"I have the invitation that you sent me..."

'The 2005 HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash'
presented by Canterbury Country on Thursday Sept 8th
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, Australia

featured Dwayne Elix, Craig Byrne, Ronni Rae Rivers, Ted Simpson, Helen Kay, Emma Hannah,
Jimmy Rush, Martin Louis, Nigel Lever, Mark Lucas, SweeneyKilleen, Wayne Goodwin,
Nicki Gillis, Bryen Willems, John Stephan, Jonnie Russell, Murray Hill & Gary Brown.
Hosted by Bob Howe & the Hillbilly Heaven band.

Film ClipWatch a video of the last chorus of the night in Windows Media Player
(Dial-up connections should download and then play from their hard drive)
THE FINALE
THE FINALE: (L To R) Bryen Willems, Mark Lucas, Emma Hannah, Ronni Rae Rivers (obscured), Dwayne Elix, Craig Bryne, Helen Kay (obscured), Nicki Gillis, Nikki Sweeney, Tracy Lee Killeen (obscured), Jonnie Russell, Michael Vidale
Dwayne Elix
Dwayne Elix, Craig Bryne, Helen Kay, Nicki Gillis
HANK'S GIRLS
HANK'S GIRLS: Ronni Rae Rivers, Tracy Lee Killeen, Nikki Sweeney (front), Nicki Gillis (back), Helen Kay, Emma Hannah
HANK'S GUYS
HANK'S GUYS: Tomi Graso, Craig Byrne, Mark Lucas, John Stephan
Martin Louis
Martin Louis on the banjo
All photos above by Bob Howe
IT'S GETTING CROWDED BACKSTAGE
IT'S GETTING CROWDED BACKSTAGE: Helen Kay, Ted Simpson, Bryen Willems, Ronni Rae Rivers, Tracy Lee Killeen, Nicki Gillis, Nikki Sweeney, Mark Lucas, Bob Howe, Jonnie Russell, Dwayne Elix, Emma Hannah
Photo by Dave Cook

Photos below and right by Terry Phillpot
( Eyeball Photographic Services)
NICKI GILLIS
NICKI GILLIS
NIGEL LEVER, JIMMY RUSH & MARTIN LOUIS
NIGEL LEVER, JIMMY RUSH & MARTIN LOUIS

HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash
THE 2005 SET-LIST:
Hank

BOB HOWE & HILLBILLY HEAVEN
Half As Much

BRYEN WILLEMS
I Can't Get You Off of My Mind
NICKI GILLIS
Cold Cold Heart
NICKI GILLIS & BRYEN WILLEMS
Settin' the Woods on Fire

BOB HOWE & SWEENEYKILLEEN
Wild Side of Life/Honky Tonk Angels

MARK LUCAS
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Lost Highway

HELEN KAY
You Win Again

JOHN STEPHAN
Lovesick Blues

JIMMY RUSH, MARTIN LOUIS & NIGEL LEVER
I Wish I Had a Nickel
Mind Your Own Business

CRAIG BYRNE
Hey Good Lookin'
Why Don't You Love Me

INTERVAL

MURRAY HILL & GARY BROWN
I'm a Long Gone Daddy
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Window Shopping

EMMA HANNAH
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love with You)

JONNIE RUSSELL
Take These Chains from My Heart
Wedding Bells

RONNI RAE RIVERS
Jambalaya
RONNI RAE RIVERS with NICKI GILLIS & TED SIMPSON
Honky Tonk Blues

DWAYNE ELIX
Move It On Over
I Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow
Moaning The Blues
My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
Your Cheatin' Heart
Cajun Baby

Entire Cast - FINALE
I Saw The Light

Film Clip
Watch a video
of the last chorus of the night
in Windows Media Player

(Dial-up connections should download
and then play from their hard drive)

 
The HILLBILLY HEAVEN Band
for the night was
BOB HOWE,
TOMI GRASO,
and TERRY PHILLPOT
and they were joined by
GARY BROWN
on dobro,
WAYNE GOODWIN
on the fiddle...
WAYNE GOODWIN
...and MICHAEL VIDALE
on the slap-bass
MICHAEL VIDALE

 
Canterbury Country
is staged on the second Thursday
of every month
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
in Sydney.

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