The Simon Wright Band play Echuca with special guest Benny Walker

The Simon Wright Band play Echuca with special guest Benny Walker

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A couple of years ago I was contacted by Australian Indigenous songwriter Benny Walker and asked to play his wedding in Echuca/Moama. I often get asked to do weddings but it is particularly encouraging when you are asked by a fellow musician.  To be asked to be the entertainment for someone’s big day is always an honor and us musos can be pretty choosy when it comes to what we like. Anyway, since then I have been to Echuca many times, first to play Benny and Fiona’s wedding after which we were invited back to pay many more private events including the wedding of Benny’s brother Andrew Walker of the Carlton Football Club. Every visit has seen great times, the boys and I look forward to our adventures to the VIC/NSW border towns. I’ve met a bunch of great people up there and I’m beginning to feel quite at home. Still though, to this day, after 9 shows we have still not done a public performance. This show at the American Hotel will be the first….. and what a way to kick it off.

Opening on the night is Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award winner for Best New Talent 2012 Mr Benny Walker with his sun ripened folk/pop. Followed by an original set from me and the boys; Mikey Chan (lead guitar) Richy Rose (Bass) Shane Evans (Drums, Backing vocals). Then finally well be bringing in the party with a set from the Simon Wright Band featuring Benny walker playing a mix of originals from both Benny and me as well a a few of our favorite covers.

It’s going to be a one of a kind gig and I’m not lying when I say I’m pretty damn excited.
Where: The American Hotel 239-249 Hare St, Echuca VIC 3564.
Date: Friday March 21st
Time: The night kicks off at 8pm,
Cost: Entry is free.

Check out Benny’s track Summer Sun
Summer Sun – Benny Walker [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] – YouTube

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