Nambucca charity concert
HUNTER Valley country musician Shane. T. Hobbins has brought his vision to the leading local country music club.
Relocating temporarily to the area earlier this year to support aging parents, Hobbins now heads the Nambucca Valley Country Music Club.
"I had all these ideas and visions for the club and as soon as I opened my mouth it all started falling into place," he said.
Running afternoon country music jam sessions at the Nambucca Heads Bowling Club wasn't enough for this club president, who is now running his second charity concert in Nambucca Heads
"I think more people should do these things," he said of the concert to raise money for people with disabilities.
Favours have been called in around his network of country music friends to put on a family concert this Saturday, September 17, for Nambucca Valley Phoenix Ltd, a local charity supporting people with an intellectual disability.
Hobbins will co-host the line-up with local musician Amanda Gibson, whose two children, four-year-old Jay and seven-year-old Yazmin also plan to take to the stage briefly.
"Amanda has really matured over the past 12 months and is on her way to becoming a big name in Australian country music," Hobbins said.
A Nambucca Heads singer-songwriter, Amanda was a finalist in the Brand New Star competition, run by 94one Today country music radio station.
Also on the line-up are Gary Kennedy, Tony Bennett, Peter and Roz White, Trent and Ben Holder, Steve Longhurst, and Mal and Janet Galagher.
All ages are welcome at the country music concert and country dress-up charity event at Nambucca Heads Bowling Club this Saturday at 7pm.
Entry is $5 and there will be lucky door prizes, raffles and prizes for the best-dressed male and female.
Nambucca Valley Country Music Club meets at the club for a jam on the last Sunday of each month from noon to 5pm.