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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Live & Kicking: The Safety of Life at Sea


Popular four-piece blues-soul band The Safety of Life at Sea will bring their live stage show to the Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon in support of their latest album Let the River Go on Saturday 24 September at 7.30pm.

Recorded at singer/pianist/songwriter Kris Schubert’s Boatshed Studio in O’Connell, the album is a heady mix of original blues, soul, 60’s and 70’s rock and Americana and builds on the style and vibe of the band’s 2017’s release Foxy’s Farm.

“The Safety of Life at Sea’s rhythm section of Lian Wong on bass and Tony Bibby on drums/percussion take a leaf out of the books of Motown and Stax,” said Arts OutWest music industry support officer Patrick Coomey.  “Stephen Helman on guitar throws in some pages from the book of southern blues left at the crossroads. Mix this up into a musical gumbo and you who have the sound of a band that went for a weekend in New Orleans and never quite came back.”

Arts OutWest is pleased to present in conjunction with The Malachi Gilmore Hall a series of Live & Kicking Meet the Songwriter sessions featuring the original music of Central West artists. Live & Kicking gigs are supported by the Australian Governments Live Music Australia.

“We’ve held more than 30 Live & Kicking gigs across the region since November last year working with a range of live music venues and giving top acts in the region the opportunity to not only perform live again after pandemic closures but to play their original music in venues new to them,” said Patrick Coomey.

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