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Clubnight, 6 September 2015, Christine Wheeler and Friends
Christine Wheeler and Friends - Jane Thompson, Leigh Birkett and James Rigby - presented their ‘Rain in the Mountains' Show featuring songs from Henry Lawson.
Life members honoured , 12 December 2014
Three long serving members of the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club were awarded Life Membership at the Christmas function in Tyers.
Lyndal Chambers, one of the founding members of the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club returned to the familiar grounds of the Tyers Hall, and was surprised with the presentation.
Lyndal was an active teacher in local schools for many years, and her role as President of the Acoustic Club was instrumental in developing the club.
Barb Brabets, Traralgon resident and current Treasurer of the club, was recognised for her outstanding efforts in administration and event management.
Like Lyndal, Barb has been on the committee for over 15 years, and her energy and enthusiasm was instrumental in establishing and managing many of the programs the club offers.
Barry Stuckey, also President of the Club for many years, was recognised for his efforts to share music, welcome new members, and develop new programs like the ukulele classes and annual Uke Muster.
Also a Traralgon resident, Barry is well known for his great mandolin playing and welcoming smile.
An honour board will be established in the Tyers Hall to record these life members, and the only previous life member, Alan Chambers.
Uke Muster, 24-25 October 2014
Over 100 people attended the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club's annual Uke Muster.
People came from all over Victoria to join in the workshops, jam sessions and concert offered throughout the Muster. Friday night saw people arriving from far and wide, enjoying a shared meal, an opportunity to sell second hand musical instruments and then a jam session.
Saturday morning commenced with beginner lessons for primary school students, led by Carolyne Boothman. Twenty adults attended the adult beginner session, with most attendees having recently bought a ukulele and needing some assistance to get started.
The Boolarra Ukulele Group, known as BUG, led a jam session in the morning also. After a delicious shared lunch, during which BUG performed some great items, a series of three workshops were held. These were led by Harry Harrison from the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, and focused on developing better strumming techniques.
Throughout the fabulous dinner Tayla Unstead and Mike Forwood performed some terrific duets, and Harry Harrison had the crowd spellbound.
Many acts then entertained the crowd by providing concert items, including the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club's Traralgon and Yinnar beginner, intermediate and jazz ukulele groups, Carolyne Boothman, members of the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, Boolarra Ukulele Group, and a surprise appearance by well-known musicians Brian Strating and Lyndal Chambers.
Clubnight, 1 June 2014, Kristian Mizzi and Tim Woodz
The GAMC June Clubnight was a hit with fabulous performers Kristian Mizzi and Tim Woodz pairing up for a night of great singing, instrumental work and own compositions.
Uke Muster IV, 26 October 2013
About 200 people attended the Muster, participating in beginner and intermediate workshops, jam sessions and a concert.
Featuring performances from the workshop groups, the concert then included local groups Ukelicious (both the Traralgon and Yinnar groups), BUG (Boolarra Ukulele Group), MUK (Melbourne Ukulele Kollective), In Spite of our Ukes, Tim Woods and Latrobe River Band, and a hilarious performance by the Strzelecki Uke Busters, usually known as the Strzelecki Stringbusters.
Acapella Festival, 10 August 2013
The Gippsland Acoustic Music Club hosted the annual Acapella Festival for Gippsland choirs and singing groups. Seven choirs from all across Gippsland performed a great variety of songs and styles in the evening concert.
Prior to the Concert Lyndal Chambers and Brian Strating led an action packed singing workshop, loosely based on a "train" theme, and then this was also performed at the evening concert.
Pictured is the 45 member strong Gippsapella Choir from the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club, who practiced for only 5 weekly sessions prior to performing at the concert. Over 150 people attended the workshop and concert, making the Acapella Festival another great success.
Club Night, 7 July 2013, Nick Charles supported by Ryan Shore and Alicia Aitken
Club Night, 7 April 2013, featuring Bruce Watson's Unsung Heroes show
Club Night, 3 March 2013, featuring the Corinn Strating Band
Ukelicious at the Melbourne Ukelele Festival, 1-3 March 2013
The Gippsland Acoustic Music Club's ukulele group, known as "Ukelicious", performed by invitation recently at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival. The group comprises beginner and experienced musicians, but each member has only been playing the ukulele for 12 months or less! The group performed songs such as "Brown Eyed Girl", "Deep in the heart of Gippsland," and "Ring of Fire," and had the audience up dancing in the aisles to "Twist and Shout."
Club Night, 3 February 2013, featuring Faux Grass
Club Night, 2 December 2012, featuring Valanga and Andrea Khoza
Uke Muster III, 13 October 2012
Over 90 people attended the third annual Uke Muster at Tyers. People from as far as Tubbut in East Gippsland, to the far reaches of Melbourne were in attendance. There was lots of smiling, laughter and sharing of great music.
Link to ABC Gippsland's report and interviews.
Gippsapella at Club Night, 5th August 2012
Club Night, 2nd October 2011, featuring Daniel Calabro
Gippsland Acapella Festival , 13th August 2011
Club Night, 7th August 2011, featuring Tweeter
Club Night, 3rd July 2011, featuring Jenny Biddle
Winter Camp, 24-26 June 2011, Munjara, Lake Glenmaggie
The Winter Music Camp was favoured by sunny weather and music could be heard coming from many different venues around the camp. The Camp provided a great opportunity for musicians and singers to spend time together sharing songs and tunes and plenty of good company.
Club Night, 5 June 2011, featuring Takin' Time
Moe Music Festival, Old Gippstown, 1 May 2011
Catriona McKay and Chris Stout, 3 April 2011
Summer Camp, Mt Baw Baw, 28-30 January 2011
Café Concert , 7 November 2010, featuring Croque Monsieur
Clubnight, 5 September 2010, featuring JoJo Smith & the Brothers of Love
Winter Music Camp, Caringal Scout Camp, 25-27 June 2010
Club Night, 11 April 2010, with the Molly Maguires and the Frid'y Nighters
Moe Music Festival , 8 March 2010 with Wulaba, Molly Maguires, and many more
Club Night, 4 October 2009, with Andy Rigby and Polly Christy
Yinnar Recovery Concert, 26 September 2009, with Gippsapella
Club Night 6 September 2009, featuring Welcome Strangers
A Capella Festival August 2009
Club Night 5 July 2009
Winter Music Camp, Caringal Scout Camp, 19-21 June 2009
Club Night 7 June 2009
Club Night 1 May 2009
Club Night and Vocal Nosh, 5 April 2009
Vocal Nosh 1 March 2009
Yinnar ARC, 4 January 2009, Mountaineers and Strzelecki Stringbusters
Club Night 26 October 2008, Big Sing November 2008
Events, July - September 2008
Club Night, June 2008, Dev'lish Mary & Family Tree
Club Night, April 2008, Kazband
Club Night, February 2008, Coolgrass
Summer Camp, Balook, January 2008
Club Night, December 2007, "One Song Wonder"
Club Night, October 2007, featuring Andy Rigby.
25th Birthday celebrations, on 23 June 2007.
March 2007 Club Night - second show for the month,
featuring Alistair Hulett and Dave Swarbrick.
December 2006 Club Night - With local musicians,
community singing, and a supper to celebrate.
June 2006 - at the Welcola Winter camp.
May 2006 Club Night - Stella and the Night Sky Band; The Molly Maguires