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50 in The City - Band Review

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
I enjoy writing about Adelaide and its many attractions. If you think Adelaide is boring, the problem is not with Adelaide. adelaideunearthed.blogspot.com.au/
Published March 7th 2013
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50 in THe City @ Adelaide Night Market


Adelaide has been a happening city during the warmer months, with a huge range of events and activities sponsored by Splash Adelaide.

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.

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Will Raftery and Louis Cann


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.

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Sami Butler - Drums & Percussion


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!

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Playing at Elder Park Cafe


More recently the band have entertained at the spectacularly successful Night Markets, played to an enthusiastic crowd at The Depot, and have also released a new single Final Conclusion.

This young funk/rock/pop trio play a blend of originals and covers.

It's music that bridges a generational gap, with some older songs that will bring back happy memories, while the band's own compositions tease us tapping our toes back to the present .

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The Mark of the Band


If you haven't heard the guys yet, then give them a try. You can often find this versatile Adelaide band at Elder Park or in the East End.

Like them on Facebook, or visit their website to find the latest news on the band and where to hear them. You will enjoy it.

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Why? Music makes a life good
Where: Around Adelaide
Cost: Often free
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Will we be seeing more band reviews from now on Dave :)
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1589) 1626 days ago
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