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Upper Reach Winery Twilight Concert Series 2018

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by Newt (subscribe)
Freelance writer, PR person, loving the Perth lifestyle of fabulous food and wine, great weather and wide open spaces.
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Summer concert institution back for 14th year
Laura and Derek Pearse from Upper Reach Winery have had a relationship with Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys for nearly a dozen years.

The band, which is an institution in the Perth music scene and is in demand internationally, make their return to kick off the fourteenth season of the Upper Reach Winery Twilight Concerts.

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Upper Reach Winery in the Swan Valley has been holding its twilight summer concerts for 13 years. Image supplied.


Laura Pearse said the band were fantastic entertainers with a captivating performance and raw energy that will have everyone up and dancing. The intimate concert overlooking the vines, will be held at the Swan Valley winery on Saturday, February 3.

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Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys. Image supplied.


Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys have been playing their music, rooted in the jazz and rhythm and blues music of the 1940s and 1950s, since 2005. Their music is inspired by artists such as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson and Chuck Berry to Harry Connick Junior and The Blues Brothers.

Alongside Adam on vocals and trumpet, the band includes Mark Turner on guitar, Anthony Dodos on trombone, Matthew Hanson on drums, Kate Pass on double bass and Ronan Chapple on keys.

The Swan Valley winery holds its Twilight Concerts to celebrate each year's vintage. There will be four concerts in February and March 2018, featuring bands with music geared to get audiences on their feet and dancing on the lawn.

Nueva Salsa will bring its Cuban salsa music, cha cha and samba to the winery on Saturday, February 17, Libby Hammer and her Quintet play on Saturday, March 3 and the Soul Playboys and Adam Hall return for the final concert on Saturday, March 17.

The concerts have become a big hit in the Swan Valley and always sell out so it's a good idea to book early.

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Concert goers can either bring their own picnic or dine in the restaurant. Image supplied.


People can either come along with a picnic to enjoy the sunset before the show, or they can book in for dinner at the restaurant, which overlooks the band performing on the stage below.

The menu includes two courses, including a shared tasting plate as an entrée and a choice of main courses. Cost for dinner and concert is $99.

Concertgoers can enjoy Upper Reach's award-winning wines, which will be for sale either by the glass or by the bottle. General admission for the concert is $39 per person, with free admission for children under four and $18 for five to 17-year-olds.

A general admission season pass to all four concerts costs $120 per person. Concert tickets are available from www.upperreach.com.au

Upper Reach Winery is at 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville and is open every day from 11am to 5pm.

Broads Restaurant is open for lunch every day from Thursday to Monday and Sunday for breakfast.

The phone number for the cellar door is (08) 9296 0078 and for the restaurant is (08) 9296 3883.


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Why? An up-beat concert in a chilled out vineyard environment with a great glass of wine.
When: Band plays from 6.30pm
Phone: 08 9296 0078
Where: Upper Reach Winery, 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville WA
Cost: General admission $39, free for children under four, $18 for five to 17-year-olds. Dinner and concert is $99.
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