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Datura4 is about to head off on a tour of Europe taking on Italy, France and Spain in a three-week boogie-blitz of festivals, seedy bars and cool clubs on their Blessed is the Boogie tour.

They will be performing a farewell gig at the Perth Blues Club on 24 September.

Combining equal parts vintage psychedelia, no-quarter boogie, rock-infused blues and classic hard rock, and running them all though a big bank of amps, Datura4 is a rock band living in the present while showing a true appreciation for the sounds of the past.

Blessed is the Boogie was released worldwide in April, marking an exciting new evolution for the critically acclaimed band. The record builds on Datura4’s ‘guitars to infinity’ approach of Hairy Mountain (2016) and the hard-rocking, progressive debut Demon Blues (2015) and takes the band a few swaggering steps further into psych-blues territory.

Upping the legend quotient on Blessed is the Boogie is long-time friend and Australian music stalwart Bob Patient (Fatty Lumpkin) on keys. Multi-instrumentalist, singer and freakishly brilliant guitarist Joe Grech joined a few months ago and it’s like he and Mariani were born to play together.Front man and creative force of the band, Dom Mariani continues his successful collaboration with bass player Stu Loasby (The Majestic Kelp) and drummer Warren “Wazza” Hall, the original drummer for The Drones.

Dom recounts that his earliest connection to the blues came via artists like the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream and early Led Zeppelin. All these bands had a connection to the blues which led him to Muddy Waters, BB King, Freddy King, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf and many others.

Datura4 will be supported by Rebecca Moore (7.30pm) and Trouble Kin (9.45pm)

Entry: $20.00 (General Admission) | $10.00 (Members) 

Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore is a highly accomplished, award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music is described as traversing the plains between Led Zeppelin’s Battle of Evermore and Stevie Nicks’ Gold Dust Woman.

She has supported many great artists including Archie Roach, Xavier Rudd, Christine Anu, the John Butler Trio, Jon Stevens (Noiseworks), Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) and the Afro Celt Sound System at the Sydney Opera House.

Rebecca has received many nominations and awards for her songwriting, including winning an APRA Professional Development Award in the Rock category. She has numerous top 10 placings in The Songs Alive Song Competition, Musicoz, the ASA Songwriting Awards and the Australian Independent Music Awards. Rebecca was also nominated for the Australian Songwriters Association Rudy Brandsma Award for Song writing Excellence.

She has toured the UK three times playing at festivals and music venues.

Trouble Kin

Based in the Perth Hills the “MindFreakz” formed early 2013 changing their name to “Trouble Kin” in 2019, but all members have a long history playing together.

With a genre described as "a dash of nothing, a splash of everything and a full kilo of music", their philosophy is that a band shouldn't need to seek a "unique sound" because there is an inherent uniqueness in every genuine person. Their aim is to bring bands back to the club scene.