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If you're into the harder edge of the blues, The Chess Set could be the band for you. Their "full strength blues" is the electrification of the good old Chess recordings.

Richard Roberts and Steve Garde have joined forces with the legendary rhythm section of Roy Daniel and Ace Follington to deliver songs from the pre-eminent Blues label of the '50s and '60s, Chess Records. Including tunes from Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Etta James.

The Chess Set will be supported by Midnight Sun (7.30pm) and Diamond Dave & The Doodaddies (9.30pm).

ENTRY: $20.00 (General Admission) | $15.00 (Members)

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun is an acoustic duo in Perth WA who is known to entertain the troops with their spin on songs of old and new. Jase is one of Perth's top and most well known guitarists, who plays lead for Murphy's Lore and Magnificent 7. Kat was the keyboardist for the bad boys of blues, Stingray and recently four-piece rock band Blue Gene, as well as guesting in some of the Perth Blues Club's special event nights. With Jase on acoustic guitar and stomp box, and Kat on the ivory tinklers and lead vox, this duo is a far cry from the regular duos that are out there in the Perth area.

Diamond Dave & The Doodaddies

Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Diamond Dave and the Doodaddies are a four-piece Chicago-style blues band featuring the red-hot guitar chops of Dave Brewer and the sensational harmonica playing of 'Diamond' Dave Billing, propelled by the shufflemaster himself Yugon Chobanoff and the driving bass of John Wilson.

'Diamond' Dave masterfully demonstrates a full understanding of the many styles of the harmonica - from the expressive acoustic approach to the 'driving' amplified style. Using the chromatic harmonica, Dave has developed one of the most distinctive styles heard in Australia - such a great tone with ideas to match!

Dave spent the late 1980s and most of the '90s performing with his band The Mighty Mudcats. In 2000, the Mudcats changed their name and introduced new members, including Dave Brewer who had recently returned to live in Perth. Dave Brewer played with the Elks in the late '70s and shifted base from Perth to Sydney touring up and down the east coast.

In 1982, the Elks disbanded and Brewer stayed on in Sydney, forming a lasting musical partnership with harmonica/ vocalist 'Continental' Robert Susz. Brewer joined his soul/Rhythm and Blues band The Dynamic Hypnotics as well as the Mighty Reapers during the 90s.

The Doodaddies cover a solid selection of uplifting grooves including swinging shuffles, soul, boogaloo, 'cry in your beer' blues and more. With a number of live shows and CD releases, the Doodaddies prove that the roots of the blues are not only strong and far-reaching, but that the future of the blues is bright! If you love gutsy, emotive, danceable music, played with originality and virtuosity - check them out.