Currumbin RSL has opened its newly licensed Deck. Beside Currumbin Creek, the space offers a cool place, open seven days a week and offering everything from an early morning caffeine fix to lazy lunches and long dinners.
And to add to its attraction, the Deck will also play host to local, original music every Sunday afternoon.
It seems apt that Karl S. Williams is the first to grace the riverside space. Karl grew up in a riverside town and eventually moved from his home between the flooded cane fields and deep forests of northern NSW while also coming to identify with the music of the south.
Readers of Blank will be familiar with Karl. Last year taking out the Gold Coast Music Awards Artist of the Year category, his sound is strongly influenced by the blues of the Mississippi delta but also spirituals, country gospel, Appalachian banjo tunes and swampy soul.
The response to his debut album Heartwood has been unequivocal and he’s had much-lauded appearances at festivals such as A Festival Called Panama (TAS), Blues In Bridgetown (WA), Queenscliff Music Festival (VIC), Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Big Pineapple Festival (QLD) and Festival Of The Sun (NSW) as well as supporting shows with national treasures such as Tex Perkins, Busby Marou, Darren Middleton and Matt McHugh.
Karl S. Williams will hit the Deck for a chilled Sunday creek-side on Sunday 7 February 7. For more information and the full line-up of The Deck Acoustic artists visit www.currumbinrsl.com.au.