Vox Fm 106.9 Fundraiser, Dicey Riley’s Wollongong, 18th March 2017

Another night a Dicey’s in Wollongong to see a mixed bill of punk and rock bands playing alongside a blues band.

Last Saturday was a fundraiser for the local radio station Vox FM – The Voice Of  The Illawarra.  The community radio station supports local artists, by giving valuable air time that bands and local music needs. It is great to see the little guys get air time.

So needless to say there was some cool local bands playing that night. Starting off the night was Paper Moon and the Blues.  The duo comprising of Dan playing cool blue riffs on the guitar and Anna with her beautiful voice, singing original songs blues / jazz songs provided an awesome performance.

Next up was Night Goat… and no, there was no goat on the stage.  Night Goat are a heavy melodic rock band with heavy guitar and drums and a melodic female voice. One cool band to keep an eye out for.

Now it was time to get heavy with Space Boys. These guy are an in your face, cool punk band.  With plenty of crowd interaction, band members were running into the crowd playing their intergalactic space punk songs.

The final band and everyone’s favourite local band was Nice Folk. Nice Folk play awesome old school psycho swamp garage punk rock. I always love seeing this band play.  They just know how to do it right. If you ever get the chance to see them play, go and do it. You will not be disappointed.

Words and images by Rod Manning.

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