Grab your best girl or boy, put on your dancing shoes and head to the Tea Gardens Country Club this Saturday for some good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll.
Local band 2 Stufd 2 Jump has been together for four years and plays a unique style of music blending blues and Classic Rock n Roll with a dash of Cajun Country Rock.
“We just get on so well, we’re a bunch of mature ‘musos’ with years of experience,” Saxophone player Joe Dalli told News Of The Area.
With Nick Mandas lead singer and guitarist, Gareth Bowder on bass, drummer Keith Holdom and Joe on Sax, the average age of the band members is around 60.
“Why do we call ourselves 2 Stufd 2 Jump,” explained Joe.
“We used to be able to jump on stage, on top of speakers, and tables in the old days, but now we’re too stuffed to do that,” said Joe.
From the Eagles, BB King, Australian Crawl, Elvis and the Rolling Stones to ACDC and Guns n’ Roses, the band does it all.
“We enjoy playing music and love to see people get up and dance,” said Joe.
“It’s very rewarding, and the band is very good to listen too as well.”
Joe has been playing the sax on and off for most of his life.
At 72 he’s happy to say he’s still got plenty of wind and he’s very much in tune with the band’s motto “Forever Young.”
Country Club General Manager Warren Gooley, told News Of The Area the he always strives to support local bands from Bulahdelah to Newcastle.
The Club’s new Queen’s Kitchen Italian restaurant is also proving very popular with locals and visitors.
Club membership is also on the rise.
So head to the Country Club on Saturday 5 November, 2stufd 2 jump kicks off at 7pm.
By Margie TIERNEY