"...son of a gun, we had BIG fun..."

'The 2007 HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash'
an all-star tribute to a legendary era of Country Music!
Presented by Canterbury Country on Thursday 13th September
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, Australia

and featured DWAYNE ELIX, ROSE CARLEO and a host of surprise guests including
MARK LUCAS & The Dead Setters, DONNA BOYD, MURRAY HILL, RAE MOODY,
MARY HEARD & MARY ANNE BURTON, ADRIAN PAYNE, BRYEN WILLEMS,
SALLY BURGESS (& Brian), TRACY KILLEEN, GARY BROWN, DALE HOOPER, DAVE COOK
and many more including legendary musicians Mike Kerin and Kenny Kitching.
The show was produced and hosted by BOB HOWE, NICKI GILLIS & the Hillbilly Heaven band.

DWAYNE ELIX
DWAYNE ELIX (Photo by Phil Cole)

BRIAN BURGESS, BRYEN WILLEMS, ROSE CARLEO, SALLY BURGESS, MARY HEARD, TRACY KILLEEN, RAE MOODY, NICKI GILLIS
Back: BRIAN BURGESS, BRYEN WILLEMS, ROSE CARLEO
Middle: SALLY BURGESS, MARY HEARD, TRACY KILLEEN, RAE MOODY
Front: NICKI GILLIS (Photo by Bob Howe)

DALE HOOPER, DWAYNE ELIX, MARY ANNE BURTON and MARY HEARD, NICKI GILLIS, SALLY BURGESS, ROSE CARLEO, MARK LUCAS, ADRIAN PAYNE, DAVE COOK (back), RAE MOODY (middle), DONNA BOYD (front), BRYEN WILLEMS, TRACY KILLEEN
L to R: DALE HOOPER, DWAYNE ELIX, MARY ANNE BURTON & MARY HEARD, NICKI GILLIS, SALLY BURGESS, ROSE CARLEO, MARK LUCAS,
ADRIAN PAYNE, DAVE COOK (back), RAE MOODY (middle), DONNA BOYD (front),BRYEN WILLEMS (back), TRACY KILLEEN (front) (Photo by Bob)

MARY HEARD and MARYANNE BURTON
MARY HEARD and MARYANNE BURTON (Photo by Terry Phillpot)

MARYANNE BURTON, GARY BROWN, MARY HEARD
MARYANNE BURTON, GARY BROWN, MARY HEARD (Photo by Phil Cole)


DALE HOOPER, DWAYNE ELIX, DAVE COOK (Photo by Phil Cole)


DWAYNE leads the finale (Photo by Phil Cole)

HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash
THE 2007 SET-LIST:

Hank

BOB HOWE & HILLBILLY HEAVEN
Half As Much

NICKI GILLIS
Honky Tonk Merry Go Round

RAE MOODY
Lovesick Blues
I Love You Honey

MURRAY HILL
I'm a Long Gone Daddy
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

SALLY BURGESS
Have You Ever Been Lonely
Tennessee Waltz (with Brian Burgess)

ADRIAN PAYNE
Thank Williams
You Win Again

KENNY KITCHING
Cold, Cold Heart

ROSE CARLEO
Til I Find Me Again
Do You Ever Think About Me
Crazy
Your Cheating Heart

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MARK LUCAS & The Dead Setters
Six More Miles to the Graveyard
Take These Chains From My Heart

MARY HEARD & MARY ANNE BURTON
Alone and Forsaken
Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
Lost on the River

NICKI GILLIS
Walkin' After Midnight

BRYEN WILLEMS
Walkin' the Floor Over You
Warm Red Wine

DONNA BOYD
Baby We're Really In Love
Why Don't You Love Me

BOB HOWE
Wild Side Of Life

TRACY KILLEEN
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Jambalaya

DWAYNE ELIX
Hey Good Lookin'
I Can't Help It
Moanin' The Blues
Cajun Baby
I'm So Lonesome I Cold Cry
Move It On Over

Entire Cast - FINALE
I Saw The Light


The HILLBILLY HEAVEN Band for the night was
BOB HOWE (below right), ALLAN TOMKINS,
DOUG BOYD, TERRY PHILLPOT and NICKI GILLIS
and they were joined by...
GARY BROWN, KENNY KITCHING, BOB HOWE
GARY BROWN (above left) on the dobro,
KENNY KITCHING (above centre) on the steel guitar...
and MIKE KERIN (below on the fiddle).
Photos by Terry Phillpot (Eyeball Photographics)
MIKE KERIN

Thanks for TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Michael, Will & Hugh

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

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