It was a quite the night of entertainment at the Bingara RSL last Saturday week with band, The Brass Arcade pumping out some well-known tunes to quite a gathering of people.
With Carter Smyth as main vocalist, Cieran Mohony as guitarist and vocalist, Owen Kelly on the drums, James Miller on Bass, Sam Kennedy with his Trumpet and Charlotte Dare playing her saxophone the band soon had young and old ‘carving’ it up on the dance floor.
Local man Will Johnstone added to the entertainment early on in the night with an unofficial solo dancing performance. His smooth dancing moves had the crowd laughing and cheering and it wasn’t long until most were on the dance floor, singing and dancing along to songs by Snow Patrol, The Fratellis, The White Stripes, The Presets, The Living End and many more.
Just short of midnight they finally called it a night, much to the dismay of those who had stayed on the dance floor all night, begging and pleading the Brass Arcade to play yet another song.
The night was a fundraiser for Friends of Touriandi, with $450 raised through donations and raffles.
“We all had a great night and it was good to see the enthusiasm from the crowd,” said trumpeter and well-known local boy Sam Kennedy. “That’s the biggest age-gap we’ve had too. I noticed people from about five years of age up to nearly ninety. Congratulations to everyone who came; from the door we managed to raise around $450 for Friends of Touriandi.”
Those who attended the event agreed that the night was quite the success and the general comment amongst the crowd was, “When are they performing in Bingara next?”
While nothing is official just yet, the Advocate has been told they may be performing at the Bingara Central School 150 year anniversary reunion. For those who missed out on a great night, it is recommended that you get ready for a fantastic night of entertainment, come July.