Cliff Lynton presents a tribute to Larry Carlton and Robben Ford which features well-known classics including Room 335, Kid Charlemagne and Talk to Your Daughter and will also include new songs with brand new arrangements.
"Carlton and Ford have a lot of common ground," explains Lynton.
"Carlton is a jazzman who has been greatly influenced by rock, soul, funk, and blues while Ford is a bluesman who has been greatly influenced by jazz, rock, soul, and funk. Neither are purists. Carlton isn't a jazz purist any more than Ford is a blues purist and the fact they have eclectic tastes as well as similar tastes makes them logical allies."
Joining the renowned local guitarist on this journey are some of his very good friends: we're very excited to find out exactly who they are – you'll have to be here to find out!
Cliff has toured extensively throughout Australia, the UK and Europe. Among his many gigs, he had the privilege of performing at the legendary Ronnie Scotts club in London. During his time in London in the 70s he was asked to join Fleetwood Mac but had to decline due to a recording deal.
He's also had the pleasure of recording at the legendary Pye studios in London where Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry and The Who all recorded.
As guitarist for the original fusion band Manteca, Cliff recorded television series soundtracks for the ABC and released two albums. He is also guitar clinician for Fender, Gibson, Paul Reed Smith, Ibanez, Boss and TC Electronics.
As an in-demand session guitarist, Cliff has recorded with many international and national artists and performed on numerous albums and done jingles for television and radio plus documentaries.
Cliff is supported tonight by Marcus Sturrock (8pm) and The Flies (10pm)
Entry Fee: $15.00 (Members $10.00)
Rawness and emotion are what strikes you when you hear what Ali Penney and The Money Makers play for you. Penney's husky, soulful voice is matched perfectly by the smooth sounds of the Money Makers' blues.
She considers herself a pianist first, and this shows in her skills on the keys, but the honest vulnerability in Ali Penney's vocals is what won her an award.
"This girl plays piano like an 80-year-old black guy – she's gotta lotta soul," said Freddy King's right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew 'Junior Boy' Jones.
She has played for and supported some of the best: Lynwood Slim, Johnnie Johnson, Kid Bangham, Lloyd Jones, Andrew Junior Boy Jones, Todd Sharpville, Chris Cain, Lucinda Williams, Cephas and Wiggins and The Tailgaitors. She was invited to sit in and play with Walter 'Wolfman' Washington and the Palm Court Orchestra in New Orleans. She has also played with Australian legends The Hippos, Supro, Fiona Boyes, Chris Wilson, LiL' Fi, Bridie King, Marissa Quigley and many more. She is currently touring with The Cyril B. Bunter Band in their 41st Anniversary Tour.
More than anything else, Penney is a band leader and as lead singer of The Money Makers, she knows how to put on a show – a funny and entertaining show – and play songs which get the audience toe-tapping and dancing.
Completing The Money Makers are guitarist and singer Matt Ross, strong and silent funk-man Mike 'Duck' Rix on either bass guitar or double bass and 'shuffle king' drummer Ross 'Rosscoe' Clark.
Most of Penney's songs are upbeat, but wicked, all delivered live with a witty tale, which gets the audience laughing and ready to have fun.
Ali Penney and The Money Makers are supported tonight by Isaiah B Brunt (8pm) and Trevor Jalla (10pm)
Entry Fee: $15.00 (Members $10.00)
Al Kash, a former Perth drummer of some renown, who now resides in New York, is visiting his old stomping ground and wants to re-live the glory days of the local band scene of the 70s, 80s and 90s with his old friends. The party will start at 8pm sharp!
20:00: It's Life Jim - Al Kash on drums, Rob Bailey on bass, Richard Roberts on vocals and Jim Frazier on sax/keys with special guest, Rick Steele.
21:00: Al Kash and Friends - Al Kash on drums, Kent " Beast" Hughes on guitar, Roy Daniel on bass and Bob Patient on keys with special guest Lee Sappho.
22:00: Diddywah Hoodaddies – Al Kash on drums, Tony Mack on guitar and vocals, Ray Brown on vocals, Rob Findlay on bass and Rick Mason on guitar with special guests Alex "Mayfield" Murphy, Lee Sappho and Kirsy Finn.
Entry Fee: $20.00 (Members $10.00)
Toby is so much more than just energetic, raw, and feisty, she is power defined. Her voice has the potential to create a musical revolution. Toby is simply an incredible performer. That's not just referring to her powerful, sexy, awe-inspiring voice nor is it referring to her energetic, rocking, guitar work: It's her energy, her spirit and her soul!
Toby has performed nearly 1000 shows around the world. Focusing mainly on Australia, Europe and Canada, nothing seems to stop this woman from touring. In the meantime, she has released five albums, two live DVDs and several EPs.
Her live shows are a deeply emotional and joyous experience. The Perth born songstress wears her emotions, thoughts and adventures on her sleeve as clearly as the delighted smile she sports while playing. It's that chemistry and connection, in between plenty of dancing and jumping from both sides, that makes each performance so strikingly unique and deliciously unpredictable.
Passionate and known for her unwavering commitment to her craft Toby is willing to take the risk and be vulnerable with her thoughts and emotions committed to song.
"What sets Toby apart from other performers mining a similar vein is her infectious energy, a kind of worldly appreciation of life that makes even her most melancholy songs thrum with a kind of joyousness." X-press Magazine
"It's a gifted singer-songwriter who is daring enough to remain this raw. It's the same reason why Toby's audience has found such a home in her music" The West Australian
Supporting Toby are Shake 'em On Down (8pm) and The Whiskey Pocket (10pm)
Entry Fee: $15.00 (members $10.00)
The annual axe duel is back!
The Festival of the Fret is not for the faint-hearted as an array of talented guitarists set the PBC stage ablaze with blistering riffs.
The night is underpinned by the ever-fabulous PBC house band featuring Bob Patient (keys), Roy Daniel (bass) and Gary Howard (drums), who will be joined by the guest guitarists for 30-minute sets.
Lez Karski and Dave Brewer will open. They will be followed by Zack Linton, Jason Smith and Matty T Wall.
If you like your blues to be masterful, powerful and frenetic – this night is for you!