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Our President Rick Steele is always talking about the need for "new blood" in the club so this is the night when we introduce three new bands to the Perth Blues Club: The illegals; Michael; and Blind River Blues Band.

Come down and give these new bands your support.

Doors Open: 7:00pm Entry: $15.00 / $10.00 (members)

The illegals (7.30pm)

Deriving their name in support of refugees in need, The illegals are a five-piece Rock and Blues Perth Hills based outfit formed in July 2016, winning theBlues Challenge Hills heat soon after and were runners up in the International Blues Challenge final held at the renowned Bridgetown Blues Festival, November 2016. They have been playing gigs around Perth City (Spruce Goose, The Ellington) and the Hills ever since and represented the Hills Blues Club at last year’s 25th Anniversary of Bridgetown Blues.

With a Blues, Country and Jazz flavour, singer Kyra Bee astounds audiences with her powerful vocal delivery. She joins rhythm guitarist Melanie Dius, who has studied Jazz for 8 years and played in the Perth Hills Jazz Orchestra, even supporting The Black Sorrows in Perth.

Gerald Ball’s smooth electrifying guitar licks complement the eclectic genres The illegals are known for. Jason Maxlow (bass guitar) and Bart Hayes (drums) form the tight rhythm section synonymous with The illegals and their second band – Two Dollar Dog.

With covers from Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B King, J.J. Cale, Beth Hart and Nat King Cole, plus some bluesy originals, you will be taken on an up-beat, soulful and mesmerising journey!

Michael (8.45pm)

Michael is a four-piece band from Perth WA that is fronted by Reggie Michael (vocals) and Sam Michael (guitar), backed up by a rhythm section comprising bassist Giles Lowe and drummer Alex
Megaw. Having crossed paths playing in a variety of local outfits over the last twenty years, this quartet have finally come together to deliver their own take on dirty blues.

Blind River Blues Band (10.00pm)

Together since late 2017, this band is already creating excitement in the Perth Blues Community.

The line-up features on Vocals and Guitar Danny Needham (Choppers), a well known journeyman player originally learning his art in his native Yorkshire. On Lead Guitar and Vocals is Chris Peniston (Jimi) who honed his craft in a succession of bands on the East Coast before heading West a few years ago. On Bass Guitar is Ian Rutter (Mr Cool), who first came to prominence with the UK band "The Crew" and enjoyed top ten success with them on the UK charts. Ian has played with many fine WA bands over the years. TheDrummer is Chris Fayle (Bear) who talks little about his past other than the fact that his music career started in Newcastle NSW many decades ago, and that he hits stuff for money. With the regular Blues Harp player (Adam) in Uganda on UNESCO business the great Eddie Powell has agreed to join us for a blow.

The band plays Chicago style Blues with an injection of attitude. We hope you enjoy!