Kevin Borich delivers his music through his firebrand guitar, in a powerhouse trio recently performing two shows at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2017 along with a list of east coast shows with the Express currently featuring Jon Carson on drums and Chris Gilbert on bass guitar. Kevin Borich recorded his first single with Astor Records at age 12 and his music career has now spanned 56 years Borich is a quintessential stalwart in the Australian and New Zealand music scene. Penning hits such as 'Gonna See My Baby Tonight' and 'No Turning Back' Kevin Borich is a founding member of New Zealand's hit band the La De Da's, The Kevin Borich Express & Australia's legendary The Party Boys. He has recorded on and released over 20 albums with major labels & independently under his own publishing & has performed countless thousands of live shows during his career. Borich continually writes, records and releases new music keeping his live performance firebrand with rock music historian, Ian McFarlane describing Borich as "One of the most celebrated guitar players in the history of Australian rock." Having toured, performed with or supported names like Santana, AC/DC, Taj Mahal, Living Colour, Joe Walsh & Elton John, 'KB', as as he is known to friends & fans, holds his own to this day and still delivers high impact live performance with the same intensity as he did with Carlos Santana in the 70’s. And he loves the meet and greet after the shows.Video
KIRK FLETCHER (USA)
with support Mike Elrington
Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic.
Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Kirk is bringing his European band with him – featuring Jonny Henderson on Keys and Bass and Matt Brown on drums.
MADDER LAKE's 50th ANNIVERSARY
special guests SPECTRUM/ARIEL
Melbourne (Australia) band Madder Lake are best remembered for their infectious single 12lb Toothbrush. Formed in 1970, their brand of prog rock/psychedelic blues quickly became extremely popular on the local pub circuity and Madder lake appeared as an opening act at the inaugural Sunbury festival in January 1972. A year later, they were one of the headlining acts at Sunbury 1973. One of the first bands signed to the fledgeling Mushroom label, they issued their debut single Goodbye Lollypop in February 1973 and supported The Rolling Stones at their Melbourne concert.Video
TYRONE VAUGHAN (USA)
with The Darren Jack Band
Born in Dallas Tx and raised in Austin since he was 2 years of age, Tyrone Vaughan is the son of Jimmie Vaughan, the founder and guitar player of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and nephew of legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Tyrone grew up in the fast rising music scene in Austin Texas and was heavily influenced by many blues musicians. Muddy Waters gave him a harmonica at an early age and his Uncle Stevie Ray Vaughan would give him his first 2 guitars.
Since the early years, he has performed with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Doyle Bramhall, Doyle Bramhall II, (Little) Jimmy King, SRV’s Double Trouble, Pinetop Perkins, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Robert Randolph Band, David Grissom, and Eric Gales.
In April of 2015, Vaughan joined Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) featuring Cyril Neville (the Meters, and Neville Brothers) on vocals.
The Sidemen was conceived by Steve Banks, a Byron Bay local, after a conversation with man-about-town and bassist Greg Lyon. Steve is creative director and ‘rear guard frontman’ for the show. “I went on to tell Greg of my wistful disire to do something like Daryl’s House (an online show featuring Darly Hall and guest performers with a house band) in this region. He listened patiently but wasn’t convinced. ‘Why would anyone come to see me? he said. ‘I’m just a sideman...’” It was then that the penny dropped for Steve: “Well I would, and so would a lot of folk I know.” The notion of a House Band and the freshly minted Sidemen coin came together right then. Futher serendipity brought the rest of the Sidemen together for a marquee party. Greg found drummer Grant Gerathy (John Bulter Trio) while Steve brought his two confederates Jeff Burstin (The Black Sorrows) and Bruce Haymes (Paul Kelly) up from Melbourne and coming in on guitar Rick Fenn (10CC).Video
DAVE RILEY (USA)
Dave Riley enjoys music. It lights his face and radiates from his voice. When he is on stage, he is giving the audience everything he has to give. Every performance, no matter how small the audience or how large, is given with his whole being.
Born in Hattiesburg, Mississppi, Dave spent his early years learning Gospel. Barely a teenager he moved to Chicago and ended up living on the westside near Maxwell Street where he was steeped in the blues. It wasn't untill he was drafted to serve in Vietnam that he began to take the blues seriously.
During the time he served in the army he was exposed to many types of music, not only the blues but big band, rocknroll, and jazz. He ended up playing in a military band which traveled from base to base entertaining the troups and sometimes became the opening act for USO shows.
Dave Riley met up with Blues legends Sam Carr and Frank Frost and revitalized his career in the mid 90s and they formed a friendship and a music bond which would lead Dave back to the Delta and back into Blues full time. Dave has been playing music in the Delta and taking the Delta back to Chicago just like all those Blues men before him.
(Photo courtesy Daniel Swadener)
Songs Of Kerryn Tolhurst
Kerryn Tolhurst began his long songwriting career when he joined Country Radio in 1971 and collaborated with Greg Quill on Gypsy Queen and Wintersong, their two critically acclaimed hits. After he left the band in 1972 he wrote Way Out West and formed The Dingoes with Broderick Smith and Chris Stockley and contributed most of the songs for their first ground breaking album in 1973, which resulted in a record deal with A & M and touring and recording in the USA. He continued to be the main songwriter for the band until their breakup in 1979 and reunion in 2010. DINGORADIO revisits this material with a stellar band and guest vocalists breathing new life into old favourites.Video
ABOUT OUR CLUB
We started on a wing and a prayer in December of 2001. A group of Roots music fans whose regular watering hole was the Williamstown RSL pooled together $50 each to put on a gig featuring the Hornets. With the blessing of the RSL management we put the word around Town that blues music was coming to the West. Up until that time we had to travel on the road and over the river to catch quality live music. It was a gamble but it worked and gave us the confidence to build on that day’s success. Here we are years later an Incorporated Club hosting the best roots musicians in the land and also getting calls from international touring artists who want to come Way Out West.
Following the closure of Williamstown RSL Sub Branch in 2016 we were forced to look for another home in the area. After considering various sites we now find ourselves at Newport Bowls Club where we are going from strength to strength.
As the great Paul Kelly song goes ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’. We now find ourselves an integral part of the Roots music scene. We are so proud to have been able to create a much needed venue in the West. If you have not been to the Club then please come down and check us out, we guarantee to make your day a good one.
- President: Rob Rowe
- Vice President: Terry Smith
- Secretary: Jenny Brockman
- Treasurer: Trish Hart
- Committee: Wendy Rowe, Ian Fraser, Bernie Bicknell, Marshall Gibbs, Rob Smiley, Mick Newington, Rosemary Marsham, John Spice, Rocky Vignale
- WOWRMC Photographer: Wendy Rowe
Annual General Meeting: Held in October each year.
Way Out West RMC Pricing Policy
We do not pre-sell tickets for the majority of our gigs. General admission is by way of payment at the door on the day. Only certain events are ticketed and will have a 'Buy your tickets now' button against the gig details.
WOW Honour Roll - Past Gigs to Savour
Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, Harry Manx, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Owen Grey, ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Hamilton Loomis, Kelly Joe Phelps, Del Ray & Steve James, Steve Arvey, Hans Theesink, Corky Siegel, Kieran Kane & David Francey, Lulo Reinhardt, Big Jay McNeely, Watermelon Slim, The Turner Brown Band, Joe Louis Walker
Backsliders, Lil’ Fi, Jim Conway’s Big Wheel, James T (ex- pat USA Canned Heat), Bondi Cigars, Anni Piper, Darren Jack, Continental Robert Susz, Max Merritt & the Meteors, Doug Parkinson, David Ross McDonald, Pete Cornelius, Mental As Anything, Pugsley Buzzard, Harper, Matt Finish, Ray Beadle, Brewster Brothers, Dragon, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Dom Turner & Supro, Kevin Bennett (Flood), 8 Ball Aitken, Jimi Beavis, John ‘Swanee’ Swan, Rose Tattoo, Shane Pacey Trio, Cyril B Bunter Band
Dutch Tilders (R.I.P.), Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows, Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers, Chris Wilson, Jeff Lang, Chain, Ross ‘the boss’ Wilson, Andy Cowan, Broderick Smith, the Dingoes, Renee Geyer, Tim Rogers, Vika Bull, Mick Thomas, Mark Seymour & the Undertow, Dave Graney & the Yellow Lurid Mist, the Hornets, Collard Greens & Gravy, Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt, Blues Before Sunrise, Spectrum, Nick Barker, Neil Murray, Madder Lake, the Detonators, Paulie Bignell & the Thornbury Two, Jimi Hocking, Dave Hogan’s Meltdown, Jerome Smith (ex pat USA), Phil Manning, Kerri Simpson, Fiona Boyes, Ash Grunwald, Chubby Rae, Brian Fraser, Lloyd Spiegel, Diddley Daddies, Sam See & Glyn Mason, Nicky Bomba & Bustamento, Blackfeather, Slide Devils, Phil Para, Deborah Conway, Way Out West, Ross Hannaford, Alex Burns, Mike Ellrington, Jaimi Faulkner, Zydeco Jump, Andrea Marr, Bobby Bright, Firebird, Ska Vendors, Red Sand Shuffle, Joe Galea, Ray Vanderby, Steve Purcell & the Pearly Shells, Nick Charles, Tabasco Junkies, the Nudgels, Benny & the Fly By Niters, Hey Gringo, David Holmes, Lyman Debut, Stevie Paige, the Vagrants, Men In Blues, the Pardoners, Jason Lowe, Moveable Feast (Billy Miller, Mark Ferrie, Sean Kelly & Stephan Fidock), Backwood Creatures, Fats Wah Wah, Suzannah Espie & Big Boy Lemonade, Mike Brady, Jordie Lane, John Schumann, Dan England, Rory Ellis, Brunswick Blues Shooters, Danny Burton, Sweet Felicia, the Blue Zone, Alex Legg, the Rich Family, Stephen Bowtell, Jules Boult & Bob Whetstone, Stockley See Mason Band, Tom Pedersen, Matt Walker, Howlin’ Time, Jimmy Fong, White Goat, John Dallimore Trio, Damian Rogers, Steve Romig, Kelly Auty’s Wild Women Show, Ashleigh Mannix, Matt Kelly, Ed Patrick, Stringybark McDowell, Oh Pep, Louis King & the Liars Klub, Luke Watt, Dan Dinnen, Blue Dukes, Andy & Peter Baylor, Tom Richardson, the Laments, John Luke Shelley & High Speed Steel, Blues International, Barb Waters & the Mothers of Pearl, Little John, Graveyard Train, Leslie Avril, Mick Pealing, Cabin Fever, the Rechords, the Saucermen, Cash Savage, Toot Toot Toots, the Band Who Knew Too Much, ‘Fast’ Eddie Boyle, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Ridge Back Blues Band, Funk Buddies, Candy Apples, Marco Goldsmith, Shannon Bourne, Wayne Jury, Doc White & Tabasco Tom, The 3 Tones, Ska Vendors, The Three Kings, Catfish Voodoo, Joe Creighton, Brewster Brothers, Jarrod Shaw, The Sammy Owen Band, Tex Miller