You heard right. Kerrie (our beloved Wynnum Music Director) and a group of Gleeks decided to sing up a storm at a recent Wednesday End of Month/Term Drinks and the manager of the venue (Manly Deck) couldn’t help but love what he heard. So, like all good managers, he’s wanting to offer Wynnum Glee Club a regular performance spot. However, we might be giving this an even better twist where we’ll also get the crowd involved. Wednesday 9 May! Save the date Wynnum Gleeks and tell your friends and family to come on down to The Manly Deck. Hopefully this is the start of a very beautiful phenomenon.
After a discussion with some fellow Gleeks post the Blaxland World Voice Day rehearsal, a group of fellow Gleeks and I decided to hold our first theme night for this year’s 6th Annual Glee Goes Solo Night. It’s all about Aussie artists and Australian music. If you really start to think about it, you’ll be stumped for song choice. INXS, Tina Arena, Delta Goodrem, AC/DC, Peter Allen, The Seekers, Silverchair, Savage Garden, Cold Chisel, John Farnham, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, The Whitlams, Daryl Brathwaite just to name a few. The hour or so drive from Blaxland to Marrickville really sparked great excitement. I truly believe we need to continually support Australian music and artists. There's a real abundance of talent and with major venues in the Sydney live music scene closing down, it's important we find ways to remind ourselves of what is happening. We need support, get creative and create spaces for new and emerging artists to thrive and grow. Otherwise the future of new Australian music will never be heard in the best way possible - LIVE!
The lovely Merilyn Steele who heads up our Mascot Glee Club is really a big retro fan. After spending term one singing songs from this particular era, we thought why not let term two be the opportunity for us to sing classic hits from the more retro era. Really make it a thing and let other Gleeks from other Glee Clubs drop in to sing some great classics. Expect a bit of Bowie, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, ABBA, The Beatles, Mamas and Papas, Boney M and much more. There will be a cross over of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music to sing, so be sure to keep Tuesday 24 April, 7:30 - 8:30pm free, and join the Mascot crew. Song suggestions are most welcome too.