Oli Statham and Band ready to rock Sunday Sessions
Now into its 11th show, the Sunday Sessions at the Canowindra Bowling Club have seen some amazing regional musical talent come through the doors.
For small beginnings to a now well-established monthly event, the crowds have been coming in droves support the region’s musicians.
This July, the Sunday Sessions are proud to be presenting local Canowindra musician Oli Statham. Oli will be bringing a few fellow ‘music friends ’on the stage with him — the first full band performance for a Sunday Sessions gig.
“I usually play solo, but love getting up with others at times, fusing various elements of the dynamic spectrum,” said Oli.
“I play my takes on songs by Australian and international artists, styles ranging from folk, rock to soul to indie and alternative.... semi-popular contemporary from the 70’s to today is how I'd describe it. Of course, I have a few of the chart busters in there just in case you haven't heard them the first billion times!”
A regular visitor to the Sunday Sessions, Oli is a keen supporter of live, local music.
“Over the last 10 months I've kicked back and taken in half a dozen sets at the Bowlo on Sundays, Pioneer brew in hand. They're usually brimming with local music and are a bit of a hub for musos too,” he said.
When asked about his musical influences and his journey as a musician he said it all started with Pink Floyd and Toto blaring through the family sound system as a kid.
“I don't play Toto, but the former certainly influenced my musical pallet. The Chilli Peppers albums from the early to mid 90’s inspired me a lot, too,” said Oli.
“These days I can get into anything where the muso is putting their back into it. I had classical piano lessons as a kid, though I wasn't much good at reading music... I usually memorised the notes and made my teacher think I was reading!”
The Sunday Sessions at The Bowlo return to the Canowindra Community Bowls & Recreation Club on Sunday 7 July, from 3pm.
The gig is free but grab a ticket in the raffles to show your support.
For more information contact Eleena Markcrow at email@example.com or via Facebook @sundaysessionsatthebowlo