Foothills Community Care Fundraiser with Lily & King
$15 presale, $20 at the door
Foothills Community Care are delighted to announce, in partnership with The Skylark Room, an afternoon of musical delights featuring Lily & King.
For many years now Foothills Community Care have been supporting many vulnerable people within our Hills and Ferntree Gully community through their weekly meals nights; Mondays in Upwey and Wednesdays in Ferntree Gully, as well as thier Community Casseroles food bank, delivering home cooked frozen meals to locals who need an extra hand, and of course over the past 16 years with their annual Ferntree Gully Christmas Day Lunch. In 2018 they also are about to kick off their hospitality training for those in need, as well as some more exciting projects.
Foothills currently distributes around 9,000 meals each year through their 200 local volunteers.
Lily & King are no strangers to The Skylark Room, always playing to sell out, delighted crowds. They are also local Hills peeps, who are great friends and supporters of Foothills.
Lily and King are a quirky, musical junkyard from the Hills. Their aim is to use all of their limbs for making music at the one time. Lily and King create rousingly catchy music that sits somewhere between a captivating 40's nightclub routine and the raw, rambunctious spirit of New Orleans street buskers.
Dixieland punk, sailor songs, weird carnie show tunes and the odd bit of curious pop, their music is joyful, beautiful and a bit dirty and wicked too. Their act is a lilting, luring, sensual haze of smoky opiate vocals that transport the captivated audience to a redly lit burlesque bar from the 1940s, where the smoke curled thickly in the air and people only ever drank whiskey.
With trombone, sweet and sassy vocals, toy piano, guitar, half a drum kit and an abundance of foot stomping, their melodies are infused with wild exuberance and joie de vivre - a Lily and King gig is a truly great afternoon, not to be missed.