Eugene Hideaway Bridges
One of the world's finest exponents of the blues is returning to the Nambour Civic Centre on Friday 18th March at 8pm. This is his third appearance at the Centre and each time he performs, the audience don't want him to leave the stage.
Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops on the way. He has one of the most distinctive voices and it is his vocal ability and his uncanny ability to sound like his idol Sam Cooke that immediately grabs your attention. But his style is very much his own, with a degree of versatility that allows him to seamlessly swap between Blues, Soul, Gospel and Funk. To cap it all, he's a great songwriter too, with a good ear for a catchy melody.
"A dynamic young bluesman whose combination of instrumental prowess, lyric and musical vision, and passionate and emotional commitment results in a refreshingly adult set full of joy and meaning" - Living Blues
"...hands down one of the best of the younger crop of blues slingers. Bridges' arsenal is that rare triple threat - an outstanding vocalist, guitar player and a fine song writer' -
Jeff Harris Bad Dog Blues
With reviews like this, it is easy to see why he is considered to be one of the members of the blues elite.
Bridges' highest profile came in 1996, when he hooked up with Big Joe Turner's Memphis Blues Caravan as lead guitarist/ vocalist. A year later he left to work under his own name and formed The Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges Band and has been receiving rave reviews for his live performances ever since.
Like BB King, Bridges sings about true life. Like Jimmy Reed, he continues to sing and play the true sound of the Blues. Like Sam Cooke, he combines Gospel, Blues and Soul and shows how to put messages in the songs.
Don't miss your chance to catch this magnificent performer and his band at the Nambour Civic Centre on Friday 18th March at 8pm. Book now at the venue on 5475 7777.
Don't miss Bridges - he's a sensation!
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