News

Uki will come alive to the sound of bluegrass

The Perch Creek Family Jugband will perform in Uki on Sunday. Photo: Contributed
The Perch Creek Family Jugband will perform in Uki on Sunday. Photo: Contributed Contributed

HAND saws, washboards and jugs could be considered weapons but not to The Perch Creek Family Jugband.

The iconic group, and legitimate jug band from Mijinbil, will perform in Uki for the annual Hillbilly Christmas Hoedown on Sunday.

Camilla, 25, Lear, 21, Eileen, 19, Christi, 17 make up the Hodgkins side of the family band that also includes Camilla's boyfriend Jimmy Chandler.

We haven't seen much of the group in the Northern Rivers for the past year because they have been busy gallivanting in Melbourne.

"We haven't been up in awhile," Camilla said.

"We've just spent two months in Europe doing 50 shows in 60 days."

They're glad to be back on home soil to perform with some of the great acts from the area.

"We're so excited and we're looking forward to it most out of all the gigs," she said.

"People will dress up and there will hopefully be hay bails."

They will play with Lil' Fi & the Candy Apples and the Barkers Vale Brothers at The Uki Hall.

Big things are happening for the bluegrass band next year including the release of a forth album that band members hope will be full of original tracks.

The actual Hodgkins' family has eight children, all who have contributed to the band in some way or another in their 11 years of existence.

The youngest contributor Lenny Hodgkins, 9, is apparently the best spoon player in all of the land.

If you're keen to check them out head to The Uki Hall on Sunday December 23.

Doors open 7pm. and tickets are $15 at www.perchcreek.com/ticketing or at the door. Kids are free!

Hot drinks and yummy goodies available on the night.

It's sure to be one hootin' celebration!

Topics:  uki



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Neil Diamond tribute show to draw Kingy crowd

PARTY TIME: The Neil Diamond Super Hits Show will play at Kingscliff Bowls Club on Saturday night.

Neil Diamond spectacular to be hosted at Kingscliff Bowls Club.

Police investigate suspicious Tweed River death

Police are investigating the suspicious death of Michelle Lord after the car she was in crashed into the Tweed River east of Tumbulgum in October 2015.

Police are investigating the death of a woman in the Tweed River

Chillingham man faces court over gun, drugs, assault

A man has faced Murwillumbah court on drug, gun and assault charges

A Chillingham man has faced court on a string of drug charges

Latest deals and offers


British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances