Covers/Originals/Versatile - Rock.. Country.. Blues.. Folk.. Duo

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North Queensland performers, Shirley Lynn and Jim McCabe have been playing together as "Silktones" in Cairns and beyond since 2011. A versatile covers and originals duo, Shirl and Jim have an extensive repertoire of songs drawn across five (5) decades and beyond through to our contemporary day with much variety in styles including light rock, pop, blues, country and folk.

Shirl and Jim's music is a vocal and instrumental fusion of riffs, rhythms, tones and harmonies that are the quality threads of “Silktones”.

"Liberty" the new EP, produced and recorded at Tonic Sound, Yorkeys Knob features six (6) catchy tunes with elements of slide, swing blues, folk and easy listening country grooves. Available on iTunes, CD Baby and the website

Instrumentation includes:
Jim: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, ukulele
Shirley: acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica

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Set list
Set lists are customised according to engagement requirements. Generally we’ve found that our music covers such a broad variety that it meets the taste of many.
Songs more contemporary artists include:
Vance Joy, Jason Maratz, George Ezra, Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone, Bonn Iver, Snow Patrol, Cold Play, Green Day, Train, Mumford and Sons
Songs from artists throughout the ages like:
Joni Mitchell, Imelda May, Kasey Chambers, Gabriella Chilme, Katie Melua, Cindy Lauper, Lucinda Williams, The Waifs, Marianne Faithful, Amy Winehouse, Emmy Lou, Nancy Sinatra, Tracey Chapman
Neil Young, John Lennon, Bill Withers, Gary Moore, Sam Cook, Eric Clapton, Rodriguez, Jeff Healy, Van Morrison, Chris Isaac
The Beatles, The Divynals, Fleetwood Mac, Steelers Wheel, CCR, Santana, Muddy Waters, The Church, The Pogues, Dire Straits, Rollingstones, George Thoroughgood, Elton John, Eagles, The Weight, The Monkeys, Neil Diamond, Hunters and Collectors
Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Country, Pop, Rock, Soul, Jazz and Progressive. While appreciating the differences that can be found in all musical performance, inspiration is drawn from seasoned artists and amateur performers alike - as they project their creativity and share it with others. Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Hank Marvin from the Shadows and Carlos Santana - are great instrumentalists who have had an influence on Jim's instrumental creativity.
Gig Highlights
Many local venues and events including:
* McGintys Irish Bar
* Palm Cove Surf Club
* Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
* Mondos Café Bar and Grill
* Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
* Cairns Esplanade
* Ivanhoes Rugby League Club
* Yungaburra Hotel
* The Tanks - ArtEscape Exhibition
* Palm Cove Reef Feast
* Tablelands Folk Festival
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