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 Lez Karski and the Nervous Investors first came together at the Esperance Yacht Club for a New Year's Eve gig in 2000.

Lez had worked with drummer Ace Follington since the early eighties in Sydney, as session players for Flash & The Pan and Cheetah, and with The Hippos and Bondi Cigars. Ace brought along bassist Roy Daniel and the band was formed and played with no rehearsal for that New Year’s Eve gig.

Since that night, they've toured Australia both as an independent rock/blues trio and as a backing band for visiting overseas act. They have now added Bob Patient on keyboards to the line up, so they just keep getting better.

Supporting Nervous Investors are Paul Daly & the Heavy Hitters.

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members)

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It's been a tradition at the PBC when one of our local blusicians reaches the big six-o we share the moment with a big party. This time it's the turn of Paul Gioia, who will take the main spot with The Lawrie-Gioia Band. 

Bill Lawrie and Paul Gioia have made the rich piano and guitar sounds of pre-war America their own, blues that is at once raw, poignant and loud. They are consummate performers, with Lawrie's gravel voice and Gioia's stompin' piano standouts in the Australian blues and roots scene.

Their duo CD, Dead Cat Blues, is unique for an Australian release, and has featured on national radio as well as the Australian Blues and Roots Charts. Their original solo music extends their repertoire to country, gospel and beyond, and with rhythm heavyweights Greg Brenton and Joe Southwell the band delivers an extra dimension that will rock your socks off.

The Lawrie-Gioia Band will be supported by Trevor Jalla (7.30pm) and Blind River Blues Band (10.00pm).

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members)

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Dilip n the Davs are delighted to present Freo Mojo, their brand new live release to the Club. This blues-infused work is their eighth album and was recorded live over a month of Sunday residencies at Clancys in Fremantle.

The selected tracks capture the energy and virtuosity of the Davs, with a couple of covers plus more original material written by the band. Andrew Pring on harp, Daniel Wiggins on guitar and Paul Cozens on keys are strongly backed by Mark Wiggins on bass and Rolf Fox on drums. Lead vocals for the album are shared between band members including Dilip Parekh. For the Perth Blues Club Show, newest band member, Alannah Chapman, a talented, young jazz trained saxophonist from Albany will also take the stage. 

Celebrate Life, dance with the Davs !

Dilip n the Davs will be supported by Mystic Rebellion (7.30pm) and Two Dollar Dog (10.00pm).

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members).

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Battle scarred, ruggedly handsome, veterans of a dozen or so campaigns, Jack Royale and his more than adequately named Hotshot Playboys are your one way ticket to Rhythm and Blues central. Jack Royale (aka Nick Sheppard) – guitar, vocals. Rusty McMahon (aka Pete Stone) – piano, vocals. Big Mickey London (aka John Short) – guitar. The Evil Petless (aka Phil Morgan) - bass.

Supporting Jack Royale & the Hotshot Playboys are Moonshine Trust, who will be launching their new CD (7.30pm) and Kerry B Ryan Band (10.00pm).

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members).

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Remember the good times? Well, they’re back. Stones flavoured R&B with a twist of rock’n’roll, a dash of blues and a splash of whatever that other ingredient is. Having long since forgotten their vague promise to deliver that fourth chord, Lovebites remain in that magical era when bands got up, kicked it around and just had a brilliant time playing a bunch of songs.

Featuring mighty stalwarts Phil Bennett (singer and piano thumper), Sam Musca (string twanger), Harry Heslin (bass rumbler) and Yugan Chobanoff (drum wacker), Lovebites are a long time PBC fave who will have you rockin’ and rollin’ till everybody gets politely asked to leave at the end of the night.

Lovebites are supported by Moondog (featuring Ben Lawrence) @ 7.30pm and Craig James & the DB Brothers @ 10.00pm.

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members)