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Milford Street Shakers Beyond Hitsville at Regal Theatre

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
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Relive the soul of Motown with nine-pieces of blues fun
Nine piece Soul band, The Milford Street Shakers have been entertaining West Australian audiences for the last 18 months. They've travelled the length and breadth of the State wowing audiences from the Pilbara to the Great Southern.

Among their most popular concerts in 2017 was a performance of Beyond Hitsville: Motown to Muscle Shoals at the Regal Theatre.

Milford Street Shakers, Regal Theatre, 60s music, soul, blues
The Milford Street Shakers bring back the great soul and blues sounds of the swinging 60s.


Band leader Dom D'Leno said both the band and audience had enjoyed the performance so much they have decided to reprise the concert, which features American Soul music of the 1960s. It will be at Subiaco's Regal Theatre on June 29.

Dom said audiences had been asking for a return of the show which features music from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and the Supremes. He said the toe-tapping music was very popular with audiences of all ages and had people grooving in their seats.

The show itself tells the story of Sixties Soul in America from the distinctive Motown sounds of Detroit, to the swamps of Muscle Shoals in Alabama; from Chess Records where Etta James recorded a lot of her music, to Stax Records and New York's Atlantic Records where Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles recorded.

Beyond Hitsville: Motown to Muscle Shoals was nominated for the Music & Musicals Fringe World Award.

As well as the headline act, award-winning New Zealand musician, Reo Dunn will be singing, the Milford Street Dancers will perform alongside the band and after show party in the Regal Attic Bar will feature vinyl DJs.

Dom says the Regal is a great venue enabling the band to produce a powerful sound that really gets the audience going.

Doors open at 5.30pm, Reo Dunn is playing at 7.30pm and the Milford Street Shakers are on from 8.15pm to 10.30pm with a 30 minute intermission.

Milford Street Shakers, Regal Theatre, blues, soul, 60s music
The Milford Street Shakers are set to rock the Regal Theatre.


Line-up for the band on vocals is Lee Morunga, on bass James Vinciullo, on drums Dominic D'Leno, on percussion Imogen Thomson, on guitar Kallan Phillips, on keys Austin Salisbury, on trumpet Robert Bresland, on trombone, Glyn MacDonald and on baritone sax is Mark Sprogowski.

The Milford Street Shakers began its life as 60s Soul band, Stratosfunk, but went into hiatus when lead singer Yara Neto left the band to have a baby. The band reformed as the Milford Street Shakers with a slightly different line-up and a new style.

Early bird tickets are available for a week from May 1 from www.milfordstreetshakers.com.au/

Early bird tickets from May 1 cost $58 plus booking fee, from May 7 tickets are $65 plus booking fee. Tickets for seniors and groups of 10 or more are $59 plus booking fee.


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Why? Concert by classic 60s band.
When: Doors open 5.30pm, support act 7.30pm, main act 8.15pm
Where: Regal Theatre, Hay Street, Subiaco, WA
Cost: From $58
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Another good article Peter.
by May Cross (score: 3|2893) 145 days ago
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