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Good vibes great times & awesome rides
Rain, hail or shine
P: 5956 7326
Early bird ride tickets available
outside stalls welcome - email for application
NEWHAVEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Saturday, October 29
9AM - 2PM
12-22 School Ave, Newhaven
Free Kid’s Playgroup!
Lone Pine Bistro All welcome*
*You don’t have to be a member
225 Thompson Ave, Cowes 5952 1004
Calling all locals & friends!
Come and meet & mingle with the new
owners for our Grand Opening Night!
A FREE glass of Champers & a
sampling of our Tapas Menu awaits you.
Friday, October 14, 6-8pm
LIVE music! Kids Craft & Activities!
Everyone is welcome.
We can't wait to meet you!
Shop 1, 13-18 Vista Place, Cape Woolamai
0412 642 947
WHAT’S ON AT
161 Marine Pde, San Remo T: 5678 5205
AHA VICTORIA - BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
VENUE 2010, 2011 & 2013
Oct 14 Mitch King
Plus 24hour PING-PONG-ATHON
Oct 15 Lamb Chop
Oct 16 Matt Katsis
Oct 21-23 GRAND PRIX
Live entertainment every night
Oct 28 STONEFIELD ($20/$25)
Oct 29 Barney Duo
Oct 30 RICHIE LAING’S HURRICANE
HILL HOO-HAR BAND
Nov 12 SHIHAD
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Open 5.30pm. Pizzas available.
What s on this week...
What s on this week...
Le Jazz Hot: The name says
it all – a six piece ensemble of
trumpet, trombone, clarinet/
saxophone, sousaphone, ban-
jo/guitar, drums and vocals
playing great, hot jazz will fea-
ture at the Phillip Island Jazz
Club October 16 session.
played and/or recorded with
such celebrated jazz bands as
Yarra Yarra Jazz Band, John
Hawes Jazz Band, Owen Yate-
man’s Jazz Band, Des Camm
Jazz Band, New Harlem Band,
Maple Leaf Jazz Band and
New Melbourne Jazz Band; Le
Jazz Hot comprises some of
Australia’s most experienced
jazz musicians; many with a
history going back to the fabu-
lous Trad boom of the 60s.
You will not only hear the
music of New Orleans brass
and jazz bands, but also soul-
ful blues from the deep south,
toe tapping dixieland jazz,
beautiful melodies of a bygone
era and if the occasion re-
quires, jazz of a more contem-
The members of Le Jazz Hot
are proud of their craft and
will present a lively profession-
al show suitable for listening
and/or dancing pleasure for
audiences of all ages.
Trumpet: John Hawes.
Trombone: Les Fithall. Reeds:
Lindsay Flint. Banjo/guitar:
Will Purcell. Sousaphone:
Steve Riley. Drums: Robert
The performance will be in
the Bass Room at Ramada
Resort from 2pm –5pm. For
more information please ring
Robin on 0432 814 407.
With less than seven weeks
to go, the committee is busily
ensuring that everything will
go with its usual precision.
At the moment there are
still several spots available for
opening night and weekend
Enquiries to Robin 0432
814 407 or Jill 0417 416 300.
LEARN about the people and the fascinating
memories of Phillip Island and San Remo’s past
at a special presentation at the Phillip Island Li-
brary on Wednesday, October 26 at 3pm.
Phillip Island and District Historical Society
secretary and historian Christine Grayden will
share the findings of the award-winning Phil-
lip Island and San Remo Oral History Radio
3MFM was able to secure a grant from the
Public Records Office to undertake the project,
which began in 2014.
“The committee of the society had lots of
ideas about who to approach - farmers, sport-
speople, professional fishermen, family histori-
ans, Phillip Island motor racing experts, nurses
and older residents; were all on the list,” said
“All of the people on the list were happy to
help out, but there were challenges.
“Some had never written down their memo -
ries before, had never been in front of a micro -
phone before, and certainly never been in a ra-
dio studio before.
“We’re looking forward to sharing the journey
of how this wonderful archive of spoken memo -
ries was created. You’ll hear some excerpts from
the 16 talks broadcast on 3MFM and also learn
how you can listen any time,” said Christine.
Christine herself also participated in several
of the talks, sharing the history of Churchill Is-
land and reading some of the memoirs of her
Bookings for this event are free but essential.
For more information call Phillip Island Li-
brary on 5952 2842, or visit www.wgrlc.event-
brite.com.au to reserve your place.
Our fascinating past
Now that daylight saving has started, the gen-
eral meetings of the Phillip Island and District
Historical Society will be held on the second
Wednesday of the month for October and Novem-
ber, starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Heritage Centre
meeting room, 89 Thompson Avenue Cowes.
The next meeting will be tonight (Wednesday
October 12) when the guest speaker will be Libby
Skidmore, president of the South Eastern Histor-
ical Association, who will be talking on: ‘The Yel-
low Peril: a trip through Gippsland in the 1920s’.
This light-hearted view of history will be fol-
lowed by supper. All are welcome.
Enquiries contact the secretary Christine
Grayden, ph 5956 8501.
in the 1920s
Jazz: Get it while it’s hot
Laing Bros’ Westernport reunion
THE Westernport Hotel in
San Remo is excited to be
hosting a one-off reunion of
the Laing Brothers ‘Hurricane
Hill Hoo-Har Band’ on Sunday,
October 30 from 5pm in the
front bar, free of charge to the
Playing all the classics of
the Great Aussie Rock genre,
the band has re-formed to
perform at The Westernport
for the first time in a long 33
year break, promising to set
the Sunday Session alight in
a manner reminiscent of their
infamous Hurricane Hill New
Year’s Eve performances that
wowed locals between 1979
Consisting of five members
Jim Laing (vocals, guitar),
Richie Laing (vocals, guitar),
“the two Rod Millers” (one
drums, one guitar), and Dash
on bass - the Hurricane Hill
Hoo-Har Band earned legend-
ary status in the early days
for their Hurricane Hill events
which saw up to 2000 people
The events in ’79, ’81, ’83
and ’85 were a fairly casual af-
fair – long before the necessity
of public liability insurance
and council permissions, the
band would literally spread
the word, pull up the semi-
trailer stage on Hurricane
Hill, hook up to the grid, and
get on with it. Crowds of lo-
cals would flock to the shows,
bringing blankets and eskies,
and settle in for an epic night
Between 1985 and 2013 the
band took a break, reforming
in 2013 for a successful ‘Grow-
ing Cambodia’ charity event at
Cowes Golf Club, however they
have always been present in
the local music scene in some
format. The Laing Brothers,
Jim and Richie, have contin-
ued to play as a duo through-
out the years at The Western-
port, keeping the old ‘Hoo–Har
Band’ fans entertained and
steadily adding to their local
Between the band and duo,
the Laings have established
a solid fan base in the local
area – with a surprisingly wide
ranging demographic of mu-
sic lovers keen to witness this
highly anticipated reunion.
Of all the band members,
Jim in particular has paved a
successful career from his mu-
After leaving home at 15 to
work as a roadie, Jim quickly
filtered in as a guitarist, going
on to pursue his dreams of
working in the music industry,
becoming the musical direc-
tor of the ‘Blues Brothers Re-
vival Band’ and working with
Russell Morris, Ian Moss and
Brian Cadd just to name a few!
The band is thrilled to be
reforming at The Westernport
for this show, feeling that there
could be no venue more fitting
for the reunion.
Of the upcoming show Rich-
ie Laing has said: “We’re so
happy to work with Nick, Mish
and The Westernport, because
of their long–standing support
of the live music scene – bring
on the 30th!”.
So here’s your chance to
support the guys, and the local
live music scene.
Get along to The Western-
port Hotel on Sunday, October
30 – music kicking off from
5pm so make sure to get in
early to grab a spot at the bar!
To check out all upcoming
gig listings at The Westernport
visit the HEAR page at www.
call the friendly staff on 5678
Where else but The Western-
Richie Laing (pictured) is looking forward to a one-off re-
union of the Laing Brothers ‘Hurricane Hill Hoo-Har Band’
on Sunday, at the Westernport Hotel in San Remo.
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