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Whisky Straits hosts April Blues Jam

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Whisky Straits

[ 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society.

Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (bass, trombone & vocals) & Jake Cussens (guitar, harmonica & vocals), visiting CBS for the first time, were directed by someone to ask Ken Nosworthy to [...]

Friday Night Live – Phil Emmanuel

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Phil Emmanuel

[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows to big-band – Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to Country – Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues – Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don [...]

Friday Night Live – Ali Penney & The Moneymakers

By 17 March 2016
Ali Penney

[ 15 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

With Ali Penney (keys, vocals), Dave Blanken (guitar), George Rigatos (guitar), Mike Rix (bass), Rosscoe Clarke (drums), it’s a dream team of musos that makes for an evening of sweet, but saucy sounds, informed by Penney’s husky vocal warmth and swag of sassy songs. They groove, grind and swing, with a bit of blues, a spattering of funk [...]

Friday Night Live – Just Us

By 17 March 2016
Just Us1

[ 8 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Winning an inner west Battle of The Bands competition, Just Us soon lit up the stage with a sensational performance at The Basement Blues Society – where it has now performed twice – supporting the Australian Blues legend Ray Beadle. At a recent performance at the Sydney Blues and Roots festival Just Us was described [...]

Friday Night Live – Weeping Willows

By 13 March 2016
Weeping Willows

[ 1 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Melbourne duo Andy Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery.  They are part of a long music tradition – the old songs they sing are plucked from the canon, the new ones they write are simply added to the book. Each track is [...]

Friday Night Live – Queen B & The Archers

By 10 March 2016
Queen B Archers

[ 11 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra based vocalist Bridget Croft and New Zealand punk/metal guitarist Phil Gemmell, with Bill Bostle on bass and Mark Woods on drums, have been honing their shared passion for strong blues and rockabilly riffs, powerful lyrics and quirky musical style.

With influences such as Florence Welch, Blondie and Bobbie Gentry, this is not your average blues [...]

Friday Night Live – Gwyn Ashton

By 3 March 2016
Gwyn Ashton1

[ 18 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette.  He is a master of [...]

Hat Fitz & Cara presented by Canberra Blues Society & Lone Wolf Promotions

By 24 February 2016
Hat Fitz  Cara 2

[ 17 March 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with powerful and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten. They have been referred to as festival favourites globally, as they share a personal invitation into the parody of their lives on the road together that often [...]

Friday Night Live – Liza Ohlback

By 19 February 2016
Liza Ohlback

[ 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

With her strong soulful and versatile voice and her witty, passionate and down to earth presence, Liza Ohlback has been a constant performer at major venues and festivals.  Liza has toured with Richard Clapton, John Paul Young, Jade McRae, Tony Neville, Regina Velasquez and many others.

Together with Jeremy Edwards, an incredible singer and guitarist who [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

By 12 February 2016

[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra musicians Phil Coleman, Pete Glanville, Callum Howarth, Trevor Neil and Russell Vincent pay tribute to a venue called Kimbo’s, where they and many other locals started playing music.

Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the ’90s where you could hear anything from original songs to covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles [...]

Big Daddy Wilson

By 12 February 2016
Big Daddy Wilson Lge

[ 13 March 2016 at 4:00 pm; ]

German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson has announced his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album ‘Time’.

Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel – his music is all heart and natural soul.

‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend [...]

The Vibrolators plays Blues Central

By 1 February 2016
Vibrolators

[ 15 February 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

Those west coast hipsters are visiting from WA to play at Goulburn! Lone Wolf Productions is staging a special, one off’ gig, showcasing this great schwingin’ band. With sassy singer Peta Lee, these cats leave the room sizzling with their West Coast jump feels. Don’t miss this exclusive free event!

Ward’s Xpress hosts February Blues Jam

By 31 January 2016
Ward's Express

[ 21 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward’s has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in this country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band Ward’s Xpress was conceived.

In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing ‘The Back Roads’ retrospective album. The CD hit [...]

Kimbo’s Tribute Night with Phil Coleman & Friends

By 29 January 2016

[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the 90s where you could hear anything from original songs, and covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles to The Blues Brothers, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and BB King.

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
Narrabundah

Free entry

All money raised on the night is being donated to Kidney Health Australia.

Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Roots and Blues Jam hosted by Members of the Board

By 26 January 2016

[ 8 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] The Members of the Board played around Canberra for years, after forming at the Tuesday night “Blues Jam in the Boardroom” (1991-94).  Featuring Phil Coleman (vocals/guitar), John van Buuren (Bass), Dave Blanken (guitar) and Graham Finnamore (drums).  Now the band is back together, with a few extras, to host the first jam of the year.

Harmonie [...]

Friday Night Live – Key Grip

By 23 January 2016

[ 12 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Key Grip lives and breathes by the motto, “It’s Gotta Swing”. In the grey area between blues and jazz, so it can explore the many shades that the blues genre has to offer.

With Canberra’s finest ‘bluesicians’ in the outfit – Leo Joseph on piano and Hammond, the vocal prowess of Angela Lount as well as Leo [...]

Friday Night Live – Sugarcane Collins

By 23 January 2016

[ 26 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the big voice, the amazing stories and the funky guitar of internationally renowned bluesman Sugarcane Collins.

From the canefield pubs of Queensland to the honky tonks of New Orleans and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, the 2014 Australian Blues Singer of the Year performs his potent no frills blues with an emotional intensity and [...]

Shane Pacey Trio

By 7 January 2016
shane-pacey-trio

[ 8 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

While continuing with The Bondi Cigars, Shane Pacey plays to his urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, like the guitar playing/singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50s and 60s.

Shane (guitar and vocals) is joined by Paul Blasi [...]

Bucky’s Birthday Bash!!!

By 7 January 2016
Groove Kings

[ 9 January 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]

An evening of fabulous entertainment, featuring four hot acts:

Rodeo Clowns (6.30 pm)
Cletis Carr (Sydney 7.30 pm)
Groove Kings (8.30 pm)
Chris Harland Blues Band (9.30 pm)

Free Entry

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
Narrabundah

Dorothy-Jane Band hosts Blues Jam – Sunday 20 December at 2 pm

By 17 December 2015
DJ Gosper

[ 20 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

With “V8 capacity” vocals and a reputation as Australia’s Queen of the blues-harp, Dorothy-Jane will host our Christmas Party Jam with her smokin’ hot band. Richard Steele – guitar, Paul Leeder – Bass, Mikey Stratford – drums with special guest, the wonderful & extremely talented Ali Penney – keys & vocals.

The host band will be [...]

Friday Night Live – Pat Powell Band: BB King Tribute – 18 December at 8 pm

By 7 December 2015
Pat Powell BB King tribute

[ 18 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

With the tragic loss of BB King earlier this year, a group of the best blues musicians in the country band together to bring you A Night At The Regal as a tribute to the Ambassador of the Blues, the world’s greatest blues singer, Mr BB King.

Featuring Pat Powell on vocals and Dave Blanken on [...]

Friday Night Live with Pugsley Buzzard – 8pm 11 December

By 3 December 2015
Pugsley Buzzard

[ 11 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Like a cantankerous mule towing a speakeasy full of drunken gorillas through a glass factory. Like a grizzly bear in a porkpie hat rummaging through a piano. Warm fuzzy and charming Dr Buzzard can cure all your ills with his genuine bona fide 100% pure elixir tonic and balm. His musical vibrations will warm your [...]

Roger Bone Band hosts Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Blues & Roots Jam – Sunday 6 December at 2 pm

By 3 December 2015
Roger Bone2

[ 6 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The local rock band legend is back! While many local musical acts seem happy to create a “vibe”, any Roger Bone outing has always been the epitome of tight. Few guitarists can match Bone’s economy and sense of melody, not to mention his impeccable tone, invention and brevity. Nary a note extraneous or out of [...]

Lloyd Spiegel – Sunday 13 December at 5 pm

By 3 December 2015
Lloyd Spiegel

[ 13 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Finally!! Australian Blues Man Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canberra for the Canberra Blues Society.

December 13 – Harmonie German Club 5pm.
General $20 CBS Members $15.
Enquiries 0419 607 710 or 0418 633 239

Support from US singer/songwriter Tim Moyer.

Friday Night Live – Clayton Doley & Illya Szwec

By 24 November 2015
Clayton Doley and Illya Szwec

[ 4 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Clayton Doley is Australia’s finest Hammond organist. He has dedicated his life to exploring the full potential of the B3 Hammond and utilising its dynamics, depth of tone and it’s bass pedals. Not just an organist, Clayton has a deep and rich and soulful singing voice and his bluesy songwriting combines modern structure and harmony [...]

ALOHA! 13th Annual Pro Blues & Roots Charity Fundraiser

By 24 November 2015
Aloha 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:30 pm; ] Presented by Lone Wolf Promotions, Canberra Blues Society & ACT/Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group

Clayton Doley & Illya Szwek (Sydney)
Owen Campbell (Sydney)
P J O’Brien Band (Sydney)
Backbeat Drivers
The Groove Kings
Johnny Reynolds Band
The Sisters & Brothers Community Choir lead by Queen Juanita

Great raffle prizes.
Entry $5 – all proceeds to The ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group
Enquiries – Bucky [...]

Piano Blues Night – Friday 27 November at 8 pm

By 20 November 2015
Blues Piano Night

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

The annual Blues Piano Night hosts four players with different styles showing what blues piano means to them. And, to top it off, the four players mix and match on the two on stage pianos to play duos and trios and then that crowd favourite, the eight-handed boogie-woogie!

The concept was born in New Orleans, with [...]

Friday Night Live- Lachy Doley Group

By 13 November 2015
Lachy Doley

[ 20 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts [...]

Keller Sessions presents Blues Odyssey

By 13 November 2015
Williams & Louise

[ 14 November 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

You may have seen these two singers crooning around Canberra in various outfits. Now, for the first time, Tara Louise and Justin Hoffman unite with stripped-back vocals and guitar as part of the Harmonie German Club’s ‘Keller Sessions’. Take a blues and soul journey, and enjoy some very special duets prepared especially for the occasion. [...]

Friday Night Live with Mitch Grainger

By 6 November 2015
Mitch Grainger 1

[ 13 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Discovered by Malcolm Young and trained by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians and producer.

Mitch played guitar and harmonica with The Beefs and Bondi Cigars, before forming his own band Papa Lips and, later, going solo. Since his solo album “Love & Demons” in 2006, [...]

Friday Night Live with Beats Workin’

By 6 November 2015
Jeff Cartwright beats

[ 6 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

This time last year more than six hundred lucky locals went nuts at the packed out Boot and Flogger Revival as Beats Workin’ blew the roof off.

The band rarely plays away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), [...]

Nick Charles launches “The River Flows”

By 30 October 2015

[ 8 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s no surprise that the prestigious Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado USA describes Australian guitarist, Nick Charles, as “a world class stylist and composer”. His dazzling, melodic fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway has him labelled by the Melbourne Age as [...]

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