Milford Street Shakers to bare their soul at Parkerville Tavern

Milford Street Shakers to bare their soul at Parkerville Tavern

THE Perth Hills are set to shake on February 25 as the historic Parkerville Tavern turns on the blues with the big band sound of the Milford Street Shakers.

The outdoor setting will reverberate to the power-house voice of Lee Morunga leading a nine-piece band taking a musical journey through the American centres of soul.

Parkerville Tavern director Joanne O’Connor said the concert was anticipated to be one of the highlights of 2017 for the venue.

The evening will kick off at 6pm with the Mark Turner and Jon Matthews duo performing soul, R&B and blues covers to get the audience warmed up.

They will hand over to The Milford Street Shakers performing Beyond Hitsville: Motown to Muscle Shoals until 9pm.

It will move from the Motown sounds of Detroit, to the swamps of Muscle Shoals; from Chess to Stax; from Aretha Franklin to Ray Charles and James Brown to Etta James.

Band spokesman Dominic D’Leno said The Milford Street Shakers would take its audience on a journey from the 1950s to 1970s Chicago, Memphis, New York, and Alabama.

“It will be a fantastic night,” he said.

The band’s line-up includes Lee Morunga on lead vocals, James Vinciullo on bass, Dominic D’Leno on drums, Imogen Thomson on percussion, Kallan Phillips on guitar, Johann Rodricks on keys, Robert Bresland on trumpet, Glyn MacDonald on trombone and Mark Sprogowski on baritone sax.

Tickets are $25, with children under 6 free.

They are available from or on a first come first served basis at the gate on the night.