Relaxed music nights designed to help artists get back on their feet

Melody Moko is ready to share her unique sound with local audiences. Picture: Oodies Cafe.

by Angela Norval

When it comes to showing loyalty and the love of some good live entertainment, the Bundaberg region continues to put its hand up time and again.

This has been the case with Oodies Café music nights which started a few years back when travelling song writers were looking for an intimate venue to sing original songs.

Since then a loyal audience has supported the shows and the cafe has been affectionately nick named “Bundy’s Bluebird” as it pays homage to the Nashville Bluebird Cafe.

Oodies Suzy Evans said the café provided a small and very intimate evening with a listening crowd who have become very appreciative and respectful of the artist.

“We find that the entertainment often chooses us as our travelling artists have a unique bond with each other and word travels around their networks,” she said.

“It’s all about venues and artists working together to make these evenings special because these are very specific artists who are looking for a listening audience to share their stories with.

“Once word got out that they could have that at Oodies then the rest is history.”

For these special music nights limited tickets are available which provides a very personal experience, meaning the nights offer a unique experience for the artist and the audience.

The menu is also a little different than that of the day time however it is kept relatively casual while still providing more dinner options with dessert and coffee also available.

Playing on Thursday January 28 at Oodies Café is Melody Moko with special guests Vixens of Fall.

An Australian alt country and Americana singer songwriter, Melody Moko is a mother of two with one more on the way, whose stories and songs paint a picture of motherhood and speak a truth some are afraid to share.

“Melody spent this year sharing her music with a world who needs music more than ever.

“It’s vulnerable and raw but always a bit of fun, and now that the opportunity to perform live is back, Melody can’t wait to share her album for the first time live and showcase why she has been nominated for a few golden guitar awards.

“It’s wonderful to be back offering a unique experience for folks; 2020 was a challenging year for everyone.

“To come together with a group of likeminded people and share the love of music is a great release.

“No matter what is happening around us, we have each other and music.”

While Suzy hinted that Oodies has a few big plans for 2021, right now their focus is their music nights and helping artists get back on their feet.