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It’s hard not to enjoy the music when Accordions Alive are playing. Listen out – you might hear a jazzy swing number, an Italian aria, maybe an Elvis classic, a little French tune and a range of Australian classics – Accordions Alive will have your toes tapping at the show this year.
Uptown’ Brown! is a singing gentleman-adventurer performing a program of 1920’s-1930’s jazz and blues on a self constructed one man band. His contraption is built from cedar, leather and brass, whilst vocals & fingerpicked ukulele are amplified through old megaphones, mimicking the effect of a 78 record. A quality musical and roving act appealing to all ages, he has jived and shimmied at festivals and street corners across five continents.
Karen began her professional singing career at 15 and hasn’t looked back. Having performed in a number of bands including a 60’s Soul Band, 70’s Glam band, cabaret, duos, trios and solo for the best part of 25 years. Both classically and jazz trained, and has sung almost every style including musical theatre but prefers the most creative Jazz genre. Recently she has written her first jazz song which will be recorded sometime soon, hoping to bring out an album next year. She had her own music school students many of which regularly performed at the WAS from 2005- 2016.
Told to get a real job she completed her applied science qualification and created 3 world firsts in medical research as her day job. Now in her spare time, she develops emotional intelligence, communication and leadership skills using horses as the teachers. You are invited to ask her any questions after she hops off stage.
Welcome to Rock Agenda.
One of Melbourne’s newest and most dynamic rock cover bands delivering a power packed live performance on time, every time of many upbeat danceable classics from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s.
No matter what the occasion, Rock Agenda will deliver maximum entertainment ensuring a fun filled live musical experience that all age groups can, and will enjoy!
Whether it’s classic hits from the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynard or Dragon… good old classic rock from Kiss, Billy Idol or AC/DC… funky dance tunes from the Stevie Wonder… or current hits from Bruno Mars or Maroon 5, Rock Agenda’s talented musicians are dedicated to recreating the original sounds of great songs and delivering an unforgettable performance.
PAUL WILLIAM RAY AND STUDENTS
Paul is a professional country/rock musician and music producer living in Kinglake West with many years’ experience touring nationally and internationally including touring Europe as guitarist for Dave Evans (original AC/DC singer), playing every week for over 12 months at Melbourne’s Hard Rock Cafe and continuing to play at many wineries and venues around Victoria. He has produced albums for Australian and US artists. Paul is passionate about teaching and currently has a group of young aspiring Kinglake singers and musicians that he is guiding and developing including Cherri Anderson, Isaak Cugley, Maggie Withers, Emma Pyle, and Sienna Taylor.
Cherri is a well-known performer in the local and surrounding community having performed at the Kinglake Herald-Sun Bike Tour, Kinglake Fair, and as a special guest of the Murrindindi Shire Council as well as recording backing vocals for Christine Bauer’s ‘Pretty Things’ EP released in the US. Isaak has partnered with Cherri as a co-songwriter and guitarist. Together they are writing and producing their debut EP.
Maggie has been studying singing for two years with Paul and has performed at the Flowerdale Hotel and Bollygum Christmas Carols. Emma and Sienna have been working with Paul as new students and show great potential to become inspired and exciting vocalists.
This display was originally formed to combat a general misunderstanding of snakes and other reptiles in the community. They promote public awareness of reptiles – especially snakes and related first aid treatments.
DISTINCTIVE MELBOURNE CARRIAGES
Distinctive Melbourne Carriages is a long established family business offering you expert and personalised service.
They have been giving FREE Stage Coach rides at the Whittlesea Show for many years.
Starting near the Cattle Pavilion be sure to take a trip back in time and take a ride like a pioneer.
VICTORIAN MOUNTED GAMES
Mounted Games is a fast paced, action packed discipline with riders and mounts displaying an incredible amount of fitness, training and skill. Riders require a high degree of athletic ability, good riding skills, hand-to-eye coordination, determination, perseverance, and a competitive spirit. As with all sports, Mounted Games are played at many levels of ability, and although top players and teams prefer particular types of ponies, any child or youngster with any pony, whatever its breeding, can get started and have a lot of fun doing so.
FINDON HARRIERS HUNT CLUB
Hound Parade 2018
Findon Harriers Hunt will parade its pack of English foxhounds at the Whittlesea Show as an opportunity to provide the public with a glimpse of this absorbing and historic sport with over 400 years of history.
The club is based in the City of Whittlesea and comprises members from all walks of life who come together with the common love of riding across country together, following wherever the hounds lead in pursuit of the fox.
Today we have Luke Borrack, Joint Master of Foxhounds and Hon. Hunstman , with his wife Sarah Borrack as Whipper in along with their Daughter Lucy Borrack. Also Joint Master of Foxhounds David Grounds and Tracy Locke, Hunt Secretary. The Green Livery instead of Scarlet stems back from when the hunt originally hunted Hare, the change to hunting Fox happened around the 1940’s. The traditional Green Coats are still worn today and is awarded to those members for service to the club.
Findon Harriers Hunt can trace its history back to 1871 when it was founded by Edward Miller at the family property “Findon” in Kew, and moved out of the inner city to Mill Park and then Woodstock in tandem with the urbanisation of Melbourne.
In 2018, Findon is privileged to be invited by farmers to hunt over properties in the Woodstock, Broadford, Seymour and Nagambie areas as well as joining with other clubs to participate as far away as Barnawatha on the NSW border or Casterton to the west of the state.
Hunting is one of the true non-competitive horse sports; hunt fields comprise people from about 10 years of age to over 70 who all ride on an equal footing. Equally, the horses are all shapes and sizes, providing a second career for retired racehorses and a perfect option for crossbreds.
Riders who can canter or gallop a horse in a group situation are ideally “qualified” to ride to hounds. Following the hounds, hunt riders also jump over wooden panels of approximately 90cm that are set in farm fence-lines, and at many hunts riders can also choose to go through gates.
Findon welcomes inquiries from potential members and the riders with the hounds at Whittlesea will be happy to answer any questions.
0404 667 183 David Grounds :Joint Master of Foxhounds Luke Borrack :Joint Master of Foxhounds / Huntsman
ArtyChris is based in the hills north of kilmore where he creates native Australian animals and birds from fallen eucalyptus timber.
ArtyChris’s work is inspired by the natural timber using minimal tooling. As opposed to grinding, carving and forcing the timber into the desired shape, ArtyChris searches for the shapes required amongst the natural timber pieces.
Arty Chris designs are used as garden art, letterboxes, table top decorations and vases.
Visit ArtyChrisAustralia on Facebook for more info and in the Homecrafts Marquee at the Show.
BRANDON KROON WOOD CARVING
Brandon Kroon has been passionate about creating, fixing and working with his hands ever since he could remember.
Entering in to the carving and sculpting scene in 2013; he has done a wide selection of artworks through Australia, competed in the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championship five times running and has attended many shows and demonstrations along the way.
Located in Melbourne’s Gippsland region, Brandon has been mentored by some of the country’s best carvers and has taken his own personal style into the industry.
Along with wildlife, human form and natural elements; Brandon’s favourite carving theme is industrial machinery, trucks, bikes, boats and beyond!
Brandons carving profession has also taken him onto the international scale; last year competing among some of world’s best at the 2017 US Open Chainsaw Carving Championship and took home fourth place.
He has also taken out the 2018 peoples choice award at the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championship.
Fb: BK Carving
Of course there will be plenty of animals on show – alpacas, sheep, cattle and horses, and don’t forget to visit the Animal Nursery where the kids can get up close and personal with the baby animals. See milking displayed, pet the goats, rabbits and calves. This really is the place where the “City meets the Country”.
This year our members have been rebuilding the Murphy Engines and should have 2 of the 3 operational for our show. Led by Ian Burke the mobile Gardener Engine is well under way for restoration. Works on the “Black Saturday “burnt Labor Engine are nearing completion.
A visit to the Vintage Pavilion to sample the history of agriculture in the Whittlesea region is a must. See and hear running engines, feel the warmth of the Blacksmith shop. Both young and old will be fascinated by the Lego display. Work some of the interactive displays, watch demonstrations of sheep shearing, hay making and wool spinning. With tractors, cars and trucks on display it will be a delight for all to see.
Commencing at 10:30am and action every 15 minutes, make sure you get to the Woodchop arena and “see the chips fly” as some of Australia’s top axemen go head to head in traditional Woodchop and Hot Saw races.