Sandy Point Music Club


A group of interested residents have 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 club makes a small profit with the proceeds being donated to worthy causes with some local connection. Recent donations have gone to the South Gippsland Hospital, the Fish Creek Primary School music program and the Sandy Point Community Group, for projects such as the installation of a 24 hour defibrillator cabinet.

The Music Club would love to hear from people with ideas and “special requests” for future events. For more information please email sandypointmusic@gmail.com

See also the Music Club’s Facebook page for future events and reviews

Upcoming Events

Gretta Ziller and Michael Waugh

Saturday 21 September 2019

Sandy Point Community Centre, Church Parade, Sandy Point, Victoria 3959

Doors Open 7.00pm, show starts 8.00pm

Allocated Table Seating (seating requests to sandypointmusic@gmail.com

BYO Drinks and Nibbles

Tickets from: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=528254&


Michael Waugh

Michael Waugh gives a profound new voice to the Australian experience. His insightful storytelling cuts to the heart of everyday life. It is honest, emotionally brave and compelling in its beauty. He has been likened to the iconic Australian singer-songwriters Mick Thomas, Paul Kelly and John Williamson.

Waugh’s two critically acclaimed albums to date, “What We Might Be” and “The Asphalt & The Oval” drew on his experiences growing up in an East Gippsland dairy farming community. They resonated with audiences and connected him to a community of peers. 

He has performed at major festivals from Port Fairy to The Gympie Muster, won awards and earned lofty praise from some heavyweight critics.

 

Gretta Ziller

First impressions aren’t always right. If you’ve been foolish enough to nail down the sound of acclaimed songwriter Gretta Ziller, then prepare to have the rug pulled out from under you. “Queen of Boomtown”, her stunning debut record, defies categorisation and demands repeated listens.


Ziller’s sound may bear the hallmarks of classic Americana music but its essence is far more diverse. The Melbourne songstress’s roots span jazz, blues, rock, pop and classical, and that eclectic musical upbringing is reflected in the varied tracks on this new collection.


“I didn’t want to make an album that sounded like anything in the Americana scene right now”, says Ziller. “I wanted my album to reflect the soundtrack of my childhood, yet sonically and lyrically sound like who I am now. I really wanted to push the boundaries of what country music, or Americana, alt-country – whatever you want to call it – can sound like. I didn’t want to fit neat and tidy into the country music box.”


Ziller brought together an impressive array of musicians to perform on Queen of Boomtown, the recordings featuring members of Saskwatch, The Cat Empire, and the bands of Angus & Julia Stone, Passenger and Dan Sultan. Accomplished songwriter Jen Mize provides backing vocals while Henry Wagons appears as a guest on ‘Round and Round’.


Ruby Boots

Friday 11th October 2019


Doors Open 7.00pm, show starts 8.00pm

Allocated Table Seating (seating requests to sandypointmusic@gmail.com)

BYO Drinks and Nibbles

Tickets from: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=528267&

At 14 years old, Ruby Boots—real name Bex Chilcott—left a conflicted home in Perth, Western Australia, to do grueling work on pearling boats, and she hasn’t stopped migrating since. Her nomadic streak has taken her around the world, and eventually to Nashville, Tennessee.

Don’t Talk About It charts this drifter’s odyssey, tattered passport in hand. Behind her commanding and versatile voice, sharp guitar playing, and adept songwriting, Ruby Boots confidently maneuvers past the whirlwinds life has tossed on her occasionally lost highway. It’s an album of hope, breakthrough, and handling the unknown challenges around the next bend.


Saturday November 30, Greg Champion and his band will be playing for us. Details later.