Artsun's Sunshine Coast Blues Club will celebrate its 4th anniversary at the Royal George Hotel, Nambour on Thursday 4th February. Thanks to the dedicated enthusiasm of musicians and supporters the Club has been keeping the Blues Alive on the Coast.
The Blues Club was created to revive interest in Blues Music on the coast and develop a Blues Festival to share their love for the music with performers and audiences. The success of the first Sunshine Coast Blues Festival in 2005 sparked a desire to continue the music through a regular Blues Jam and with the help of the Royal George Hotel monthly Blues Clubs have been held in Nambour on the first Thursday of the month since February 2006.
The Club has hosted performances by many of the coast's best Blues musicians and visitors from Brisbane, interstate and overseas but prides itself in offering a warm welcome to performers regardless of their status or abilities. "Anyone is welcome to play, as long as it's Blues" has always been the philosophy behind the club and many players have given their first public performances there. The warm club atmosphere offers a welcome to players and spectators alike and the club has earned a reputation as one of the best nights entertainment on the coast.
Jam Coordinators Al Hensley and Bob Lee have been involved with the club from its inception and remain steadfast in their desire to make everyone feel at home. As Bob says "You don't have to be an expert, you don't have to play professionally, you can find out why the Blues is the perfect format for jamming and you may find yourself playing with some of the best musicians around." Blues Club regulars include the likes of Sunshine Coast Legend Barry Charles and other well known identities but also the likes of Dr Fabio, mild mannered Surgeon by day and hellhound harmonica player by night, guitar player Carl, young up & comers like Lewis Elliot and his band "No Problem" and numerous others who all share a love for the blues and the enjoyment of sharing their music with the audience.
The Blues Club House Band of Al Hensley on Keyboard, Bob Lee on Bass, Joanne Lee on Drums and Aaron Giffin on Guitar will get the celebration jam underway from 8 pm on Thursday 4th February, admission is only $5 or $3 for members, come and join the fun.
Arts Council Sunshine Coast Inc.
Sunshine Coast Blues Club 4th Anniversary
Royal George Hotel, Currie St, Nambour
8pm, Thursday, 4th February 2010
Royal George Hotel, Nambour
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