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Local Musicians step up for Sarah’s Gift Sept 7th

Eurobodalla musicians are supporting Sarah Cowan’s bucket list – a gift of freedom and safety to a Somali family who are stuck in a Kenyan refugee camp.  Sam Fletcher, St Peter’s Anglican College Blues Band and Driving Sideways will join Sarah’s own band sacred cow. “Sarah’s Gift - Music and Mayhem Spectacular” will be a fantastic night of music and fun at the Moruya RSL Hall on 7 September from 6.30 pm. 

Sarah’s Gift will be hosted by Vicki Haberley, who spends most of her comedy time as a foxy hornbag channelling Kim from Kath and Kim.  Vicki says that Sarah is the foxiest chick she knows. Vicki has a load of new parodies and says, “we shall overcome one skit at a time”.

Indie folk performed with an honest and thoughtful air is the signature sound of young acoustic singer/songwriter Sam Fletcher. Influenced by the acoustic greats of the '60s and '70s, and the folk songs of old, Sam is passionate about the environment and protecting the planet, and this love of nature inspires his writing process.

St Peter’s Anglican College Blues Band has broadened its focus to include blues, jazz, country, rock and pop for their recent production “I Am Woman - A Tribute to the Great Females of Music”. Band members are: Vocals: Sevina Small, Leora Kelly, Mattea Kelly and Karissa Sydenham; Keyboard and vocals: Grace Faletoese; Guitar: Brock de Winter and Cooper Ives; Bass: Sophie Brown; Drums: Max Eberle.

From blues to funk and jazz, Driving Sideways is led by bass player Stanley Culic, with sax player Paul Marshall, Peter Dean on vocals and harmonica and rock and roll vocalist Paul Warren.

Sarah’s band “sacred cow” is rootsy and real, with Sarah on vocals and guitar, Jeremy Kemp on bass and Steve Haman on drums. All their music is original and written by Sarah. Sarah has been helping Aden and Fardosa and their children with resettlement applications and practical support.

Above: Aden with his children in the Kenya camp

Sarah and her friends in Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla hope the success of “Sarah’s Gift - Music and Mayhem Spectacular” will achieve a safe future for this family.

Moruya RSL Hall, 7 September 6.30 pm. Bring a plate to share and BYOG. Tickets $25 at Moruya Books, Bodalla Dairy Shed and Batemans Bay Asian Supermarket.

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