- Another night out in the Country Music Capital
- Wanita was celebrating her birthday at The Vault, with
daughter Elly May Sheedy and Wanita’s husband, ‘Bubba’.
Andrew played didge, gourds of varying descriptions and
- anything else that you could possibly imagine.
- Anthony Walmsley was a delightful bonus on stage with Lawrie Minson
- and Andrew Clermont at The Vault.
Former Locomotive Hotel publican Greg Stannard and Gary Gracie were
- The Pub to see Pat Drummond.
Jackie Marshall breezed in to Tamworth for a gig at The Locomotive
- Lawrie and Andrew were in fine form at The Vault.
Matt Parnell and Janet Strudwick were at The Locomotive to see
Pat Drummond did not disappoint with his story songs at The Pub.
- Ronnie Rindo and Leigh Ivin backed up Jackie Marshall at The Loco.
The birthday girl, Wanita, was persuaded to get up and sing a song
or two with Andrew, Lawrie and Anthony at The Vault.
- What else do you do on a Friday night in Tamworth but go out
and check out some music? Most people would possibly get to one gig,
but my chauffeur Rob McIlveen and I managed to take in three tasty
little events between 8pm and midnight. I started out at The Pub to
catch a set of Pat Drummond and Pat didn't disappoint. It was a
beaut night, with lots of people there to see Pat - and not just
have a go at the $10,000 jackpot draw! Right after I heard Flicker
of An Eye - and just before Marilyn Monroe Was A Size 14 - Rob and I
scooted out to check out Jackie Marshall's gig at The Loco. Jackie
has visited Tamworth during Festival time so I wanted to see and
hear the new material she's doing now. With handy backing by Leigh
Ivin (pedal steel), Ronnie Rindo (drums) and a dear little
19-year-old bass player - dunno his name, but he sure knows how to
play - Jackie delivered with a fusion of country and jazz. But wait,
there's more. Andrew Clermont and Lawrie Minson were doing a gig at
The Vault before Andrew flies out for a two-month OS tour with Dya
Singh, so we had to catch that. And it was one of those bonus gigs,
where we got more than we bargained for. Not only were Loz and
Andrew accompanied by Anthony Walmsley on guitar, we also were
treated to a song or two by the birthday girl, Wanita, who was at
The Vault with partner Bubba and daughter Elly May Sheedy. I was
home by midnight so my Ford didn't turn into a pumpkin. The only
thing I forgot to do was pick up a paper at The Leader press site on
the way home. Bugger. A great night, apart from that. The live music
scene is well and truly thriving in Tamworth - as there were gigs I
could have gone to at venues such as Tamworth Services Club, The
Central, The Albert, Wests, and more - but hey, a girl can only
stretch herself so far.