Ballarat's Eastern Station found itself to be the home base of a large variety of bands on the 7th of April under the title of ‘Rock n' Roll Lifestyle'. All in all the large audience was treated to a variety of artists ranging from the folk styling's of Peter and Kristine Allen, ‘The Funky Turtles' with the unique blend of pop and rock and whose member consist of people with physical and intellectual disabilities, all the way to the heavier Rock bands of the' Electric Sun Kings',' 80 Hundred' and ‘The 23rd of Elvis'. In between there was the folk rock songs of Ryan Cameron, who performed admirably for an appreciative audience.
The day was the result of the hard work of Birahny Laurence, a local singer songwriter, who felt that with so many bands in Ballarat and so few venues, it is not always easy for performers to show case their work. Credit also goes to the Eastern Station for their hospitality and the manner in which they accommodated the large number of people.
The audience were rewarded with bands who displayed a high amount in energy, eager to perform and consistently entertaining. The highlight of the day was the last two bands on the bill in ‘80 Hundred' and ‘The 23rd of Elvis'. These two bands embodied and evoked the spirit of rock n' roll with their ‘shout it out' anthems and high octane riffs. A thank you also to ‘The Funky Turtles' , whose willingness to play as an eleventh hour replacement was appreciated by all who saw them play. Long live rock n' roll.