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Victoria, Bena, Cafe Culture Series – Tijuana Peanut

EVENT DATE:  Friday 13 November 2015

Dressed impeccably in Safari suits this band is the natural successor to Herb Albert’s Tijuana Brass. The band members enthusiastically intermingle the sounds of dualing trumpets, trombone, tenor guitar, double bass, vibes, drums and melodica to build an infectious sound that entices even the most renowned left footer off their seat. The vast repertoire includes The Little Spanish Flea & Tijuana Taxi, as well as a plethora of more modern tunes such as A Taste of Honey, Horse with No Name, Tico Tico, Fanfare for the Common Man, Happy Together and the theme music from Pink Panther, Rawhide, and Doctor Who. This is uplifting, danceable music bursting with musical talent.

For more information visit the Bena Hall website.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:  Friday 13 November 2015
Venue:  Bena Hall
Address:  41 Main Road, Bena
Time:  8pm sharp
Entry:  $25 adults $22 concession

Bookings: email info@benahall.com.au

ABOUT THE HALL:

The first Bena Hall was built in 1897 for a cost of 110 pounds. In 1925 renovations included a stage, cloak rooms and a supper room. In February 1938 this hall was completely destroyed by fire. A new hall was built on a different site with money raised through the sale of debentures to local residents. In August 1939 the new hall was opened with a gala dinner for 300 people. Amazing achievement considering the country was still at war. The present hall has always boasted one of the ‘best’ dance floors in the district. The kitchen has been extended and renovated and the front entrance was altered to allow wheelchair access as well as a disabled toilet being installed inside the hall.