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 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 email@example.com
The Winnie Blues
Saturday 17 November
Tickets $30 from trybooking.com.au
It could have been any other Wednesday, in any other bar in New York City, but unbeknownst to Alice Beatty and Cameron Potts, a chance encounter in a downtown Manhattan venue would lead to the formation of The Winnie Blues.
Both originally from Australia, but having never crossed paths there, they met briefly at a gig at Rockwood Music Hall in 2016. They bonded over a beer and then never saw each other in New York City again.
Fast forward 8 months to a local dive bar in Nashville, Tennessee and the two reunited, discussing music and shooting the shit. A plan was made to write one song together. Then another, and then another. Until finally, they needed to form a project together.
The Winnie Blues draw on inspiration from some of the most influential duo’s in music history. From Johnny & June, to Nick & Kylie, and Emmylou & Graham to place their unique stamp on the Americana music scene. The formula is simple yet powerful. Two voices, one microphone, one guitar.
When The Winnie Blues step on to the stage they bring with them a mix of established artistry and raw sincerity. Having toured for some 12 years, Potts established himself through his work with Oxford & Co. and Dead Letter Chorus, bringing a depth of knowledge and experience. This project sees a return to the authentic, dark and dynamic side of his esteemed song-writing.
Beatty carries with her a youthful ambition and a voice that is so unique and honest, you’d be forgiven for thinking she herself had years of world class touring under her belt.
Christmas Carols with Greg Champion
Friday 21 December
On December 21st, Sandy Point’s annual Christmas Carols concert will again usher in the festive season. It seems, Greg Champion so enjoyed last year’s Carols that he has agreed to come back and compere the event for us once more. Santa will of course make an appearance on the fire truck in his red jacket and boardies, with lollies for the kids. Keep the date free and we will give you more details about this wonderful event soon.