Rent Party Blues Fundraiser - Rocking the Blues
The Annual Coolum Blues Rent Party is on again Saturday the 7th of June at the Coolum Civic Centre with bands guaranteed to be "Rocking the Blues" on the night. The event is the second in a series of fundraisers intended for the staging of 2008 Sunshine Coast Blues Festival scheduled for September 12, 13 and 14 at the Nambour Showgrounds. We are proud to announce a stellar line up of Artists that will feature some festival favorites, local legends as well as the introduction of some awesome new and emerging artists.
MOJO WEBB - 2006 AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARD - Best New Talent Of The Year. Mojo Webb is making waves in the Australian blues and roots scene, he is a versatile world-class electric and acoustic guitarist with a truly amazing voice. His charisma, naturally engaging stage presence and incendiary performances are making him a firm festival favorite and of course a local legend in his native Brisbane. Make no mistake, Mojo is the real deal and it won't be long before the whole world knows. Mojo will be a special guest and perform a 30 minute set with Light Street Motors.
LIGHT STREET MOTORS - This dynamic Brisbane Quartet is a vehicle for the talents of guitarist/singer/songwriter Paul Renton. "Rento's" earthy original songs are mixed with a tasty selection of the classic Blues and Swing, propelled along by Mark Doherty on harmonica, Tom Matthews on Bass and George Ambrosio on drums. Check out the "Light Street Motors" EP - its all original, all killer, no filler!
BARRY CHARLES - Recognized internationally as well as here at home on the Sunshine Coast is a unique singer from a blues and rock background and is renowned for his exceptional vocal range and technique. He performs with spontaneity, emotion and originality to which he adds the magic ingredients of soulfulness, humor and a great repertoire. Festival performances in 2007: 'Mission Bay Jazz/Blues Festival' in Auckland, New Zealand, 'Blues On Broadbeach Festival', Gold Coast, 'Noosa Jazz/Blues Festival'.
MEN IN BLUES - Thrust the traditional blues sound into the 21st Century with style and panache, reinventing the genre by combining modern blues with a groove-based dynamic. This 3-piece band is enthralling an ever expanding horde of converts right across the country by recent appearances at the Australian Blues Festival, Blues On Broadbeach, The 25th Annual Gympie Muster and Western Australia's premier Blues Fest, 'Blues At Bridgetown'.
TRIPLESHOT - Is a Sunshine Coast band formed in 2006 that cover songs from Guitar Slim to Buddy Guy as well as their originals. This powerhouse trio is keeping the blues alive.
The Blues Rent Party's are fast becoming famous for their great atmosphere and with this amazing line up of live music programmed it will be a night not to be missed! The event will commence at 7.30 the cost of admission is $15 and ARTSUN members $10 at the door. This is a licensed event, sorry no BYO.
The rent party originated in Harlem and dates back to World War 1 and the 1920's. Someone evidently got the idea of having a few friends in as paying party guests, hired a musician or band to play then passed the hat to raise money to pay their rent a few days before the landlord's scheduled monthly visit. It was a cheap way to help a friend in need.
Coolum Blues Rent Party
07 June 2008
Coolum Civic Centre
For further information please contact:
Kath Williams/Paul Martin Blues ACT Coordinators
Artsun Inc/Sunshine Coast Blues Club
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coolum Civic Centre, Not Assigned
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