They say music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life…
Music can take you to another place, it can bring tears to your eyes, it can bring you relief, it can bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Music can help you heal.
For around 3 years 6-10 people regularly attend music lessons at Hutt St Centre; playing a range of instruments from drums, bass, tambourine to keyboard and sharing vocals.
Over time, a solid group has formed and the members eagerly look forward to their music sessions each week. You can see the pure joy refleted in their faces. They are continually learning new songs, from the classics like John Lennon’s Imagine, to recent hits like Uptown Funk by Mark Bronson.
In July 2015 the music group was asked if they would like to make their public debut at our annual Walk a Mile in My Boots event in Adelaide. It was an enthusiastic YES. After some quick deliberations, the band name was announced, and from that day forward the group were to be known as The Outsiders.
As event day drew closer, a few nerves set in but they were quickly overcome with the first event participants who walked past loudly cheering the band on. They played their hearts out with Mustang Sally being a crowd favourite.
Invigorated by their debut The Outsiders have been keenly learning new covers, and have started writing their own music. The band were given the opportunity to head into the recording studio at Radio Adelaide, and recorded their first original song, Azalia.
‘Being with the other guys in the band gives me great joy and something to look forward to. It brings out the best in all of us,' Craig said.
It gives us pleasure to see people who have experienced hardships and isolation coming together and experiencing laughter and happiness, and the opportunity to be creative. Joy isn’t in things, money or positions, it is IN us.
Check out The Outsiders LIVE at Walk a Mile in My Boots Adelaide - Friday 11 August, outside Hutt St Centre.