Following the huge sold-out success of the inaugural Maleny Long Lunch in October 2021 (which featured legendary vocalist Glenn Shorrock) the event is making a triumphant return to the Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion, in support of Wishlist.
On Sunday April 3rd one of Australia`s greatest musical talents, Rai Thistlethwayte, will travel up the hill to wow audiences at the second Maleny Long Lunch.
Rai is well known for the classic hits he penned as front man of pop giants Thirsty Merc such as ’20 Good Reasons”, ‘In The Summertime’ (The Bondi Rescue theme song for over 11 years) and ‘Someday, Someday’ plus many more. Rai has also laid down a meaty reputation as one on the world’s best Jazz Pianists in demand by the very best Jazz virtuosos, including James Morrison and Christian McBride who has described Rai as ‘The most exciting Jazz musician to emerge from this country in recent years’
The Maleny Long Lunch will again be offering up a sumptuous feed courtesy of our mates at Gympy’s legendary Smokehouse Beauty & The Beard and thanks to our partners from Bird In Hand Wines and Sunshine & Sons, there will again be amazing quality wines and cocktails as well as a selection of beers available to purchase from the bar.
Supporting Rai Thistlethwayte will be Sunshine Coast`s rising star of Country Pop, Taylor Moss fresh off the back of her first number 1 hit single, and rounding off the afternoon will be the brilliant Mismo Tempo who promise a breezy set of sing along classic hits to accompany those early evening sundowners.
The event will open its doors at 12.00 noon and will run until 6.30pm at which time audiences can toddle off home and hit the sofa.
As always, the team at Maleny Long Lunch will be donating profits from the bar to help support Wishlist and the amazing work they do on the Sunshine Coast.
For more information and tickets go to www.malenylonglunch.com