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The Perth Blues Club's Christmas Party is one of the major events of the year and a fitting way to celebrate a year of amazing music by incredible musicians. This year, it will be held on Tuesday 18 December and will feature internationally acclaimed artist Ezra Lee along with local bands Resonator and Bob Patient "Playing with my Friends". 

Ezra Lee Matzenik was born on 15 October 1986 in Tamworth NSW. His father, Ed Matzenik (born 28 December 1944), helped run Enrec Studio in the rural city with Steve Newton. Ed is also a country blues musician and has played bass guitar in Johnny Green's Blues Cowboys, alongside Pete "Flash" Sheedy (Lee's uncle), on lap steel guitar. Lee started playing piano at the age of four, learning the Floyd Cramer tune, "Last Date", from his father. He also used his father's record collection to teach himself boogie woogie and barrelhouse piano styles and later obtained blues lessons from Dr John and Johnny 'B. Goode' Johnson when they toured Australia. Lee developed his piano style within these genres.

The PBC is delighted to have secured Ezra Lee for the Christmas Show as part of his Australian/European Tour 2018-19. Be early to secure a seat and be ready to party through 'till very late.

Ezra Lee will be supported by local bands Resonator (7.30pm) and Bob Patient "Playing with my friends" (click Read More for whose performing).

Doors Open: 7.00pm

Entry: $25.00 / $15.00 (members)

Please Note: The Club will be closed on Christmas Day 2018 and New Year's Day 2019.

Resonator

One of Perth's most entertaining cover bands, a three-piece outfit with a big, fat and fulfilling sound, is Resonator. The band plays pub rock and boogie classics from a wide range of styles, including electric rock, lowdown blues, acoustic country and funky grooves.

The history of Resonator goes back to around '98 or '99, when they were hosting regular jam nights around Perth in various line-ups. Since then, they have honed their live show into a lethal weapon. The current line-up of Geoff, Mal and Ric was established around the end of '99, although any performance may include a visit from a guest performer. Electric Rock, Lowdown Blues, Acoustic Country, Funky Grooves, a three-piece outfit with a big, fat and fulfilling sound, they have been joined on stage by the likes of Matt Taylor, Lindsay Wells, Powershift, Rick Steele, Lloyd Spiegel, and John Meyers, to name but a few!

Bob Patient "Playing with my Friends"

What better way to round off the night than with some of the best local blues musicians in party mood. The band will be Bob Patient, Trevor Jalla, Wayne Freer and Gary Howard. Featured friends are Dom Mariani, Pete Romano, Sue Bluck, Steve Garde, Ritchie Pavledis (percussion), Jim Fraser (sax) and more.