Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Local Girl Returns for a Riotous Riverina Hoedown
CALL OUT > local Riverina musicians / bands / singer-songwriters who want to support Fanny & The Thrillseekers. They need one for each of their three concerts. Send a music (of any quality) and why you want to join the fun through to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2nd April.
She can drive a tractor, make jam and shoot a gun…and she can belt out a toe-tapping tune. Raised on a property between West Wyalong and Griffith, country girl Fanny Lumsden will return to the Riverina this April, fresh off her recent success in the big smoke, to play three gigs to a hometown crowd.
Fanny and her cracking band – The Thrillseekers – are bringing their joyous brand of country charm home after performing all over the east coast, in city venues and at festivals like Peats Ridge and knocking the socks off music-lovers of all ages.
They have been delighting crowds with folksy songs inspired by her country roots from their EP launched last year, Autumn Lawn.
Proceeds from the Riverina concerts will be donated to each hall committee to assist with the maintenance of the venues and promote live music and cultural events in rural areas.
‘We are really excited about coming out again to play in more wonderful halls this year’, she says. ‘Having grown up out there and performed in the hall as a kid, it is a great feeling to be helping to raise money to keep them maintained.’
‘I am really excited about playing once again throughout the Riverina, especially when it’s both promoting live music and the arts in regional Australia as well as helping to raise some funds to enable more performances into the future.”
In addition to the concerts, the musicians will be holding workshops which will include introductions to guitar (electric and acoustic), banjo, mandolin, bass (both electric and double bass), drums, song-writing and playing as a band. These will be aimed at school-aged children, however they are open to all.
Don’t miss the hoedown!
- Fanny Lumsden (lead vocals,guitar)
- Adrian Muis Leighton (mandolin, guitar,vocals)
- Kate A-bot Parson (piano accordion, glockenspiel, vocals)
- Dan Stanley Freeman (double bass, harmonica, vocals)
- Benjamin Hughes Corbett (banjo, guitar, vocals)
- Preston Davis Peachey (Drums,vocals)
KEY DATES & INFORMATION
- 12th April, Yalgogrin Hall, 7pm
- 13th April, Collingullie Hall, 7pm
- 14th April, Marrar Hall, 3pm
- 2th April, West Wyalong High School, 1pm
- 14th April, Marrar hall, 12pm
Image on homepage: photograph by Dan Stanely Freeman
Image for article: photograph by Jason Hurley