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Homegrown originals night

Arts, EventsJoanne EisemannComment

May 2018 | Antonia Howarth-Wass

THE ORIGINALS Only Night was an evening of presentations by singers, instrumentalists, writers, dancers, drummers, storytellers and actors.

This event has no winners, yet is an opportunity for an audience to support local talent, and for performers keen to gain exposure.

Held at the Community Theatre, the evening opened with some indie pop by two young performers, Kiarnna and Dana from Scotch Oakburn School, one on cello and the other singing with a ukulele, followed by some steam punk, which, for the uninitiated, is rolling guitar strumming.

The crowd were delighted by poetry recitals, story telling and a piano recital of blues by Asuka Woods, just 13 yrs old.

Catzen Smith compèred this convivial evening and gave verses about her children and a new life she is making down south.

“Ben’s Booty Angst” included grunge, punk, rock, indie and orchestral, but the event of the night for most was the performance by two brothers from Hobart, Rahul and Rohan Sharma providing progressive metal and gypsy jazz with guitar and piano. Beautifully synchronised sounds are rare in modern music, but this duo had the audience on their feet.