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Events December 2016

Ray Ryder in Concert & Free Music Workshop

Date: 3rd & 4th December 2016

Venue: Memorial Park

Contact Details: 

Please contact the Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitor Centre for further information

Tel:  9761 1740

Email:  visitors@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

Country Rock Singer rides high on the back of new album on NATIONAL tour of regional Australia.  Australia’s hottest new Country Rock singer/songwriter Ray Ryder kicks off his national tour in WA, following the release of his self-titled debut album. The 18-date tour covers the South West, Peel, Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions.

Ray and his five-piece band are bringing his hot new country music to the country in the first stage of a mammoth Australian tour. “I am really thrilled to be taking my new songs on the road with my band creating a fun, energy-filled showcase of original music for people of all ages,“ Ryder said.

This series of FREE ALL AGES CONCERTS across regional WA has been supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts in consultation with the Department of Regional Development.

“The shows will give audiences a fantastic opportunity to connect with a group of musicians who really love what they do, as well as give the local community a chance to participate in a free music workshop at most performances,” Ryder said.  Ryder wrote, sang, played, recorded and produced his entire album himself in his home studio, providing
listeners an opportunity to experience a rare multi- instrumentalist powering his way through catchy guitar and banjo driven county rock/pop tunes.  Ray Ryder is an experienced singer, songwriter, musician and entertainer whose talents have been enjoyed by audiences around Australia and overseas for over 20 years.

He has just been chosen to join the ranks of Australia’s greatest musicians including Jessica Mauboy, Lee Kernaghan, Mark Seymour, James Reyne, Ian Moss, James Blundell and performing at the Birdsville Big Red Bash in 2017.  He has shared the stage with Sting, Chris Isaak, Bryan Ferry, John Farnham, Shirley Bassey, James Morrison, Screaming Jets and more.

Free Music Workshop

3 December Bridgetown: 7pm Memorial Park
Free Music Workshop: Sunday 4th December, 9am, Lesser Hall

Fresh from their Bridgetown Concert on Sat 3 December 2016 at Memorial Park, Country Rock singer/songwriter Ray Ryder and his band will run a free Music/Song Writing Workshop.

Ray and his multi instrumental touring band will host a music workshop covering a range of topics in the hour and a half workshop including:
• Instrument skills
• Song writing
• Music Business/Management
• Sound and lighting production
• Sound Recording
Participants welcome from 12 to 112 years and all skill levels of musicians are invited to bring along their instrument and join the Free Music/Song Writing Workshop.
Numbers are limited to 20 participants so get in quick to register and for all enquiries call the Bridgetown Visitor Centre on 9761 1740.

About Ray Ryder
In addition to sharing the stage with legends of the music industry Ray Ryder has performed at thousands of different venues and events around Australian including pubs, clubs, RSLs, high profile private parties, major events, mine sites, TV shows, theatres and more. He has been the face of many TV adverts the most recognisable being the Australian national Retravsion advert -'You Got It!'. Between studio sessions and touring he also completed a degree in Engineering and in his spare time practices as a Structural Engineer.

Ray studied music from a young age at Western Australia's Metropolitan Conservatorium of music learning several instruments, music theory, drama and singing.  He started his music career alongside former members of the successful 60's era groups The Four Kinsman and The Troupadores.  Ray was as a proud member and original founder of the group One Step Ahead (also known as OSA Rock), which were Australia's most sought-after touring show band.  The band gained popularity when they were double-billed to tour with the internationally acclaimed American Drifters. It was during his time as a cover musician he mastered his skills as an entertainer and learnt the art of song writing. After reaching all his goals as a professional cover musician he decided to go out on his own and pursue his solo career as an original artist.

Connect with Ray Ryder: on facebook.com/rayrydermusic/ , instagram.com/rayryder_music/,
twitter.com/rayrydermusic or at www.rayryder.com.au
Media Contact: Tracy Routledge - TR PR PH: 0412 223 221 E: tracy@trpr.com.au

Events March 2017

Bridgetown Heritage Field Day

Date: 25 March 2017

Venue: Russell Family Farm

Contact Details: 

  For  enquries please phone Gerry Richings 0428 611 617 or Ross Petterson 9761 2235, Ed Russell 9761 9055 for trade & other stalls, Graeme 0428 221 507 for swap meet/boot sales

The Heritage Field Day will be held at the Russell Family Farm, Glentulloch Rd, Bridgetown. 9am till 4.30pm

There will be demonstrations of old tractors and bulldozers working the ground, haymaking, stationary engines, scale model steam engines, drag saws, vintage cars, trucks & bikes many more old machinery.

Kids can have a go at rope making or have a horse and wagon ride.  There will be billy tea & damper plus other refreshments will be available.

Entry is $10 for adults and U/16 & Exhibitors free