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With St Patrick's Day coming up on Saturday 17 March, the Perth Blues Club is helping to get you in the mood for all things Green with a new show entitled "The Irish Play the Blues" on Tuesday 13 March - who ever said blue and green should not be seen?

This very special night features The Healys, with special guests Gary Cox Band, Jonny Reid and Rhys Wood. Expect a great mix of traditional and contemporary Irish music with a a blues twist. 

7.30pm Rhys Wood, 
8.15pm The Healys , 
9.00pm HEALY REID BAND featuring Jonny Reid
9.30pm Gary Cox Band - Rory Gallagher Tribute, 
10.00pm The Healys & Friends. 

ENTRY: $15.00 / Members $10.00

The Healys

The Healys are Australia's favourite Irish sons. They have been compared to the likes of The Dubliners, The Pogues, Christy Moore and even the Dropkick Murphys. Irish Born and bred, the brothers Healy moved to Australia and now reside in Perth. Their Passion for traditional Irish and folk music is second to none and the band have spent many years perfecting their sound and performance, creating a truly authentic but more modern version of what is deemed to be an Irish folk band. In 2010, The Healys released their debut album - The Healys Live - which comprised live tracks recorded throughout the year at some of Australia's best Irish venues. The album includes such classic tracks as Whiskey In The Jar - made famous by Irish rockers Thin Lizzy, The Irish Rover, Tell Me Ma, The Wild Rover and Dirty Old Town. 

Gary Cox

Guitarist Gary Cox is well known for his love of Rory Gallagher's music and his performances at Gallagher tribute nights, among others, at the PBC. Expect some great Rory blues numbers played on a genuine replica Strat. The current incarnation of Gary's band features the highly-talented Simon Cox on keyboards. Simon, too, is a PBC favourite with his solid syncopated playing style and his gravelly vocals. Bass is provided by long-standing band member Mal Skinner, who also takes on vocals, and topping off the rhythm section is drummer Wayne Antioch.  

Jonny Reid

"A good song to me has to have three main elements which are good music, good lyrics and a hook line that grabs you. With Jonny Reid that happens from the first note. His lyrics are smart and well written. His songs are contemporary and the songs are filled with hook lines that keep you hooked from the first note to the last. His voice is fresh with a tone that grabs you. In short to think that Jonny Reid isn't signed is a travesty, however that being said our station has a chance to play his music. Give him a listen. You'll love what you here!" - Dj Yorkie

Rhys Wood

Rhys Wood grew up in Albany, but left home in 1983 to study at The University of Western Australia. He came out a few years later with a degree in Politics and a murky vision of his future. He drifted into music through going to gigs and “noodling” on the guitar until he began playing keyboards in local cover bands, most notably 'Slim Jim and The Fatts Band'. In 1998, Rhys was accepted into WAAPA to study Jazz Piano. He learnt a lot but the biggest lesson was that he didn’t like Jazz enough to ever be any good at it, becoming more interested in lyrics and what could be broadly described as 'roots music'. He says of his most recent CD, Thoughts n' All (2013):

"This album continues the poetic introspection started in The New World Sadness Record (2009). The extensive use of a string quartet lends a slightly classical flavor to the Folk/Pop song structures. There are still moments of raw simplicity where voice and guitar alone carry the message."