John Cox’s Mellowtones will be playing at the Mornington RSL, 27 Virginia Street, Mornington on Sunday March 17 from 12.30 – 3.30pm. Phone: 5975 2106 for bookings.
The Mornington RSL is one of those enlightened places which has a regular Sunday gig – A Pleasant Sunday Arvo in fact. Their only failing is that they don’t advertise who’s playing each week so it’s either take potluck, or ring up and ask. Perhaps they have so many locals knocking down the doors to get in that they don’t need any more bums on seats, but it’s always nice to know what the options are, so I’ll try and collect the info for you in future.
This week anyway it’s the lovely Mellowtones. Mellow by name and mellow by sound, this group of seasoned and savvy musicians always pleases. The usual lineup is John Cox, leader/banjo/guitar; Bob Venier, trumpet; Mike Edwards, reeds; Dan Gordon, tuba and Ben Rushworth, drums.
Here’s a sample of them playing at the Matthew Flinders Hotel:
And last Sunday, March 10, 2013 John Cox and Dan Gordon (on bass this time) played together with Ian Smith at the Amora Riverwalk Hotel, Bridge Road, Richmond. For fun they did Marty Robbins’ 1950s rock and roll hit, “A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)”. If you remember that you’re almost as old as I am.