Christmas will be rockin’

The Starliners plan to get toes tapping and hips shaking when they perform a special Christmas show next month.
Nanjing Night Net

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: The Starliners will perform a Christmas spectacular at Blacktown Workers Club on Saturday, December 17.

The eight piece band will play December favourites including; ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’, ‘Rockin’Around the Christmas Tree’, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, ‘A Winter Wonderland’, ‘O Holy Night’ and many more.

The band has been together for over seven years.

“To keep that many people together in this industry for that long, means we’re doing something right,” Wayne Thomas, the band’smaster of ceremonies (MC) and vocalist said.

“We perform a variety of songs that bands don’t or couldn’t play, because we’ve got the line up of band members to be able to produce the records in a ‘Starliners’ way,” he added.

Mr Thomasis a drummer at heart and said he “loves the lime-light and isstill rocking at the ripe age of 68”.

Wayne Thomas

“Some people think The Starliners is a vocal group in front of a band, but the truth of the matter is, we’re an eight piece band that go everywhere together–a true, tight-nit, classic band,”he said.

“I’vebeen a drummer for at least 50 years and have grown-up children whoare both musicians.

“Jordan followed in my footsteps, heis an accomplished drummer, and Rachel is a great singer who started performing in musicals at a very young age.”

In 2001, Mr Thomas caught a glimpse of what it might be like to work with his own offspring on stage when he saw his friend and The Starliner bassistRob, working regularly in a trio with his daughter Melanie, and The Starliner guitarist Graeme.

“The band is a real family affair,” he explained.

“We’ve all been in the musical industry for a very long time and each have our own robust passion for music and entertainment.

Mr Thomas said The Starliners Christmas showis a performance “well worth coming along to because all the songs are memorable”.

“We’ll be sure to take the audience on a trip down memory lane,” he said.

Details: 8pm on Saturday, December 17 atBlacktown Workers Club, 55 Campbell Street, Blacktown. Tickets: $7.50 members, $10.50 visitors. To book: Call 9830 0600 or visitworkersclub南京夜网419论坛. CENTRE STAGE: “We will transform the club into a winter wonderland when Santa Claus comes to town,” Mr Thomas said.

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