Details about he very last Muso Club hosted at the Glasshouse Sports Club.
Glasshouse Musos 10 july 14
It was an enormous pleasure to have so many people come together at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club last night to recognise the achievement of the Musos. It was to some degree a sombre occasion as it was our last Thursday night at the Club as management has decided to cut our monthly Thursdaysessions to focus their attention on a live music session on Sunday afternoons. The Musos is very keen to promote live music so we wish them all the best. We are otherwise involved on Sunday afternoons but may be able to get back for the occasional Sunday at the Sports.
It is interesting to view this trend towardsSunday afternoon entertainment. Venues don’t want to touch Saturday as they all seem to have a successful sports formula underway, but it would appear to me a better idea to consider that afternoon (at least in our area) as there is less competition for the attention of music lovers! That said, many of our artists find is easy to get out on a Thursday evening, so our biggest loss will be losing the evening session for our musicians. We have tried all the other local venues in the past with no luck, but perhaps one of them will resurface in the future.
The Musos still has our 3 Sundays a month (at Eudlo and the Coffee and Tea Merchants In Glasshouse) so performers will not want for opportunity with us.
Enough of all that, I don’t want to dwell on negatives – life moves too quickly for that. Last night the Musos was the place to be and we had a sumptuous smorgasbord from which to draw. Original artists Di Greer-Yindimincarlie, Jenny Downey and newcomer Gabriel Monson set a wonderful standard for us as they aim their sites at something higher – communicating with the unknown, with the muse. Long may artists take themselves into that territory, asking questions of and testing themselves against all of the great work out there.
That is not to suggest there is any lesser talent required to perform a known song at a high level. Klaeton and Danica, Jon Brown, Kerry Lawson, Doug Pullen, JJ Munyard and Rob Goodwin, all amply displayed in their own way at this session, the strength of a good song sung well. The evening was also special in the number of musicians who just turned up and many of whom actually got up on stage and played with one of the above mentioned singers.
Newcomer Rowdy on electric guitar joined Klaeton and Danica for a rousing finale (thank you Klaeton – a great finish, superbly coordinated by you), but throughout the evening we had 2 drummers – DeeJay and Terry, 2 cajon specialists – Mic and David, 2 bassists – Doug and Tony, 2 harmonica players – Klaeton and myself, 2 more electric guitarists – Paul and Jon, along with backing singers – thanks Tina, a ukulele and organ and oodles of acoustic guitars. A big thank to the truckloads of onlookers and all the other musicians who just turned up to enjoy the party. It was a great night and a fitting recognition of what we have all done together as a community over these last more than 3 years.
For those of you who can’t get enough of a good thing, the Musos is on again this Sunday – yes July 13, at out lovely coffee garden in Glasshouse from 1 – 4pm and we welcome musicians and friends to join us for what is always a pleasant, if unknown musical event. And as always, you can email me to book a spot to play. Our coffee garden is a bit less hectic than most of our gigs, so particularly suits people who prefer the laid back Sunday afternoon with a nice piece of cake, a coffee or tea and perhaps a newspaper to fumble through. Proprietor Steve does tasty lunch dishes as well so it caters for most Sunday needs.
Cheers, here’s to the next 3 years!
dr michael whiticker
composer, recording engineer, performer, producer, video maker, educator, music and event facilitator
Phone 0419 026 895
I’m sure we will all be back soon.