A HERALD PROMOTIONAL FEATURE:
David Milroy & Bottleneck Ramblers set to rock the Duke Sunday 14 July
The Duke of George is proud to present David Milroy and the Bottleneck Ramblers, as a part of the Fremantle NAIDOC week celebrations.
Milroy’s music has many influences, from the red dirt of the Pilbara, to American Rhythm and Blues. NAIDOC week is an opportunity for all Australians to engage with Aboriginal culture in all its forms, from the traditional to the contemporary.
A Palyku man from the East Pilbara, David has been playing Fremantle clubs and pubs since the age of sixteen. He has received numerous awards for his playwriting and songs including a Patrick White Award and a Helpmann nomination for his Perth International Arts Festival production of Waltzing the Willara. The show will be featuring some of David’s original music from his plays as well as songs in traditional language from Palyku country.
David’s band, the Bottleneck Ramblers will provide the musical backing for a rich mix of gospel, blues and soul featuring the husky vocals of Lauralee Faith, Boogie Woogie Bob Patient on piano and Wayne Freer on bass.
Expect the unexpected as the Ramblers explore some of the songs that have influenced David’s musical journey, as well as a kickass list of Rhythm and Blues that just has to be played! The Ramblers will be joined onstage by Howie Smallman from the Big Town Players and Patrick Woodley, local Aboriginal blues musician. Rumour has it that the Ramblers are keen to end NAIDOC week with a party, so watch out folks – this show could get dangerous!
David Milroy & Bottleneck Ramblers appearing at The Duke of George, Sunday 14th July 5pm.
Info and tickets: dukeofgeorge.com.au/whats-on