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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Roof Goats and Friends Face the Music

Last Friday evening I was asked to take photos at rehearsal of The Roof Goats and friends prior to the opening night of their show "Face at the Music" for the Fringe Festival at The Cube Theatre at the Bunbury Entertainment Centre on 7 February 2020. 


What a FABULOUS show and what a privilege. These guys are a very talented bunch that love what they do.  Last year in 2019 I took photos of the Roof Goats at their Fringe Festival show at the Bunbury Entertainment Centre, so I was thrilled to do so again. 

Their show, which was a mixture of styles, kept the audience enthralled and entertained. And was an amazing collaboration between all the singers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and back up musicians, involved. 

 Mid last year The Roof Goats asked for photographic submissions from the general public, to which they wrote music and lyrics for the show. The results were outstanding. I hope they bring out a cd. 

If I have to pick a favourite, mine would be "Little Swan" written by Michael McIntyre, who was accompanied by his beautiful singer daughter Lydia. Mike is Mauritian and the piece was inspired by an old photo taken of a group of Mauritians on a boat which sailed across the Indian Ocean to Western Australia. Part sung in creole, this wistful song speaks of their longing for their homeland and family. 
You can see the photo in the background here. 



 This piece was followed by a jaunty upbeat not-a-sea-shanty "The Mannie Swan". 


I also really enjoyed "Your Hands" written by Geoff Robinson and Brad Snelling about the bonds between brothers and sisters.



Our Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company Artistic Director Nicole Kostezky again danced to some of the music - "That Girl" written by Nick Maher
and collaborated with dancer and cellist Lesley Ironside for "Shadows and Light" also written by Nick Maher



And no this is not a young guys band....they are right in my era... no wonder I love them!



 Thank you Roof Goats - Peter, Todd, Damian, Nick, Mike, Geoff and Brad. 

In this pic below you can see artists Jeannie Lewis painting a "Live art" during the performance of "Shadows and Light" . The piece was auctioned after the show.  

More photos can be seen on my Facebook page @ Life Images by Jill 

 Thank you so much for stopping by. Have you been to a fabulous concert recently? Perhaps you would like to tell us about it in your comments. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week. 

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13 comments:

  1. Happy you enjoyed your musical evening. Thanks for sharing your photos

    Much💝love

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  2. Jill - congrats on being asked to document their rehearsal. Looks like a fabulous show. And probably not a coincidence that your fellow dancer performed to a couple of the songs.

    I went to their FB page to try and listen to some of the songs, but I only got a small sample. I suppose I need to go to another site?

    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. sadly no, I don't think they have their music up anywhere yet.

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  3. Thank you Jill for your kind comments, summary and marvellous photographs. As performers we don't get to see the audience's perspective and you do it so well. Much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity Geoff and for your comments. It was a fabulous show and I enjoyed taking the pics. Looking forward to a cd???

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  4. We have recorded the show as a live performance and will be releasing it as soon as it is ready. We will post the details on Facebook.

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  5. I love the band's name, Roof Goats! And, the concept behind their songs, brava! From your words and photos, I can tell you and everyone at the concert had a wonderful time.

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  6. Oh this looks like such a feast to the senses - and different branches of the arts, even painting (this is actually the first time I have seen someone paint at a music concert - haven't seen this here yet in America. From what you write, there is also much diversity in their musical numbers. Many thanks for sharing this concert with All Seasons. Hope they'll come to America sometime! Have an artful week!

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  7. Looks like a fabulous evening of music! Thanks for sharing your photos.

    I'm so glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  8. What a privilege! Looks like a terrific evening!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Hello Jill, looks like a wonderful show. The bands name us interesting. Great report and photos from your evening. Wishing you a happy day!

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  10. thank you all dear friends for stopping by. I really do appreciate your messages. I will try to get back to you all this week. Have a great week.

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