Lovers of rockabilly and all things 50s will be delighted with the line-up for this year’s ‘Happy Days’ themed Regional Australia Bank, Bingara Orange Festival on Saturday 6th July.
Returning by popular demand is Sunshine Coast band Darlin’ & the Midnight Delights. Specialising in 1950s, 1960s and modern songs with a vintage vibe, Darlin’ & the Midnight Delights are a band of experienced musicians specialising in the accurate recreation of music from the 1950’s and 1960’s. They will take you to a time when men looked sharp in suits on Sundays, women wore Chanel dresses with Jackie O sunglasses, and international airports were the place to be seen.
Also appearing is Tamworth based singer Shelley Minson and her band. Shelley sings her own style of Rockabilly and together with her guitar playing husband, Lawrie, they’ve made quite an impact in Australia and internationally.
Shelley celebrated the release of her debut album ‘Rockability’ in 2018 with a launch at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend in Las Vegas. Shelley has followed up with performances at the Gympie Music Muster, Parkes Elvis festival, Ballarat Beat festival and of course the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Shelley has just released a new single titled Good News Bad News which is a fun song about a man who gets some good news and some bad news from his former lover.
With her 50s era look and her upbeat music, Shelley has been become very popular with country fans and especially those who like to dance.
“I’m thrilled to have so many amazing musicians featured on Good News Bad News and I’m really looking forward to performing the song at this year’s Bingara Happy Days Orange festival” Shelley said.
Shelley’s music and look is inspired by the great Rockabilly artists from the 50s and her shows are upbeat with songs made for dancing.
Roving throughout the street all day will be a magnificent sight to behold: Trichia, a nature loving human and her giant friendly garden snail, Helix. They live in Helix’s beautifully crafted shell and are slowly travelling the world, enjoying the magic in simple things. Joining Trichia and Helix are the Memphis Moovers; this musical trio will be cutting laps of the main street in their mini retro vehicles playing classic tunes from the 50s and 60s.
The festival will also feature market and food stalls, kid’s rides, retro and vintage car displays and movie screenings in the Roxy Theatre.
These acts will be the perfect backdrop to what should be a great festival celebrating the music dance and nostalgia of the 50s and 60s.
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