In the heydays of Perth's Pub Rock scene during the '80s, many local musicians went to the Back Stage Bar to unwind after their gigs and meet, collaborate and play with international and national touring acts, as well as local musicians. These sessions often lasted until dawn, and a number of new bands and writing partnerships were formed.
While reminiscing about these days, several local musicians have wished for the "old days" where they could get together and unwind after a long day working or teaching music. One of those musicians, ace keyboard player Bob Patient, suggested the Club follow the successful format of the House of Blues in the USA, by having a talented 4-piece house band playing the last set (10:30 to 11:30 pm) each Tuesday and inviting a number of guest performers, including touring musicians, to play a few tunes with the band.
The players in the house band will alternate from week to week, but will include four of the following: Bob Patient (keys), Gary Howard (drums), Ric Eastman (drums), Roy Daniel (bass), Roy Martinez (bass), Dave Brewer (guitar), Trevor Jalla (guitar) and Kent Hughes (guitar). Bob will coordinate the "Playing with our Friends" sessions, which will be the last set on most Tuesdays (special events excepted) for the next few months and will continue if successful.
There is already an excited buzz at the opportunity to play with old friends. However, as they are all a little older they'll probably go home before dawn!
Expect the unexpected, the special guests will only be revealed when they are on stage.
Like any not-for-profit club we are always looking to boost our membership and attract some new blood. So we've decided to run a membership drive.
Now, here's the deal ...
Our annual membership nornally runs from 1 July to 30 June each year. But anyone who joins from now until June will get the rest of this year's membership period plus the 12 months to the end of June next year for the normal annual fee. That's up to 14 months for the price of 12.
So what does it cost?
Membership is very affordable, in fact it's less than $1/week and every week you attend the club you get a minimum of $5 off your entry fee. Our current membership fees are as follows:
- Single Adult: $50.00 (Credit card $52)
- Couple: $80.00 (Credit card $83)
- Student (18+ with valid student ID card): $25.00 (Credit card $26)
So download the membership form below and send it off with your payment. You can also come along to the club any Tuesday and join there and then, plus you'll get your first night at Member's price too.
Pretzel Logic performs the songs of Steely Dan, playing two action-packed sets of memorable 'Dan' songs featuring classics like: Peg, Babylon Sisters, Deacon Blue, Josie and Kid Charlemagne.
The band is firing on all cylinders and will deliver unique and enigmatic arrangements to create a cascade of colour with its infectious tunes. Irresistible grooves, bodacious harmonies, sleek subversive lyrics, blazing solo work and a rich ensemble explore the jazz, funk, rock, R&B groove of the Dan.
The Dan is known for its obsessive perfectionism in the studio and Pretzel Logic captures this element in a real-live situation.
The band has worked regularly in and around Perth in the 2000s with founding members Cliff Lynton and Bob Hawker taking the lead. Pretzel logic was the band of choice to perform at the final closing of the legendary Hyde Park Hotel.
This is a show that must be seen!
Pretzel Logic is supported by The PBC House Band and guests (10.30pm)
Entry: $15.00 ($10.00 members)
Karl Morgan is an independent blues/soul artist who cut his teeth on the thriving music scene of Austin, Texas – the 'live music capital of the world' – between 2008 and 2014. Now back in Perth, he is playing both solo acoustic and full band shows around the live music traps.
His style and sound have been compared to John Mayer and his influences range from Stevie Wonder to Eric Clapton, BB King to Ray LaMontagne and Peter Gabriel to Derek Trucks.
He combines the soulful vocal style of the old blues masters with the incendiary guitar work of Stevie Ray Vaughan along with poignant songwriting to bring a visceral immediacy to the form.
Karl cut two albums with independent label, Pied Piper Records – Talkin' With the Hands and Burning Heart, before moving to the US in 2008 to base himself in Austin, Texas. There he immersed himself in the historic and thriving blues scene of 6th Street and other respected live music venues such as Antone's, the Continental Club and One-2-One Bar where he played alongside contemporaries of one of his great influences, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
His time in Austin saw Karl develop a loyal following and assemble a strong catalogue of live video performances as well as professional music videos to accompany his two albums.
In 2014 Karl moved back home to Perth to start a family. Whether it's solo acoustic or with his full band, comprised of rhythm section Joe Whittle on drums and Roy Martinez on bass, don't miss your chance to see this Aussie blues talent bringing you his authentic style of modern blues.
Karl will be supported by Shake 'em On Down (8pm) and Patrick Woodley (10.30pm)