In the environmental groove

PUBLISHED: 11:38 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:43 10 June 2010

THE Paul Strange Quartet.

THE Paul Strange Quartet.

Looking for a fun and groovy night out? Concerned about climate change? Want to do your bit towards reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and helping Exmouth to become self-sufficient? Hammond-led groove, blues and jazz group the Paul Strange Quartet has the answer

Looking for a fun and groovy night out? Concerned about climate change? Want to do your bit towards reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and helping Exmouth to become self-sufficient?

Hammond-led groove, blues and jazz group the Paul Strange Quartet has the answer.

Locally based PSQ is playing a fundraiser for environmental group Transition Town Exmouth, at the Bicton Inn, Bicton Street, on Saturday, September 5, from 8.30pm. You can expect to hear terrific toe-tapping numbers, such as Green Onions, Time Is Tight, Gimme Some Lovin', Moondance, Tequila and Wade In The Water, delivered with great verve.

PSQ, a big hit at the Exmouth Festival in May and more recently the Exe Estuary Festival on the Maer, has a growing reputation for strong live shows. "There aren't too many local bands with a kicking, growling Hammond," explains keyboardist Paul Strange. "People seem to like what we're doing, and love our passion for '60s' funky grooves."

There's a powerful message behind the Bicton gig.

"Here in Exmouth, we have the perfect opportunity to show the rest of the country how green a coastal town can be," said Mr Strange. "Transition Town Exmouth is a blossoming community group, dedicated to raising awareness of two of the greatest global challenges - peak oil and climate change. TTE is working towards self-reliance in areas such as food, energy, healthcare, jobs and economics, trying to make Exmouth use less energy and resources than are currently consumed.

"TTE also acts as an umbrella organisation for a number of worthwhile groups, such as the Farmers' Market, Xcycle, plastic bag free Exmouth and the soon to be relaunched Local Exchange Trading System (LETS). That's why we've decided to do a fundraiser for TTE, so that it has a better chance to make Exmouth sustainable and more prosperous in the future."

Admission to the Bicton gig is free.

A collection will be made for TTE during the show.

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