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Motown Hits The Hills - The Milford Street Shakers @ The Parkerville Tavern

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Sixties Sounds to Dance to Under the Stars at Parkerville
In 2017, nine-piece soul music band The Milford Street Shakers performed to a sell-out concert at Hills hotel the Parkerville Tavern.

The band had the audience on its feet within a few bars of the opening track.

Parkerville Tavern director Joanne O'Connor said because last year's concert had been so successful, they were welcoming the band back with a different show for 2018.

Milford Street Shakers, Motown, Soul, R&B, Parkerville Tavern
The Milford Street Shakers will be performing at the Parkerville Tavern. Image supplied

A crowd of more than 600 people is again expected to pack the lawns of the historic Parkerville Tavern from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday, April 7 for a concert that will set the hills shaking.

Support act for the Milford Street Shakers this year will be award-winning blues musician Reo Dunn (Te Reotakiwa Dunn), who has a voice which has been compared to that of Stevie Wonder.

Dunn will set the scene for The Milford Street Shakers, featuring the powerful voice of former Lion King star Lee Morunga, who spent 10 years touring Europe and Australia with the production.

Joanne said people were welcome to bring their blankets and low chairs to come and sit on the lawn.

The Parkerville will have wood-fired pizzas and hot pork rolls on the menu as well as its weekend a la carte menu and daily specials.

The Milford Street Shakers, with their smart Sixties style dress and powerful Soul sound, will bring something a little different to the tavern.

Music from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to James Brown and Etta James will be featured on the night, whose music band leader, Dom D'Leno, says will appeal to a wide range of people.

He said audiences loved the hits of the 60s Soul and Motown era.

The Milford Street Shakers have been taking WA by storm since they appeared at the Parkerville a year ago playing at everything from James Taylor's Leeuwin Estate concert, to shows at the Wheatstone Gas Project in Onslow and at the Regal Theatre.

People love the hits of the 60s Soul and Motown era!

As well as Lee Morunga on lead vocals, the Milford Street Shakers includes bassist James Vinciullo, drummer Dominic D'Leno, percussionist Imogen Thomson, guitarist Kallan Phillips, Austin Salisbury on keyboard.

The horn section includes trumpeter Robert Bresland, trombonist Glyn MacDonald and baritone saxophonist Mark Sprogowski.

Tickets are $25 per person with children under six years free.

They are available from Eventbrite or on a first come first served basis at the gate on the night.

The Parkerville Tavern at 6 Owen Rd, Parkerville, is around a 40-minute drive from the city.
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Why? Toe tapping Motown music under the stars at The Parkerville Tavern.
When: 6pm to 9pm
Phone: 08 9295 4500
Where: The Parkerville Tavern, 6 Owen Rd, Parkerville WA
Cost: General admission $25 plus $2.46 fee, Children 6 to 18 years $15 plus $1.91 fee, Family (two adults and two children under 18) $75 plus $5.21 fee.
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