Shepparton musos support act for Ross Wilson at Barooga

By John Lewis

When Shepparton musos Shane Muir and Ken Wong got together in 2017, it was the first time they had played together for 20 years.

Shane + the Wong Brother hit the right note from the start — they have since played more than 80 gigs across the Goulburn Valley, played live on local ABC and One FM radio, and played spots in Geelong and at Melbourne’s Federation Square as part of the Shepp Square Project.

The duo’s success has now hit a new height after being booked as the support act for Australian music icon Ross Wilson’s show at The Jam Bar at Barooga Sports Club later this month.

Singer and rhythm guitarist Ken Wong said their success had been beyond their wildest expectations and they were thrilled to be offered the support.

‘‘We have played at Sporties a few times now and had good feedback from management, but we were certainly very excited to be offered the gig with Ross Wilson,’’ Wong said.

‘‘When we started playing together we expected we might get one or two gigs a month and have some fun playing the music we love from the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, but it has really taken off!’’

It’s something of a back-to-the-future gig for the duo, which supported Wilson’s band Mondo Rock twice in the 1980s when Wong and Muir were part of local original band Chinese Cooking.

Shane + the Wong Brother will support Ross Wilson at The Jam Bar at Barooga Sports Club on Saturday, February 23.

Entry is free. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/shaneandthewongbrother/