Music

Liza Ohlback & the Mercy Train

1:00pm, Sun 8 November, 2020

MERCY TRAIN trio take a Soulful journey into all things Blues – a unique feast of Country/ Roots, Swamp/ Funk all awash with Gospel Southern Styled Harmonies. “Music charged with Spirit ” – Mercy train are influenced by Mavis Staples, Tony Joe White and the Southern Soul singers and weave around some amazing percussive grooves, amazing guitar and stunning vocal arrangements

PJ O’Brien Band

5:00pm, Sun 29 November, 2020

Australian Blues sensation PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads from Perth to Memphis, Chicago, Austin, London, Singapore and back again. Along with frequent flyer points PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year; Best New Talent and Song of the Year, ‘Chain’ Australian Blues Awards.

Bridie King Trio

1:00pm, Sun 29 November, 2020

The blues is about time and feeling and that’s what you hear whenever Bridie King runs, pumps, stamps, strokes and rolls her hands across the piano keys. There are some terrific boogie woogie pianists in this country but none better than Sydney’s Bridie King. Bridie shows this everytime she brings the house down whether she’s a playing a pub gig in the Inner West, or on a festival stage. After nearly two decades of playing in blues bands, she came to national prominence at festivals and with airplay on ABC radio when she released her first CD, My Blues, with her band the Boogie Kings in 1999.

Bridie King has been a driving force on the Sydney blues scene for the past four decades – as a performer, band leader and tutor to some of Sydney’s most prodigious keyboard talent. Her albums reflect a great roots music talent at work and a vast knowledge of the stylistic subtleties of the blues, her piano creates an inspiring foundation for a class performance. Throughout her career Bridie has always adopted a philosophy of playing the music that she really loves, something that is wholeheartedly reflected in her every performance. Expect some of the great r’n’b floorshakers from the 40s and 50s.

Continental Blues Party

5:00pm, Sun 22 November, 2020

Now Robert has assembled his latest soul/blues/down home funk combo “THE CONTINENTAL BLUES PARTY” who have been turning on audiences with their electrifying, soul charged, R’N’B workouts. Mixing “Continental” Robert’s own blues & soul compositions (including “SOUL KIND OF FEELING”) with show-stopping versions of tunes from the greats like – RAY CHARLES, MUDDY WATERS, JAMES BROWN, JOE SIMON, CURTIS MAYFIELD, BB KING to name a few!!

Larger Than Lions

1:00pm, Sun 22 November, 2020

Larger Than Lions are renowned by their powerful mash-ups and innovative remixes. Bringing you upbeat, emotionally charged songs with a unique Larger Than Lions twist that is guaranteed to have you moving and shaking! Seamlessly blending a multitude of genres including mainstream Pop, Funk, Blues, RnB and Jazz. Enjoying long running residencies at some of Sydney’s most prestigious venues including an 8 year residency at Marble Bar (Hilton Hotel), Larger Than Lions are a force not to be missed in the Sydney music scene

Thong Clappers

5:00pm, Sun 15 November, 2020

Thong Clapping was made famous in a Pyrmont pub. Thanks to the Originals we are bringing it back. RIP Murph Morris!

Kate Lush Band

1:00pm, Sun 15 November, 2020

U.S. Blues Blast magazine hailed her as the ‘Tsunami from Down Under”.

Internationally acclaimed Lush & band play outstanding Soul drenched Funky Blues. Think Tedeschi with a dash of Aretha’s Soul & Bonnie Raitt’s harder rock edge.

Internationally acclaimed Kate Lush is taking off into a whole new stratosphere. Her last release Headline‘Let It Fly’ reached #11 on the Blues RMR

Slide McBride

5:00pm, Sun 8 November, 2020

Slide McBride’s latest project is playing unique interpretations of Australian rock classics. Try to imagine hearing “Am I ever Gonna See Your Face Again” by The Angels done in a reggae style. Or, imagine “Beds are Burning” by Midnight Oil done with ukulele, bass and drums. Or, “Long Way To The Top” by AC/DC done with trombone instead of bagpipes