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The PBC's 25th Anniversary Birthday Party has been set for Saturday 9 December, and what a party it will be! 

Already in place is Dave Hole as the headline act, and like most of our celebrations, there'll be a host of local and national musicians taking turns on the stage.

It all kicks off at 4.30pm in the beer garden with solo and duo acts you will all be familiar with - so come early for a warm up session. Doors open for the band room at 7pm, the music starts at 7.30pm. Food will be available for purchase at the beer garden bar and also to be taken into the band room. 

Dave Hole

With his furious energy and amazing "over‐the‐top" style of playing, Dave Hole has carved his own place  deep in the pantheon of slide guitar greats. His performances are drenched in waves of fret‐melting guitar riffs that  infuse the spirit of blues and rock slide legends such as Duane Allman, Johnny Winter and Elmore James.

"Nothing  interferes with Hole's searing guitar when he is in full flight," said Rolling Stone. Guitar World agreed, saying, "Hole  produces solo upon blistering solo with slide work that is exhilaratingly relentless."

Since his recording debut 22  years ago, Dave Hole's records and live performances have drawn raves from countless international publications,  including Billboard, Downbeat, Spin, Guitar World and Guitar Player. Similarly, he's earned rapturous praise from the  Associated Press and major US market dailys like the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post.  Billboard wrote; "Slide guitar fanatics will have their brains blown out by this Australian fret‐melter ... Remarkably inventive, technically unusual overhand slide work that separates him from the common pack ... prepare to hear your jaw hitting the floor."  

Big Town Players

A dynamic original blues/soul band with a captivating repertoire. Most of the material they  perform features contemporary themes with tongue‐in‐cheek lyrics. The band’s repertoire includes classic R&B hits  from bands like The Meters and the great Junior Walker. No matter what they play, you can guarantee it is always  danceable and fun. The band boasts four vocalists; its members are: Howie Smallman (blues harp, guitar and vocals),  Phil Bradley (guitar and vocals), Pete Lisiewich (bass and vocals) and Phil Riseborough (drums and vocals)   

Bob Patient

Keyboard player and club stalwart Bob Patient will be back “Playin’ with his Friends”. Always good to have them with us.

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