For more than 50 years Bundaberg’s Mike Lye has been playing the bass guitar and entertaining crowds around the region sharing his love of jazz music.
Tomorrow Mike will take to the Railway Hotel stage to support Brisbane-based jazz vocalist Sarah Collyer in a performance he says is not to be missed.
Modestly Mike said he was only there to support Sarah along with the two other Brisbane musicians, Jamie Clark and Steve Francis, but ensured it would be a diverse afternoon of tunes suited to all music lovers.
“It’s going to be an eclectic program and an enjoyable one I feel, with not only jazz standards but also with a refreshing take on modern tunes,” Mike said.
“It will be jazz, but also a fair bit of blues mixed in to the jazz standards.”
Music to delight the crowd
Mike said Sarah would delight the crowd with her ability to mix jazz with a variety of other music including pop songs to ensure each one was harmonious.
“We have new material, such as Paul Kelly’s song Dumb Things remade into a jazz style and Nick Cave’s Red Right Hand,” Mike said.
“Then there will be songs such as Pumped Up Kicks as well; all will be smooth and work really well – I feel.
“Sarah had a doctorate of music and knows how to make it all work together.”
Mike said the Bundaberg Jazz group met on the last Sunday of the month for playouts at the Railway Hotel, and next month the Voller Papirany Jazz Combo would be performing.
The afternoon of jazz and blues with Sarah Collyer starts at 1.30pm on Sunday 25 August.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and are available at the Railway Hotel.
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