Late Friday and Saturday nights roll into early mornings at The Backstage Bar (now Amplifier Bar) in the early '90s. Touring acts, Ian Moss, Kevin Borich and local hero Dave Hole, checking the band out and getting up for a jam with choice material from the soul catalogues of Sam & Dave, Messrs. Pickett and Green, Otis Redding, James Brown and Joe Tex, through to the New Orleans funky beats of The Neville Brothers nee The Meters ... did I mention Little Feat? Plus, of course, their killer instinct for the Blues,you know you’re down home with these boys, a great night all round!
We could talk about the history of this band... but it would take far too long to tell!
The real story is the phenomena created by the combination of six like-minded, experienced souls, getting on a stage and revelling in each moment as they swing and groove their own 'takes' on songs everybody loves!
The relaxed confidence of knowing so well what it is to play in a band, creates an atmosphere anyone can dig, dance and digest, as the boys take you through there hit songbook of the very best of the best – some, you may not have ever heard before, but you'll wish you had - others you will recognise and rejoice in.
From down home Cajun Gumbo to a Soulful Rhythm & Blues feast The Riddum Shakers will have you hungry for more!
The Riddum Shakers will be supported by Genevieve Chadwick (8pm)
Every once in a while an artist emerges that touches audiences leaving them with the special sentiment that they saw this act before they were ‘big’. Genevieve Chadwick is one such artist and it is the punters who are spreading the word of her exceptional talent.
Chadwick is an extraordinary young performer on the cusp of greatness. Her talent has been likened to that of John Butler but with the soul of Janis Joplin, this girl is definitely going places!
The ingredients for this blues/roots/rock talent are smoky, vivacious vocals, gutsy stage presence, youthful dynamism, outstanding guitar work and a cache of superlative original material