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SAFARI MOTEL By Terri Lee Fatouros
With Liam Kealy on Hammond keys rocking it and Dean James producing first-class riffs on lead, the four originals of Nicholas Pearce (sax), Jason Nehill (bass), Neil Richardson (percussion) and Nicole Nehemia (vocals) are paramount in sound. Their panache is making waves at the Heritage 3059 on Sunday, 13th March. Safari Motel are seeped in soul, funk and blues and combined with their big band sound is really rocking it. Over the past two years they have been playing regularly at festivals around the state and have attracted a huge and loyal fan base. Their mix of feel-good, high-energy original funk, groove, blues and soul music has earned them a place in the thriving Melbourne music scene as one of its most sought after live acts. The band performs regularly at many major music festivals including Motor City Music, Echuca Winter Blues, Wangaratta Jazz, Blues Train
and Docklands plus a heap of others. Recently, these talented musicians were finalists in the MBAS International Blues Challenge and had their debut album in the Top 30 of the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart. Nehemia’s vocals still hold that intensity of range, and if any change is noticeable after all this time it’s her ability to project her voice; I reckon she could break glass if push came to shove as she can really belt out a song. However, just as easily she can do soft, mellow and sensual lyrics and is perfect as front woman for her band. Safari Motel are pulling no punches; they’ve got the ingredients to go a long way in this industry, they are the real deal in funky soul and a band to watch out for. Catch them up close and personal in Balnarring at the Heritage 3059 this March – they’ll hit the stage at 3pm on Sunday the 13th.
THE 88TH RED HILL SHOW – THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT Don’t miss out on getting your entries in to this years Red Hill Show, Easter Saturday, March 26th from 8.30am to 5pm. Our show is one for the whole family! All categories are open from Art, Craft, Cooking, Photography, Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables, Cattle, Dogs High Scramble, Heavy Horses, Miniature Goats, Sheep, Poultry and Rats. Children from our local schools are already busy working on their art & craft projects. The Totem Pole competition is always a favourite. Visit our website and download your entry
forms now. Time is running out! Along with the hundreds of exhibitors there will be community stalls, food and refreshments. Entertainment galore including new comers Big Air BMX School and cooking Guru Dani Venn (Master Chef All Star), to much-loved favourites such as the African Drummers and roving characters. The Kids Adventure oval will be filled with free rides and activities. Don’t miss The Grand Parade at 3.00pm - the only remaining Grand Parade held at any Victorian Agricultural
Show. See you at the show! Admission: Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children 6-18 years) $50, Adults $15, Children 6-18 years $10, 5 years and under free, Students and Pensioners $10. Companion Card Welcome. Free parking. Credit Card accepted at gate only. Entry forms and the shows program on our website www. redhillshow.com.au. Like us on facebook, Instagram and Twitter for highlights. All enquiries ph: 5989 2357 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture: Laurie Nilsen’s Once Were Fishermen (2014) is one of the works on display at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
SALTWATER AND REMEMBRANCE By Andrea Louise Thomas
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery presents a trio of interesting exhibitions this quarter. In the foyer is Flowers in the Field - Waiting for the Sunrise. In the main gallery is Saltwater Country. Also in the main gallery find Australians Will Be There – Victorians in the First World War. Marion Manifold is a printmaker interested in identity and women’s’ body image. In Flowers in the Field - Waiting for Sunrise she recognizes women in the Anzac centenary drawing attention to how women served in the field and at home. Coming from a family with a long service history,
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their stories and experiences have always fascinated her. She is working on a new series of World War One linocuts and will speak at the gallery on May 1. Saltwater Country is a touring exhibition of contemporary art from Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders showcasing the work of 16 of Queensland’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists. Saltwater Country refers to Queensland’s coastline, sea and waterways. Artists, Vernon Ah Kee, will speak at the gallery on April 26 about politics, race, ideology and how these issues impact his work. Australia Will Be There focuses
on historical photographs and personal war stories to piece together the experience of those who lived through WW1. Tales of triumph and hardship in overseas campaigns and work on the home front offer insights. Exhibition visitors are encouraged to share their own WW1 stories via web link: www.shrine.org.au/ Remembrance/Share-YourStory. Come to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery to see these three intriguing exhibitions from 11th March to 1st May. Book in to hear a talk or participate in one of several public programs at MPRG, Civic Reserve, Mornington. 5975 4395. www.mprg. mornpen.vic.gov.au.
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