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December 2018 will be a very busy month for the Perth Blues club with a number of special events you simply must not miss.

Firstly, we have our 2018 Birthday Party on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd December in the Garden of The Charles Hotel. With so many similar events during the month, it was decided to hold ours earlier to give more people the opportunity to attend. Performers will be announced soon, but we will be having our merchandise stall (great for Christmas presents) and a market stall selling music-related items. Food will be available throughout the afternoon and with the likelihood of a sunny day, you will have a relaxed and enjoyable time.

The following Tuesday (4 December) much acclaimed local musician Paul Gioia is celebrating his 60th Birthday and you're all invited. Paul is well known for pulling together bands of highly professional artists and this event will be no different. Anyone who has seen him perform before, will know exactly what to expect. Joining Paul is Trevor Jalla (7.30pm). 

On Tuesday 11 December we have a special bill featuring Nervous Investors.

And finally, our Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday 18 December and will feature internationally acclaimed artist Ezra Lee along with local band Resonator. More details later.

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

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Each year, we manage to pick up a couple of interstate acts that will be performing at Bridgetown, primarily because not everyone can make it to the festival. This year we have a special double-header withe The Swamp Stompers and Hatz Fitz & Cara.

First up at 7.30pm are The Swamp Stompers with the launch of their new EP Shadows on the Wall. The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore in 2012, the three band members have since been banished to far-flung swamps across Wollongong, Katoomba, and Old Bar NSW. The band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, with three‐part harmonies, catchy guitar riffs, and dubstep-inspired didgeridoo soundscapes setting this original blues‐rock trio apart from the pack.

Hatz Fitz & Cara take the stage at 9.00pm. Their musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers.

Cara (Robinson) draws on her soul background having toured Europe and the United States with singers such as Jamiroquai and the hugely popular Corinne Bailey Rae. Although blessed with a sensational voice, she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer, so has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.

Together this pair will take you on a musical journey with ample, boisterous highs, and longing, bluesy lows. From the Australian outback to the Canadian shield, Hat Fitz & Cara put on a show that is guaranteed to energize and invigorate. Hat Fitz and Cara have the songs, the musical ability, the drive and the self belief to offer something refreshingly vibrant
and new.  – Pete Feenstra.

 

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Join Cathy Earl, Victoria O'Neill and Fiona Garde as they bring you the blues from some of the great Lady blues singers of bygone years. Expect classic numbers from the likes of Etta James to Aretha Franklyn and Janis Joplin. All backed by a talented four piece band, Jon Matthews (guitar), Wayne Slater (bass), Brodie Stewart (keyboards) and Greg Brenton (drums).

Supporting Lady Blue will be Myles Mitchell (7.30pm) and Bag o' Snakes (10.00pm).

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members)

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A band of veteran players, headed by Rick Steele with a mix of blues and laid‐back country rock, The Hot Biscuit Band manages to cultivate a definitive Australian imagery with its music, rather than merely reproducing American roots music.

The band features Rick Steele with Richie Pavledis and Marc Gordon. Come and watch your PBC president do what he does best – play the blues!

The Hot Biscuit Band are supported by Gabriele Campani (7.30pm) and The Great Unnamed Band (10.00pm).

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members)

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The Blue Devils are a four piece blues combo featuring Geoff Bushby on blues harp and Al James on guitar. They're backed by the inimitable rhythm section of Yugon Chobanoff (drums) and John Wilson (bass).

All four members are long time blues players on the Perth and interstate scene and together showcase a rocking' stash of 1950's styled blues classics along with some original tunes...BUT....tonight is EXTRA SPECIAL as the guys will be joined by the one and only Miss Peta Lee!

Peta is a favourite among blues lovers not only in Perth, but across the country having performed at various festivals on the East Coast! It's sure to be a great night.

The Blue Devils will perform two sets and are supported by Ivan Zar (7.30pm).

Entry: $20.00 / $10.00 (members)