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Careful What You Whisht For

Careful What You Whisht For

Who: Whisht
Where: Singleton RSL
When: Wednesday November 19, 2003

WHISHT is a five- piece act that prides itself on diversity.

From classic and modern rock to upbeat jazz and funk to current popular dance songs, Whisht has established itself as one of the Hunter region's most popular bands.

As well as covering a broad range of classic tunes, Whisht also performs a selection of original numbers.

But the band concedes that its passion lies in the classic rock songs that guarantee to get audiences on the dancefloor.

Whisht formed four years ago and has been working with the current line-up for the past two years.

The ability to deliver a broad variety of styles comes from the band's diverse musical background.

Pianist JAMIE and drummer GAVIN have both played in orchestras and productions of Les Miserables and Jesus Christ Superstar .

As an ensemble, Whisht has been hired to accompany singers at functions such as INSYNC 's Inspiration concert at Newcastle.

Vocalist and keyboardist Jamie has been training as a musician since the age of four.

He performed as a soloist in Starstruck and is a regular piano man at restaurants around Newcastle such as the APOLLO INTERNATIONAL HOTEL.

Self-taught classical and rock guitarist and part-time vocalist ROBBIE is the backbone of Whisht's original material, penning all of the band's numbers.

Drummer Gavin has been playing music since the age of six and he has mastered a number of instruments including piano, clarinet and saxophone.

Although he has a strong jazz i luence, Gavin also has the ability to adapt to rock, funk, dance and pop.

Bass player JAMES joined Whisht in early 2002 and has become a solid addition to the line-up.

Finalising the band is TERRY , who is a master of alto, tenor and baritone saxophone.

As well as performing with Whisht, Terry has also performed in bands such as the FUNKY DO DA'S and TWO FOR FLINCHING .

Catch Whisht live at the SINGLETON RSL CLUB tonight and the BLACKBUTT HOTEL on Saturday night.

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