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Shake and Craic! St Paddy's Day Dance Party

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Wear some green to play the tambourine at soul gig
The best-dressed person in green will get to shake a tambourine on stage with The Milford Street Shakers on St Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 17.

The stylish, nine-piece rhythm and blues band is making a return to the groovy Perth basement The Sewing Room to help celebrate Ireland's national day.

Milford Street Shakers, St Patrick's Day, Sewing Room,
The Milford Street Shakers will be performing at The Sewing Room on St Patrick's Day. Image supplied.

DJ Clem-in-time, an avid vinyl collector, music producer and musician, will be helping the party along, from 7pm, spinning some rare and upbeat R&B and Northern Soul from 1960s northern England.

The Milford Street Shakers will be on stage from 8.30pm.

The Sewing Room is in the basement of a beautiful old Perth building in Wolf Lane at 317 Murray Street. Built in 1910, the basement was once a sewing room for one of Perth's leading fashion houses.

The Milford Street Shakers will be playing their own inimitable versions of the blues and R&B of the 1960s from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

It's music that has earned a dynamic reputation for the band over the last year.

They have played to concerts all over the State in venues large and small, including 2000 people at Music Under the Stars Concert at ECU Joondalup, sell-out Fringe World Summerset Arts Festival shows, a sell-out twilight concert to 600 people at the Parkerville Tavern in February, 4000 people dancing to their music as support for James Taylor at Leeuwin Estate Winery in February, two shows at the Wheatstone Gas Project in Onslow in April, a high-energy show at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco in July, an audience of 2000 people at the nameless Jarndunmunha Festival in Tom Price and the City of Perth's New Year's Eve Celebrations in Northbridge to an audience of more than 5000 people.

Band leader Dom D'Leno said people coming to the show should brush up on their Gaelic, so they can go to the bar and ask for "Dhá phionta le do thoil" or "two pints please" and then bring one to the bandstand.

He also urged people to turn up in green.

Tickets cost $19.37 and are available from Moshtix.

Doors open from 7.00pm, providing time to settle in and have a drink before the show.
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Why? Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Sixties soul and R&B.
When: Doors open 7pm, Milford Street Shakers from 8.30pm.
Where: 317 Murray Street, Wolf Lane, Perth WA
Cost: $19.37
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