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The Rock-itt : August 2011
Brad opened his set with ‘Mud on the Tyres’ playing acoustic guitar and with Gary Wade on backup vocals. The better known ‘To her Door’ was next before Brad slowed the tempo with a Jason Lee number “Meeting Like This’. To finish his set Brad sang the John Denver classic ‘Country Road’ but with slight alterations to make it more of a country rock number. Once again he proved to be so popular with the audience they dem anded an encore for which he sang the haunting ‘I was Only 19’. It may have been his first public performance but it certainly won’t be his last – a young man with a long way to go. Time now for John to introduce the star of the evening Kel-Anne Brandt & her beautiful daughter Natalie: Kel- Anne affectionately known as the ‘Little Dynam o’ due to her diminutive size is a very polished performer, she has appeared on TV with Bert Newton on many occasions. The winner of this year’s ‘Female Independent Artist of the Year Award’ Kel-Anne has recently had a record in the top 10 in England’s Country Music charts. Natalie started her music career with Johnny Young on Young Talent Tim e and is a well known entertainer on the club scene. Earlier this year she made the finals of the Toyota Starmakers at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Natalie appeared first singing three numbers, ‘When will I be Loved’ backed by the band and then used a recorded backing on her lap top for the next 2 numbers ‘All the Good Ones are Gone’ and ‘Landslide’ – the wonders of modern technology! Natalie then invited Kel- Anne to join her on stage and together they gave us a great rendition of ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ which had the dancers up on the floor rockin’. The height difference between Natalie and her tiny mum Kel-Anne was remarked upon but none could wonder at how well they harmonised. It was Kel-Anne’s turn for a selection of songs starting with the Patsy Cline classic(which was the first number Kel- Anne had heard Patsy sing and the first she performed) ‘Walking After Midnight’. Then Kel-Anne organised the audience into 2 teams to help with the chorus of ‘Oh Boy’ with the challenge to make the most noise resulting in enough noise to raise the roof and lots of fun for all. Time to slow the tempo with ‘You Belong to Me’ followed by ‘Go Away, Come Back’ and ‘My Baby Loves Me’ before Kel-Anne asked ‘Why Haven’t I Heard From You?’ Another Patsy Cline classic and a crowd favourite ‘Crazy’ before Kel-Anne asked us to get our boots on for ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ – ours were made for dancing and that’s just what we did! Kel-Anne then took a break while Natalie returned to the stage to sing ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and ‘Mama He’s Crazy’ Then it was time to finish their set with another couple of duets ‘W hen You Love Someone Like That and ‘Rockin with the Rhythm of the Rain’. Easy to see why this mother and daughter have done so well on the country music scene and we felt very privileged to have had such seasoned professionals performing at our small club. It was no surprise that they were called back onto the stage for the grand finale of ‘Boot Scooting Boogie’ which they performed with Kobie, Aimee, Margie May and Brad. Thus finished another great night at Seaforth congratulations to John Clement & thanks to all who help put on the show in particular the Macarthur CMC band and of course the artistes who performed so wonderfully for us.