Yessum we have a new weekly party at Cherry, James Ellis’ Country & Western Wednesdays!
It’s for those of us who have come right by Wednesday and start itchin’ for a good time… Here’s an excuse to dust off dem boots and get out of the house as Cherry has invited James Ellis to curate our stage for an evening celebrating two types of music, country and western. In what will be a reliable weekly fix of Americana, we have Dj’s spinnin’ what’s good from the genre, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys performing two sets, booze offerings that you’ll normally only enjoy with a trip the the land of stars and stripes and a monthly two step class.
For those that don’t know James, he is the gent that Denise Hylands of Triple 3RRR’s Twang claimed “…has his cowboy boots firmly in Melbourne and his heart in Austin Texas … and as good country music should, he’s guaranteed to have you two steppin’ or cryin’ tears in your beer.” James Ellis and the Jealous Guys will perform two sets every week and more often than not, special guests from both our rich pool of local musicians and International players from the genre will mosey on in and jump on stage. The group themselves are pretty regarded in these parts having been the recipients of the Best Country Album at the Age Music Victoria Awards, along with appearances at various Australian festivals including Tamworth Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Out on the Weekend, Boogie, Melbourne Music Week, Dashville Skyline, Kyneton Music Festival and New Year’s Evie.