Reservoir has never been known for its arts and music scene… or any scene, really. According to most, it’s the creative never-never of Melbourne’s north. An uneventful suburb. A sleepy kind of place. If there’s anything exciting going on, you best believe it’s not going on in Reservoir.
But that’s all about to change.
On Sunday 30th October the Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club will throw open its doors for the inaugural Reservoir Stomp. It’s an event run by locals for locals…. and anyone else that’s ever been too afraid to venture beyond Bell Street to attend a gig.
The concept for the Reservoir Stomp came about after proud “Reza” residents Emma Peel (PBS FM) and Danny Walsh (Danny Walsh Banned) kept bumping into fellow performers at the local IGA. Performers who were just as passionate about their home suburb as they were. You see, Reservoir is a great place to live. It’s one of the few remaining suburbs in outer Melbourne where you can still buy a home made cream bun at the cake shop; Where you still get a sense of Australian ‘suburbia’ in all its glory. And for performers, it’s the perfect place to be inspired.
The Reservoir Stomp is a celebration of the suburb’s rich and diverse talent base, spanning dance, comedy and, of course, music. More than 20 of Reservoir’s finest exponents of funk, soul, salsa, garage, rock’n’roll and rockabilly will take to the stage alongside up-and-coming stars of r&b, rap and punk. There’ll be Bollywood and hip hop dancers and authentic 1960’s dance classes, too. There’ll be celebrity MC’s to officiate proceedings. There’ll be local food vendors and barefoot bowls. And to top it off, there’ll be an incredible All Stars Band playing hits from Quentin Tarantino’s iconic Reservoir Dogs soundtrack.
Yeah, nothing much happens in Reservoir - only the biggest suburban shindig of the year!
THE RECHORDS will be included in one of the best local lineups seen this side of the Yarra. More details to come soon....re: Times.