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Rock the River returns to raise money for Albany Hospice in honour of local music legend Darrel Yates

Josiah McMeekinAlbany Advertiser
Stuart McAllister, Tuaari Kulti and Angela Bristow-Baohm will perform as Dangermice at Rock the River.
Camera IconStuart McAllister, Tuaari Kulti and Angela Bristow-Baohm will perform as Dangermice at Rock the River. Credit: Dangermice

Albany’s annual Rock the River charity music night will return for its fourteenth year on March 23 to celebrate the memory of local music legend Darrel Yates.

This year’s event will be held at the King River Tavern with all proceeds donated to the Albany Hospice.

Before he passed from pancreatic cancer in 2010, Yates was a well-known figure in Albany’s music scene, playing in multiple bands over the years and part-owning Uptown Music.

Albany rock legend Darryl Yates playing with his band The Untouchables at the 2007 Lower Great Southern Hockey Association Ball.
Camera IconAlbany rock legend Darrel Yates with his band The Untouchables at the 2007 Lower Great Southern Hockey Association Ball. Credit: Supplied

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“Darrel Yates was integral in getting the jam session at the King River Tavern up and running, inspiring many people to follow their musical dreams,” King River Tavern owner Sam James said.

Ms James said he was excited to be able to host what is now an annual fundraiser for the Albany Community Hospice.

The event is set to keep on rocking long into the night with a packed line-up of local and ex-local musicians including Michael Dalvean, Matt Black, Komorebi and many more.

Angela Bristow-Baohm of Dangermice will also be performing and is looking forward to bringing “our original music and original takes on other well-known songs”.

“There are some great acts and it’s just a great charity event,” she said.

Doors will open at 4.30pm with the $25 cash entry fee donated to the Albany Hospice.

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