Livewire ready to spark
GUNABUL Homestead plays host to hot Gympie band Livewire tonight.
The band comprises of Nils Ponsaing (bass), Aidan Patrick (fiddle, guitar and trumpet), Geoff Schuh (drums) and Geoff Yelaska (vocals).
New to the fold is talented Aidan whose breadth of musical talent is a real asset.
Playing at Gunabul is part of the band's bold new venture. Geoff Yelaska was yesterday looking forward to the big debut.
"Hopefully we can begin something unique in Gympie where the whole family can come out and really enjoy the night and have a bit of fun," he said.
The live music on offer to patrons looking to kick back after a long working weekend is an exciting blend of soul, blues, country, rock and jazz ballads. No stone is left unturned as the band breathes new life into many classic hits.
Geoff Yelaska said he hoped Gunabul Homestead would become the band's main entertaining base.
"What I am hoping to do now is to use the Gunabul Homestead as our main entertaining base with my own band Livewire while featuring musicians from the Australian Institute of Country Music and Country Music School of Excellence," he said.
Geoff Yelaska is well established on the country music scene and his experience shines through on stage.
The musician has been involved with numerous charity concerts. His last major concert was in 2006 when he teamed up with Phil Emanuel to open the Larry Concert - a concert raising $150,000 at the Cairns Convention Centre for victims of Cyclone Larry. Geoff's home town Innisfail was hit hard by the natural disaster and the concert was a cause close to his heart.
"A few years ago one of my songs 'My Imagination' was recorded at Nulla Records," Geoff said.
"It was recorded and sung by Amos Morris and did quite well on the country charts.
"The song is feature on the Slim Dusty Reunion Tour road show DVD."
Geoff's recent work includes an album with the Sydney Swing City band, recorded at James Morrison's studio.
"Hopefully I will be doing a few charity concerts in the future with the Sydney Swing City band together with my local band and other local talent whenever the need arises," he said.
Livewire graces the Gunabul function room tonight from 7pm-11pm. For bookings, phone 5482 3107. Cover charge $10.