Fri 1 March - Sun 3 March 2024

Gleny Rae and Her Playboys

Swing not bling, grease not dust, laughter not tears, beer not whiskey, two step not boot scooting. Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys – Sam Martin (bullfiddle), Robbie Long (guitar), Pete Fidler (dobro and mandolin) – are taking a leaf from the book of Ray Charles by experimenting with modern sounds within an old genre. Each performance starts with hillbilly swing then moves seamlessly through gypsy jazz, bluegrass, western and blues. Add a good dose of cheeky innuendo and some tales from Gleny’s western NSW upbringing, and you have an entertaining package of hillbilly swing music from Newcastle via Austin Texas!