VALLEY’S GOT TALENT: GDSC general manager Arthur Lysaught is looking forward to encouraging young performers. Photo: Adam Hourigan
VALLEY’S GOT TALENT: GDSC general manager Arthur Lysaught is looking forward to encouraging young performers. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Real talent is home grown here

HOME grown musical talent will be in the spotlight at the Grafton District Services Club on October 26.

It's no secret the Clarence Valley is a hub for creative types, and GDSC is keen to support our musos.

A Home Grown Jam will take over the stage of the club on October 26, and GDSC general manager Arthur Lysaught said he wanted to showcase music in the region.

"There's so much local talent that just doesn't get much of an opportunity to be seen or heard," Mr Lysaught said.

"Rather than paying for imported talent, it's our hope to give our locals every opportunity to get on stage."

Mr Lysaught said the club was looking to host more local musicians, with more Home Grown jams organised for November 30, December 21 and January 11.

"We need to generate local activities and ensure they are supported," he said.

Though he acknowledged that regular gigs often took a while to drum up support, Mr Lysaught said he was confident the club could nurture a live music scene in the Valley.

"We're making a modern day attempt to bring back live music with talented people who live in our city," he said.

"We've done it in the past and it was successful, so I don't see why we can't do it again."

With names like Ryan Martin, Ben Jenkins and Dan Tuite on the line-up, the Home Grown Jam is sure to have the GDSC ringing with good tunes and good vibes.

The Talent

Shaun Alexander

Lauren McKay

Jayden Hebbard

Garrett Salter

Jake Dominey

Ryan Martin

Ben Jenkins

Marty Robinson

Mikel Johnson

Dan Tuite



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