The Settlement Want Local Music Scene To Feel Like Home Again
LOCAL band The Settlement are hoping their final show of their highly-successful 'Stand In The Middle' album tour will see the live music scene in Hamilton return to what it once was.
For most of their existence The Settlement have entertained packed crowds in their hometown of Hamilton, as well as many shows in Port Fairy, though have spent a majority of the last few years playing on the road and interstate due to the lack of interest for live music in the Western District.
For this reason, the band revealed that it almost did not schedule a hometown show as part of the tour, but The Settlement frontman Adrian Calvano says they are 'stoked' to have booked one in.
After doing so Calvano added that he hopes Saturday night's gig at The Commercial Hotel in Hamilton is a sell-out, and rewinds the clock back to when they first started playing live music in town.
"Hopefully we can get it back to the old days," Calvano said.
"We want to get a full house at The Mersh (Commercial) and everyone having a beer and a bit of a dance along.
"So it would be good if we can kick off the live music scene again. I just remember back in our early days nearly ever pub had a band on the weekend, but we have seen that slowly drop off over the years.
"Hopefully our show can help rejuvenate that kind of scene."
The Settlement will play their final show of their 'Stand In The Middle' album tour at The Commercial Hotel in Hamilton on Saturday night, with the gig kicking off from 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased online or at The Commercial on the night.