Wyndham Stars On The Bastion 2017
A night under the stars listening to country, folk and rock music with dinner and a glass of wine may just be the best way to spend an evening in the Kimberley.
Wyndham Stars on the Bastion is an intimate music concert on top of a spectacular range in the town of Wyndham where 5 iconic rivers meet and head out to the sea. The concert will be held on Saturday the 1st of July, starting at 4pm, just in time to get settled in with a drink and watch the sun set over the gulf, where the Ord, Durack, Kink, Pentecost and Forrest rivers meet. The Bastion stands at 335m above sea level giving you an excellent panoramic view.
Comedian Mary G will be the Master or Ceremonies with performances by some of the Kimberley regions best musicians; The Pigram Brothers, John Albert and local Wyndham band Rodeworx as well as award winning WA musician Corey Colum.
There are only 450 tickets available to this magic evening and you can purchase them from the Kununurra Visitor Centre, Frontier Post Wyndham or by calling (08) 9161 1241. There are also 70 spaces available on two buses, which will run between Kununurra and Wyndham.
The very talented Pigram Brothers, 7 siblings who’ve produced music together for over 20 years, played in a variety of bands before pooling together their skills and talent and officially forming The Pigram Bothers in 1995. They perform a blend of country, folk and rock music and their sound is original and unique . Their music captures the saltwater spirit and lifestyle of their homeland, Broome and the Yawuru and Jaberra-Jaberr community of the Dampier Peninsula.
Singer/songwiter John Albert is from One Arm Point in the West Kimberley region, close to Broome and home to the Bardi people. His powerful lyrics and original voice deliver a unique Kimberley sound. The former Scrap Metal frontman says that his music style is influenced by the melting pot of many cultures that arise in Broome town, “it is this cultural union that has created the rythms of exotic hybrid styles of music.”
Corey Colum is originally from a farming area south of WA. His career began when he received the Songwriter’s Award for the Telstra Road To Tamworth along with the People’s Choice Award. Now after a long stint in Nashville writing with the best country music artists he is travelling around the Kimberley writing songs about family life and the characters he meets on his travels.
Rode Worx is a Local Wyndham band who knows how to party. David Birch, the lead singer, is a dynamic performer and the band combines elements of country, blues, reggae and rock music making them a great band to dance to.
Over the years there’s been a variety of fantastic musicians perform at Wyndham Stars On The Bastion including last years performer Shannon Noll.
Award winning Singer/Songwriter Rachell Dillon who performed in both 2012 and 2013 says
this location, you can’t really beat it, it’s the most spectacular place I’ve ever played. It’s warm, friendly, fantastic gig.
CMC Australian artist of the year Morgan Evans played at the bastion in 2013.
I was absolutely blown away, I couldn’t think of a more beautiful place for a festival, great people, great food, you shouldn’t miss it
A night out on top of the Bastion watching great Kimberley bands perform is a night not to be missed. Buy your tickets now for a night of country music, dinner and dancing starting 4pm on Saturday the 1st of July. Tickets are $90 and can be purchased from the Kununurra Visitor Centre, Frontier Post Wyndham or by calling (08) 9161 1241
For further information visit the website www.wyndhamstarsonthebastion.org.au