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Cindy (AKA FreeBird) is known for her high-energy performance on stage. She has performed with several bands nationally while gathering her own ideas and developing her own style of writing and playing.
Music was embedded into the soul of this vixen from a very young age. This lady is determined to finish her yet-to-come long journey on Earth dedicated passionately to writing songs from experience. She wants to continue on the road less travelled dancing to her heartbeat filled with rock'n'roll.
She is more than willing to live the lifestyle so that she can reach out to like-minded people all around and everywhere and hopefully leave a legacy of words of experience.
Freebird has been interviewed by West TV, The Couch and has also done live radio talk back shows. Freebird Cindy has already written a full album which was launched at the Blues Club. Since then there have been singles and EP coming right at you. Not to mention film clips too!
FreeBird will be supported by Pink and White Bridge (8pm) and Dr Velvet (10pm)
Harp Attack is one of the favourite special event nights heald at the PBC. This year's homage to the harmonica takes place on Tuesday 10 March and features a bewildering blow-in of blues harpists.
Special guests from the newly-formed West Australian Harmonica Cub will open the show at 8pm.
They are all highly experienced performers and include the inimitable Gary 'Gus' Collinson, the brilliant Chicago and Delta Blues harmonica stylist Ivan Zar, and the ebullient Geoff Bushby from the Shinkickers displaying his skills with Irish and Blues harmonica music.
The DooDaddies, featuring Dave Brewer (electric guitar), John Wilson (upright and electric bass) and Yugon Chobanoff (drums), make up the backing band for all the guest players.
'Diamond' Dave Billing will host the evening and take a turn blowing a variety of harmonicas with his band.
As usual, there will be a FREE harmonica workshop at 7.30pm where Gus Collinson, with his vibrant, enthusiastic and inspiring teaching, will join other guest players in providing advice and some basic techniques. If you are interested in the workshop, please bring along a Diatonic 10-hole harmonica in the key of 'C '.
There will also be a fascinating display of harmonicas, microphones and other harp-related equipment.
So come along early, have a chat with other like-minded harmonica enthusiasts and find out about the West Australian Harmonica Club - this is all good stuff !
Ken Nicol (ex Steeleye Span and The Albion Band) is an exceptional musician. As a guitarist, he is one of the most skilled and exciting players anywhere today; as a singer he is capable of evoking wide range of emotions in his audience; and as a songwriter he demonstrates these abilities in his clever and well-crafted material.
His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, effortlessly taking in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way.
Born in Preston UK, Ken started playing the regional club circuit where his talents were soon recognised. In the early seventies he formed the band 'Nicol & Marsh's Easy Street' with Pete Marsh, and it wasn't long before they landed their first major record contract and produced four albums to widespread acclaim.
In 1997, Ken joined The Albion Band as lead guitarist and singer, writing much of the band's material himself and co-writing with Ashley Hutchings. They produced four albums in this time: "Happy Accident", Before Us Stands Yesterday", "The Christmas Album" and "Road Movies".
In December 2002, Ken joined forces with the legendary folk-rockers Steeleye Span on their UK 'Reunion Tour', and due to its great success, his collaboration with the band continued for a further seven years. 2009 proved to be an extremely busy time with Steeleye. The band celebrated their 40th year in the business and as well as the UK & US tours, they performed in Australia for a further eight concerts. Ken immediately followed the Australian leg with a string of solo performances beginning in Perth, and continuing across the North and South islands of New Zealand.
Now, he's returning to Australia and will be performing at the Perth Blues Club on Tuesday 17 March and will be supported by Paul Gioia and Bill Lawrie (8pm) and Resonator (10pm)
"Formidable and painstakingly acquired skills on both acoustic and electric guitars, a very high class player indeed. Flexible too. He seems comfortable with whatever style is tossed at him."
"I first met Ken when we collaborated on an Ashley Hutchings song on his last album. I was amazed at Ken's beautiful ragtime guitar style. He has such a great way of delivering a story and gently laying down the punch line. Humour, great guitar skill and the right drop of humility, and a passion for right, proper, good music."
Perth Blues Club favourite Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges makes a welcome return to the PBC stage on Tuesday 24 March.
Seven times Nominee for USA Blues Music Awards including 'Soul Blues Artist of the Year' and 'Album of the Year', Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between.
Born in 1963, son of the late great blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, Eugene is the fourth child of five. His mother was from the Bullock family (the same as Anna Mae Bullock better known as Tina Turner) and Eugene claims he got his guitar skills from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks. At five he was already playing with his father around Louisiana.
Following a move to Houston TX in the 1980s, Eugene released Blues, Gospel and R&B recordings by the three bands he was running at the time. These included the first line-up of the Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges Band, which toured the USA from coast to coast. Eugene then travelled alone to Europe, where B B King's bassist Big Joe Turner spotted him in Paris and offered him the position of Guitarist/Vocalist with Big Joe Turner's Memphis Blues Caravan.
A year later Eugene left to work under his own name again and formed The Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges Band.
After four CDs recorded with a full band, he release the self-titled Eugene 'Hideaway ' Bridges - the result of numerous studio sessions with friends and fellow musicians he'd met on the road including WA's Lucky Oceans, who plays Pedal Steel on three tracks.
March 2009 saw Eugene in San Antonio to fulfil his fans wishes for a Live CD - "Live in San Antonio".
His latest CD "Rock and a Hard Place" is Eugene and his big band; the horns again led and arranged by long time collaborator and maestro Seth Kibel. Joining Eugene are David Webb on Keyboards, Hammond B3, Piano & Wurlitzer; Lloyd Maines on Pedal Steel; Eric 'Lollipop' King on Bass Guitar; Calep Emphrey on Drums, Seth Kibel on Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones & Flute; Shane Pitsch on Trumpet And Mark V Gonzales on Trombone.
Blues, Soul, Jump, Funk, Gospel, Rock and Beach music make this CD an upbeat journey through all the musical influences that have made Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges the seasoned and versatile performer we have today.
Eugene will be supported by the Shirley Smith Band (8pm) and the Bob Patient Band (10.30pm)
Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin' Wolf and many more all had one thing in common, they all launched their careers at the famous Sun Record Company in Memphis.
Sun Rising—The Songs That Made Memphis, brilliantly relives the amazing music and classic stories of Sun's early years. Now, fans in the West will have a chance to catch the show at the Perth Blues Club on Tuesday 31 March as part of a mini-tour of WA.
Paying homage to both the artists and Suns owner/producer Sam Phillips, this critically acclaimed show has been selling out across the country, having even gained an endorsement from Phillips' son and granddaughter, who have praised Sun Rising for keeping the legacy alive.
So come and discover what makes 'Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis' such a unique and incredible show!
Supporting Sun Rising and rounding off the night is local hero Gary Cox (10pm)
Pretzel Logic is a special group of musicians who, through their mutual respect for great music played by great musicians, have combined their talents to perform the legendary music of Steely Dan, and they will be performing that amazing music at the PBC on Tuesday 7 April.
Pretzel Logic is the brainchild of well-known Perth musicians, Cliff Lynton and Bob Hawker, who were lucky to enlist vocalist Bob Brisbane. Fortunately for the band, Bob is completely unknown to Don Fagan, otherwise he would probably be poached to join Steely Dan.
Steely Dan fans will be treated to the band's greatest hits, performed by this stupendous line up. Don't miss all your favourites, including classic hits like Black Friday, Peg, Josie, Reelin' in the Years, Kid Charlemagne and Rikki Don't Lose That Number.
You've got the number - now don't lose it!
Pretzel Logic will be supported by Zach Linton (10pm)
Making a welcome return to the Perth Blues Club, the blues and roots music duo Joe Filisko and Eric Noden leave an unforgettable impression. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers. The collective result — in both their live shows and their recordings — is a charged, dramatic performance that is simulataneously powerful yet sophisticatedly subtle.
Just a few short years after their first meeting, Filisko and Noden are displaying their compelling musicality on the world stage. They've performed at the legendary Chicago Blues Festival, the Paramount Blues Festival in Grafton, Wisconsin (where some of the greatest of the early blues recordings were made); Sweden's Eslov Blues Festival; and the Festival Ecaussines in Belgium. The duo also recorded the theme song for the "Sweet Folk Chicago" on the legendary Chicago radio station WFMT. Joe and Eric are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. Both of these standout performers also teach and make it a point to share the insights they've gained from two lifetimes of deep research into the history of the music.
Joe Filisko and Eric Noden's latest recording, "On the Move", which follows "Missed Train Blues" and "I.C. Special", features 12 knockout original tunes that demonstrate how they are using their mastery of classic styles to create an exhilarating, new approach to the blues. The recordings of Filisko and Noden document their joint journey from total immersion in the richest and most complex classic blues stylings to vibrant, original, 21st-century music that moves the blues forward. Each performer brings unique qualities to the duo.
The Perth Blues Club, in conjunction with The Perth Blues Dancers, is having a weekend at Nanga Bush camp on the weekend of Friday 13 to Sunday 15 March.
The total cost of the weekend is $190pp and includes all meals, accommodation, live music on Saturday night, music and dance workshops, and a music quiz. Participants are also invited to bring instruments as there will be opportunities for a jam session or two.
Bookings are open and can be made by contacting Ken Brook on 9257 3805 or at the shop in the Club Tuesday nights. Ken can also answer any questions you might have about the event.
Because this is a joint venture with the Blues Dancers, ticket are limited - so if you are interested in attending, now is the time to act.
Don't be disappointed, BOOK NOW !!