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Series to end on high note

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November 23, 2017

The Wikimen play popular music from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

Moira Arts and Culture Inc’s Café Culture series ends on a high note with an upbeat performance by The Wikimen.

The Wikimen, a six-piece band with a difference, promises a show-stopping performance and a chance to let your hair down and kick up your heels.

The ensemble will take to the stage at the Cobram Italian Social Club on Friday from 8pm, to mark the close of the 2017 Café Culture series.

The band’s huge repertoire covers a broad collection of upbeat songs from music that was popular in the 1910s through to the 1930s. It will perform everything from Hawaiian blues, pop, samba, swing jazz, Western swing and Mills Brothers, complete with heavenly harmonies and exotica music.

The Wikimen’s Justin Marshall will wow the audience on vibraphone, piano and percussion, while Dan Witton takes to double bass and vocals.

Renato Varirca will impress on drums and vocals and as the sounds take shape and the magic emerges Nara Demasson will shine on ukulele, guitar and vocals.

Rosalind Jones will master the trombone and Declan Jones will wow on the trumpet when The Wikimen come together to deliver a performance you will remember.

Audience members may recognise the band from their television screens, with The Wikimen regulars on the music quiz program Spicks and Specks. The group is also known on the Melbourne music scene for its engaging live performances.

The performance concludes the successful 2017 Café Culture series which was again well received and enjoyed by Moira residents and visitors.

The 2017 series started strong with the dramatic emotions and movements of Flamenco dancers and also included the gentle sensitivity of the refashioned Australian songbook and the fascinating footage and associated stories of the first ever filmed voyage from Australia to Italy with I Viaggiatori.

MAC Inc. presented the Café Culture series in partnership with Just Shows To Go and Creative Victoria and looks forward to another successful series in 2018.

The Wikimen will perform songs from its new CD which will be available on the night.

Tickets are $35 or $30 for MAC Inc. members. Tickets can be booked online at www.trybooking.com/243251 or at the door on the night.

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