Sunshine Coast Blues Festival 2006. Nambour Showgrounds Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September. 25 great Blues acts including Andy Cowan, Mojo Webb, Mason Rack, Hat Fitz & Itchy plus the cream of the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane's Blues Scene.
Imagine two days and nights of dedicated Blues on the fabulous Sunshine Coast at the Nambour Showgrounds.
Plenty of variety, highlighting some of Australia's top Blues performers in a spectacular weekend event. Including the following:
* ANDY COWAN
* MOJO WEBB & HIS BAND
* HAT FITZ & ITCHY
* MASON RACK BLUES BAND
* MICK HADLEY & THE ATOMIC BOOGIE BAND
* THE BIG EASY
* J.V. & THE BLUE RHYTHM KINGS
* BARRY CHARLES
* THE CHARDONNAY SIPPERS
* PETER STEEL with MICHELLE BROWN
* BROTHER GOOSE
* NATURAL BORN LOVERS
* ROCKIN' RHYTHM CATS
* MIKE FROST & THE ICEMEN
* BLANK CZECH
* THE PLEASURE KINGS
* THE BLUE MONKS
* The SLIDER BLUES BAND
* BLIND DOG
* 8 BALL AITKEN & HIS BAND
* TRIPLE SHOT
* KATH WILLIAMS
* THE ALL-STAR LOUISIANA ZYDECO REVUE
* THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS
FRIDAY 15th: 6.30 - 11.30pm - $20
SATURDAY 16th: 11am - Midnight - $35 & 7.30 - Midnight - $25
SUNDAY 17th: 10am - 5pm - $15
SEASON PASS including camping - $70
ArtSun & BASEQ Members $60
Advance Purchase Nambour Civic Centre $63
DIAL & CHARGE 07 5475 7777
FRIDAY NIGHT Sept 15 SUNSHINE COAST BLUES FESTIVAL PROGRAM:
06:30PM - 07:20PM - TRIPLE SHOT
A great local band kicking off this year's Blues Festival!
07:30PM - 08:20PM -
8 Ball Aitken & His Band
Catch 8 Ball Aitken with his band playing uniquely Queenslandic hillbilly emo anthems, contemporary Aussie honk stomp swamp tunes. Don't miss this event!
08:30PM - 09:20PM -
BLANK CZECH (Brisbane)
The boys up from Brisbane strike out with some hip shaking, foot tapping mastery.
09:30PM - 10:20PM - ROCKIN' RHYTHM CATS (Brisbane)
A five piece outfit featuring solid rhythm, bull fiddle, guitars & fat harmonica. Their material will take you from down home country honk to the hard-edged pump of electric Chicago.
10:30PM - 11:30PM - THE MASON RACK BLUES BAND (Gold Coast)
Mason was born in the Southport Hospital, Queensland, Australia and raised on jazz, rock and surfing. Catch him live with his hot outfit playing Swamp, Rhythm & Blues!
SATURDAY Sept 16 - SUNSHINE COAST BLUES FESTIVAL PROGRAM:
SUNSHINE COAST BLUES FESTIVAL GUEST
5:20PM - 6:20PM Saturday 16 September
11:00AM - 11:50AM -
THE SLIDER BLUES BAND
Vintage Blues from the greats; Robert Johnson, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, JJ Cale, BB King, Sonny Boy Williamson, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and many more.
12:00PM - 12:50PM -
BLIND DOG - (Brisbane)
Absolute mastery and presence from one of our greatest musicians - style, class and a whole lot more!
01:00PM - 02:10PM -
PETER STEEL WITH MICHELLE BROWN
Our local Diva Michelle Brown with the gentleman of the Blues - Mr Peter Steel; presenting a broad cross-section of evergreen favorites that these guys have made their very own.
02:20PM - 03:10PM -
MIKE FROST & THE ICEMEN (Brisbane)
Another great Brisbane outfit that kicks butt and boogies with a great harp sound from the Colonel!
03:20PM - 04:10PM -
MOJO WEBB (solo) - (Brisbane)
Another astounding talent that weaves Delta, Chicago and Country Blues totally effortlessly. A melodic player with a magic voice and credible guitar style. Catch him with his band in the showcase of the evening 10.50PM till Midnight!
04:20PM - 05:10PM -
NATURAL BORN LOVERS (Brisbane)
Another great example of South East Queensland Blues; these guys have a passion for the music and it resonates; expect horns, harp and guitar; a touch of Jimmy Reed and a lot of great classic Blues along the way!
05:20PM - 06:20PM -
ANDY COWAN (Melbourne)
One of Australia's most experienced and talented singers and piano players in the Blues/soul idiom. Andy has been justifiably described as "King of the Keys". His passionate and soulful swampy vocals wrap the audience in an emotional and spellbinding magic. A true piano player with absolute style, presence and panache!
06:30PM - 07:20PM -
BROTHER GOOSE (Brisbane)
Barry "Little Goose" Harvey (Chain), with Craig Claxton (The Mercurys), Ian Wilks on vocals and harp, Glen Muirhead on keyboards with veteran bassman Tim Finnigan. Expect original Oz Blues.
07:30PM - 08:30PM -
THE BIG EASY
The legendary Big Easy performing their own set of New Orleans, Texas, Delta and Chicago Blues, including their original material. Expect top flight entertainment and perhaps a surprise guest!!
08:40PM - 09:30PM -
JV & THE BLUE RHYTHM KINGS (Brisbane)
This is a fantastic band with a hot lineup that absolutely cooks. JV's stagecraft is excellent, the musicians are all veterans and the energy is absolutely electric. Hot rhythm that absolutely swings!
09:40PM - 10:40PM -
HAT FITZ & ITCHY
Anyone who has seen Hat Fitz perform at one of his many festival appearances across Australia know how the big man .can stir up an audience. With his wild, frantic interpretations of early Delta Blues classics and self penned songs in .tandem with drumming side kick Itchy he has built a reputation as a hard edged raw bluesman.
10:50PM - 12:00PM -
THE MOJO WEBB BAND (Brisbane)
Mojo Webb is one of Australia's best kept secrets. He drives the Blues to astounding heights with his band, all top flight musicians - totally up to the task. Mojo's performances with his band are outstanding. Expect strong vocals, gripping harmonica licks and solid guitar work from this excellent outfit.
BLUES CLUB STAGE:
Great news - this year there will be a new stage organised by the Sunshine Coast Blues Club that meets once a month at the Royal George Hotel in Nambour. Register on the blackboard to play on the Blues Club Stage - performances Sat from 12.30pm till 7.00pm - Sun 12.00-3.00pm. Back line & PA provided; bring your own instrument. Saturday morning session will be workshops assisted by local musicians. Gerard O'Brian will run a "starters" workshop for slide guitar followed by a harmonica workshop with Ian Wilks focusing on electric playing; amps and microphones. Everyone welcome.
SUNDAY Sept 17 SUNSHINE COAST BLUES FESTIVAL PROGRAM:
10:00AM - 10:50AM -
THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS GOSPEL CHOIR & GUESTS
A little Sunday morning inspiration from the combined resources of the Festival. A vocal workshop to uplift the spirits!
11:00AM - 11:50AM -
THE BLUE MONKS
Joel and Tim Finnigan tie down the rhythm section with Mark Moroney on vocals and guitars and a legendary Jim Mather on keyboards. Blues with a local original flavor from this great Sunshine Coast outfit!
12:00PM - 12:50PM -
Barry is a legend right across our nation; a passionate performer who always delivers; a huge voice and energy as honest as the day is long. You simply can't have a Sunshine Coast Blues Festival without the mastery of Barry Charles!!!
01:00PM - 01:50PM -
THE CHARDONNAY SIPPERS
The Chardonnay Sippers provide a huge spectrum of blues classics - with four vocalists, double bass, guitars (a virtual emporium), piano and percussion - this outfit brings the Golden Age of blues to the stage every time that they play!
02:00PM - 2:50PM -
THE PLEASURE KINGS
Local Bluesmen - Ian Harvey's outfit deliver the Sunday Blues in a straight up, hard driving fashion!
03:00PM - 4:00PM -
AND THE ATOMIC BOOGIE BAND (Brisbane)
Queensland veteran Bluesman Mick Hadley with his brilliant band - driving keyboards, wicked guitar, totally fat rhythm section and masterful harmonica and vocals from Mick himself. Don't miss this one!
04:10PM - 5:00PM - THE ALL-STAR LOUISIANA ZYDECO REVUE
A combination from the Big Easy and The Chardonnay Sippers come together for this stirring mix of zydeco passion!!
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