The Lineup: Island stage hosts sunset sessions, open mic for fire relief

Sweet escape: Pinch and Punch is set to be a stellar afternoon of music set against a spectacular Woody Island sunset. Photo: Supplied.
Sweet escape: Pinch and Punch is set to be a stellar afternoon of music set against a spectacular Woody Island sunset. Photo: Supplied.

Australia Day weekend was a busy one and a whole heap of fun all round, kicking off with the Twilight Markets, then on to the Esperance Rotary Australia Day event and rounded out by Kyza Presents' first live music foray at the new Lucky Bay Brewery and what an absolutely stellar location it is. With the long weekend behind us, what's next you ask?

Woody Island ran its first Summer Sundowner in December, an event that was quick to sell out. If you're keen to break out of the norm for the weekend grab yourself a ticket to Pinch and Punch at Woody Island this Saturday, February 1. With live music provided by yours truly, Adam Stewart and Mel and Michael Smith, outdoor games, afternoon nibbles and a fully licensed Black Jacks Bar you would be crazy not to head across. There are camp options and options for those keen to bring their own boat across and moor up for the afternoon. For information and ticket sales drop into the Comfort Inn or call 0484 327 580.

Cannery Open Mics have been a mainstay of the Cannery music program and we're absolutely wrapped for the next edition to come to life as a fire relief fundraiser. This coming Sunday Session falling on February 2 from 3pm will be $10 entry, BYO beverages and nibbles with all proceeds going to NSW Fire Relief and WIRES. We are setting up a little differently, with Grand Casual to host with the afternoon open for full bands to plug in and play a few tunes. Grand Casual will finish the arvo with some tasty tracks. If you're a local band or artist and interested in performing please get in touch. Raffles will be happening, this one will be a fun arvo for the whole family.

Our next Cannery Arts Centre live music event falls on February 29 at 6pm with Michael Dunstan set to launch his debut album, In The Grand Scheme, accompanied by a full band featuring Joe Franzone and Pat Devlin. Pat and I will both perform acoustic sets followed by a live set from local lads Car Park Social. Willow Tree Catering are back, bringing the tastiest of menus to the table. Tickets are live and selling well at www.canneryartscentre.com.au.