On Wednesday 3rd April a crowd of over 80 people were treated to a toe- tappin’-thigh –slappin’ show in the Ravensthorpe Town Hall as part of a regional tour by Jane Germain and the Lazy Boys (AKA Adam Gare and Ian Simpson). Playing a fine selection of bluegrass, swing, country and blues the trio sang in brilliant harmony accompanied by each other on the guitar, mandolin and banjo. Part of a Country Arts WA “Show’s on the Go”, the show was locally presented by the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council.
The band played a brief acoustic “sneak peek” earlier that morning at the Ravensthorpe IGA to a small crowd of surprised and delighted shoppers before heading down to Ravensthorpe DHS. Here they once again set up for an acoustic performance for the Year 5 to 7 students, who were also provided with short explanations of instruments, music styles and insights into the life of a musician.
With no time to rest after the school workshop it was straight back up to the hall to set up for the evening performance. The band, tour manager and sound technician were very much impressed by our newly refurbished hall, and Jane particularly enjoyed the chicken pictures on the wall by local school children…but they were even more impressed by the welcoming crowd later that night, and after no less than three encores the night was definitely a success!
Congratulations to Marilyn Tink for winning the ABC Radio complimentary tickets to come and see Jane Germain and the Lazy Boys. Congratulations must also go to Christine Rowe for winning our “Crazy Chicken” Table decoration (judged by crazy chicken table decoration experts Milena and Taylah Wisewould, who managed to remain objective in their decision despite bribery from some tables) and to Vicki Grant and Brenda Tilbrook for winning our survey prize draw. These lucky participants will all be receiving a complimentary ticket to the next RRAC show, The Canterbury Tales by Bare Naked Theatre Company in the Hopetoun Town Hall.
The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council would like to thank the hard working volunteers who helped set up and clean up the hall, the Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun Community Resource Centres for taking the bookings and most importantly to the community for your continued support of our events.
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The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council is supported by Country Arts WA, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Shire of Ravensthorpe.