A group of interested residents have recently banded together to form a Sandy Point Music Club. Their aim is to enhance the village atmosphere of Sandy Point by organising regular events at the Community Centre.
The plan is to encompass different styles of music to cater for different ages and groups with the main focus on having social and fun evenings. This is very important in a community and Sandy Point is pretty well a perfect size to allow this to happen.
As a result of running such events the group hopes to make a small profit with the proceeds being donated to worthy causes with some local connection. Profit from the first two events was given to the South Gippsland Hospital and later events to the Fish Creek Primary School music program.
The Music Group would love to hear from people with ideas and “special requests” for future events. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Little Stevies
October 28 at 8pm
Tickets $30 from www.trybooking.com
Perennial favourites, The Little Stevies are loved as much for their masterful songwriting ability as for their wondrous live performances.
Byll & Beth have an uncanny knack to captivate an audience by being delightfully and unapologetically themselves. There's something alluring in the authenticity of their often hilarious storytelling.
The sisters' songs tend to leave a lasting impression, with tales that are akin to your favourite stories put to music. Falling somewhere in the folk-pop musical landscape, they boast layered sibling harmonies, irresistible melodies and fascinating arrangements.
Over the years the band have toured Australia, Canada, the US and New Zealand extensively which has earned them an exceptional reputation as a must see live act.
They’ve recently launched a kids’ music side project called ‘Teeny Tiny Stevies’ and released ‘Useful Songs For Little People’ which placed them firmly in the midst of some of Australia's most endearing children's musicians.
Teeny Tiny Stevies
October 29 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Tickets $12 Adult or Child, $35 for a family (all must be from immediate family) from www.trybooking.com
Teeny Tiny Stevies had their beginnings as a side project for sisters’ Sibylla and Bethany Stephen’s alt-folk-pop band The Little Stevies. Though a children’s music project, it’s quite likely different than anything you’ve heard before.
It all began when Sibylla’s (Byll’s) first child hit ‘toilet training’ age. When she asked childcare if there were any books or songs that might help introduce the idea of going to the toilet she was handed just one, pretty basic, storybook. After an online search revealed even less inspiring musical options, the penny dropped - they should write their own.
And so the idea was born. They would create a children’s album in which every song included would be useful and practical, starting with going to the toilet …on the toilet! Identifying other “challenges” young kids face universally, they decided to use each one as a topic to write a song about.
On their debut release ‘Useful Songs for Little People’, Byll and Beth have written about getting dressed on your own, being patient, having a new baby brother or sister on the way, eating well, non-traditional (but very normal) family units, using manners, helping to clean up, personal hygiene, going to bed at night, and not being afraid of the dark.
Above all it was important to them that the music wasn’t so basic that it quickly became tiresome for adults dealing with repeated listens. They wanted to make an album that stood up musically in its own right with lyrics that kids could relate to. It is safe to say that they have realised that dream with their debut being described as “children’s music for the kids of real music lovers”.
The physical CD itself contains a craft activity in that it comes with a blank front cover and sticker sheet of characters that enable kids to design their own - and also includes a poster for their wall.
Partnering with brilliant Melbourne-based animator Simon Howe they have also created some very beautiful and playfully entertaining music video clips.
Lead track "On the Toilet"has also been turned into a children's picture book.