Join gypsy kings and queens for opening night at gallery
THIS first official openings for the Grafton Regional Gallery will kick off this Friday with special guest and Archibald winner Wendy Sharpe.
Providing the musical ambience for the evening will be local group Swag Manouche who will bring their gypsy jazz vibe to the occasion.
Made up of six Clarence based musicians who met through a shared passion for the performing arts and jazz music, the sextet regularly hone their craft from their home base at the Pelican Playhouse, South Grafton.
Swag Manouche combine a mix of Django Reinhart-inspired gypsy jazz instrumentals with jazz standards and original songs.
The complementary voices of Bronwyn Gell and Sammy Lovejoy both have a strong background in the Adelaide and Brisbane theatre and cabaret scenes, and they are ably supported by Danny Loyden and Craig Freeman on guitar, Jessie Davies on double bass and Marty Williams on drums.