Music Matters: June 2014

Posted by in MusicMatters | June 3, 2014

Hello and welcome to Music Matters.

Concert Series Project Officer Delena Gaffney with Enigma

Concert Series Project Officer Delena Gaffney with Enigma

As I write this column we have just wrapped up the first of our three part concert series. If you were among the audience at the recent Enigma concert I hope you enjoyed the show. Congratulations to Steph Gordon who was the lucky winner of two free tickets as part of our Facebook competition. For our next concert in August we will be welcoming Lior. We will also be holding another competition to win free tickets for this performance.
Stay tuned for more details.

Music for Little Monkeys
mudcakesAs a father to two young children myself, I know as well as anyone how tough it can be to keep your little darlings entertained. I swear, if I see ‘Frozen’ one more time I may not be held accountable for my actions… Which is why I’m so excited about The Mudcakes coming to town. Quirky, funny and interactive, you can expect The Mudcakes to have you and your youngsters up and dancing to their range of original bluegrass, rock, reggae, Hawaiian, surf and pop songs. Described as “perfect for the 0 to 8 set,” The New York Times have ranked The Mudcakes among the top 10 for kid’s music. The show will be held on Sunday June 15th from 11am till 12pm at South West Music headquarters, behind the Caltex service station on Hardinge Street. Tickets cost $5 per child, with free entry for accompanying adults. There’s plenty of free parking, so if you’ve got little ones why not come along. Afterall, everyone loves Mudcake, right?

Tessa Bulmer, Ruby Wallace & Chelsea Free at the Interreach Celebrations

Tessa Bulmer, Ruby Wallace & Chelsea Free at the Interreach Celebrations

Intereach Celebration
South West Music was delighted to provide music at the recent Intereach 40th anniversary celebrations. Four of our students took to the stage and the girls really did themselves and us proud. Congratulations to the good folk at Intereach, wishing you many more successful years ahead.

It’s never too late to learn
My wife gave me a sitar for Christmas a few years ago. I think she thought it might be a challenge for me, and maybe keep me out of trouble. She was right, it was a challenge and she spent some of Christmas Day sitting by herself while I tinkered with my new toy. But it was also tremendous fun to learn something new, enjoy a new sound and pretend to be Ravi Shankar. The moral of this story is that it is never too late to learn an instrument. Whether you’re 5 or 105, if you’ve always wanted to learn to play or sing, don’t let anything hold you back. My Nanna was still rocking her keyboard well into her 70s! If you want to learn, or relearn an instrument, give South West Music a call and we can offer advice or assist you to find a tutor. And as for my sitar, well the Mrs took her revenge for that lonely Christmas a few years later, when she “accidentally” broke it during a house move. I’ve got a new one now. Not that she’s allowed anywhere near it!

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