Musical dinner show sets sail for Terang

Published on 08 August 2018

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The Southern Ocean Sea Band will pay tribute to the heroes, villains, pioneers and seafarers of South West Victoria’s history when they play a dinner show in Terang this month.

Hailing from the old whaling village of Port Fairy, the S.O.S. band brings tales and legends about the town in song and shanty.

Their debut album, Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory is accompanied by a book featuring artworks commissioned for each song by local artists.

“This is an old-fashioned dinner show with traditional style sea shanties and will be fun for the whole family,” Corangamite Shire Manager Growth and Engagement Rory Neeson said.

The band will play tracks from their debut album, Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory when their Small Halls Tour 2018 lands at Terang Civic Hall on Friday 31 August.

“If you haven’t seen them, The Southern Ocean Sea Band are incredibly talented musicians with big personalities who put on a real show,” Mr Neeson said.

“Bring your own food and drinks and have a picnic in the hall, although there will be a hearty soup and bread rolls for sale.”

The show will start at 6 pm with a half hour Sea Shanty session, followed by dinner at 7 pm and the main performance from 7.30 pm.

Entry is $10 per person, with kids under 10 free.

Tickets available at Corangamite Shire Office, Greavesy’s Fruit & Veg, Reicha’s Drapery in Cobden and Terang, or at the door on the night.

The tour is sponsored by Regional Arts Victoria, Creative Victoria, Sheahan Drive Recordings and the Port Fairy Folk Festival.