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Burns and Sun

  • Newport Bowls Club Inc. 4 Market Street Newport, VIC, 3015 Australia (map)

Way Out West Roots Music Club

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A very untraditional Burns Supper

Opening the event fresh from 6 sold out shows at this year’s Perth fringe festival are The Caledonian Castaways a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne's blues/roots scene. Original material covers amusing and heartwarming stories about their journeys from Scotland to Australia. Set to ska, rocksteady, funk, blues, country grooves - styles they know well.the Caledonian Castaways will celebrate Burn’s Night, in familiar surroundings, albeit a week late in two very different guises….Then to follow will be The Songs of Sun featuring, for the first time on stage together, the dynamic double act of Louis King and Pat Powell who will sing their way through a set of songs from the Sun Records era.

Sam Phillips formed Sun Records in 1950 in Memphis where he discovered and recorded influential musicians such as Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Although he famously sold Elvis Presley's contract for $35,000, he was a visionary record producer and talent spotter who took the Black Man's Blues and sold to white kids, and is credited with recording the first Rock'n'roll record "Rocket 88".

There’ll be pipes, haggis, good cheer and beer!

Earlier Event: January 25
Song Songs
Later Event: February 8
Irie Man

© Pat Powell 2019