'The 2016 HANK & PATSY BIRTHDAY BASH'
An all-star tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline and a legendary era of Country Music!
Presented by Canterbury Country on Thursday 8 September 2016
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, Australia
featuring
DWAYNE ELIX, LESLIE AVRIL, BRYEN WILLEMS, GARETH ROWAN,
DANI WADE, LEE BRITTAN, JONNIE RUSSELL, MICHAEL WHITE
and MICHELLE LITTLE, plus guest musicians JOHN LEE on fiddle
and KENNY KITCHING on dobro.

The show was produced and hosted by BOB HOWE with NICKI GILLIS and the Hillbilly Heaven band.

MICHELLE, GARETH, DWAYNE, BRYEN, MICHAEL, DANI, NICKI, LEE, JOHN
MICHELLE, GARETH, DWAYNE, BRYEN, MICHAEL, DANI, NICKI, LEE, JOHN

GARETH, LESLIE, ALLAN
GARETH, LESLIE, ALLAN


DANI, Terry, DWAYNE, JONNIE, Allan

THE CAST FINALE
DOUG, JOHN, KENNY, BRYEN, MICHAEL, MICHELLE, TOMI, DANI, DWAYNE,
JONNIE, TERRY, LEE, GARETH, LESLIE, ALLAN, NICKI, BOB (photo by Suzy N)

JONNIE and LEE
JONNIE, Allan, LEE, Nicki

LESLIE at the piano, JOHN on fiddle
LESLIE at the piano, JOHN on fiddle

MEN OF STEEL - KENNY and TOMI
MEN OF STEEL - KENNY and TOMI

LESLIE and KENNY
LESLIE and KENNY

BOB and LESLIE
BOB and LESLIE (Photo by Kenny)

CAST FINALE
CAST FINALE (photo by Suzy Noir)

JOHN, BRYEN, MICHAEL, MICHELLE
JOHN, BRYEN, MICHAEL, MICHELLE

DANI, DWAYNE, JONNIE
DANI, DWAYNE, JONNIE

DWAYNE, DANI, NICKI
DWAYNE, DANI, NICKI (Photo by Gary Wade)


THE 2016 SET-LIST:

NICKI GILLIS
Walkin' After Midnight

BRYEN WILLEMS
You Win Again
My Sweet Love Ain't Around
Blue and Lonesome

DANI WADE
Lovesick Blues
Leavin' On Your Mind
Your Cheatin' Heart

LEE BRITTAN
Mansion On The Hill
I'm A Long Gone Daddy
Window Shopping

NICKI GILLIS
Crazy
Blue Moon Of Kentucky

LESLIE AVRIL
I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight
Cold, Cold Heart
Weary Blues from Waitin'
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
I Fall to Pieces

-----INTERVAL------

NICKI GILLIS
You Belong to Me

GARETH ROWAN
Let The Teardrops Fall
Just Out of Reach
Jambalaya

JONNIE RUSSELL
Wedding Bells
Help Me Understand
Will Nere Forget Hank Williams

MICHAEL WHITE
Mind Your Own Business
Crazy Arms

MICHELLE LITTLE
Seven Lonely Days
Honky Tonk Merry Go Round
Stop, Look and Listen

DWAYNE ELIX
Hey Good Lookin'
I Can't Help It
Move It On Over
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Honky Tonkin'
Moanin' The Blues

FINALE
DWAYNE & the Entire Cast
I Saw The Light


The HILLBILLY HEAVEN Band for the night were
BOB HOWE (guitar, harmonica, vocals, musical director),
ALLAN TOMKINS (bass, vocals, instrument making),
TERRY PHILLPOT (drums and commentary),
TOMI GRASO (pedal steel guitar extraordinaire)
and DOUG BOYD (piano).
They were joined by guest musicians
KENNY KITCHING on the dobro and JOHN LEE on the fiddle.

 

Thanks to Gary Wade and Suzy Noir (via Leonie McClure) for their photos (other pics by Bob)

Thanks for outstanding TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Will, Francesco & Kate

Thanks to Deb for keeping the flame burning and Sue for running the room...

Canterbury Country is staged on the second Thursday
of every month at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
in Sydney. Click Here for next month's line-up!

 

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