Morning Melodies with Keith Potger

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Morning Melodies with Keith Potger
Thursday 13th August 2020
Doors Open 10am

Tickets $20
Includes Morning Tea

Keith Potger’s musical career started well before The Seekers first stormed the UK charts in 1965. He is a self-taught musician who studied 6 string guitar, banjo, mandolin and keyboards. With an eye to a musical future while still at school, he performed in vocal groups which evolved into The Seekers in 1962. Keith’s ability to arrange harmonies for the group members was evident from these early days.

Taking up the 12 string guitar, he composed the distinctive riffs that are a trademark of The Seekers’ chart topping recordings, “I’ll Never Find Another You” and “A World Of Our Own”, as well as many other singles and album tracks, augmenting the wonderful lead voice of Judith Durham and the boys’ ear-catching harmonies and instrumental talents.

The Seekers were honoured as Australians Of The Year in 1967, the only group to have been given this acknowledgement.

The Seekers disbanded in 1968 and Keith’s musical activities then turned to songwriting and record production in major recording studios in the UK. He returned to Australia in 1978 to write and produce television jingles and music tracks as well as performing solo concerts throughout the 1980s.

In 1992 he reunited with Judith Durham, Athol Guy and Bruce Woodley to tour internationally as The Seekers for their Silver Jubilee and were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 1995. In 1997, the group released the Platinum selling ‘Future Road’, which gave the public the first real chance to hear his song-writing talent on “Guardian Angel, Guiding Light”, also co-writing “The Circle Of Love” (with Rick Beresford); “Forever Isn’t Long Enough (For Me)” (with Byron Hill); and the title track, “Future Road” (with Trevor Spencer and Boyd Wilson).

The Seekers have toured extensively as a group since 1993. During this period Keith has continued writing and recording original songs. He released his first solo CD “Secrets Of The Heart” in 2004, followed by “Sunday” in 2007 and in 2010 he released his mostly self penned third solo CD, “Smile Now”.

Accompanying himself on his trusty 12 string and 6 string guitars, his “wandering minstrel” style of performance includes material from his solo CDs, Seekers favorites, along with songs and anecdotes from his long career in the music industry.

In June 2014, The Seekers concluded their UK and Australian Golden Anniversary tours and, along with his Seeker partners, Keith was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for services to the Australian music industry and not for profit organisations. Later that year The Seekers performed sold out concerts in New Zealand.

2017 and into 2018 has seen Keith on the road again presenting his solo concerts to audiences in the UK, Sri Lanka and throughout Australia, as well as co-writing material for his fourth solo CD.

Involvement with charities has always been important to Keith and he frequently performs at charity concerts within his touring schedule. He was Patron of the renowned children’s charity Variety WA from 2001/2009 and is currently on the Board of Directors of Support Act Limited, the music industry benevolent fund. Keith is a Patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia and a Celebrity Ambassador for Variety Victoria and Variety International.

When: August 13, 2020

Where: Function Room

Time: 10:30am

Admission: $$20 Including Morning Tea