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We have a flood of talent hitting the stage at the PBC over the next few weeks. This week it's Mike de Velta and Jim Wilson, followed by The Vibrolators with Miss Peta Lee and closing the night, Bob patient and band are playing with friends.
Next week, there's a CD launch from Datura 4 ( read more in the details page) with Storme & Brett Hardwick opening and Playing with My Friends rounding off the night.
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So until next time, take care.
Monday, 13 February 2017
Carus Thompson - Island | CD Review
His first record in over five years, Fremantle troubadour Carus Thompson dissects the Australian psyche on Island, weaving vignettes of suburban darkness with stories of ice addiction, refugees and isolation, superimposed on sunny acoustics and classic folk-rock.
Embracing uniquely Australian vernacular and scenery, Thompson breathes authenticity into the characters of the album's narrative. Sonically, the simplistic arrangements border on cyclical and homogeneous from track to track, yet this allows his storytelling to take precedence and songs such as piano ballad Go There With You to stand out through its divergence in tempo and style.
With a career spanning over 20 years, the fruits of fine-tuning his songwriting show through in lyricism that manages to avoid slipping into melodrama given the subject matter (though title Starve Myself Pretty is an exception), instead providing listeners with a raw glimpse into issues that are becoming part of the national conversation.
Brynn Davies (themusic.com.au)
New CD Release for Harper
Aussie-born harmonica player Harper now live in the US, but is returning soon for an Australian tour with his band Midwest Kind to celebrate the Australian release of his latest CD Show Your Love.
His only WA gig is on Tuesday 7 March at the Perth Blues Club. It's been many years since Harper last appeared at the club, so make sure you don't miss this astonishing blues harp player and his new band.
The costs to cover recording, artwork, CD duplication and to hire a publicist to spread the word were raised through gofundme.com - one of the leading crowd-funding websites.
Here are just some of the reviews ...
Rollin' On The River with Rick Steele - Sunday the 19th February 2017
The next 'Rollin' On The River with Rick Steele' will be held on Sunday 19th February on board the Paddle Steamer Decoy.
Many know Rick as President of the Perth Blues Club and recent inductee to the WAM 'Hall of Fame'. Others know him as father of a successfull family of musicians. But Rick is also the son of a preacher man and started his musical career singing in the church choir where his father preached.
At 12 years of age he bought his first guitar for eight pounds after raising the money working at a local shop. His older brother John already had a guitar and, along with other kids from church, they taught themselves how to play.
Rick’s story reads like a real legendary blues man and we are grateful that he still bases himself Perth. So join fellow blues lovers for Rollin’ On The River where two Perth icons (Rick and The Decoy) merge for a few special hours on the Swan River.
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