Tuesday Live Blues – CHRISTINA CROFTS

MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB
Tuesday 26th MARCH 2019 • FREE ENTRY, all welcome!
8pm: Feature act: CHRISTINA CROFTS (NSW)
9pm – 11pm: Blues Jam (Jammers to register by 8:30pm)
6:30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals

CHRISTINA CROFTS – a warm and engaging performer with a wealth of life experiences, Christina is respected among her peers as a talented lead/slide guitarist with a distinctive sound and style.

A review of Christina’s ‘Midnight Train’ album describes her as “Lucinda Williams meets Rory Gallagher down under” (Ron from Rootstime), and it is considered by many to be a fitting description. Perhaps this is evidence of the variety of influences, which have shaped her musical direction, having been raised in a household, which enjoyed music of all styles and flavours ranging from country, rock and blues through to classical, as well as the traditional music from her Scandinavian/German ancestors.

FREE entry, but if you’d like to reserve a table spot, please visit the MBAS website to book: https://www.mbas.org.au/house-of-blues-26-03-2019

Tuesday Live Blues – Feature act: THE JUMP CATS

MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB
Tuesday 26th FEBRUARY 2019 • FREE ENTRY, all welcome!
8pm: Feature act: THE JUMP CATS
9pm – 11pm: Blues Jam (Jammers to register by 8:30pm)
6:30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals

THE JUMP CATS play uptempo Rhythm & Blues – it really jumps! Popular in the 1940’s, this style of Rhythm & Blues was a precursor to early Rock’n’Roll. This popular 4 piece outfit is fronted by Chris ‘Stibbo’ Hanger (blues harp, vocals) with Mark ‘Harpo’ Greenway (guitar), Jeff Walters (double bass) and Alf Mott (drums). Swing, sway and have a good time jumping along to these guys!

FREE entry, but if you’d like to reserve a table spot, please visit the MBAS website to book: https://www.mbas.org.au/house-of-blues-26-02-2019

Photo credit: Sean Clohesy

Tuesday Blues – NATHAN BERETTA BAND

This Tuesday at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB the feature act of the week is NATHAN BERETTA BAND

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

NATHAN BERETTA BAND

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.

NATHAN BERETTA made his mark on the Australian Blues scene with the multiple award-winning Blues band ‘Blue Eyes Cry’. Touring and playing just about every Blues festival and venue in the country, Nathan has earned respect from blues fans all over.

Growing up with Blues, Jazz and Soul in the household, Nathan has brought his own unique style to the table. Influenced by artists such as Ronnie Earl, Albert Collins, Guy King and Jimmie Vaughn, Nathan plays from the soul with an “all killer, no filler” approach.

After taking a year off performing live to refresh, regroup and write a stack of new material, Nathan is back on the scene with his debut ‘solo’ album “Where I Belong”, recorded with some of Melbourne’s finest Blues musicians – Craig Strain (bass) , Ezra Lee (piano) and Cameron Smith (drums). Nathan and band present a special preview performance of the album at the MBAS House of Blues on Tuesday 27th November.

If Fender guitar tones and traditional feel is your thing, then Nathan Beretta is an act not to be missed!

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Tuesday Blues – DAN DINNEN & SHORTY

This Tuesday at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB the feature act of the week is DAN DINNEN & SHORTY

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

DAN DINNEN & SHORTY

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.

DAN DINNEN & SHORTY sees one of the Australian Blues Scene’s most dynamic performing artists team up with one its most exciting and original drummer/percussionists.

Dan Dinnen is a blues singer/songwriter, harmonica player and guitar finger-picker who delivers a swag of original tunes that run the gamut from smoking ballads to juke-joint boogies and grooves. He’s an energetic performer who combines originality with an old-time blues feel and style.

Dan Dinnen is one of the most authentic blues voices on the scene, but with an individual sound.”  – Helen Jennings, PBSfm.

Dan was the 2016 MBAS Blues Performer Of The Year (Solo/Duo Category), a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN and a Chain Award recipient (Group Of The Year 2016) for his work as lead vocalist and harp player with Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men.

Drummer/percussionist Anthony “Shorty” Shortte is best known for his work with ARIA award-winning blues act Collard Greens and Gravy. Shorty’s unique approach to the drum-kit helped to create a rolling, rollicking, juke-joint sound that captivated audiences at gigs and festivals around the country for 20 years.

Dan and Shorty have a ball as they weave rhythms around each-other’s playing, delivering blues that simply grooves!

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Tuesday Blues – SPOONFUL

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

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

SPOONFUL

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.

SPOONFUL are celebrated regulars across Melbourne’s live music scene, with over 21 years together as a band.

With a sound wholeheartedly embracing rhythm and blues, soul and rock’n roll, Spoonful features Paul Winstanley on Bass, David Lord on Keys/Vocals/Harp and brothers Andre and Kit Warhurst on guitar/vocals and drums/vocals respectively. They mine their wealth of collective music experience to create something that is uniquely their own and much loved by their legion of fans. Formed originally as a fun, party offshoot of Manic Suede in the early 90’s, Spoonful has happily ticked along in the background while members concentrated their individual efforts on various related and unrelated projects, with Spoonful serving as something of a musical “home base”.

The number of people who have witnessed a Spoonful live show over the years is nothing short of amazing. That they come back again and again is testament to the songs, the sounds, the authenticity of the band’s shtick and the flat-out great performances. Music fans love them. Other musicians, their contemporaries, love them too. Significantly, Spoonful have consistently made live music venues and promoters very happy. Over their incredible 21 year journey, they have developed into a rusted on gem of the Melbourne music scene.

With four full length albums to their name, Spoonful are in the kind of shape many other bands can only dream of. For Spoonful, the thrill hasn’t gone. In fact it just keeps getting better.

“The band’s taut and smoldering attack can sound like Cream, Traffic or Booker T & the MG’s. When Spoonful takes the stage, it’s so cool that people in the crowd elbow each other.”  Michael Dwyer, The Age July 2014.

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Tuesday Blues – PJ O’BRIEN BAND

This Tuesday at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB the feature act of the week is PJ O’BRIEN BAND

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

PJ O’BRIEN BAND

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.

PJ O’BRIEN BAND knows how to get a Blues party started! PJ’s blistering fretwork  has been turning heads from Perth to Memphis, Chicago, Austin, London, Singapore and back again. Driven by fat and funky guitar and accompanied by smooth, soul-filled vocals, PJ’s music has received widespread acclaim. His Blues exude both a retro and modern feel, delivering award-winning songwriting and spine-tingling dynamics. Tom Hyslop of Blues Revue USA has labelled PJ ‘a talent to watch’ and Al Hensley of Rhythms Magazine Australia named him ‘one of the brightest talents to emerge on the Aussie Blues scene in a long while… an international Blues star on the rise’.

PJ has won numerous music awards over the years and in February 2017, the PJ O’Brien Band represented the Sydney Blues Society for the second time at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA, reaching the semi-finals from a field of over one hundred and twenty American and International acts.

PJ has played multiple times at Australia’s premier Blues festivals such as Blues at Bridgetown (WA), Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW), Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW) Gympie Muster (QLD), Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival (NSW), Blues on Broadbeach (QLD) Echuca Winter Blues Festival (VIC) and the Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), as well as top Sydney music venues including the Basement, The Vanguard and the Factory Theatre.

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Tuesday Blues – White Lightning

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

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

WHITE LIGHTING

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.

WHITE LIGHTING deliver fiery grooves from the Yarra Delta, injected with a bit of badass. This powerful Rock-Blues duo from Melbourne, features blistering slide guitar licks from Sean McConnell and driving grooves from Benny Gerrard on drums.

The pair teamed up in 2015, sharing a mutual love of thick Blues tones, coupled with Rock n Roll rhythms. Together they concocted a whiskey drenched, 120-proof blend of Hill-Country, fingerpicking Blues and slide guitar delivered with Chicago style crunch. With influences ranging from R.L Burnside and Son House through to The White Stripes, White Lightning has been moving hips and wetting lips as they perform at bars and venues across Victoria, and Blues festivals across Australia. They independently released their first album in 2015, titled ‘Gone to Your Head’ – the name a hat-tip to R.L Burnside who was a key influence in the boy’s music. Following the success of that release, White Lightning released ‘Mongrel Blood’ independently in July 2017 to critical acclaim.

Tuesday Blues – KEY GRIP (ACT)

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

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

KEY GRIP

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.

KEY GRIP – “It’s Gotta Swing”! This Canberra, ACT based act sets a high bar for Blues wherever they play. Exploring the many shades of Blues – up tempo and slower tunes, tunes with tasty, interesting progressions and great lyrics. The band draws on a range of influences from Blues stalwarts like Percy Mayfield and B.B. King through to the soul, gospel and blues of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Earl King. At every gig they take you on a tour of the Blues and get you up and dancing.

Fronted by stunningly soulful vocalist Angela Lount (one of Australia’s best-kept musical secrets), and with the killer rhythm section of Mitch Preston and James Luke, the stage is set for the rest of the band: Dave Blanken on guitar, Leo Joseph (band founder) on keys, vocals, and Melbourne’s own James LeFevre on saxophone – to bring you a great night’s entertainment.

Photo credit: Murray Foote

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Tuesday Blues – SEAN ‘JUKEBOY’ EMMETT joins T.K. REEVE to serve up a double Blues treat at MBAS!

This Tuesday at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB the feature act of the week is the SEAN ‘JUKEBOY’ EMMETT joins T.K. REEVE.

6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals – $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Dessert or $35 for 3 Courses!

8pm: Feature act:

SEAN ‘JUKEBOY’ EMMETT joins T.K. REEVE to serve up a double Blues treat

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.

SEAN ‘JUKEBOY’ EMMETT joins T.K. REEVE to serve up a double Blues treat at MBAS!

Originally from Kiama NSW, Sean ‘JukeBoy’ Emmett isnow Melbourne-based and an active musician building a solid reputation on the Melbourne Blues scene. Whether it be playing guitar in the Aria award-winning band ‘Collard Greens & Gravy’, sitting in for other bands on harmonica, or leading his own band of all-star players, Sean knows how to create dynamics within the various Blues styles and brings a unique attitude to every performance. His music influences range from Jimmy Reed to T-Bone Walker, and if you like your Chicago Blues down-home, boogie swingin’ and your ballads lonesome, then JukeBoy Emmett’s show will be one that leaves you wanting more!

T.K. Reeve is based in Melbourne and well-known as a double bassist in various band lineups, but primarily is a guitarist and singer playing in the Blues style.

His original songs hark back to early roots music, with a more modern perspective. Playing baritone electric guitars, he conveys everything from ballads to energetic dance numbers, delivering a spontaneous and dynamic show. Appearing at regional and interstate festivals, in addition to regular spots around Melbourne and as a feature artist on the legendary Blues Train in Queenscliff,

T.K.’s music heroes and influences shine through from the greats including Charley Patton, Elmore James, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Jimmie Rodgers and Louis Jordan.

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LIVE MUSIC – Lady & The Tramps

Lady & The Tramps are coming to shake the Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club this September. You can expect all the hits from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s to current hits of today.

A duo like no other, Lady & The Tramps have such a great time entertaining the crowds and getting everyone up grooving on the dancefloor.

For over 2 years Tania Cassidy and Steve Simpson have been wowing venues and crowds throughout their amazing journey.

Lady & The Tramps comprise of:

Vocalist -Tania Cassidy has been singing and entertaining crowds for years. She was born to perform having played with Frenz &
Chain of Fools

Guitar/Vocals- Steve Simpson has been playing and working in the music industry and in bands like
Decoder
Nightshift
Club Kenny
The Crossing

If its a night of fun and dancing you want then Lady & The Tramps know how to deliver. Tickets are only $10 at the door. We look forward to seeing you all on the dance floor Saturday September 22nd