Australian pop duo will ‘share the stage’
By ELIZABETH SHEPHERD
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Arts Editor
October 3, 2012 · 10:24 AM
Vashon’s "Sharing the Stage" series will launch its fourth season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with a concert by Zac Anthony and Kate Goldby of the Australian pop band The Wellingtons. The show will take place at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.
The series, presented by Islanders Fred Strong, Harris Levinson and Rob Bordner, gives Island youth musicians, poets and other performers a chance to take the stage with acclaimed music acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. So far, Sharing the Stage has boasted concerts by Visqueen, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Thomas Marriott and the Blue Scholars. A long list of talented Vashon teens have opened the shows.
This time around, opening acts will include Skyler Ford, Cameron Sonju, and The Funions, a band made up of Peyton Levin, Duncan Ende, Nick Barber and Tanner Montague.
The Wellingtons have released four albums and toured nonstop, winning fans round the globe with such hits as “Come Undone” and “Keep Me Holding On.”
It’s the first time on Vashon for the band, and the first stop on their new world tour.
“This is a great band,” said Strong. “Just search YouTube for a couple of their hits, and you'll see what a treat this show is going to be. Their music is infectiously joyful — it’s upbeat, melodic and fast-paced pop.”
Tickets to the show are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Follow the buzz about the show at www.facebook.com/thewellingtons.
Contact Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Arts Editor Elizabeth Shepherd at email@example.com or 206-463-9195.