It can be hard to have a Big Heart in this unfeeling, materialistic society, but our Mystery Musician for March has found a way to survive & thrive through the healing powers of Creativity & Community.
Journeyman-Troubadour Tom Smith and his guitar are familiar figures at Kurilpa Cultural Events in recent years, often organising his own events whilst appearing regularly on street-corners & bars, Festivals & jams, weddings, parties & anything.
Back in January 2013, Tom half-jokingly put a post up on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to have his songs as they were of no use to him!
He certainly never expected the creative surge that produced the ‘You Do It, I Can’t Be Bothered!’musical artefact, an album of 25 songs he had previously written but had never played live or recorded.
He was deeply heartened by the results of this Project and was inspired to once again present his songs in performance. Needing a vehicle to drive his Dream to it’s Destination, he created the free-form ensemble known as; ‘The Songs of Tom Smith’- a band with a floating membership. Indeed Tom is not necessarily always in the line-up even! The only constant is, as the name suggests, that the actual songs of Tom Smith themselves form the groups repertoire.
Tom also runs the ‘Whoopee-Do Crew’ who are a community song writing collective, perhaps most often seen performing on Wednesdays at the little People’s Park on Boundary Street, opposite the Big Lizard.
You can see Tom & the jolly Whoopee-do-Crew whoop it up via the wonders of technology here;
So come along on Sunday the 25th
to witness this fab local Entertainer in action, and who knows, maybe some Whoopee-Doers will make an appearance as well.