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Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges

Born in New Orleans, Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges is a nomadic musician living his life on the road travelling from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. He is a keen member of the Perth Blues Club and always looks forward to performing here - he even wrote a song about the club which featured on his album Hold on a Little Bit Longer.

A towering man with a huge voice, playing an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city. If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class and warmth take a listen to Eugene's musical catalogue.

In 2000 Eugene signed to Armadillo Music and released his CD, Man Without A Home, which got worldwide airplay. Eugene appeared, often headlining, at major festivals in the USA, all over Europe, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, whipping up a storm wherever he went with his distinctive southern sound.The 2003 release, Jump the Joint, reached Number 4 in the US Living Blues Charts, charting for three months. Eugene's songs also appeared regularly in The National Association of Rhythm and Blues DeeJay charts. He was nominated for three 2003 US Cammy Music Awards. In September 2004 Eugene recorded his next CD, Coming Home, at The Zone Studio in Dripping Springs, Texas, using a full horn section on several tracks, led by Seth Kibel. Texan guitarist and friend Rocky Athas also joined him on two cuts.

After four CDs recorded with a full band, Eugene's next self-titled release was recorded in the studio with friends and fellow musicians met on the road. Lucky Oceans co-founder of the western swing band Asleep at the Wheel plays Pedal Steel on three tracks and Texan legend Ray Wylie Hubbard lays down some fine Slide Guitar on I Can't Wait. This CD was nominate for two 2008 US Blues Music Awards. March 2009 saw Eugene in San Antonio to fulfil his fans wishes for a Live CD. With the line up of Bobby Baranowski on Drums, Eric King Bass, David Webb Keys, Seth Kibel Sax and Justine Miller on Trumpet, you have the real deal. Live in San Antonio was nominated for two 2011 Blues Music Awards in the Soul Blues Album and Soul Blues Artist Categories.

January 2011 Eugene was back in the Zone Studio, Dripping Springs, Texas with Pat Manske as Producer. Pat who has previously produced both of Eugene's Blues Music Award nominated albums. The CD Rock And A Hard Place is Eugene and his big band. Horns again led and arranged by long time collaborator and maestro Seth Kibel. David Webb on Keyboards, Hammond B3, Piano and Wurlitzer, Lloyd Maines on Pedal Steel, Eric 'Lollipop' King on Bass Guitar, Calep Emphrey on Drums, Seth Kibel on Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones and Flute, Shane Pitsch on Trumpet and Mark V Gonzales on Trombone. Blues, Soul, Jump, Funk, Gospel, Rock and Beach Music all make Eugene's CD an upbeat journey through all the musical influences that have made him the seasoned and versatile performer we have today. Rock And A Hard Place charted at No 4 in The Living Blues Radio Chart for July 2011 and Eugene was a triple 2012 Blues Music Award nominee in the following categories; Album of the Year for Rock And A Hard Place, Soul Blues Album for Rock And A Hard Place and Soul Blues Artist. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded to musicians and songwriters within blues music.

Eugene will be supported by Trevor Jalla (7.30pm) and Playing with my Friends (10.00pm)

ENTRY: $30.00 (General Admission) | $20.00 (Members)

Trevor Jalla

Blues, gospel, funk, folk and soul - music that speaks from the heart, to the heart. These are the styles Trevor Jalla grew up on, raised in a musical family and taught piano by his mother at the age of 5. He picked up the guitar at 8, and since then has grown to love the guitar sounds of BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan and T-Bone Walker, the soulful vocals of Otis Redding, The Holmes Brothers and Al Green, the funky grooves of The Meters and James Brown, and the songs of James Taylor, Keb' Mo' and Kris Kristofferson.

Currently based in Perth, Western Australia, Trevor, 27, has been full-time musician for 5 years, fronting the Perth-born, Singapore-based universal blues band (aka ublues), with whom he performed at the International Blues Challenge and BB King's Club (Memphis, USA), Buddy Guy's Legends (Chicago, USA), Byron Bay Blues and Roots Music Festival (NSW, Australia), No Black Tie (KL, Malaysia) as well as Blues at Bridgetown and the Perth Blues Club in Western Australia. Other career highlights include jamming with Robben Ford (Singapore, 2004), The Holmes Brothers (UbluesFest 2002) and with the Enrico Crivellaro Trio, (feat. Alberto Marsico and Gio Rossi), Finis Tasby (USA),and with Natalie Gillespie supporting Diesel aka Mark Lizotte, and recently, performing at the inaugural Miri International Jazz Festival (Malaysia). Now, he fronts his own swinging' trio Mo' Candy, performs as an acoustic solo artist and has performed with Mounty Gospel Choir (tenor vocals/ guitar), The Natalie Gillespie Band and Djiva (prev. Yowarliny).

Playing with my Friends

Perth Blues Club musical director, Bob Patient continues with the successful 'Playing with my Friends' format, with more than a few surprise guests along the way.