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Of course Splash Adelaide are just acting as a catalyst - it takes entertainers, promoters, and small businesses such as our fleet of food trucks to actually deliver the excitement to us.
There are some great stories coming out this year, but few are as inspirational as the tale of 50 in The City, a band comprising three teenagers who got together in late 2011 and have been going from strength to strength since then.
50 in The City comprises Will Raftery (guitar and vocals), Sami Butler (bass and vocals), and Louis Cann (drums and percussion). While knowing each other through school and musical connections, they had not previously played together.
The band quickly became a success, entertaining crowds at major events including The Clipsal 500, The City to Bay, The Semaphore Music Festival, and gave an excellent performance at Carols by Candlelight.
In between the major gigs they've been regulars at Elder Park Cafe and The Duke of York Hotel in acoustic mode. They are now very well known on the Adelaide live music scene.
I went to the Elder Park Cafe to hear 50 in The City play one hot Sunday afternoon. These guys are amazing - despite being 35 degrees they lugged out their instruments and equipment, yet still played with great feeling, putting their soul into the music while laughing at each others mistakes. I loved it!