VILLAGE PEOPLE: Rene Prior, Jimmy, Danielle Smith, Leah Hosemann, Amelia and Serena Kase relive the 1970s for The Seahaven Village Festival next weekend, August 22-24.
VILLAGE PEOPLE: Rene Prior, Jimmy, Danielle Smith, Leah Hosemann, Amelia and Serena Kase relive the 1970s for The Seahaven Village Festival next weekend, August 22-24. Contributed

Yeppoon turns to village for three-day weekend

From The Capricorn Coast Mirror

 

POPULAR band La Mont will perform at this month's Seahaven Village Festival.

Getting the opportunity to jam with talented artist and performer Nicky Bomba is another great experience that local act La Mont can add to their musical portfolio.

The five-piece band, made up of vocalist Mik Guinane, keyboard player Ben Hughes and Clay, Dylan and Sam Hooper, who have taken up the lead guitar, bass and drums, has been busy touring and recording a second studio album.

But as of next weekend, La Mont will be seen more than once at the Seahaven Village Festival, playing with Nicky poolside at the Mercure Capricorn Resort on Sunday, August 24.

Singer Mik Guinane said although he'd never heard anything from Nicky Bomba as a solo artist; he'd been exposed to his instrumental talent a few times before.

"I saw him when he played with the John Butler Trio, which was really cool," Mik said.

"Hopefully, we see heaps of locals out there and it's a really relaxed and cool vibe."

Nicky Bomba has built a solid reputation in the music industry via many projects, including writing and performing with his band Bomba, conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, playing drums on John Butler's award-winning Sunrise over Sea and April Uprising to being the artistic producer for the Multicultural Arts Victoria Visible project.

"I'm always aware of the active energy of a crowd," Nicky said.

"Believing in the moment and kind of steering that spontaneous beast can result in something really special: Absolute positive vibrations."

Mik said audiences at the festival could expect an upbeat show from them next Saturday, August 23, offering alternative Indie pop sounds but also with a rock 'n' roll vibe.

Seahaven Village Festival co-ordinator Jason Pfingst said Nicky is a great artist to work with and is keen to share his experience and knowledge with local musos while he is here.