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15 February, 2021

Country musician uncertain about club's future

COUNTRY music continues to be played at Bakers Creek Hall as its members makes a return from COVID-19.

By Andrew Sorensen

Paul Dunston was compere for the evening. Photo: Contributed

This music club has entertained Bakers Creek for around 30 years, but Backing band member, Graham day, said he has played with many local musicians and residents for about five years.

“We got a heap of singers and musicians that get up and have a go and we’re the ones backing,” Mr Day said.

The Bakers Creek Community Hall is always looking for new members, but now more so than ever.

Mr Day said a new generation of younger club members were needed to ensure the continuity of the club.

“Struggling these days with all this COVID and that, after having been shut down for so long,” he said.

He added that the talented members were enthusiastic but were getting up in their years.

The community hall relies mainly upon word of mouth for getting people in but expressed uncertainty about the effectiveness of their advertising.

The band member said the community hall has an event called Highway No 1 Country Music Club Family Night.

While there is an admission fee, the event is open for people, whether they are members of the club or not.

His band will kick the night off by playing a few songs before they fall back to a backing role, playing the instrumentals.

He added anyone was welcome to come up to the stage and sing, where the crowd was open to any country song.

The event was on February 12 and took place at Bakers Creek community hall.

It started at 6.30pm andeveryone had a great time.

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