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The 6th annual ANZAC Legacy Blues Concert has become an iconic event in the City of Canning and continues to grow as the only blues event in Perth on this significant day.

This free blues soiree in the lush grasslands of the Civic Amphitheatre commences at 2pm and features local blues legends from across the State. It is family-friendly and a "must do" for any blues fans or those who love to dance!

Check out this incredible line-up to get your toes tapping:

  • Rick Steele - jJoined by the Legacy Band and Rippin Horns
  • Pete Romano
  • Lindsay Wells
  • Lucky Oceans
  • Birdland

Plus, hailing from Fremantle in Western Australia, our headline act DATURA4 - the brainchild of Dom Mariani (frontman of legendary Australian garage rockers The Stems and Power Pop favourites DM3) and Greg Hitchcock (former You Am I and one-time New Christs’ guitarist). In 2011 they joined forces combining a shared passion for full-tilt boogie, psychedelic rock and progressive blues. With a healthy nod to Early ’70s Australian Psych/Blues/Boogie from the likes of Buffalo, Coloured Balls, The Aztecs and latter era Masters Apprentices, “Demon Blues” represents Mariani & Hitchcock’s love of hard hitting bell-bottom blues.

What else is there to do?

  • Food Trucks
  • Kids poppy badge and medal making
  • Giant games
  • Check out the Perth Blues Club Merchandise Tent
  • Bring some loose change to support Legacy WA!
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For ONE night only, a magnificent collection of Australian musical talent celebrates the music, and the life, of guitarist Phil Emmanuel, and the posthumous release of his final recording, Thunderbird Legacy.

Brother and famed international guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel, said he was excited about the release of his brother’s album. “I think Thunderbird Legacy is Phil’s best work and I know his fans, and guitar fans, are going to love it too,” Emmanuel said.

In 2017, Phil Emmanuel hit Diamond Valley Studios with his band, guest guitarist Jacob Funnell and producer/musician Parris Macleod. The eclectic session included favourite tunes, cinema themes, and new original songs. The result was Thunderbird Legacy, finally mastered by Don Bartley the day before Phil sadly passed away in May 2018. The guitarist had been excited about the recording and had been planning future productions.

On Wednesday 24 April, Thunderbird Legacy will be officially released with a spectacular concert event, featuring an extensive line up of some of Australia’s finest established and emerging musicians, paying tribute to the much-loved guitarist. This event will be streamed live to selected venues across Australia including the Perth Blues Club.

Phil's former studio band, and a selection of special guests, including daughter, singer-songwriter guitarist, Jesse Emmanuel, all feature in the star-studded concert line up. Joining the bill are many of the young guitarists mentored by Phil during his long career. A special set of guest players together with Phil’s band will bring to life the songs of Thunderbird Legacy.

Following the screening, there will be a live performance at the Perth Blues Club by Claude Hay.


6.15pm Live Screening
7.45 pm (approx) Claude Hay

Jesse Gordon
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Jessie Gordon is a very sun-shy red-headed musician who enjoys music that swings, dancing in her kitchen to Otis Redding, eating cheese at any given opportunity and singing in the shower and every other (shaded) venue. Her main musical passions are blues, jazz,gospel and roots music. Jessie has toured the world, performing in South East Asia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK. She has been nominated for 22 Fringe Awards and has won 15 Music and Cabaret Awards at Fringe World.

Jessie works with many different bands in Perth including Sassafras, Apocalypse Lounge, The Dirty Blues Band, Perth Cabaret Collective, and the Anatomically Incorrect Gentlemen. She has recorded in Berlin with Ginger Blues, in Madrid with Swing Roulette (coming in 2019) and has just released her first original album A Work of Friction.

Jesse will be performing two sets with her band. She is supported by Midnight Sun (7.30pm)

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

Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges
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Born in New Orleans, Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges is a nomadic musician living his life on the road travelling from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. He is a keen member of the Perth Blues Club and always looks forward to performing here - he even wrote a song about the club which featured on his album Hold on a Little Bit Longer.

A towering man with a huge voice, playing an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough genuine charm to light up a small city. If you like your blues music laced with soul, funk, gospel and rock, delivered with buckets of class and warmth take a listen to Eugene's musical catalogue.

In 2000 Eugene signed to Armadillo Music and released his CD, Man Without A Home, which got worldwide airplay. Eugene appeared, often headlining, at major festivals in the USA, all over Europe, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, whipping up a storm wherever he went with his distinctive southern sound.The 2003 release, Jump the Joint, reached Number 4 in the US Living Blues Charts, charting for three months. Eugene's songs also appeared regularly in The National Association of Rhythm and Blues DeeJay charts. He was nominated for three 2003 US Cammy Music Awards. In September 2004 Eugene recorded his next CD, Coming Home, at The Zone Studio in Dripping Springs, Texas, using a full horn section on several tracks, led by Seth Kibel. Texan guitarist and friend Rocky Athas also joined him on two cuts.

After four CDs recorded with a full band, Eugene's next self-titled release was recorded in the studio with friends and fellow musicians met on the road. Lucky Oceans co-founder of the western swing band Asleep at the Wheel plays Pedal Steel on three tracks and Texan legend Ray Wylie Hubbard lays down some fine Slide Guitar on I Can't Wait. This CD was nominate for two 2008 US Blues Music Awards. March 2009 saw Eugene in San Antonio to fulfil his fans wishes for a Live CD. With the line up of Bobby Baranowski on Drums, Eric King Bass, David Webb Keys, Seth Kibel Sax and Justine Miller on Trumpet, you have the real deal. Live in San Antonio was nominated for two 2011 Blues Music Awards in the Soul Blues Album and Soul Blues Artist Categories.

January 2011 Eugene was back in the Zone Studio, Dripping Springs, Texas with Pat Manske as Producer. Pat who has previously produced both of Eugene's Blues Music Award nominated albums. The CD Rock And A Hard Place is Eugene and his big band. Horns again led and arranged by long time collaborator and maestro Seth Kibel. David Webb on Keyboards, Hammond B3, Piano and Wurlitzer, Lloyd Maines on Pedal Steel, Eric 'Lollipop' King on Bass Guitar, Calep Emphrey on Drums, Seth Kibel on Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones and Flute, Shane Pitsch on Trumpet and Mark V Gonzales on Trombone. Blues, Soul, Jump, Funk, Gospel, Rock and Beach Music all make Eugene's CD an upbeat journey through all the musical influences that have made him the seasoned and versatile performer we have today. Rock And A Hard Place charted at No 4 in The Living Blues Radio Chart for July 2011 and Eugene was a triple 2012 Blues Music Award nominee in the following categories; Album of the Year for Rock And A Hard Place, Soul Blues Album for Rock And A Hard Place and Soul Blues Artist. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded to musicians and songwriters within blues music.

Eugene will be supported by Trevor Jalla (7.30pm) and Playing with my Friends (10.00pm)

ENTRY: $30.00 (General Admission) | $20.00 (Members)

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Following the sad news of the passing of one of the Perth Blues Club's much loved musicians Gary Cox, there will be a tribute show on Sunday 7 April at the Charles Hotel.

It will start in the Beer Garden at 3pm and then move to the main room at 6.30pm. Many of Gary's fellow musicians will be performing in honour of this gentle, generous and caring guy.

Please come along to celebrate Gary's passion for music and to share your memories.

Entry is by donation to Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE), one of his favourite charities.

More information soon.