It was another satisfying night of music at the club this week. We had one newcomer – welcoming 15 year old Louise Mudyard to our happy band. She joined her brother Jay Jay on stage, who at age 9 is steaming ahead as a performing artist, displaying an impressive competence as a guitarist and singer. He sang the Jason Mraz number I’m Yours with Louise, backed by Jon Brown and Tony Vobr. Jon gave us a set of Australian songs, as did Peter Gawith who wanted us to appreciate the songs that moved him as a kid in the 60s. Peter began with the Frank Ifield hit I Remember You and included a great solo version of the Gerry Humphrey’s classic The Loved One in his set. Peter is celebrating Xmas early this year with his upcoming marriage to Michelle. We wish him and ‘shelly all the best for their big event!
Frank Moroney began his set with Boxcar Willy’s Aint Gonna Be Your Day, assuring us that by singing this song he hoped the bad week he had had was behind him. Mick Od performed for us accompanied by Paul and Doug and recognised Oz Music month by including a Slim Dusty song in his set, as he said, challenging himself by performing other people’s music. Doug Pullen’s set on his proudly worn new 12 string was as always varied and full of surprises. These included Doug’s comical version of Blue Bayou and Michael Dawson joining him on stage with the harmonica part for the old Spectrum song I’ll Be Gone.
Gavin Davidson played harmonica for Paul Fagan in a version of Neil Young’s Sugar Mountain and it was a special pleasure for me to share the stage with Paul playing a set of Australian songs including John Farnham’s A Touch of Paradise where Jon Brown joined us to sing harmonies. As all singers know, having someone adding a middle part to your harmonies is one of life’s little joys. Thank you Jon! One of the night’s strongest sets saw Mick Bochow on guitar and vocal with Brett Hall on bass and Jon Brown on keyboard, along with a backing track. Not surprisingly it was a full sound topped off my Mick’s impressive guitar solos.
The Musos sessions are going right through the holiday period with our next one on December 13.
Hope to see lots of you there.