An engaging performer, Pugsley Buzzard draws from a rich vein of piano-based music from Harlem Stride, New Orleans Funk, Jazz, Barrelhouse Blues, and Boogie Woogie to Modern Improvisation. Pugsley's sound has been compared with Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart. His shows are exciting, entertaining and delivered with a vaudevillian nuance and humour.
Buzzard's music spans the entire spectrum from dark hoodoo blues musings to good time rollicking boogie fuelled piano romps that never fail to get people stompin' and shakin' that thang.
He is a fascinating and versatile songwriter who also enjoys interpreting classic R& B, jazz and popular tunes giving them his own fresh and unique treatment.
Buzzard is a consummate artist performing hundreds of shows every year. From the jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans, Buzzard has dazzled audiences far and wide with his unique brand of piano driven boogie and blazing stride in conjunction with his huge mesmerising voice that makes the ladies sigh and grown men cry. So get yer funky selves along to this show and get yerself booglarized.
"Without a doubt the most unique voice in Australia right now! Prepare to weep tears of joy." - Ugly Phil, Triple M.
"This is heartfelt music that can sweep you into its shady world, and have you flirting with a little good ol' fashioned evil, or smiling at the sly wit." - John Shand, Author of Jazz - The Australian Accent, and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Pugsley Buzzard Trio is supported by Luke Escombe (8pm) and Pigs of Swing (10pm)
Entry: $15.00; Members $10.00
The Great 88 – A celebration of the blues piano, is one of the PBC's famed special event nights featuring a host of local keyboard players, each with their own style.
The evening begins with a set from Gioia and Lawrie. Paul Gioia (keys and vocals) and Bill Lawrie (guitars) cemented a firm musical friendship after a short stint in the Cook jail during the great train ride of 1980 that ended in a 6am underground blues session at a seedy Adelaide hotel.
For the last fifteen years they have formed part of legendary blues band Tin Dog. Now, they return to their musical roots, delving into the rich acoustic piano and guitar blues of pre-war America.
After a short break, the house band will perform 2 sets featuring Bob Patient, Kat Kinley, Dean Kerr, Kim Siragusa and Bill Blissett on keyboards, with the rhythm section of Gary Howard (drums), Steve Gard (guitar) and Roy Daniel (bass).
This is always a popular night so make sure you get there early.