Now into it’s 11th show the Sunday Sessions at The Bowlo have seen some amazing regional musical talent come through its doors. A well-established monthly event, the crowds have been coming in droves to catch some free live music, community spirit and support the region’s musicians.
The July Sunday Session to be held on Sunday 7th July from 3-6pm is no different and proud to be presenting local Canowindra musician Oli Statham who says of Canowindra “the town’s wonky main street, historic feel and creative community make it magnetic”.
A regular visitor to the Sunday Sessions, Oli is a keen supporter of the music coming to town “Over the last 10 months I’ve kicked back and taken in half a dozen sets at The Bowlo on Sundays with a Pioneer brew in hand. They’re usually brimming with local music fiends as well as others from over the gold mine. The monthly meets are a bit of a hub for musos too, rambling infinite industry jargon while tappin’ toes to the beat of the latest billed on the stage”.
We are in for a treat with Oli bringing a few of these ‘music fiends’ on to the floor with him “I usually play solo but love getting up with others at times, fusing various elements of the dynamic spectrum,” said Oli.
“I play my takes on songs by Australian and international artists, styles ranging from folk, rock to soul to indie and alternative…. semi-popular contemporary from the 70’s to today is how I’d describe it. Of course I have a few of the chart busters in there just in case you haven’t heard them the first billion times!” said Oli.
When asking Oli about his musical influences and what started his journey as a musician he said “I remember Pink Floyd and Toto blaring through the family sound system as a kid. I don’t play Toto but the former certainly influenced my musical pallet.
The Chilli Peppers albums from the early to mid-1990’s inspired me a lot, too.
These days I can get into anything where the muso is putting their back into it. I had classical piano lessons as a kid, though I wasn’t much good at reading music…I usually memorised the notes and made my teacher think I was reading!”
This will be the first time the crowd at the ‘Sunday Sessions at The Bowlo’ get to enjoy a full band so sit back and enjoy, get a ticket in the raffles to support the Sunday Sessions and a chance to win the “Surf and Turf Tray” from local butcher Muzzy’s Quality Meats and the pack from regional winery, Windowrie Wines and beers from Pioneer Brewing Co.
Don’t forget that if you’re in town use your Plan B and call Peter for the courtesy bus on 0459 913 894 from 2pm – 7.30pm.