Local and live at Wherrol Flat open day

Darren Swannack and Gary Spicer are two of a trio of local musicians in the recently formed Rusty Hinges Band.
Darren Swannack and Gary Spicer are two of a trio of local musicians in the recently formed Rusty Hinges Band.

Local musicians will entertain at the the Wherrol Flat Country Town Afternoon Outing and Car Boot Sale being held at the Wherrol Flat Tennis Courts on November 22.

Wherrol Flat musician Graeme Bird will be playing his guitar and sharing his Australian stories on the day.

Graeme and his wife live in the Little Run Valley at Wherrol Flat and spend winters in the Northern Territory.

Graeme's music has been described as alternative country and he says his songs all come from personal emotions and significant experiences in his life.

Wherrol Flat musician Graeme Bird.

Wherrol Flat musician Graeme Bird.

He has produced two albums with local producer Hamish McDonald and will have CDs available for purchase on the day.

Also performing on the day will be the recently formed Rusty Hinges Band.

The band brings together experienced Manning Valley musicians Darren Swannack, Gary Spicer and John Melville.

The trio has gathered years of musical experience between them and will play a mix of bush and country folk music with a hint of Australiana for good measure.

John Melville, on vocals, harmonica and guitar, has a wealth of experience having played in local bands such as the Travelling Teardrops after moving to the region more than 15 years ago.

Previously John played with bands such as CJ's Blues Band, Jeffro's Blues Band and the Roadsiders. He is currently playing with Sweet 'n Swampy.

Darren Swannack, on vocals, double bass and harmonica, is a long term local resident who has played in a number of local bands including Red Cedar Band, Workshop and Sweet 'n Swampy among the latest collaborations.

Gary Spicer, on vocals, guitar, banjo and percussion, is again a local man who has a wealth of musical experience in Australiana and bush music. He too was a member of the longstanding Red Cedar Band.

The Wherrol Flat Country Town Afternoon Outing and Car Boot Sale is a fundraising event to help build the new sports and recreation shed at the Wherrol Flat Tennis Courts.

The event is being held at the tennis courts on November 22 from 2pm - 5pm.