Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - City of Bayswater
A UNIQUE collaboration will see two diverse musical genres collide this March in a concert pushing the boundaries as rhythm, melody and harmony blend together as one.

Head to Maylands Peninsula Public Golf Course on March 13 for Hot Cross Rock to hear a 40-piece concert band joining forces with a country rock outfit.

The City of Bayswater's WA Symphonic Wind Ensemble is teaming up with The Urban Cowboy Band to deliver some specially-written music for the concert.

Sponsored by Harcourts Integrity, the business has developed a partnership with the band through the Australia Business Arts Foundation, an organisation that promotes private sector engagement with the arts.

The band has also attracted matching sponsorship from the WA Premier's Arts Partnership Fund.

The Urban Cowboy Band recently released the single, Washed, written and performed by the Urban Cowboy (Rod Grljusich) after teaming up with award-winning guitarist and composer Tom Sterle.

“It’s a mix of southern rock and country rock but it’s just rock, no matter how you roll,” Grljusich said

Washed is currently receiving airplay on Perth’s only dedicated country radio station, Country 101.7FM

The Urban Cowboy Band recently supported Jimmy Barnes at Doodlakine and will be releasing a new single, Runaway Idol, at the March 23 concert.

Forming 23 years ago, the WA Symphonic Wind Ensemble is a community-based concert and swing band sponsored by the City of Bayswater.

Currently under the direction of Ross Brennan, musicians include graduating year 12s, college students, music teachers and other members of the community.

Hot Cross Rock starts at 7.30pm at the Maylands Peninsula Public Golf Course, located on Swanbank Road, Maylands.

The Urban Cowboy Band is joining forces with the WA Symphonic Wind Ensemble for a special concert on March 13 in Maylands.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
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