Tuesday Blues – DREAMBOOGIE

This Tuesday at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB the feature act of the week is DREAMBOOGIE.

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals.
8pm: Feature act: DREAMBOOGIE

9pm – 11pm: Blues Jam (Jammers to register by 8.30pm)

MBAS ‘House of Blues’ FREE every Tuesday night at FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB Cnr Smithfield & Racecourse Rds Flemington. Come down early and take advantage of our delicious Blues Menu and huge Craft Beer selection. We have plenty of seating, tables and parking. If you’d like to reserve a table, please phone or SMS 0425 776 613.

DREAMBOOGIE re-imagine and re-interpret the songs of great trailblazing Blues performers, with a growing repertoire of their own material, for today’s audience. Incorporating contemporary sounds and fresh arrangements, Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B. Dillon (drums), retain the essential spirit and attitude of old Blues – with new ‘tude.

Since their formation in early 2010, Dreamboogie have constantly toured Australia, appearing at Blues festivals and venues in major cities and regional areas, performed on Blues Trains and Blues Cruises, been part of live-to-air radio show transmissions, and built up up a solid, ever-growing fan base in the process. A tight music unit with a reputation for delivering entertaining, engaging, impassioned live performances with Bluesy style and flair, Dreamboogie remain in high demand as a feature act at all kinds of venues and events.

Festivals at which Dreamboogie have appeared include: Australian Blues Festival (Goulburn NSW), Winter Blues Festival (Echuca VIC), Broadbeach Blues Festival (Goldcoast QLD), Brunswick Music Festival (Melbourne VIC), Queenscliff Music Festival (VIC), Docklands Blues Music Festival (Melbourne VIC), Gympie Muster (QLD), Melbourne Fringe Festival (VIC), Sydney Blues & Roots Festival (NSW), WestOz Blues Festival (Bolgart WA), Mordialloc Food & Wine Festival (VIC), Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC), Uranquinty Folk Festival (NSW), RAW Festival (VIC) and many more. Along the way, Dreamboogie have released 3 albums, each of which has charted on the Australian Blues & Roots Chart with their debut album, I’m Ready, attaining the Number #1 position.

In 2011 and 2015, Dreamboogie won the PBS106.7FM-sponsored MBAS Blues Performer of the Year Challenge, both times representing the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, USA and reaching the Semi-Finals.

Live photography: Holly Erin Campbell

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Tuesday Blues – DREAMBOOGIE LIVE AUG 22

This Week at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB our Feature Act:

DREAMBOOGIE

As usual it is FREE ENTRY, and all are welcome to Flem-Ken Tuesdays’ House of Blues!
6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals. Get down early to enjoy our Blues Menu (VIEW HERE) and whet your whistle on our Huge Craft Beer Selection (VIEW HERE)

8pm: Feature act: DREAMBOOGIE
9pm – 11pm: Blues Jam (Jammers to register by 8.30pm)

If you’d like to reserve a table, please phone or SMS 0425 776 613.

DREAMBOOGIE
Formed early in 2010, and named after vintage American jazz/ blues writer Langston Hughes’ famed poem “Dream Boogie”, Dreamboogie, are an act that is determined to create their own voice in Blues music. Bringing together Rebecca Davey (vocals), Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B. Dillon (drums), Dreamboogie have twice won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) annual Blues Challenge, which has sent them to Memphis USA to represent Australia and compete at the International Blues Challenge – in both 2012 and 2016.

Rebecca is a powerful vocalist and an entertaining performer with a commanding stage presence. Her ability to engage an audience with a unique lyric interpretation, demonstrates that the Blues is as much about storytelling, as it is about instrumental prowess.

Before joining the Dreamboogie lineup, Sam performed with Wollongong Blues vocalist and bass player, Anni Piper (who has since moved to the USA and carved out her own impressive Blues music career). Sam is one of the most talented young innovators on Blues guitar, bringing with him a truckload of new Blues riffs and licks.

Connor has a Bachelor Of Music from the University of Tasmania, and the bass guitar rarely leaves his grip. Before Dreamboogie, Connor played bass in variety of acts, and toured widely in Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Connor’s unique fretless bass playing style contributes to Dreamboogie’s signature grooves.

With a wealth of experience as a musician and recording engineer, both in Australia and internationally, Robert ensures a steady hand in the drumming and percussion department. Robert is renown and respected stalwart of the Australian music industry, who has performed with some of Australia’s leading artists, both on record and live.

In the 7 years that they have been performing together, Melbourne-based Dreamboogie have turned heads, opened ears, and made a significant impact on the Australian Blues scene – touring Nationally and performing regular shows at venues in Melbourne and throughout Victoria.