Musos come out of hibernation for open mic

The Shakers (minus their lead singer) with lead guitarist Tony Ryan on the far right.

MUSOS flocked and rocked at Open Mic l, playing a range of instruments from guitars to cowbells at the Coffs Hotel last weekend.

The local music scene was devastated by Covid-19, but lead guitarist of the Shakers and Open Mic host Tony Ryan believes the hibernation is finally over.

“The local music scene is finally coming out of hibernation as more venues are booking more live music and more people are going out to see it,” he said.

“The day finished great, there were several young performers playing guitar, keyboard and even a cowbell.

“Now that word is getting around there’s a performance venue available in town, more people are getting their 15 minutes of fame.

“The Shakers are playing at the Coffs Hotel this coming Saturday night at 7pm,” Ryan said.

Charlie Davis from Diggers Beach is one of the up-and-coming young artists thriving at Open Mic.

Charlie possesses a deep and resonant baritone voice that exudes a sense of warmth and sensuality.

He conveys emotion and vulnerability in his performances with a certain haunting quality, which is particularly evident in his opening song Wicked Game by Chris Isaac.

Davis shared his enthusiasm for the stage with like-minded musos and encouraged all musos to give it a go.

“During the last three weekends I’ve discovered a great Open Mic, which appears to have grown each time I have played with multiple guitarists, bassists, drummers ready to accompany aspiring singers.

“I have enjoyed playing my own music to the welcoming and encouraging audience who have returned each time.

“To anyone willing to have a go at playing in a live setting I would recommend it,” said Davis.

By David Wigley

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