lots of performers and a great crowd.

Featured artist: Sunrise Road

Performers: Andrew Korner, Clare O'Keefe, Kate Seaton, Bob Townshend, Peter Dobe, Julie Witney, Terry Clark, John Grinham, John and Emily Arlidge

Sunrise Road

Peter Dobe and Julie Witney have been on the road for the past couple of months in a campervan playing at festivals and fetes from Gympie to Mungindi.

It was fabulous to have them stop over at the WGW music night and hear again their eclectic mix of jazz and folk - Peter on alto sax and flute; Julie on guitar and vocals. Wonderful stuff enjoyed by all.

Right: Julie Witney and Peter Dobe as Sunrise Road

Sunrise Road

Bob Townsend

Bob Townsend

Bob came down from Dalveen for the night. He's a great fan of folk music and our Republic Red and, therefore, he is always most welcome. He played some Irish, English and Australian folk tonight and got everyone's feet tapping.

Clare O'Keefe

Clare O'Keefe was again excellent. She is gaining quite a following around the traps and people are still talking about her last appearance and urging her to stay acoustic. Tonight she again played some great original numbers, combining strong lyrics with expert playing and a fabulous Joni Mitchell style voice. Well done.

Clare O'Keefe

Left: Clare O'Keefe

 

Right: John Grinham and Terry Clark

John Grinham and Terry Clark
John Grinham came down from Highfields, north of Toowoomba, to play with Terry Clark. They are normally seen around the traps as a rock and blues band called Slow Train Coming. When they get together as John and Terry they do some great quieter numbers such as Slip Slidin' Away and Fire and Rain. Wonderful. John is very shy and even the thunderous applause hasn't yet managed to convince him that he is actually very good! Pretty soon now he is going to be our featured artist.

Although it wasn't a music night event, special mention should be made of the world premiere of the old fashioned rock 'n roll band Dapper Dan at the Granite Belt Spring Wine Festival Fiesta on Saturday night.

They were great so if you missed the fiesta this year, make sure you are there next! The local lads are (left to right): Bruce (The Doc) Jones; Lee (Bottom) Williams; Sean (Cool) Cole; and, Chris (Bucky) Giacca.

Dapper Dan

September 23, 2005

Spring is here and it is the first time for a while that we haven't had to scream "close the bloody door" when anyone has come in or out. A big crowd turned out to see our featured artist, Neil Oloman, and many other great performers.

Featured artist: Neil Oloman

Performers: Kate Seaton, Andrew Korner, Chris Giacca, Alec Piovesan, Neil Oloman, Vic Hush, Adrian Hobba, Jenel Hunt, Clare O'Keefe, Bob Townshend, John and Emily Arlidge

Neil Oloman

Neil, who travelled from the Goomburra Valley north of Warwick, to join us was dazzling. Some great original stuff and choice covers from a musical career spannng more than forty years.

Though they were all good, the favourite was probably Banjo Patterson's Clancy of the Overflow, which Neil sets to music. Brilliant and thanks so much for coming.

Neil had a day or so before purchased a new nylon string guitar with electronic pick-up which sounded great. If you look very carefully you can see the string tag still hanging off the machine head that for some reason, neil had not removed.

Well done and we look forward to your next trip down this way.

Right: Neil Oloman

Neil Oloman

Vic Hush

Vic Hush

Welcome back. Vic was one of our early featured artists and he and partner Lyn have been away for quite a while - on the road to Perth.

As usual, he got the crowd rocking with some great country music and finished with an informal jam that was just sensational, thanks to Chris Giacca, Neil Oloman, Emily Arlidge and John Draper. Sorry if I missed anyone.

Speaking of Chris Giacca, he teamed up with Andrew Korner for a great bracket of original and cover numbers that brought the house down (See pictures below). The boys are producing a tighter sound every time they appear, these days and it is great to see them develop.

Chris has a new Gibson pickup on his guitar of which he is very proud. Sounds good too. The quality he seems to value most is distortionless distortion!

The Eunuchs

Left: The boys, Chris Giacca (left) and Andrew Korner (right). Someone suggested The Eunuchs as a name since they have a fascination for falsetto.

Right: Chris has a new pick up. It is fast!

Speed

Clare O'Keefe

Clare graced us with a couple of numbers. She had not prepared anything and did not bring her guitar but a whole lot of people calling her name persuaded her that she should put in an appearance. Great stuff too with her own original numbers.

She insists that they are designed to be played as heavy metal by a band but they sound just great as accoustic numbers. Well done Clare and see you again soon, we hope.

kid

Someone said recently we should have more younger people. This is our youngest yet - one of Neil Oloman's grandchildren. A little shy this time around, we are sure he will be jamming soon.

 

Great night. Thanks, everyone.

Clair O'Keefe

September 9, 2005

On a fairly quiet night it was a great opportunity for those performing early to do some quieter numbers. Things got a bit more boisterous, however, when the featured artist, Rosemary Paget, led a sing-a-long - a first for the music nights.

Featured artist: Rosemary Paget

Performers: Andrew Korner, Alec Piovesan, Terry Clark, Neil Oloman, Sue Collins, Rosemary Paget, Charlie Schache, Leonie Schekoske, John and Emily Arlidge

Terry Clark

Terry hasn't been to a music night for a while, due mainly to him being involved in other gigs. It was a great welcome back and his rendition of Only Nineteen was particularly good.

Terry brought a friend from the Warwick Folk Club along - Neil Oloman of the Goomburra Valley, who came with a visitor from Lithgow, Sue Collins. Neil did some really good original stuff as well as some well known rhythm and blues. Welcome all.

Right: Terry Clark

Terry Clark

Sue Collins

 

Left:
Sue Collins

 

Right:
Neil Oloman

Neil Otomann

Rose Paget

We have never had a sing-a-long before at a music night and tonight was a good time to correct that omission, ably led by our featured artist Rose Paget.

Rose printed song sheets with old time favourites plus a couple of Flanders and Swann numbers and we bounced along.

Rose is naturally shy but part of her is a showman. She has a lovely voice and she is a more than competent pianist, who can sight read just about anything.

Thanks, Rose and well done. We must do that again soon.

Rosemary Paget

Andrew Korner

Andrew Korner

Andrew has become a music night regular and he loves to perform. With his new acoustic guitar he is getting better and better - a real crowd favourite.

When we all jammed in the last of the night's brackets, a young chap called Charlie Schache, helped us out on percussion, and very good he was too. Thanks Charlie. See you when you are next up from Brisbane.

Left: Andrew Korner

Below left: Percussionist Charlie Schache; Below right: John and Denice Arlidge as snapped by daughter Emily, wittily subtitled: John with two of the women in his life.

Charlie

John and Denice

Leonie Schekoske

What a coup! Finally, we managed to persuade Leonie Schekoske to do a couple of numbers - Peter, Paul and Mary, Jim Croce... that sort of stuff. It was lovely but our host was so surprised at persuading her to do this that he forgot to take a photo. Next time!

August 26, 2005

A quieter and more intimate evening than we have had recently but lovely. We had two first time performers - John Hibbins, who came up from Sydney for a holiday with his mum; and, Emmalise Sprott.

Featured artist: Kate Seaton

Performers: Lee Williams, Andrew Korner, Chris Giacca, Alec Piovesan, Emmalise Sprott, Kate Seaton, John Hibbins, John and Emily Arlidge

Lee Williams

Lee had nothing prepared so he sang the menu. Yes, seriously (well, not seriously, really) he made a song out of the menu.

This loosened everyone up and boosted food sales. So, all in all, it is behaviour that we encourage.

Lee describes himself as a hobbyist though he can play just about everything on the guitar, bar Shostakovich perhaps. He later did a couple of old Flanders and Swann comedy numbers with John Arlidge, doing a great job of translating Swann's embroidered piano style to six strings. Well done, Lee.

John Hibbins

John Hibbins

John Hibbins came from Sydney to see his mum, Patty Moxon.

While he didn't bring a guitar with him was able to borrow a lovely old sixties Dobro from Patty's partner Howard. It sounded fantasic.

John plays funky blues material that has a lot of soul and, even, reggae influence. His chief models are Led Zeppelin and George Clinton. Certainly his voice shows Robert Plant traces. Played acoustically, his original numbers have a resonance of Stevie Wonder too. Brilliant stuff! Thanks for coming John.

Kate Seaton

Kate was our featured artist and got herself wonderfully well organised for the evening. She sang and played beautifully.

Kate often starts a little nervously but she belted it out tonight doing seven of her own numbers with great confidence and musical conviction. Favourites were 'My Man' and 'The Hate Song'.

Thanks again, Kate and well done.

Emmalise Sprott

Emmalise Sprott

Another first-timer for the Music Night was Emily Arlidge's boarding school chum Emmalise Sprott.

Emmalise is a versatile musician, already playing piano, guitar and double base at the tender age of fourteen.

Tonight she tinkled the ivories for us, with the theme from 'The Simpsons', 'Jessica's Theme' and a classical number called 'Sofeggio'.

Welcome, Emmalise and we are looking forward soon to hosting the Scots PGC senior choir at a Music Night.

August 12, 2005

Jam packed in the old homestead for some virtuoso performances, well led by our featured artist Clare O'Keefe

Featured artist: Clare O'Keefe

Performers: Andrew Korner, Chris Giacca, Alec Piovesan, Steve Kemp, Terry Clark, Kate Seaton, Bob Townshend, John and Emily Arlidge, Lee Williams

Steve Kemp

It was a big night - very cold outside but warm inside from the fire and all the bodies present. Not only did we have a terrific feature act but two new guitars and one very old one were on show.

Music Night regular, Terry Clark (left in the photo at right), invited Steve Kemp along (below. Lord this is confusing). Steve, who harks from Warwick, plays folk and popular stuff and performed both solo and with Terry.

Steve Kemp

Terry Clark, Steve Kemp and an old lap slide guitar

Steve's father (or was it grandfather?) made the old lap slide guitar that Terry is playing. Fashioned from cedar it is as solid as a rock and sounds great. Note the pickup connection - it is a very early screw-in type.

Well done, guys. Great noises.

Clair O'Keefe
Clare O'Keefe

Welcome back Clare. Local lass, Clare, has played a couple of times at the Music Night and it was a treat to have her as the featured act.

She played two sets, combining some classical pieces with her own hard rock material that she has been writing recently.

Clare debuted her new guitar, a Cort acoustic. It sounded very crisp. The on-board electronics seemed pretty good and there's a tuner built in.

Clare is just nineteen but is already an accomplished performer - virtues she attributes to being brought up in a small country town; her guitar became her surrogate best friend!

 

Andrew Korner

Andrew Korner also brought along a new guitar. He usually plays a flat bodied electric Yamaha - also a very nice guitar - but now has a stylish Martinez for acoustic playing. For around $250 it is a great value guitar being light, with a good tone and a comfortable feel.

It is a dynamic combination with Andrew's rich falsetto, which he has now fully recovered having rid himself of the dreaded lurgy.

 

Andrew Korner's new axe
Bob Townshend
Bob Townshend

A warm welcome back to Bob Townshend who, when he did a stint behind the bar for us, didn't get to play and sing so much.

But he is back with a rejuvinated guitar, all twelve strings humming and some new folk material.

Bob convenes the Warwick Folk Club that meets every Wednesday night in O'Mahoney's pub down near the railway. It is definitely worth a visit.

July 29, 2005

Our youngest ever featured act, Emily Arlidge, did a great job accompanied by Lee Wiliams and her father. Lots of great new faces too.

Featured artist: Emily Arlidge

Performers: Alan Bland and Sonis Mackay, Andrew Korner and Chris Giacca, Alec Piovesan, Ben Einem, Seamus Duffy, Julie Witney & Peter Dobe, John Arlidge, Lee Williams and a guy called Anthony from Brighton, UK, who played great drums.

Emily Arlidge

Emily performed with her usual confidence singing well known numbers including the evergreen "Summertime" and "The Wind Cries Mary". Accompanied by Lee Williams she did a great version of the Norah Jones hit "Painter Song".

Emily Arlidge accompanied by Lee Williams
Alan Bland and Sonia Mackay
Alan Bland and Sonia Mackay

Alan and Sonia are well known in the district and play country rhythm and blues. With their enthusiasm and talent it was a great treat to welcome them to the Music night as a team. Sonia has performed solo once before.

Ben Einem

Ben is a local lad, though he lives in Brisbane these days. He is a semi-professional musician, taking regular gigs around the place. It was a pleasure to welcome him - great voice and smooth guitar.

Alec's band

Ben played with Alec Piovesan and a terific bloke called Anthony from Brighton in the UK who just loves to play percussion.

Ben Einem
Julie Witney and Peter Dobe
Julie Witney and Peter Dobe

Another wonderful first-time-for-us act was Julie Witney (of the Witneys fame) and Peter Dobe. Peter can play Misty for us anytime. They came down from Bundaberg and Gympie busking in Warwick for a few days during the jazz festival. Come back soon.

July 15, 2005

A great night with lots of musicians including three who made their debut performances at a WGW music night - Kate Seaton, Claree O'Keefe and Neville Barker. Welcome all of you.

Featured artist: Andrew Korner

Performers: Alec Piovesan, Claree O'Keefe, Seamus Duffy, Kate Seaton, Chris Giacca, Terry Clarke, Neville Barker, Lee Williams, Emily and John Arlidge.

Andrew Korner

Andrew, ably assisted by Chris Giacca, was the featured act and played some great stuff. As always "She's so Beautuiful" knocked 'em out.

It was a disciplined and polished performance (apart from the last number) and an appreciative crowd warmly applauded them.

 

Kate Seaton

Welcome back to Kate Seaton. She has been living in New Farm, Brisbane, for the past year but is now home.

Kate has not performed in public recently but she has been writing music. So, she made the music night her first comeback performance, we are delighted to report.

Her soft but earthy style is captivating. Thanks, Kate. It was excellent. Loved the "hate" number. Kate was always wonderfully disorganised. We are pleased that the bright lights haven't changed her!

Clare O'Keefe

Clare is well known in the Granite Belt district but she had not played at WGW before so it was lovely to see her when she arrived with her uncle, poet Seamus Duffy.

Claree has a wonderful lilting voice reminiscent of Jonie Mitchell and she writes her own songs too. Her guitar style is proficient and polished. Top stuff. We are looking forward to seeing her next time.

Uncle Seamus played a couple of dulcimer and banjo numbers and treated us to some whymsical anarchistic poetry.

Alec Piovesan once again charmed everyone with some great open-D tuning. Terry Clarke brough Nev Barker with him who played some great harp. Barman Bob Townsend, although present, chose not to play on this occasion. Let's hope he gets out of that habit.

Claire O'Keefe

July 1, 2005

Wow! Two inches of rain the previous week, temperatures back into the tolerable levels and Jenel Hunt singing in front of a warm fire. What could be better?

Featured artist: Jenel Hunt
Featured instrument: John's vintage Dobro

Performers: Mario Costanzo, Alec Piovesan, Bob Townshend, Lee Williams, Andrew Korner, Chris Giacca, Emily and John Arlidge.

Jenel Hunt

Yes, the Granite Belt's very own nightingale - a name to which Jenel demurs under strong protest. Perhaps we should call her our own Dame Nellie!

Anyway, she was wonderful playing with Lee Williams (and a wee bit with Lee and John Arlidge). Lots of people packed in to see her too - one of our biggest nights yet.

Jim Croche's number 'Time in a Bottle' was magical and 'Summertime' (rendered as Suppertime) brought the house down. Well done Jenel and have a good Requiem workshop in Tasmania. Lord, she's a gad about.

Jenel Hunt
Andrew Korner

Andrew Korner

Andrew Korner, pictured in typical mischief-making pose, accompanied Chris Giacca doing a couple of Chris's original numbers. Excellent guys.

Andrew is one of the most enthusiastic music night performers (and one of the loudest!) and has a passion for numbers that foster audience participation. He is a great guy, a lot of fun and we are delighted to say that he will be our next featured performer, again accompanied by Chris, so don't miss it. There will be fireworks!

Mario Costanzo was again teriffic as was Alec Piovesan.

John Arlidge's latest acquisition - a magnificent 1960s model Dobro - made a brief appearance. Wow, what a sound!.

The Dobro

John Arlidge's new toy - a genuine Dobro single cone guitar designed for bluegrass and blues finger picking or slide styles.

It is believed, at this stage, to be a 1960s model.

Purchased from ebay, the guitar has clearly not always been loved but it is as solid as a rock and plays wonderfully well.

Alas, John as yet can play only two numbers on it, which close relatives are now somewhat sick of hearing.

The big thing about resonator guitars, as they are called, is the way a note, when played, is sustained.

The ability to sustain a note for a long time and elaborate it by either sliding on or bending the strings, is what sets old Dobros (also Nationals) apart from the pack. This one sounds lovely.

The metal bits you see are mostly for show - it is what lies underneath the hubcap that makes them a great guitar. We love the two little sound holes - Jeepers Creepers, where d'ya get those eyes!

 

June 17, 2005

Winter is definitely here. Very cold outside but warm inside for the audience and performers.

Featured artist: Mario Costanzo

Performers: Mario Costanzo, Alec Piovesan, Bob Townshend, Sonia Makay, Bethany Wright, Jenel Hunt, Lee Williams, Emily and John Arlidge.

Mario Costanzo

Mario, of Ballandean, has been to a couple of WGW music nights and we have been wanting to get him as a featured act. Tonight we did and he did two great brackets with material ranging from Slim Dusty to the Eagles. Wonderful.

As always, Alec Piovesan was a highlight of the evening and we had two new faces/voices: Sonia Mackay and Bethany Wright.

Bethany Wright

A first time performer at the music night, Bethany charmed us with a wonderful a cappella version of a Barbara Streisand song. She was also accompanied by John Arlidge for Summertime and Lee Williams for Amazing Grace. Welcome to Bethany and her sweet alto voice!

June 3, 2005

A cold winter's night but snug and warm inside with a packed house.

Featured instrument: Lee's Lamaq guitar

Performers: Penny Davies, Jordy Ilott-Davies, Lee Williams, Rob Davies, Teri Welles, John Grinham, Terry Clark, Alec Piovesan, Seamus Duffy, Andrew Korner, Rob Simcox, Emily and John Arlidge

Teri Welles

Teri Welles sang with Rob Davies (harp), who came up from Brisbane, and Lee Williams (yep, that's the famously well-travelled Lamaq guitar).

Teri, Rob and Lee
Seamus Duffy

Seamus Duffy

If yer Irish, come into the parlour. As you can see, Seamus Duffy still hasn't forgiven your host for describing his poetry as "left wing" to the local newspaper.

Cleary he must have thought I was referring to Seamus Duffy, of Liston, who exudes Thatcherism and is a stalwart of the local National Party.

The Seamus Duffy seen here (the resemblance is remarkable, I'll grant you) lives nowhere near Liston and his political and poetical tendencies are more towards anarchy.

It seems almost anti-climactic to say that this Seamus makes and plays beautiful wooden dulicimers. He is pictured playing one. Many of the materials he used to make it came from the dump! He is a talented and committed recycler.

Seamus has a wonderful barbed humour and his fine songs and poetry reflect his origins. He also plays an ancient banjo.

You are welcome anytime, Seamus - either but perhaps not both of you.

John Grinham

It is always a pleasure to welcome Terry Clark (right) to the music nights as he is a very good and very interesting singer and songwriter. This night was extra special as he brought with him John Grinham, a talented guitarist, singer and songwriter from Toowoomba.

They play together in a band and their styles are a great match for each other. Everyone was impressed by the tight, exciting sound.

John and terry
Peeny davies

Penny Davies

Penny is one of Stanthorpe's famous residents, having recorded several popular albums with her partner Roger Ilott and, more recently, with their son Jordy.

Penny is a music night regular but this time she came with her brother Rob (see the Teri Welles story above) and Jordy.

Penny and Jordy did a bracket early in the evening and when brought back by popular acclaim, Penny thrilled us with a traditional unaccompanied folk song. She is amazing.

 

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