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The Rock-itt : December 2010
guys are well worth a listen. shUnky have also made the grand final of the Narrabeen Sands songwriters comp and are often to be seen at the Mona Vale Hotel open mic held on Wednesday nights (contact chris on 0466267656 to book a spot). As usual when someone doesn’t turn up there’s someone ready to play and local man, “Raph” didn’t disappoint while behind him our young Avalon band “De’cuna” set up to play their set. “De’cuna” (Jessie, james, Addison and Nick) is a rocking four piece band of 15yr olds. When they played the first open mic they rocked the house but had only 3 songs prepared, but this time they had a full set practised and were ready to rock. The guys were in to it opening with their original “Keep on Rolling” to set the pace, which didn’t stop. These young men are the real deal and have a mature rock sound that belies their young years. “Keep on Rolling" has been professionally recorded at MVM studios (check it out on the De’cuna facebook page). De’cuna is quickly developing a solid following, playing at the Avalon market day and will open at “LA” for “Nothing too Serious” on 28th November and will headline the open mic on the 5 th December. Tom Johnson entertained without his trio which meant he got to do a set of brand new originals. Tom is a talented composer and performer and also performed at the Avalon market day. Point Lacey Maugher played the final set with their dance tempo rocking originals getting the crowd up and moving as lead singer and guitarist cranked up his new hand built guitar amp by John Point, a great sound and a great act to finish the show with. I just love it when new acts come out of the woodwork and we had three acts do just that on Sunday 21 November. Max Marvel, a young local Avalon man, got up to play a set of covers mixed with originals and surprised everyone, not just because of how good he was, but that people who knew him didn’t know he could. Max will be performing at “LA” on the 5 December with his brother Tom. A trio from Pittwater high, Lachlan Hamilton (sax) and his two friends, (brothers) Tom (keys) and Rhys (drums) Daher gave us smooth jazz instrumental session which the audience loved. Neesh and Lachlan were a duo with a difference with Neesh on cello and Lachlan on guitar and an excellent vocal performance particularly by Neesh had other songwriters say, “That’s a great line, there’s a nice hook and how good are these songs”, as they performed their original set with polish and poise. I think you’ll hear a lot more from these acts. The local scene is alive and well! Pay a visit to the Red Cross Little Shop of Treasures at Newport. There are lots of great things to buy at extremely low prices. The red cross shop is situated in the small lane way between the Japanese restaurant and the hair dressing salon. Look for the Red Cross flag!