Relish Food & Wine Festival
2nd June 2018
Relish Fraser Coast is a gourmet experience showcasing regional wines and fine local produce. Maryborough's heritage streetscapes and stunning riverside parks serve as the distinct backdrop for this celebration of local delicacies including mouth-watering Hervey Bay scallops and Fraser Island prawns.
Other highlights include: a celebrity chef; live cooking demonstrations; gourmet food stalls; a 'sweet' ride on a historic steam engine; and be transformed into an era of the past and visit the Gin Joint located in the basement of the heritage listed Bond Store, amongst the old rum barrels that date back to the 1860s. Live entertainment by Soul City and R'n'B soul artist Doug Williams.
Soul City is a 9 piece band located in Queensland Australia. Based on the beautiful Fraser Coast, the doorstep to Fraser Island, we are in a central location with easy access to Central and South-East cities. Our diverse range of music ranges from Rock to disco 60's through to popular and big band charts by Beyonce and Michael Buble. We are a diverse band of professional musicians that have played throughout the world both as individuals and with other performing groups at different times during our careers.
The Fraser Coast is a fairly laid back region, however we are proud to now call these professional players locals. Rarely is there an opportunity in any town to form a group of such high quality musicians. Lead singer Brian Speirs was one of the first graduates of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 1999 established by Sir Paul McCartney. His performance credits include playing as the support act to Australian Rock Giants INXS on their 1993 ‘Get Out of The House’ tour and singing backing vocals with Michael Bolton on his 1994 tour of the UK.
Brian originally hails from Scotland and made Australia his adopted home in 2009. Soul City Qld, was established in 2014 to fill a gap in the local live music scene as a professional corporate band for major events. Proving to the region that extraordinary talent can be found within the regional cities that can challenge and provide a better alternative to groups produced by major cities. Since their first performance nearly 4years ago, this band has established themselves as the premier corporate party band in the region, with a strong local following developed through regular performances at pubs, clubs, festivals and other major events on the Fraser Coast.
Chicago born R’n’B soul artist Doug Williams’ infectious personality and musical talent are formidable fixtures on the Australian Music scheme. The bass playing singer’s musical journey spans two continents and an impressive roster of collaborations.
Before emigrating from America, Ray Charles taught Doug to play left handed swing base and he play left handed swing bass and he played for Ray in recording sessions. Doug has also toured with such greats as Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and James Brown.
Doug was also a recent contestant on 2014’s season of The Voice where Australia fell in love with Papa D and his soulful vocals as he shook things up with his own rendition of The Way We Were and Love the One You’re with.
More recently, Doug supported Taylor Dane, Boney M and Hot Chocolate on their national tours with his five piece band ‘Doug Williams & The Mix”. The mix include some of Australia’s finest musician including Sera Rose, Sam McNally, John Adams and Josue Vilches who deliver all your favourites from Barry White to Bruno Mars and their own funk and soul style.
Doug Williams is diverse, writes his own songs, produced his own recordings, designs and boosts a talent that is admitted by his peers and enjoyed by audiences all over the world, his is Doug Williams.