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The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014



The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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38 LIFESTYLE FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Wilson back on the bandwagon AUSSIE comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is one of a few funny men who totally embody the spirit of Australian humour and now hes heading to the Red Centre! The larrikin will be bringing his First of the Final Farewell Tours to the Alice Springs Convention Centre on July 19. Revered as an iconic Aussie around the globe, there would be few proud Australians who dont know the words to his popular songs. Having performed around the world, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium, the funny man himself is on the road again with his latest show. Kevin kicked off the tour at the end of 2013, playing to packed houses in Victoria, WA and South Australia. Now he brings his special, tongue-incheek tour to the Territory for a select run of dates in July. Fans neednt worry that Kevin is calling it quits, though hes just out to set a record, contending against some wellknown musicians for the most comebacks title. I see everyone doing their final concerts, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon, Kevin said. Ill probably get three or four years out of this and then Ill start doing my comebacks. Hes also bringing a swag of new material with him on the road. The new album, aptly titled Wrong Wrong Wrong, was released at the end of 2013 and is a perfect representation of Kevins enigmatic style. Warren H Williams performs at the Alice Springs Desert Music Club Picture: DEAN OPIE Jam Session has a stage for all musos FOR all those just itching to get back on the stage, it is finally here! The Alice Springs Desert Music Club Jam Session is back and in a brand new location! This Monday come and celebrate the relaunching of the Jam Session and the reopening of the Memo Club. One of the coordinators of the Alice Springs Desert Music Club, Katie Harder said she hoped the restarting of the Monday night event would entice more people to get on stage. Were very excited. Lots of people have been asking about whats been happening, its been such a long break, Katie said. We hope we can catch everyone from last time. Its also an opportunity for more people to come. This new location might be easier for more people to get to The Jam Session starts from 7pm so its a family friendly time. Why not bring down the kids, they can enjoy the playground or have a boogie while you take the stage. Theres nothing like it in town. Theres a few open mic nights around the place but the jam is a bit different, Katie said. You dont have to be an upfront kind of person to play something. We want to encourage people to get up there and jam. Were going to choose a song during the week on the Facebook page so people can learn it before the Monday. People who have never met before play a song that they all know. Then after theyll have a chat and maybe start meeting up to play its great for musicians to network. The Alice Springs Desert Music Club have a new PA ready for all the musicians. So come on down to the Memo Club on Gap Rd this Monday evening and start your week the right way! Monika OHanlon ENTERTAINMENT WRITER ALL GIG GUIDE DETAILS MUST BE PHONED IN (8950 9777) OR EMAILED TO THE CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE BY TUESDAY OR THEY ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO APPEAR. THE ROCK BAR Fri Bewley Bros, Sat Square EC, Sun Gareth Dawkins, Mon Dan EC, Tues Ben Lach, Wed Rick, Thurs Duncan Ben GAP VIEW Fri Pole dancing from 9:00pm, Sat Toby from 8:30pm, Sun Fat Boy Slim Dusty from 4:30pm JUICY RUMP Fri Damien Armstrong from 7:00pm and Johnny Bird from 10:00pm, Sat DJ Shouse from 10:00pm EDITORS NOTE Would you like your gig in our free weekly gig guide? Call the Centralian Advocate on 8950 9777 or email to ceneditorial@aliceadvocate.com.au for a mention in every Friday edition.