Music day in the park

The colourful Samoco from Kenya entertained the crowds last Sunday at the Bands in the Rotunda.
The colourful Samoco from Kenya entertained the crowds last Sunday at the Bands in the Rotunda.

IT WAS beautiful sunny weather for visitors to Memorial Park last Sunday, when the Bands in the Rotunda presented the young group called Two n Fro who played to very appreciative audiences for an hour from 1pm.

Two n Fro, made up of Aidan Patrick, Olivia Nolan, Talisha Young and Blake Wardle, got together about six months ago after playing in various bands with the Australian Institute of Country Music.

They had a very successful time at Tamworth in January and enjoy performing a range of easy-listening music.

Talisha Young and Olivia Nolan were winners of last year's Gympie's Got Talent, and they certainly wowed the audience with their great harmonies, while Aidan on lead guitar added a further dimension with his unique riffs and improvisations along with Blake Wardle, a versatile musician whose drumming is the backbone of the band.

Audiences on the day were also treated to an impromptu performance from Kenyan musician Samoco, who now lives on the Sunshine Coast.

Samoco played his unique instrument for which he unsuccessfully sought a name from the crowd.

This was a colourful end to the day, full of beautiful sentiments, and a fitting performance for the last Bands in the Rotunda for a while.

The next one will be the annual Peace Picnic on Sunday, September 15.

Gympie Times


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