There is yet another great excuse for cruising on in to our Nations Capital and paying a visit to Fiji’s oldest Yacht Club – The Royal Suva Yacht Club! In celebration of Fiji’s live music scene, close to 40 of our most respected and seasoned musicians will reconnect from all over the world to perform on Saturday the 22nd June at 7pm for a night to be remembered!
This historic event showcases the crème de la crème of Fiji’s performing artists of the 60s, 70s and 80s, joining together to commemorate the country’s live music history.
Hosted by The Sydney Fijian Musicians Association, in conjunction with Pacific Coast Events and Promotions (who by the way, also bring us the Annual Uprising Festival of Music, Dance and Lights at the Uprising Beach Resort, Pacific Harbour) the event is proudly sponsored by Corona.
The night will take the audience on a historical journey of live entertainment, where musicians will reflect and share their stories through music. The show is the first of its kind and promises to be a night to remember!
One of Fiji’s prominent guitarists from the late 60s, George Knight, is scheduled to regroup with former Dragon Swingers members Ken Janson, Tom Mawi and Joe Heritage.
Former Ulysses lead guitarist and vocalist Bobby Shankaran and his drummer brother Johnny are scheduled to hook up with Eni and Aneil Kumar at the show for a walk down memory lane.
The aim of the event is to expose and entertain a diverse audience, showcasing Fiji’s rich live music heritage of days gone by. Having musicians from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Germany fly in for the occasion makes this production unique, and cements the show as a once in a lifetime event -the array in the mix of these respectable music stalwarts is second to none.
Not to worry if you are not quite ready to leave the western side of Viti Levu, as on the 28th June, the group will be playing once again at the New Nadi Farmers Club at 6pm.
Event coordinator Mrs Darlene Underwood told FijiMarinas.com “We are proud have been able to bring together such an amazing group of talented musicians and are now looking forward to being in the audience to witness the electrifying performances that promise to wow the audience and draw encores from those who attend.
“The musicians are graciously playing for charity, and have chosen to donate proceeds to St Giles Hospital in Suva which provides medical and or rehabilitation services for patients suffering from mental illness. This decision has been well received as St Giles has long been at the top of the needy list”.
Big talent AND big hearts – we like them even more!
If you are interested in purchasing tickets ($25) for the event, please contact Darlene direct at [email protected]