THE BIG SUNDAY SING OUT


Jimi Hocking presents the Rick E Vengeance Song Book. In 2016 Folk legend Rick E Vengeance handed over his Sing Out baton to his friend and collaborator Jimi Hocking. Rick E Vengeance and guitar wielding Jimi Hocking met in 1985 at a folk cafe in Melbourne. It was Rick’s encouragement that persuaded Jimi to take a break from his electric guitar to develop a solo acoustic set. Since then, both musicians have had illustrious careers in music. Jimi has appeared as an acoustic soloist, electric guitarist and blues mandolin player at Port Fairy, and also as Rick’s regular side man at the Sunday Sing Out for the past 13 years. Last year Rick E Vengeance decided it was time to retire from live performing… a melancholy moment for folk aficionados and fans of the Sing Out. However, Rick and his wife Leanne had a secret back up plan; that Rick’s apprentice would keep up the tradition. So this year Jimi Hocking will bring the Rick E Vengeance Songbook along once again for the Sunday Sing Out session.