The Lineup: Plenty of gigs to send off summer

Laura Petrie (left) is set to take to the stage at the Grass Patch Yabby Classic on March 14 and Michael Dunstan will launch his debut album on February 29. Photo: Supplied.
Laura Petrie (left) is set to take to the stage at the Grass Patch Yabby Classic on March 14 and Michael Dunstan will launch his debut album on February 29. Photo: Supplied.

There's no doubt you have seen some piece of promotional material floating around the Esperance stratosphere regarding Michael Dunstan's album launch this Saturday, February 29 At the Cannery Arts Centre.

With Pat Devlin on bass and Joe Franzone on drums, the guys already have a few shows under their belt kicking off their national tour, and I must say I'm more than a little excited to see what the boys have in store for us.

Realistically the lads have been playing together for around a fortnight. Joe laid down the drums for Michael's new album in 'The Grand Scheme' in late 2019, I heard snippets following that, here and there. Joe I guess just drew all those drum beats into an already crazy back catalogue of beats ready to throw forward when needed.

Pat Devlin on bass is a brilliant songwriter in his own right, and will be performing a solo set at the February 29 show. I've been checking out his tunes on Spotify, 'Notes' is a highlight. The evening's music doesn't finish there with Car Park Social and myself set to play. I'm not dead certain about my set yet though rest assured I will be dragging forward a few old favourites among other interesting bits and pieces.

Last I saw there was a few tickets left, under 18s are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dive over to www.canneryartscentre.com.au for your tickets.

On we roll with summer close to being behind us, March brings with it some super fun activities to get among. Sunday Lemonade are set to perform at Lucky Bay Brewing following their performances at The Nannup Music Festival. These guys are an absolute hoot. Catch them at the brewery on Sunday March 8 from 2pm.

The following weekend we have a classic open mic night at The Cannery Arts Centre, Friday March 13 from 5.30pm. Supported by BJ's Fruit and Veg, Castletown Liquor, and Liquor Barons Esperance. Entry is $5 with children free. Attendees are welcome to BYO food and beverages.

Saturday March 14 sees the return of the Grass Patch Yabby Classic a super fun day out for all. The Lazy Boys will be playing into the night with Laura Petrie, Rachel Vibart and myself set to perform across the afternoon.