In 2018 The Cumberland Hotel will be supporting original song-writing bands and artists by way of live recording the bands on Stage Alphabet and releasing the music to the world through Sly Grog Records.
The Original West Enders is a concept to bringing together local song writing musicians of Adelaide’s western coastal suburbs to perform live, record and release their original music. Many artist in the region rely on performing cover songs to earn a living and many never get that chance to record and then place their music up for sale on digital platforms.
West End Breweries have jumped on board to help kick of the program and proprietor of Cumberland Hotel, Michael Parker, is dedicated to raising opportunity for the regions amazingly talented musicians. Th events are being promoted by 3CornerJack, an offshoot of national music business Blue Tongue Management that is directed at the Western Suburbs and Adelaide regions for music promotion.
As a result the establishment of Port Adelaide based record label Sly Grog Records in underway to release The Original West Enders music to the world.
The shows performed Live At The Cumby on the newly purpose built 'Stage Alphabet' during the Semaphore Festival will be delivered and recorded, mixed and mastered
The naming of the venues indoor Stage Alphabet is dedicated to legendary western suburbs promoter Ron Alphabet (R.I.P). for his massive input into the music industry in the region and for his 30 years of music service to The Cumberland Hotel.
Performing on Stage Alphabet - #LiveAtTheCumby
The inaugural Original West Enders are Dominic Anthony Guida, Darren Constable and his band Wormwood, Potoč and Adam Cocca. Dominic will be performing a set of original music followed by Darren Constable performing a set with his band Wormwood. Adam Cocca will open the night with his original set on acoustic guitar followed by Potoč performing his own songs on his electric guitar.
The grand finalé will be performed by the four West enders and their respective bands on stage together for an all out rock-out.
Dominic Anthony Guida who has held a professional career spanning over 25 years Dominic has travelled extensively performing nationally and internationally. As an accomplished guitarist and inspiring singer Dominic covers many styles of music including, pop, rock, blues, country, jazz, soul and reggae. As a songwriter, Dominic has recorded his own music as well as performed with such artists as Suzi Quatro, Wendy Mathews, Neil Sedaka, Glenn Shorrock, Phil Emmanuel, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and Daryl Braithwaite to name a few.
Wormwood featuring Darren Constable will be performing in this reformed late 90’s Adelaide band with original progressive rock songs that shout that era's experimental times. Darren‘s performances have spanned 30 years and this show will be showcasing his original works from through-out his career
Potoč (pronounced Potoch) has spent his music career writing away on his own compositions pretty much in secret hidden away in the family den on the Lefevre Peninsula while performing cover songs to the locals. This talented musicians style is best described as rock on a country guitar by a classically trained musician, Potoč delivers his song lines with his pristine alto vocals. Haven never been given the chance to record and release his original music, this leather clad performer will be showcasing his music at The Semaphore Festival Live At The Cumby.
Adam Cocca first performed in the 1980’s pub rock band Woodstock and later joined High Voltage. Adam has been performing across Adelaide with Acoustic Blonde, however, Adams song writing has been on going through his career with no vehicle to deliver his original music live until now. One voice, one guitar and a whole heap of feel is what you’ll get from this unique and entertaining artist as he performs a selection of his own compositions during The Semaphore Festival..