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Friday Night Live – Black Mountain String Band

By 24 June 2016
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[ 8 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music – where twin fiddles and voices harmonise with the infectious rhythms of claw hammer banjo, guitar and double bass. This superb group of well-known Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of [...]

Friday Night Live – Wards Xpress

By 16 June 2016
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[ 1 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

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

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

Lloyd Spiegel – Keller Sessions

By 16 June 2016
Lloyd Spiegel 2016

[ 26 June 2016 at 4:30 pm; ]

With 9 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 25 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 35 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country’s leading Blues artists and most [...]

Special Event – Marlene Cummins: Koori Woman Blues Tour

By 15 June 2016
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[ 23 July 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]

For a night of fun, grooves and blues belting tunes to make you laugh, cry and dance.

MARLENE CUMMINS, with her Koori Woman blues belting style, takes you on the journey of her vulnerability, strength and survival, with long-standing friends and musicians forming the Blues Experience Band: “Red Wiggle” Murray Cook, Calvin Welch, (Christine Anu, The [...]

Friday Night Live – Killwater

By 8 June 2016
Killwater

[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Formed by musos seasoned in the pub rock venues of the ACT region and founded in a love of music and the desire to get back to roots, Killwater (formerly Los Pajeros) draws on traditional blues artists – John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy through to the blues rock greats of Led Zeppelin, Cream and [...]

Northside City Slickers hosts June Jam

By 7 June 2016
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[ 19 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Northside City Slickers were formed in 2013 by Kevin Abbey to play play songs written by the great bluesmen, highlighting less commonly played material, and to add his original tunes.  This will be a tribute performance to Kevin, who sadly passed away in February.

Tim Spellman, Fred Pilcher – original Northside City Slickers – and [...]

Friday Night Live – Little Buster

By 3 June 2016
Little Buster

[ 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; 17 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Take one look at Greg’s old Gretsch Tennessee Rose leaned up against his Vox AC 30 amp and you’ll know that that Little Buster has a deep respect for the past – at least where music is concerned.

This is a band that plays good time rock ‘n roll the way it’s meant to be played [...]

Friday Night Live – Stormcellar

By 1 June 2016
Stormcellar

[ 10 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Stormcellar is an international touring roots’ act from Australia with a string of critically acclaimed albums. Playing festivals across the US Midwest, Stormcellar has become a cult favourite in the American heartland.

With indie chart positions in the US, Canada, France and Australia, Stormcellar – Michael ‘Rosie’ Rosenthal (guitar), Paul ‘Mr Wizard’ Read (slide guitar, mandolin), Michael [...]

Friday Night Live – Beats Working’

By 25 May 2016
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[ 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s been a while since Beats Workin’ blew the roof off in Canberra and we couldn’t wait to get the band back!  They rarely play 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), Lynda-Rae Harris (vocals) and Marcy [...]

Friday Night Live – Andrew Baxter & Mike Beale

By 9 May 2016
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[ 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Andrew Baxter plays some of the hottest, swingiest, rockiest, soulful, funkiest blues around. His performances plays to the audience and he works hard to make sure that they go home with a smile on their face and a song on their lips.

Mike Beale is known for his raw, acoustic sounds, paired with strong rock vocals and [...]

The Black Hat Band hosts May Blues Jam

By 5 May 2016
The Black Hat Band

[ 15 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]

The Black Hat Band performs classic blues, rock and original compositions. The band plays songs from the traditional standards to lesser known songs from some great blues artists such as Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall, Gary Moore and adds some rockabilly, R&B and soul.

BHB was formed by David Grey (lead vocals and guitar) and Derek Lark [...]

Friday Night Live – Doggn It Blues

By 5 May 2016
Doggn It Blues

[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Join us for original Blues for and about Australia. Doggn it Blues is Graeme Druce (vocals, guitar) and John Cupit (vocals, harp).

Doggn It Blues won the SBS Blues contest Sydney in 2012 and reached the semi-finals at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in 2013.

Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
Narrabundah

Free entry

 

Friday Night Live – Blue Eyes Cry

By 5 May 2016
Blue Eyes Cry

[ 9 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another. From the un-air conditioned comfort of its touring van, the band regularly journeys from its home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across Australia.

Since the May 2013 release of its debut [...]

Friday Night Live – Alanna & Alicia

By 5 May 2016
Alana and Alicia

[ 13 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]

Alanna & Alicia are identical twins who blend folk, jazz and roots in their original acoustic songs. Known for their sweet sibling harmonies and natural musical rapport, their original songs sparkle with original, intimate, funny and heartfelt lyrics. Their band features the talents of Damien Neil (guitar) and Michael O’Donnell (violin).

Alanna & Alicia have won [...]

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
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[ 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
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[ 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
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[ 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
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[ 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
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[ 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 [...]

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