Drum to beat at Creek

Riddells Creek music fans – prepare to rock out.

South Australian-based duo Lily and the Drum will perform in Riddell’s Creek next month where they filmed their most recent film clip.The performance is to promote their new album Buried in Blue.

Singer and guitarist Lily Higgins and percussionist John Yacka, who also plays harmonica and sings backing vocals, are an alternative blues and rock band that debuted in 2012 with Nobody Just Like Me.

Since then, they have released two more albums, with their latest making the top 20 on the Australian roots and blues charts.

Higgins says the group is excited to perform at Riddell’s Creek for the first time and thought it was only fitting to return to the area.

She says that when they decided to embark on the project they had no idea how much their lives would change.

“Five years ago we performed six songs at a singer songwriter’s night in Adelaide, unsure of how the audience would react to our songs and stripped back approach,” Higgins says.

“Now we have more than 500 performances behind us, three top 25 albums in national charts, and over 180,000 kilometers clocked up through four states.

“We’re travelling musical troubadours and we are loving it.”

Lily and the Drum will perform at Riddell’s Creek Hotel on Saturday April 1 from 7pm to 10.30pm. www.lilyandthedrum.com.au