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October 2015

Written by Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:01

Cheryl Tucker & Trouserpants to rock the night away at November First Friday Live

Don’t miss the party in Griffith this November when popular singer and guitarist Cheryl Tucker and local
band Trouserpants unleash their amazing talents at the First Friday Live event at Guiseppe’s
Restaurant & Bar, 188 Banna Ave. The combination of these talented artists is sure to have everyone
grooving on the dance floor and humming or singing along to their songs on Friday November 6 when
the event gets underway at 7.30pm.

The many loyal fans of singer Cheryl Tucker will be thrilled to see her open the evening with her unique
honey vocals and guitar artistry. Cheryl has been performing as a solo vocalist & guitarist since the
early 80s at clubs, pubs, festivals, weddings and private functions. She has developed a broad
repertoire including rock, pop, soul, swing and contemporary country rock music. Cheryl was also a
member of the band Mersey Beats for three years, providing lead vocals and playing keyboard and
guitar. She was also one half of the duo called Litecrust with guitarist Wayne Rountree, and teamed up
with fellow Griffith songstress Loretta Dei Agnoli as Take Note.

Trouserpants was formed in 2014 when well known bands 3Jam and Trunk Monkey joined forces to
play a mix of blues and contemporary music. Trouserpants features Chris Forwood on guitar, Angelo
Peruzzi on drums and vocals, John Peruzzi on keyboards and vocals, and Glen Bartrop on bass guitar
and also as a vocalist. The busy band has played all over the Riverina and is in much demand.
First Friday Live founder Livio Mazzon said showcasing local artists is at the heart of the First Friday
Live initiative and that the pairing of Trouserpants and Cheryl Tucker will no doubt be a huge attraction
for music lovers in Griffith and beyond.


“When we launched First Friday Live a few years ago, our vision was to nurture a strong live music
scene in Griffith and nothing excites us more than locking in local performers like Cheryl and
Trouserpants, who are not only exceptionally talented but so well known and loved in the community.
It’s going to be a memorable evening of music and entertainment when these wonderful musicians get
going,” Livio said.
Tickets for the event are $15 or $10 for groups of 10 people or more. Tickets are available at Guiseppe’s
Restaurant & Bar on the night. The regular lucky door prizes and raffles will also be back so don’t miss
your chance to win a prize. A dinner menu is alsoavailable, with Guiseppe’s Restaurant & Bar kitchen
closing at 9.30pm, so get in early, eat, drink and groove the night away.
For more information about First Friday Live, visit and or if you would like to become involved, please contact Livio Mazzon on
0428 235 871.
Saideh Barlow
Mobile: 0466 885 662
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Written by Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:33

Melbourne Jazz Artists Make Welcome Return to First Friday Live



After wowing local audiences at the popular First Friday Live (FFL) last December,
Melbourne jazz musicians Ade Ishs and Chelsea Allen are back in Griffith for the October
FFL event!

Usually part of a quartet collaboration called theishs/Allen Project , this time Ade and Chelsea
will perform as a keyboards-and-drums duo to create magical musical moments, lyrical
melodies and dexterous rhythms. Ade is a songwriter and a pianist whose expressive
musicianship and playing style centre on contemporary jazz, classical and
meditative music. Drummer Chelsea is known for engaging and exciting
percussion performances, and has more than 10 years of performing in jazz,
pop, rock and world music.

They will start the evening’s entertainment at 7.30pm at Griffith’s Bagtown Bar
and Grill, on Blumer Ave.

First Friday Live founder Livio Mazzon said he is delighted to welcome the
talented pair back to Griffith following their concert that had audiences eagerly
asking for encores last time around.
“The ishs/Allen Project attracted a whole new group of Griffith fans after their
beautiful performance last year and we are excited to hear Ade and Chelsea’s
unique sound at the October First Friday Live,” Livio said. “Ade and Chelsea
will be joined by talented local artists Lachlan Pendlebury on flugelhorn and
songstress Mechlene Nehme.”

Tickets for the October 2 First Friday Live are $15 and are available at the Bagtown Bar and
Grill on the night. The intimate restaurant setting will provide a very special jazz cafe style
atmosphere where guests can order meals from the restaurant’s popular menu and drinks
from the bar. Visit for information
about the Bagtown Bar and Grill. Learn more about First Friday at and Details on the
ishs/Allen Project, which released an eponymous album earlier this year, are available at
Saideh Barlow
Mobile: 0466 885 662