Well it certainly isn’t a path I particularly considered but now I inadvertently run a music cafe once a month at Bobin Hall. As a local resident with a little experience and wanting to get more involved in activities since arriving in Bobin a few years ago, I joined the team to keep the community venue going and through a sequence of events and popular demand there is now a fortnightly craft and cafe held at bobin hall, plus monthly Saturday night with people joining from surrounding areas of Port Macquarie, Nabiac, Wauchope, Wingham and Elands for a drumming circle and more recently open mic and feature artists performing.
The debut of adding music to the mix of Saturday night drumming was in July 2015, as the weather had proven a little challenging to be camping and numbers for the drum circle were dropping. Suggestions to add live music jam etc were taken on board and seems the word is getting out. There was great gusto as the night unwound and the harmonies were sweet and strong joining along with maestros Dan and Ed core members of a new local soul outfit called Flexi Tempo. They brought a dobro, maton acoustic and electric bass. I was a little hesitant to bring out the little house P.A. which was set up in the hall for the session, but all the drumming crew gave the nod and so the guys plugged in their amps and brought out the mic stands and the musos were happily embraced by the drummers in the round. Not quite what I had envisaged, but a wonderful outcome.
So, this month we have special guests Jim and Sue
and Dan and Ed will be back for more.
After our little campfire roustabout I was asked to join in with harmonies by Dan and Ed (with Flexi Tempo at a local fundraiser). It was a night of soulful jams and lots of laughs..the guys are very talented songwriters and all round musicians and were very well received. Could be fun to see where this goes.
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much love Peggy