Huge names leave people in a daze

February 16, 2018

Mark Gable of Choirboys, Reece Mastin, Dale Ryder of Boom Crash Opera and Jason Singh of Taxiride.

ONLY 90km north of Echuca-Moama the other set of twin towns, Barham and Koondrook, are quickly establishing themselves as a foodie metropolises. Come March 3 the towns will play host to the River Daze Festival.

Celebrating the best of music, food and wine, the festival is shaping to be yet another wonderful event.

This year, four powerhouse Australian rock and rollers will headline the festival. The Voices are Mark Gable, Reece Mastin, Dale Ryder and Jason Singh.

Gable rose to fame as lead singer of Choirboys who’s smash hit Run To Paradise was number 2 on the Australian national charts in 1987. Epitomising the Australian culture with their hit song a must on any barbecue or pub set list, the Choirboys still remain iconic rockers.

Reece Mastin launched his career on the X-Factor stage in 2011. Since taking out the Australia-wide fan-voted competition, Reece has cemented his place in the rock scene with his solid voice and catchy lyrics.

Dale Ryder’s band Boom Crash Opera have been a part of the Australian music scene for more than 30 years. In that time they have enjoyed tremendous success with radio hits as Great Wall, Onionskin, Hands Up In The Air and Dancing In The Storm.

Jason Singh is a founding lead vocal and guitar member of Taxiride, who shot to fame with their multi-platinum album Imaginate. Their hit Get Set won an ARIA in 1999 in the Breakthrough Artist – Song category.

In addition to The Voices, event goers will love the easy listening vibe of Jason Wall, Rhythm X Revival and Revive Cover Band, all sure to add to the electric energy of the day.

River Daze is not just a music festival – it is a feast of local produce. With food trucks, wine and produce from around the area, you can eat, drink and enjoy what the thriving towns of Barham and Koondrook have to offer.

The event starts at 4pm at the Riverside Park in Barham. Adult tickets are $55 and children 17 years and under are $1 plus booking fee. Tickets can be purchased at barhamkoondrook.com.au

—Kim Price

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