AUSSIE country music icon Slim Dusty might have left this world back in 2003, but the spirit of the Pub With No Beer singer is as strong as ever.
Slim knew how to connect with his audience.- Leigh Moneghetti
Ballarat singer Leigh Moneghetti promised he wouldn’t try to impersonate Slim, but instead had put together a special tribute show paying homage to his idol.
“I used to study his method and stage presence, and was taken by his ability to hold the attention of his audience with only his guitar and story-telling songs. Slim knew how to connect with his audience,” Moneghetti said.
“We are not trying to impersonate Slim, and I would find that impossible anyway. Instead, we will present a show that is genuine, and stays pretty close to the Slim Dusty style of presentation. We just want to bring Slim’s songs back into the memory of the audience, and tell his life story along the way”.
Moneghtetti will perform an Australia Day Eve concert alongside his vocalist wife Ammie, who he met in 2003 as she sang Saddle Boy.
The show will be held January 25 at Ballarat’s Victoria Bowling Club at 7.30pm.
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