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Esk Bush-Bashers revealed

Esk Bush-Bashers in action. Photo courtesy of Esk Uniting Church.

WHO are the Esk Bush-Bashers?

A Uniting Church (Esk) bush band who came together 20 years ago and are amazed that they are still having fun some 380 coach groups later.

The band is composed mainly of blokes on piano, accordions, bass guitar, mouth organ, bush bass (an old tea chest) and lager phone (think bottle tops) together with singers.

We haven't advertised in all that time; word of mouth has ensured the bookings.

Clubs come from as far afield as Murwillumbah, Nambour and Toowoomba to enjoy our country style entertainment – good music, singing, Aussie ballads, jokes and bush poems – all with audience participation around our camp-fire.

The clubs that come are various, but mainly over 50s, and we would welcome more church groups.

Groups of 45 to 55 people join our fellowship group from 11am to 2.30pm for lunch, including soup in winter.

Our Rev John Hooper shares the love of our Lord with a blessing, and our guests are sent off singing "Till we meet again", and finally "Show me the way to go home".

After the first concert, we asked a coach company to bring a group to Esk for us to entertain, and with God's guidance and blessing they are still bringing them.

Good news though: we have a few vacancies for next year. For information and bookings, call 5424 1564

Photo : Esk Bush-Bashers in action. Photo courtesy of Esk Uniting Church.