20. OXOS & The WEEKEND WARRIORS
'Melting Pot' .. many thanks to the good folk @ the Dunedin Musos Club for providing 6 weeks of rehearsal space & equipment
At the Ra Bar waiting to go on .. Dan. Caleb. Owen. Zac, Bailey & Allan
Dan & Caleb
Owen & Zac
'Melting Pot' with Oxo mentors Marcel & Craig
Dan .. checking out the kit @ soundcheck
Marcel sorting drum sounds @ soundcheck
Caleb tunes while Dan & Craig set keyboard levels in the drum monitor
Owen .. all sorted & ready to go :)
Zac & Al
Final check on the acoustic line
'The Pot' & their melting mentors
Clearin' the decks
Event organiser Malcolm Dixon intros 'Melting Pot'
Daniel kicks off the band's first set with 'Sympathy for the Devil'
Caleb & Zac trade solos
Owen & Caleb
Bailey & the Boys .. 'Rollin' on the River'
Bailey & Big Al .. 'Home'
Melting Pot with the Etta James classic 'I'd rather go blind'
the triple guitar attack of Owen, Caleb & Zac .. 'Further on up the Road'
'Sweet Child of Mine' .. the last song of a great set from 'Melting Pot
Owen, Caleb, Craig & Bailey
|The WEEKEND WARRIORS is popular 6 week community music & social program presented each year by Malcolm Dixon & respected Dunedin music retailer Beggs Musicworks. |
With the aim of getting “lapsed” musicians back into music, “Weekend Warriors” encourages any retired or semi-retired player to strap on his trusty guitar again and with the guidance of a “Music Mentor”, dust off his old Rock n’ Roll moves.
Then with a group of other born again musos, form into 3 or 4 bands, with each putting a couple of sets together and rehearsing for 6 weeks before a Gala Concert at The Ra Café & Bar in Dunedin’s entertainment heart, the Octagon.
Always popular with the older musicians, the event this year drew interest from younger players and featured “Melting Pot”, three young guitarists, Owen, Caleb & Zac and rock solid young drummer Dan.
They were joined by Oxos Bailey on vocals & Big Al on keyboards & vocals while Marcel & Craig mentored the band.