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Pat Powell
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Pat Powell is in Perth for this year's Festival of Perth, and the Perth Blues Club is delighted to have secured him to perform with a guest band on Tuesday 26 February.

With a career that spans over four decades and right across the globe, Pat Powell (Patou) is one of Australia’s most accomplished vocal talents. He is the artist that everyone wants to work with.

Having shared a stage with a number of musical giants over the past four decades, Patou has had time to hone the art for commanding attention. His genius as a vocalist is a unique combination of soulful understatement and compelling passion. In charismatic exchanges with his audience he appeals to young and old with his message of joy and social justice.

The empowering lyrics that fuel Patou’s songs were seeded in him as a young Jamaican man making his way in a troubled 1960s-70s Bristol. Persecuted by the cops on the streets throughout his teens, Patou would find solace in the Jamaican dance tunes played by his folks, and in the RnB clubs that he snuck out of home to DJ in.

8-Ball Aitken
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A firm favourite at the Perth Blues Club is 8-Ball Aitken, who's making a stop at the club as part of his "High Water" Australian Tour.

His funky, foot stomping energy and infectious blend of swampy-blues, has brought the party vibe to festivals in more than a dozen countries worldwide for a decade. Now he's back with a new album Swamp Blues. The album debuted #2 in the Australian Blues Music Charts and the single ‘High Water’ which went to #1 on the AMRAP AIRIT Radio charts.

Recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas’ Hill Country, 8 Ball laid down his guitar tracks through analogue tape machine for the warm guitar tones. JJ Johnson from Tedeschi Trucks Band played drums on the album, and legendary Austin musician Glenn Fukunaga played bass. Dallas, Texas songwriter Guthrie Kennard provided backing vocals on many of the tracks.”

Jack Royale and the Hotshot Playboys
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Last on stage at the PBC last November, Jack Royale and the Hotshot Playboys make a welcome return.

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.

The band features "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) and Howie Johnstone (drums).

Jack and the boys will be supported by Damon Carron's Culture Vultures (9.50pm).

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

Alan McCowat Band
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After an extended break from the blues scene Alan McCowat and his band resurface at Perth Blues club Tuesday 5 February with an exciting new line up.

You can expect to hear a punchy set of blues based numbers from artists as diverse as Howlin’ Wolf, John Mayall, Robben Ford, BB King, Vaughan Bros, Johnny Adams, Elmore James, T Bone Walker, Delbert McLinton, The Mar-Keys and more to get you up on the dance floor.

Band Members:

  • Paul Reynolds – bass & vocals 
  • Sam Pettit – drums
  • Ivan Shaw – keyboards 
  • Mike Collinson – sax & flute
  • Steven Garde guitar & vocals 
  • Alan McCowat - guitar & vocals

Alan McCowat Band are supported by The Illegals

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

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Because of the Australia Day long-weekend, the Perth Blues Club will be closed on Tuesday 29 January.

We will re-open on Tuesday 5 February.