Unfortunately Chris Wilson will not be gracing us with his presence at the annual WOW Christmas gig. Chris who is the Patron Saint of our club is currently battling cancer. However, we will be dedicating the day to Chris and would ask everyone who still has a Way Out West tshirt from 2011 to wear it on the day. We have a sensational lineup including Shannon Bourne, Sweet Felicia, Eddy Boyle, Blues Roulette and two very special guests. Who knows who else will show up on the day!
MELBOURNE TO MEMPHIS FUNDRAISER
McNAMARR PROJECT & RHYTHM X REVIVAL with CHARLIE BEDFORD
Featuring 2018 MBAS Blues Challenge Winners RHYTHM X REVIVAL (Band) and McNAMARR PROJECT (Solo/Duo). Proceeds from the day will assist in getting RHYTHM X REVIVAL and McNAMARR PROJECT to the US to compete at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in January 2019.
BLUES ROULETTE KINGS AND QUEENS TOUR
CASS EAGER, P J O’BRIEN, CHRISTINA CROFTS & FRANK SULTANA
Blues Roulette presents The Kings and Queens Tour, featuring NSW Blues Royalty Cass Eager, PJ O’Brien, Christina Crofts and Frank Sultana.
BURNS and SUN with THE CALEDONIAN CASTAWAYS
plus PAT POWELL
Sing and dance to some beautiful original songs – ska, rocksteady, funk, blues, country grooves Ex-pat Scots from Melbourne’s blues/roots scene singing amusing and heartwarmingsongs about Scots in Australia..Is this a new genre…………Hoots Roots!
with support MATT KATSIS
Slide Guitarist, multi-stringed instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, Dom Turner is the founding member of the group. Dom’s influences are many and varied – a blend of Mississippi hill country blues, delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia. Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music, has been with Backsliders for 16 years. As a founding member spending 25 years in Midnight Oil Rob’s work needs no explanation- he stands as one of the world’s great drummers. Joining Dom and Rob some of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic harmonica players; the legendary Brod Smith (Dingoes, Brod Smith’s Big Combo), ARIA award winning harmonica genius Ian Collard (Collard, Greens & Gravy) as well as young prodigy, Joe Glover. The 3 blues-harp dynamos play alternate gigs, each blazing a trail to the raw energy of the Backsliders sound. It’s a furious ride – with Dom Turner and Rob Hirst doing their thing, setting the grooves and taking no prisoners, and Ian, Brod or Joe (you never know who you will get) firing-up the amps to fuel the maelstrom.
HAT FITZ AND CARA
High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are one of Australia’s most enduring, popular and talented roots artists. The husband and wife team have clocked up 10 years of touring, festivals and album releases from their base of operations in hinterland Sunshine Coast and show no signs of slowing down. Their worldwide festival touring circuit takes in Australia, the UK, North America, and Europe and their blend of old-timey influences sees them equally at home on Folk, Americana, Blues and acoustic stages. Fitzy and Cara are thrilled to announce the imminent release of their much-anticipated 5th studio album ‘Hand It Over’, featuring lead track ‘Hold On’, and they’re headed out on an extensive tour this Summer to get everyone’s blood flowing.
The Detonators have a finely honed array of original songs and a stage show that only comes from years of gigging pubs, clubs and festivals. Their relentless gigging and touring over vast distances over the years both in Australia and overseas has seen them become crowned kings of Australian roots rock n roll. Their original music, to which all members contribute, is best described as a lethal combination of early blues with a sprinkling of rockabilly and early rock n roll thrown in.Their original music, to which all members contribute, is best described as a lethal combination of early blues with a sprinkling of rockabilly and early rock n roll thrown in. The band features bespectacled Rockbottom James on vocals and electric harmonica, Paulie Bignell on hollow body guitar, Doghouse Dave on slapping double bass with Eddie Fury on sticks and skins duty.
THE KEVIN BUCKINGHAM BAND
The Kevin Buckingham Band - Serious in your face hard Rockin’ Blues Comprising: Kevin Buckingham, Winston Galea, David Brimacombe & Peter Neagoe. Many songs are originals (some award winning) along with the band's own take on some classics. After a short hiatus Kevin is back ripping it up with this fresh line-up of seasoned muso's. This band has drawn huge attraction since launching late 2015 with rave reviews at every show. Their connection & energy is obvious from the first note.
This is one band not to be missed!
ABOUT OUR CLUB
We started on a wing and a prayer in December of 2001. A group of Roots music fans whose regular watering hole was the Williamstown RSL pooled together $50 each to put on a gig featuring the Hornets. With the blessing of the RSL management we put the word around Town that blues music was coming to the West. Up until that time we had to travel on the road and over the river to catch quality live music. It was a gamble but it worked and gave us the confidence to build on that day’s success. Here we are years later an Incorporated Club hosting the best roots musicians in the land and also getting calls from international touring artists who want to come Way Out West.
Following the closure of Williamstown RSL Sub Branch in 2016 we were forced to look for another home in the area. After considering various sites we now find ourselves at Newport Bowls Club where we are going from strength to strength.
As the great Paul Kelly song goes ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’. We now find ourselves an integral part of the Roots music scene. We are so proud to have been able to create a much needed venue in the West. If you have not been to the Club then please come down and check us out, we guarantee to make your day a good one.
- President: Rob Rowe
- Vice President: Terry Smith
- Secretary: Jenny Brockman
- Treasurer: Trish Hart
- Committee: Wendy Rowe, Ian Fraser, Bernie Bicknell, Marshall Gibbs, Rob Smiley, Mick Newington, John Spice
- WOWRMC Photographers: Wendy Rowe, Bruce Davis
Annual General Meeting: Held in October each year (venue to be confirmed)
Way Out West RMC Pricing Policy
We do not pre-sell tickets for the majority of our gigs. General admission is by way of payment at the door on the day. Only certain events are ticketed and will have a 'Buy your tickets now' button against the gig details.
WOW Honour Roll - Past Gigs to Savour
Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, Harry Manx, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Owen Grey, ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Hamilton Loomis, Kelly Joe Phelps, Del Ray & Steve James, Steve Arvey, Hans Theesink, Corky Siegel, Kieran Kane & David Francey, Lulo Reinhardt, Big Jay McNeely, Watermelon Slim, The Turner Brown Band, Joe Louis Walker
Backsliders, Lil’ Fi, Jim Conway’s Big Wheel, James T (ex- pat USA Canned Heat), Bondi Cigars, Anni Piper, Darren Jack, Continental Robert Susz, Max Merritt & the Meteors, Doug Parkinson, David Ross McDonald, Pete Cornelius, Mental As Anything, Pugsley Buzzard, Harper, Matt Finish, Ray Beadle, Brewster Brothers, Dragon, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Dom Turner & Supro, Kevin Bennett (Flood), 8 Ball Aitken, Jimi Beavis, John ‘Swanee’ Swan, Rose Tattoo, Shane Pacey Trio, Cyril B Bunter Band
Dutch Tilders (R.I.P.), Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows, Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers, Chris Wilson, Jeff Lang, Chain, Ross ‘the boss’ Wilson, Andy Cowan, Broderick Smith, the Dingoes, Renee Geyer, Tim Rogers, Vika Bull, Mick Thomas, Mark Seymour & the Undertow, Dave Graney & the Yellow Lurid Mist, the Hornets, Collard Greens & Gravy, Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt, Blues Before Sunrise, Spectrum, Nick Barker, Neil Murray, Madder Lake, the Detonators, Paulie Bignell & the Thornbury Two, Jimi Hocking, Dave Hogan’s Meltdown, Jerome Smith (ex pat USA), Phil Manning, Kerri Simpson, Fiona Boyes, Ash Grunwald, Chubby Rae, Brian Fraser, Lloyd Spiegel, Diddley Daddies, Sam See & Glyn Mason, Nicky Bomba & Bustamento, Blackfeather, Slide Devils, Phil Para, Deborah Conway, Way Out West, Ross Hannaford, Alex Burns, Mike Ellrington, Jaimi Faulkner, Zydeco Jump, Andrea Marr, Bobby Bright, Firebird, Ska Vendors, Red Sand Shuffle, Joe Galea, Ray Vanderby, Steve Purcell & the Pearly Shells, Nick Charles, Tabasco Junkies, the Nudgels, Benny & the Fly By Niters, Hey Gringo, David Holmes, Lyman Debut, Stevie Paige, the Vagrants, Men In Blues, the Pardoners, Jason Lowe, Moveable Feast (Billy Miller, Mark Ferrie, Sean Kelly & Stephan Fidock), Backwood Creatures, Fats Wah Wah, Suzannah Espie & Big Boy Lemonade, Mike Brady, Jordie Lane, John Schumann, Dan England, Rory Ellis, Brunswick Blues Shooters, Danny Burton, Sweet Felicia, the Blue Zone, Alex Legg, the Rich Family, Stephen Bowtell, Jules Boult & Bob Whetstone, Stockley See Mason Band, Tom Pedersen, Matt Walker, Howlin’ Time, Jimmy Fong, White Goat, John Dallimore Trio, Damian Rogers, Steve Romig, Kelly Auty’s Wild Women Show, Ashleigh Mannix, Matt Kelly, Ed Patrick, Stringybark McDowell, Oh Pep, Louis King & the Liars Klub, Luke Watt, Dan Dinnen, Blue Dukes, Andy & Peter Baylor, Tom Richardson, the Laments, John Luke Shelley & High Speed Steel, Blues International, Barb Waters & the Mothers of Pearl, Little John, Graveyard Train, Leslie Avril, Mick Pealing, Cabin Fever, the Rechords, the Saucermen, Cash Savage, Toot Toot Toots, the Band Who Knew Too Much, ‘Fast’ Eddie Boyle, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Ridge Back Blues Band, Funk Buddies, Candy Apples, Marco Goldsmith, Shannon Bourne, Wayne Jury, Doc White & Tabasco Tom, The 3 Tones, Ska Vendors, The Three Kings, Catfish Voodoo, Joe Creighton, Brewster Brothers, Jarrod Shaw, The Sammy Owen Band, Tex Miller