|The Redlands Bluegrass Boys was formed in 1998 by a group of enthusiastic acoustic musicians based at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club.|
The group includes Redlands musicians Allen McMonagle (vocals, guitar, fiddle), Neil Wills (mandolin, guitar and vocals), Fred Hudson (banjo and vocals), Bill Turner (guitar and vocals) and Tom Stekinga (double bass and vocals). Together they perform a range of traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals and demonstrate the tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentals solos epitomised by this style of music.
Bluegrass music as a style began in the 1940s in Kentucky, USA. It was initially developed by the late Bill Monroe and became popular through its unique use of blended harmonies with and hard-driving acoustic instrumentals. It became popular through radio programs such as the Grand Ole Opry and was later to influence many of the 1960s emerging popand rock artists such as Chuck Berry, the Everley Brothers and even the Beatles. A very popular early bluegrass track was the Ballad of Jed Clampett, recorded by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillys television show in the 1960s.
Redlands Bluegrass Boys have been an integral part in the organising and running of the annual Redlands Bluegrass Convention at Kindilan Convention Centre each July.
The band specialises in great vocal harmonies and they play a wide range of bluegrass influenced music and between them have been involved in many different forms of music including country, country rock and Australian bush bands.
Check us out at http://redlandbluegrassboys.com
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Guest Artist - 2nd December
Sylvia’s young life was coloured with music and dance. Playing piano accordion to accompany her family singing carols around the Christmas tree became an annual pleasure. Although influenced by country music ladies such as Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Anne Murray in her youth, her time in country music only began around 2003. In recent times Sylvia has performed at concerts, clubs, fundraisers and non-competitive festivals then in 2015 she released her first country music CD ‘Country & Beyond’ which includes three of her own compositions.
Sylvia has also worked as a performance mentor and has initiated two vocal groups, the ‘Bellebirds’ and the ‘Sing for Joy Chorus’. Both groups aimed at encouraging over 50s to sing and perform together as a group. Sylvia has now established a monthly ‘Embers’ country music social at Cannon Hill Bowls Club – a venture that would not have been possible without help from her parents and the wonderful friends she has found in the country music scene.
The venue for the social is Redlands Modern Country Music Clubhouse, Pinklands Sports Reserve, 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Thornlands. It is a semi-outdoor venue and we do suggest you bring a chair and insect repellent.
As well as Sylvia appearing, members of the Redlands Modern Country Music Club will be on stage throughout the evening offering a variety of country music entertainment. Many of club members are very experienced entertainers and you are guaranteed a lively night of music. The venue has a very relaxed atmosphere where visiting artists are invited to perform and members of the public are most welcome to attend.
Admission is $4 for members and $5 for visitors. A barbeque meal will be available and our licensed bar will be operating. Free tea and coffee is available throughout the night and a free country style supper will be served at 8:30pm.
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You will also see on the night all of your favorite local artists performing and of course there will be food and drinks for sale as usual and free tea and coffee through out the evening. We will also provide a very yummy supper!
Show starts at 5pm at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club House.
Pinklands Reserve on Cleveland - Redland Bay Road, Thornlands
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|Redlands Modern Country Music Club is located at Pinklands Reserve on Cleveland - Redland Bay Road, Thornlands|