Oz stars hit Song Trail

CLASSIC Australian tunes were belted out at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre on Friday night as artists from the Song Trails Live Concert entertained the crowd.

People filed into the centre for the free flood benefit concert which featured artists Clare Bowditch, Kev Carmody, Stephen Cummings and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus).

Young Toowoomba musician Bart Thrupp, 19, opened the concert with some of his own original songs including Girl in the Fishbowl and The Mop and Bucket Song which set the scene for a great night of entertainment.

Hoodoo Gurus front man Dave Faulkner said he enjoyed the concert and that it was great to be able to provide a night of entertainment for the region to attend.

“It's sad we had to be brought out for such a tragic reason with the floods but as musicians we are happy to bring light into peoples lives,” he said.

“Music is always a help through tough situations.”

Mr Faulkner played some classic hits from the Hoodoo Gurus including What's My Scene? and Come Anytime which had the crowd singing in chorus.

Mr Faulkner said he had regretted not being able to play a song he had written that week about the floods called We Find a Way to Survive due to an already jam packed night of music but was happy to have managed to play the tune at the closing of the QMF Song Trails at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday night.

All four musicians hit the stage to play a number of individual and group songs together to end the night.

Before the concert on Friday night the artists travelled the countryside conducting a series of free public song writing workshops.

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