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Musician hits the right note

Thursday, 3rd December, 2015

Tamworth Golden Guitar award winner Dave Currie has made the Silver City his home and has recently started playing gigs around town. Tamworth Golden Guitar award winner Dave Currie has made the Silver City his home and has recently started playing gigs around town.

The Southern Cross Hotel will presenting some great guitar sounds tomorrow night.

Dave Currie, originally from Brisbane, moved to Broken Hill and has recently taken up playing at the pubs and clubs.

“I started playing the guitar when I was six. My father taught me until I was 15,” Dave said.

“Then I started teaching myself by listening to cassettes.”

His talent has long been recognised.

“In 1989 I entered the Tamworth Golden Guitar competition and I won.

“I’ve also won the first prize in the Queensland guitarist competition.”

“I’ve also played with guitarists like Barry Thornton and Lindsay Butler.”

In 2001, Dave moved to Wilcannia where he got married and then formed a band there called the Raging Rivers.

He said he plays country music, rock and a variety of covers.

His gig at the Southern Cross is becoming a regular event.

“I’m really enjoying it,” he said. “The bar always fills up every time I play there.

“I would encourage people to come down and have a listen.

“I do requests. A lot of people ask for country music, rock - all styles.

“There is something for young and old.”

Southern Cross bar manager, Jenny Granger, said she really appreciated having Dave play there for the last couple of weeks.

“He was great, we have a lot of people come in,” she said. “It is a really good night.

“I think most of the people who were there will come back this Friday. He was really good, the audience just loved him.

“He played a good variety of music with a lot of singing and guitar playing.”

Dave is also available for gigs and may be contacted on 0497 930 590.

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