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INVERLOCH will hold its 24th Annual Jazz
Festival on the Labour Day Weekend, March
10 to 13.
The festival is a community-run event,
sponsored by Bass Coast Council, Bendigo
Bank and local businesses.
It promises to be a great weekend, taking
place at three venues in the town, the Com-
munity Centre, the Warrawee Senior Citizens
Club, and the Inverloch RSL, all within easy
walking distance of each other.
Two hundred talented musicians will pres-
ent an electrifying mix of jazz.
Some of the artists include Tony Gould,
Sarah MacLaine, Pippa Wilson, Blue Tango
and Anita Harris.
Trad bands include The Wonderdogs and
Slipdixies and Merri Creek.
A new young Phillip Island band, ‘Jake Amy
and the Groove Hunters’ , will also take part,
as well as many talented supporting musi-
cians, including Ron Anderson, sax and key-
board, who has played with Shirley Bassey;
and Allan Smith, drummer, who has played
in stage shows and TV backing bands.
This is just a sample of the fantastic jazz
you will hear.
The Saturday parade, organised by Rotary
and commencing at 10am, is a highlight,
known for colourful cars, banners and musi-
This year, the Invy Horn Jam Band will en-
tertain prior to the parade, which also in-
cludes the Wonthaggi Citizens band.
The Invy Horn Jam is a relatively new
band, formed with government help to en-
courage participation in community events.
Other bands are being formed under the
same conditions around the state.
The Invv Horn Band is a colourful selection
of musicians of all ages.
Instruments include trombone, tuba, saxo-
phones, and percussion. This is a fun band,
guaranteed to entertain.
There is a Rotary Saturday market and a
combined church service at the Community
Centre at 9.30am on Sunday.
On Monday, there is a free picnic in ‘The
There will be food, wine, and jazz with lo-
cal producers showcasing their products.
The jazz includes music from Admirals’ Own
(the Royal Australian Navy Band).
As one patron said “It’s the only festival I
know of where you can listen to jazz, go for a
swim, and come back for more!”
All in all, a most enjoyable event for all the
Come for one day or stay for four and be
part of this exciting weekend.
Information and ticketing www.inverloch-
Contact Clive or Carol 5678 8041.
COUNTRY music star, Troy Cassar-Daley, will
bring a swag of songs and ballads to the Won-
thaggi Workmen’s Club as part of his tour in
After writing a book, completing an album,
and being awarded Album of the Year at the re-
cent Country Music Awards in Tamworth, Troy
is keen to hit the road and return to Wonthaggi.
“We’ve always been loved in Wonthaggi, and we
love coming to visit,” Troy said.
“We seem to always snag these amazing Sun-
day shows in Wonthaggi, and it’s always a crack-
er. I don’t know what it is, but they’ve always
been such memorable gigs.”
His album, Things I Carry Around also scored
him a coveted Golden Guitar Award for the sec-
ond year running, bringing his career tally to a
phenomenal 35 Golden Guitars.
“Tamworth was amazing, and to get a Golden
Guitar for this album was amazing, truly I didn’t
expect it,” Troy said.
Troy was also inducted onto the Roll of Re-
nown by none other than wife of Slim Dusty, Joy
“I also thought I was a bit young to become an
inductee! It’s overwhelming, the respect I have
for the industry,” Troy said.
“I’m the luckiest and the youngest musician to
be inducted, and I’m very proud.
“I was also glad my kids were there too, in the
audience. That was more than special.”
The Things I Carry Around national tour is the
first Troy will undertake after Tamworth.
“I’m ready and rehearsing, practicing my ban-
jo a lot,” Troy said.
“It’s very exciting, and it adds another flavour
to what we take on the road this time.
“We’ve got no drummer in the band this time,
so it’s a real singer songwriter feel.
“This tour is very different to what I’ve done
before. Normally we have the full band, but this
is more intimate.”
The tour and the album tie in neatly with
his recently published biography, also entitled
Things I Carry Around.
Troy said the tour is purposefully a little dif-
ferent to others he has undertaken in the past.
“Sometimes you have got to just change it up,
for your own sanity,” Troy said.
“I’d call it more a reflection album, and a re-
flection show is what you need to put on to back
it up. It was a real passion of mine to get it done.
“I want the audience to feel like they’re sitting
at my house. Often we have friends over and
we’ll play music out on the veranda, so I want to
recreate that in the show.
“The relationship between the musicians on
stage is really important, and the audience will
get to see that.
“I’ve been friends with the bass player for over
20 years, and we’re all really true friends, not
After time spent writing both a book and an
album, Troy is hoping to take a break once the
tour is complete.
“It was a big adventure to write the book, and
the album is a reflection of that,” Troy said.
“I’m going to give people a break from me. I
want more family time, and I’m thinking I’ll take
a year off. This might be my last tour for a little
while, and certainly my last time in Wonthaggi
for a while.
“I want to honour being a father and a hus-
Troy Cassar-Daley will be playing at the Wont-
haggi Workmen’s Club on Sunday, March 19.
For ticket sales or for more information, con-
tact the Workmen’s Club on 5672 1083.
WONTHAGGI WORKMEN’S CLUB
75 Graham Street, Wonthaggi
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sunDay march 19
Doors open @ 2.30pm
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FriDay march 31
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Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Monday, March 10 - 13
The 24th Annual
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The Rotary Market & Street Parade & Jazz - Saturday 11am
Church Services - Sunday 9.30am then Jazz in 3 venues - 11am
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Admirals own Royal Aust Navy Band
For bookings and more info
phone 0434 574 516
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Things that Troy
Country music sensation and recent inductee to the Tamworth Roll of Renown, Troy Cas-
sar-Daley, will be visiting Wonthaggi on his upcoming music tour.
The Invy Horn Jam Band will entertain
prior to the parade on the Saturday.
Jazz by the sea
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