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The Rock-itt : March 2011
song written after the 9/11 tragedy to illustrate the grief that so many suffered through not having a chance to say good-bye to their loved ones. Mitchell’s voice has a haunting quality perfectly suited to such em otive numbers. A Seaforth favourite, Ashley Knight made a guest appearance to perform a Buddy Holly tribute (a special request by John Clement). Ashley took us on a trip down memory lane and had the dancers up rocking from her opening number the classic ‘Oh Boy’ through ‘That’ll be the Day’& ‘Everyday’ to the lesser known ‘Early in the Morning’, her own favourite. Had she not told us none would have guessed that Ashley had never played any Buddy Holly numbers before and when an encore was demanded of her had to choose another cover ‘Red Neck W oman’ did she do it well – “Hell Yeah” After the interval the Macarthur CMC band opened the second half with a Jerry Lee Lewis number ‘Great Balls of Fire’ with Garry rocking it up on the keyboard. The Harrison’s then joined them on stage; Glen and Kaylee are fast becoming one of the most popular duos with a full diary. Their talent has been recognised by some of Australia’s best singer/song writers and as a result their debut EP features some amazing collaborations. They opened with a Miranda Lambert number ‘I Can’t Be Bothered’ followed by their own composition ‘Waiting on a Bus’ which was co- written with Mike Carr. Next was the Dixie Chick number, ‘Am I the Only One’ before Faith Hill’s ‘You can’t Lose Me’. They followed up with Fleetwood Mack’s ‘Say You Love Me’ then another Dixie Chick number, “Heartaches on Me’. Kaylee then announced it was Glen’s turn to sing lead vocals which he did brilliantly with a great rendition of Liza Jane – Glen really enjoys playing this song with an instrumental segment which allows him to show his virtuosity on the guitar. They finished their set with ‘Poor, Poor Pitiful Me’ but there was nothing pitiful about their performance and it was easy to see why a talent scout from America should have offered them the chance to perform in the U.S. They hope to go sometim e in April and we wish them every success. Then it was time for our feature artiste, Christie Lamb, to take to the stage. Christie is the winner of over 200 vocal talent awards including Mo Award nominee, Tam worth Best Young Talent and Tamworth Best Gospel Singer 2010. Christie is no longer eligible to take part in the junior talent quests which is just as well as she was in such demand to perform at different venues at Tam worth this year that there would not have been time for any contests. After Christies last performance at Seaforth the dancers were looking forward to rocking the night away and Christie did not disappoint – from her opening number, ‘Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll’ to her final ‘Johnny B. Goode’ she had the dancers up on the floor. In between came a series love songs, ‘Burning Love’ an Elvis favourite; Queens ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’; Olivia Newton John’s ‘Let Me Be There’;another Elvis goody ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and the Beatles classic ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’. Then it was time for some fun with the raunchy Rolling Stones number ‘Satisfaction’ – Christie and the band had a great time with this one. The Shakin’ Stevens version of ‘Green Door’ was dedicated to John Clement with thanks for all his hard work in putting on the show and inviting Christie to be part of it. Then she sang another Rolling Stones number, ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ before slowing the pace up with the beautiful ‘Tennessee W altz’ and a Patsy cline favourite ‘W alking after Midnight’. Christie then started off a final series of rock numbers with her own composition, ‘W hen it Gets This Hot’ followed by ‘Eagle Rock’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and as an encore ‘Johnny B. Goode’ Christie then invited all the artistes to join her on stage for the finale of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved’. A great end to a wonderful evening of entertainment, special thanks go out to the Macarthur CMC band for organising rehearsals with each of the performers ensuring that the show flowed smoothly. Once again congratulations go to John Clement for organising yet another successful Seaforth Cabaret. Mitchell Murdock Christie Lamb The Harrisons