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A rockin’ good time

TOE tapping fun is set to hit Lindisfarne this October, with US entertainer George Mann and Australia’s queen of boogie piano Jan Preston delivering a number of shows at the Lindisfarne CWA Hall to coincide with Seniors Week.

Owner of Arelmedia Management, the company hosting the event, Roger Joseph said the aim was to encourage people to come out with a night of affordable entertainment for seniors.

“I’ve done four Seniors Weeks and the people who come in always sit through the show and when they leave, they are just so grateful – the shows are worth doing for the community benefit,” he said.

“It really does provide, not just seniors, but anybody who wants to come along with raw entertainment.”

George Mann will play a variety of old songs people love to sing, ranging from Elvis and Willie Nelson to Simon and Garfunkel.

“George is mainly a folk singer and sings songs of the protest and the union movement,” Mr Joseph said.

“Back home he plays for people in aged care facilities and for veterans who are in homes, and he takes great delight in seeing the reaction of the older people to the music.”

Australia’s boogie woogie queen Jan Preston will showcase a tribute to Winnifred Atwell during the daytime shows and a special presentation of ‘88 Pianos I Have Known’ at night.

Both of her shows are audio visual and will be accompanied by images projected onto a screen.

Jan Preston is a magnetic live performer, an astonishing piano player and possesses a rich resonant voice.

George Mann’s show ‘The Old Songs You Love to Sing’ will be on Monday 14 October at 2pm, while Jan Preston’s ‘Wonderful Winnie’ will be on Friday 18 October at 2pm.

Both shows will cost $12 when booking online and $15 at the door.

Jan Preston’s 88 Pianos I Have Known will be on Friday 18 October at 7.30pm, and tickets cost $20 online or $25 at the door.

Tickets can be booked at www.arelmedia.com.au.

For more information, call Roger Joseph on 0419 558 421.

Caption: Australia’s boogie woogie queen Jan Preston will be one of the acts gracing the stage at the Lindisfarne CWA Hall during Seniors Week.