November 8th 2010
Musos Club hosts special guest from UK's alt music scene
This coming Saturday, Magnetic Island Musos Club will present an exciting guest artist, directly from London’s alternative music scene. Her name is Andrea Kenny and she’s a seasoned singer, songwriter and performer having produced many concerts and a number of recordings with her band The Cavalry.
According to her official bio, "Andrea Kenny earned her stripes during the six years of being vocalist and guitarist in popular Bristol punk band Two Day Rule. After 3 albums and nationwide tours with the likes of Alexisonfire and Billy Talent, she decided it was time to hang up her teenage angst and persue a more meaningful solo career".
Claiming influences from Joni Mitchell to Janis Joplin, the Doors and even Billy Holiday, Andrea Kenny bears more than a passing resemblence, vocally, to Australia’s dark queen of 80s rock, The Divinyls’ Chrissy Amphlett.
Andrea is presently living in Townsville and told Magnetic Times, “I had to leave The Cavalry back in the UK but I do do a pretty mean solo set.” Andrea is hoping to be able to jam on the night with some locals too. “I’m really looking forward to playing on Magnetic Island,” she said.
To hear some of Andrea’s gusty and exciting music check out her Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/andreakennymusic
But Musos’ night has more to offer and another great new Magnetic Island find has emerged in the form of Bruno Berthelot from Nelly Bay, who got up for the first time last month at Musos Club and performed a beautiful set of his original songs accompanying himself with some very tidy guitar playing. Bruno is looking forward to a return this Saturday, as will yours truly with the magic mouth harpist Niels Koelman.
Marley Hannan, whose stand-up Andy Kaufman homage last month had the punters cackling at some surreal silliness - no mean feat - is also keen to return.
To maintain a very healthy musical momentum, Tailor Made will also return and hopes are that some of their very talented crew will line up with Andrea K for a jam bash.
It’s unfortunate that there are other events which are clashing with this special Musos Club night but our advice is that if you have another gig to attend, Musos Club runs till midnight and heats up as it goes, so, why not come a little later.
It should also be noted that our usual fine food, provided by Nel, will, sadly, not be available this month.
Musos Club opens the doors at the RSL Hall in Hayles Arcadia from 7pm on Saturday 13 November. A donation of $5 from non-members and a gold coin from members is much appreciated. Young people under 18 are welcome and a donation is not sought but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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