|"I've been trying to get this fella's didgs on the site for
quite a while. Not surprising when he's a damn good maker, and an excellent player
with a good judgment for a good didg. But also we're blood.
Kev and I we're building farm sheds together, travelling and working together around the state when I got into didg. We'd skated , surfed and worked together, didg was an obvious next step, and became something we did in our spare time. As life would have it we both came to a point where building was left behind and didg became our primary focus. I shifted interstate and our directions in didg parted physically.
|Since the mid 90's Kevin has been running didg workshops,
which grew into a business "Didg Nights" It has become the most focused didg
learning forum in the city of Melbourne. In the south of OZ , Melbourne is nearly
furthest from traditional didg tribal areas. Yet funny enough its become one of the
most active areas in Oz for didg related events. From Didjfest , to Didgbash, to
Didg nights. Theres always something going down didgwise and the network is
real strong. Didg Nights and Didgbash( a weekend didg campout) , have been two of
Kevs focuses. Didg Nights happen in three areas in Melbourne weekly and are
for beginners through to advanced players. The monthly guest night for workshop
leaders, and performers and periodic concert nights , has helped bring together all
the didg folk in Melbourne , and operates as a forum for travelling didg
Occassionally Kev gets up into my State ,when he has a festival to do , and occassionally I get down south , on a didg finding trip. 1600kms means ours catch ups involve a journey. Catching up together in Melbourne also means the rest of our family. Didg is more than just business for Kev and I. Our father Tony plays as well and has been a partner in our bush trips and enjoys making didgs and one of our other brothers play as well. So disapearing down the shed to work on some didgs is a family thing and the outside fire at night is a regular ritual at our parents bush home. Didg keeps grounding into our life, as well as keeping us grounded.
|Kevin and his lady Leanne have four children between them,
their two youngest, Jordan and Aisha are in the photo. Leane is very supportive
with the Didg Night biz ( she plays abit of didg as well), and together
with Leanes Candle biz they take their didgs and candles to markets and
festivals in Victoria and now interstate.
Kev is an accomplished player and in teaching established players in a group setting he has honed his skills. For some time he has been working on a CD which will be a good buy when it comes out.
I'm not sure how many didgs I'll be a ble to pry away from the fella to keep on the Heartland site, for he is always in demand with his students and now exporting into Europe, but I'll keep onto him and hopefully we''ll see more of his work for sale here. His skills with didg ensure that didgs of his on the site will be choice players.", Tynon
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