On Tuesday 23 December PBC will play host to the ultimate Christmas party with the Ultimate Christmas Party Band, that is a veritable who's who of renowned blues players in Perth!
When we say "big band", we don't use the term loosely. This BIG band includes a three-piece horn section (The Ripping Horns) with an all-star list of players including Bob Patient, Gary Howard, Steve Garde, Roy Daniel, Jim Frazer.
And if that isn't enough to tempt you out of the house and onto the dance floor, it just gets bigger and better with special guests Chelsea Gibson, Pete Romano, Bill Rogers, Cindy Stevens, Richard Roberts, and Rick Steele.
Despite it possibly being a tad crowded up there on the stage; never fear, this show has been meticulously rehearsed. So, don't miss some of the best blues by some of our best local performers in their best party mode!
The Ultimate Christmas Party will kick off with support act Little Sister (8pm)
Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin’ Daddies was formed in 2001 by four friends in Perth who had a common interest in all things 1950s. They were all inspired by the great bands of that era so they began to learn their favourite 1950’s songs as well as writing their own, and since then, the band has played extensively around the Perth local circuit, around Australia and overseas.
The band consists of world class musicians who have studied their craft at university level. The members include :
Johnny Law - the driving force behind the band as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. Johnny has been writing music and been in bands since the age of 13. He has led his band since 2001 and directed and created opportunities for the band since then. He has travelled extensively throughout the world playing in many cities and countries including living in Southern California for a year soaking up the American roots music influences.
Jon Matthews - the lead guitarist of the Pistol Packin' Daddies and has been playing guitar in bands since the age of 12. He has completed an advanced diploma in the study of contemporary music performance at WAAPA, and utilises his advanced technical abilities to bring his unique sound to the band. Jon has been a committed member of the Pistol Packin' Daddies for over 2 years and has been played shows with the band in Perth, rural areas (West and East) and interstate festivals.
Matthew Hanson - a long time member of the Pistol Packin' Daddies, having previously recorded two albums, and completed a tour of Germany in 2006, is a professional drum teacher and a hard working session drummer for local, national, and international acts.
Marcus Gordon - well known around Perth for his Double Bass playing and his smooth guitar style playing with many local artisits, has been in bands for over the last 30 years. Marcus is a veteran at his art form and is the backbone of the Pistol Packin' Daddies.
Neil - has been with the Pistol Packin' Daddies for approximately one year and now the band wonders what they ever did without him.
Johnny Law and the Pistol Packin' Daddies will be supported by The Sugartown Two (Jay and Rusty) @ 8pm and Shot Down in Sugartown @ 10pm.