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Scarborough Originals Brings A Musical Beachside Bounty

Story: Redcliffe Guide
Jan 31, 2018
Scarborough Originals brings a musical beachside bounty
The seaside sounds are back in town as the much-loved Scarborough Originals returns for another year of soulful tunes by the bay in the Peninsula.

The first event of the year is on Saturday, February 3 at Jamieson Park in Scarborough and organiser Kimberly Ferguson says the year is shaping up to be the biggest yet for the event.

“We have a big month in February, first one for the year,” she says. 

“There are four amazing acts performing, starting with Byron Bay's world roots artist Manoa, Brisbane's Lucy Gallant, local reggae outfit Sky Eater and Melbourne touring band King River Rising. 

“This month we have an amazing artist Owlett, who will be painting live side of stage as well. As long as the sun is shining, the event will be in full swing from 1pm.” 

Ward Hancock, the lead singer with Melbourne band King River Rising, says his group is pumped about getting to play to Queensland crowds and, in particular, in such a stunning beachside setting.

“Outdoor festivals really are the full representation of a place — the physical beauty and form of somewhere represents a location just as much as it's music and art,” he says.

“Plus original music on the beach with a friendly, family-fun atmosphere. Who could be a critic?”

And Ward says the Scarborough Sounds crowd can expect an insanely energetic and dance-worthy set from the band.

“We have what we call a ‘FIYAH’ set in store for Scarborough originals,” he says. “It's the group of songs we use when we are only playing one set - all the bangers in one!

“We all have a range of different musical influences — they vary from Fannie Lumsden, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Katchafire, Chili Peppers and Fat Freddy's Drop.”

To wrap it all into a great, family-friendly day out, Kimberly says there will be plenty on offer and not just the great tunes.

“You'll find a sausage sizzle, live art, music, face painter and merch tent all run by local organisations, environmentalists, charities, community radio and businesses.”

Scarborough Originals is at Jamieson Park on Saturday, February 3 from 1pm. The wet weather option is at Mon Komo. For more information, search for Scarborough Originals on Facebook.