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The Gippsland Acoustic Music Club Inc aims to encourage acoustic music in the Gippsland region. We support the development of local musicians' skills as well as providing concert opportunities.

Acoustic music covers a broad spectrum of styles, including Australian "home-grown" music. At our club nights you can expect to hear a variety of musical styles, including self-composed work.

The Club has been active in supporting music in Gippsland since 1982.

 

The Steaming Monzas,
Sunday 7th February, 7:30pm

 

Image: Steaming Monzas
Photo courtesy Deb Coady Photography

The word ‘more' comes to mind when describing The Steaming Monza's.

More groove, more soul, more muso's, more harmonies, and above all more punch than your regular band. These guys can play!

Comprising some of the region's finest musicians, the Latrobe Valley based Monza's reformed in 2015 after a 12 year break and have brought their huge sound back to Gippsland audiences. In the 90's

The Monza's were THE band to hire, and came with a cast-iron guarantee of a good time and great tunes. The new improved version continues that tradition.

This jumpin' & pumpin' 10 piece band features a big brassy four piece horn section (Chris Sykes, Andrew Jack, Alex Wilson & Lauren Van Der Werff), twin guitars (Ray Negro & Scott TePaa), slick keyboards (Anton Fullerton), rock-solid drums & bass (Steve Schulz & John Werner) and the legendary Mick Hill on lead vocals.

With a wide bag ‘o tunes across the R&B, Soul & Funk genres, The Monza's take on the likes of The Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, James Brown, Wilson Picket, Stevie Wonder and many more seminal artists to a standard typically expected in capital cities.

You'll be gettin' up to get down to this fine ensemble as they blow the house down in true Monza style.

Support Act: “ Just Rusty” (Sarah O'Dowd, Lillian Wentworth and Josh Diamente)

Venue: Tyers Hall, 7:30pm

Entry: adults $25, members/concession $20, under 18 $FREE. (Prices are slightly higher than usual due to increased number of musicians.)

 

 

2016 Ukelele Classes

Registration is now open for our 2016 Ukulele lesson program due to commence in February.

Options include:

  • “Beginners” led by Ariane Ramsay: 3rd Tuesday, 7:30pm at Traralgon CWA Hall
  • “Beginners” led by Harry Harrison (of Melb Ukulele Kollective): 3rd Sunday, 12:30pm at Yinnar ARC
  • “Intermediate” led by Harry Harrison (of Melb Ukulele Kollective): 3rd Sunday, 2:30pm at Yinnar ARC
  • “Beginner Plus” led by Ariane Ramsay: 2nd Thursday, 7:30pm at Traralgon CWA Hall

Lessons run Feb - Nov inclusive.

Cost $100 plus GAMC membership (for those who aren’t yet members).

There are also strum nights scheduled each month for those who would like to put their uke skills into practice.

The booking form has all the details including contact information.

Great Christmas gift idea, so sign up a friend. Please pass the word to others who may be interested.

 

Club nights are alcohol free events in the interest of maintaining a family friendly environment.

 

 

 

 

More event details are on our Calendar page.

 

 

 

 

Vocal Nosh,
Sunday 7th February, 5:30pm

 

Vocal Nosh, our community singing session, is held at the Tyers Hall on Music Club nights. Come and enjoy both.

Arrive 5:15, commencing 5:30pm sharp. A Capella singing and a light meal of home made soup, bread and fruit.

Leader: Wendy Sellings

New singers are always welcome.

Cost:  adults $12, members/conc, $8 under 18 free.

July Vocal Nosh

 

 

GAMC / "Street Requiem Singers",
performing Saturday 5th March

 

Image: Street Requiem

The club is seeking people who may be interested in being part of a GAMC choir to perform two songs in the first half of the Traralgon Street Requiem performance on Sat 5th March.

Local musicians Marian Jenkinson and Ricky Allan will be our choir leaders. Rehearsals will be at 7pm commencing Wednesday 3rd. February (5weeks only) at St. Paul's Anglican School, Secondary School Campus, Crosses Rd, Traralgon. 

Those who are interested please ring Joan ph. 0408 747 882 or email jmgriffiths@ausiebb.com.au so that we have some idea of numbers (or you just turn up at rehearsal). This is a great opportunity to be part of this special program.

Please note : singers may also be involved in the main Street Requiem performance (ie. after the GAMC choir performs). See poster opposite. Although rehearsals for this major component of the performance have commenced, it is not too late to join now.

More information (flyer, PDF format).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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