The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore, the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Searing slide guitar, contrasting dual-lead vocals, catchy guitar riffs and dubstep inspired didgeridoo soundscapes give this original blues-rock band an irresistible flavour combination that will leave you with an insatiable hunger for more.
Since 2012, The Swamp Stompers have set about earning themselves a significant reputation as one of the most promising up-and-coming acts to emerge in recent years. The powerhouse trio has stomped its mark on prominent Australian festivals such as Blues at Bridgetown in WA, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, with rave reviews from punters and peers alike.
"Catchy grooves, intelligent songs and youthful hunger – this band has the right mix of potions to take Australian blues and roots to the next level. One of my absolute favourites." - Lloyd Spiegel (Premier Endorsee for Cole Clark guitars)
The band is renowned for their incredibly high-energy live shows, with punters left in complete awe by the raw power and finesse displayed by this seemingly unstoppable guitar riff-driven beast.
The Swamp Stompers are supported by The Grain (8pm) and The Flaming Crows (10pm)
Entry: $15.00 (Members, $10.00)
Joining renowned bluesman Lindsay Wells on guitar and vocals is Bob Geaves on bass and Rob Leach on drums to make Awesome Wells.
Much has been made of the new breed of Perth rock musicians who are putting our city on the world's musical map, but Lindsay Wells has been doing it for over 30 years. To find out if that accolade is true, you have to experience the awesomeness of Wells up close and personal.
Wells is a musician whose career has extended to most of his life beginning at the age of 11 with the East Vic Park School Brass Band as a multi-instrumentalist majoring on trombone.
As rock'n'roll became a magnetic driving force in the '60s, Wells decided to become a guitarist and quickly developed into one of Australia's greats, featuring as a member and leader of some of the most entertaining and legendary bands in our music scene.
He has since played as a guest with many of the world's great bands including Eric Clapton with whom he played a two-hour concert.
His first band was the Sfinks and at that time he wrote There's No Lie, which was the first song that Bon Scott (AC/DC) recorded.
The list of bands Lindsay has featured in include: The Bakery, Healing Force, Fatty Lumpkin, Black Feather, Rene Geyer and Sanctuary, Sneakers, Feet First, Jazz with the Lindsay Wells Quintet and now his Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute with The Awesome Wells Band in which he plays originals and some of the older style blues to provide the variety that has sculpted our music scene.
Supporting Awesome Wells are Richie Pavledis (8pm) and Stone Free (10pm)
Entry: $15.00 (Members, $10.00)
PBC Chairman Rick Steele is performing on the Paddle Steamer Decoy, for a twilight river cruise this coming Friday (4 December).
Rick's life story reads like a real legendary blues man and we are grateful that he still bases himself in Perth. So join him for Rollin' On The River, where two Perth icons merge for a few special hours on the Swan River.
Boarding at Mends Street Jetty starts at 5:45pm for departure at 6:30pm. The Decoy will cruise the Swan River, returning to Mends Street Jetty at 9:30pm.
Tickets are just $45 and and can be purchased over the phone (0478 239 401).
You can also book on-line using a credit card. Follow the link below to select the number of tickets then 'Add to Cart' and follow the instructions. The on-line transactions are handled by Paypal.
An original blend of dirty blues, folk-punk and loose-tongued rock'n'roll epitomises the Red Stone Sinners.
"Above all else we are a live band and we just love that crackle of energy that happens between audience and performers... it turns us on!"
The Sinners believe taking live energy into the studio was a really important part of how the sound for their debut album came about. Recorded at RHR Studios, just outside Seattle during a hectic touring schedule, the aim was to get that hot sound that comes only when a band is on form and touring hard.
The album captures a rich diversity of song-writing and musical expression that is a hallmark of the Sinners. The intimate musical interplay between this three-piece band is nakedly apparent throughout, blending the innovative, raunchy and intensely tight rhythm section of Buzz Brown and Dave Guilfoyle, with the reckless guitar and big baritone vocals of Myles Mitchell.
Renowned for an infectious raw sound, and high-energy live performance, the Red Stone Sinners are upon us. It seems the sinning is just beginning.
Supporting Red Stone Sinners are Andrew Farrell (8pm) and Third Time 'round (10.30pm)