THE TRANSIT LOUNGE: Sunday February 20 2005:The Sails Stage:
A quick five minute break from the office by the WOCC dynamic duo on
Sunday led to a surprising and wholly entertaining discovery.
A subliminal sound as we walked and talked kept nagging 'familiarity'. That rhythmic, honey dripping sound and style. Can there be two bass men on the coast that play like that?
Mr Adam Lang and friends, Mark Moldre (Hitchcock's Regret) and Heath Shepherd live and funking on the Sails Stage. What a Sunday treat.
Although there were so many smiling faces and dancing feet around the stage it was fantastic to see and feel the exuberance that these guys felt, played with and most definitely put out.
I always leave with notebook in hand and Mike was on the camera as well but it was so hard to detract from the music and the groove to remember to take notes and pictures. There was no standing still. A version of George Benson's 'Broadway' left puddles of melted onlookers while a terrific version of Paul Simon's 'Diamonds On The Souls of Her Shoes' kept those dancing in the square and on the stage quite busy.
The spfx gadget, (technical name unknown to me but I believe originally introduced to the music scene at the end of the Tin Pan Alley days and then, considered the heralding of the new era) made 'Galaxy' just perfect in it's rendition.
Now, this was a daylight gig, full on sunshine both above and around the stage, parents with kids and grandparents. It really makes me eager to see how an evening gig at a venue where folks can really let it all hang out will go.
The gig on Sunday being an indicator, I know it will be awesome.
If you are a venue operator or entertainment coordinator contact Cathy Treasure (Cathy has now moved on - for all enquiries please contact Vanessa Whitley
) at The Entrance TCM and talk to her re the incredible feed back she would have no doubt received from locals, visitors and the towns shop holders. Then, contact these guys. I would imagine you best be quick. They already have a Sydney gig booked and once the word spreads down there we have lost them for sure.