30 August 2014
Post 134: LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA - A TUBA SKINNY PERFORMANCE
On Saturday the 18th October, Maree and I were treated to some absolutely fabulous New Orleans Jazz by a superb band of musicians called Tuba Skinny. It was a beautiful evening in Melbourne and the band were playing in a large tent on the banks of the Yarra River. We were able to stand one row back from the stage (we wangled this only because we are small and the taller people around did not mind) and had a great view of all the activities on the stage. The washboard player Robin Rapuzzi was directly above us on the stage. Erika has a great blues/jazz voice and the rest are superb on their individual instruments. The show went for about 90mins and we enjoyed every minute of it.
But wait there's more. After the show the band members came out to sell their recent CDs so we bought their CD titled "Pyramid Strut" and six of the band members autographed it. We also took some photos.
All in all a very memorable and enjoyable evening.
John and Maree