Tumby Bay Showboat looks for talent

The Tumby Bay Showboat Committee is calling for all interested people across Eyre Peninsula to take part in its next concert, which will take on a talent show format.

The show, titled Talent on Eyre, will take place on January 21 and is open to all ages and all appropriate talents.

Committee member Bev Holder said the idea was suggested because of the popularity of talent shows in Tumby Bay in the past.

“We threw a few names around and the most popular was Talent on Eyre because we wanted to target areas other than Tumby Bay,” she said.

The committee is working toward replacing seating that has been in the Tumby Bay Soldiers’ Memorial Hall since 1957, as well as buying 20 new tables for the hall.

The committee is hoping to see more people go along to see this show after a smaller than anticipated crowd at its last show in July.

Factors including the weather and events in Port Lincoln were believed to have led to the smaller turnout.

Mrs Holder said the January date should provide better weather conditions and might attract some interest from visitors coming to the region for Tunarama.

However the event will be dependent on the number of entries.

“We need enough nominations otherwise we won’t be able to continue with it,” she said.

“We need at least 26 acts to hold a concert.”

Nominations for the show close on November 30.

Prizes will be awarded for the winners and the event has already gained sponsorship from Regional Express, which has provided two prizes.

All acts will be auditioned and organisers reminded people the Showboat concert was a family friendly event so only appropriate acts would be allowed.

Mrs Holder said this event would benefit the hall.

“We like to get some (new) facilities in the hall because it makes it easier for people to hire the hall and if the facilities are there it will be used more,” Mrs Holder said.

Interested people can call 0428 314 334 or 8688 2820.


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