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Blues Artist Profiles: page 2
BLUES BANDS - ELECTRIC, JUMP, ROCKABILLLY, SWING, DANCE

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FINN                                              (NSW)
3 PIECE
Australian blues of opinion

Finn are a funky rhythm and blues band, who plays a wide range of crowd grabbing standards, peppered with provocative originals. The Band is made up of seasoned professional performers with innumerable recording and Major Tour credits, the Band has been performing for six years and in that time they have produced 4 cd’s and are currently working on the fifth. Finn have performed at almost every major blues festival in Australia and are constantly touring the country. Their first cd no relation was recorded from may to June 2000 at A# sharp studios and released in October of that year. As winners of the SBS performers of the year, Finn went to Memphis to compete in the IBC in Feb. ‘05. Finn are joined on Stage by guest vocalists and instrumentalists to augment the sound in larger venues Finn are. Jim Finn vocals and drums. Slinky Pete on bass and Paul Surany guitar and vocals. A top band for that does a mix of covers and great blues and really get the dancefloor pumping!

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DJ GOSPER AND THE HOT FLUSH BLUES BAND     (ACT)
5 PIECE BAND funky blues  (blues harp/female voclas, guitar/males vocals, drums, keys, bass)

Vocals/harmonica, guitar/vocals, drums, bass, guitar

KarismaKatz are DJ Gosper (vocals, blues-harps) and Christo Carlsen (acoustic guitar and vocals).

This Canberra-based duo have been touring the countryside, playing a satisfying mix of jazz, blues and roots-inspired music, and receiving enthusiastic accolades along the way! Their superb synchronicity, fine musicianship and crowd-pleasing commitment to their songs is winning audiences over everywhere they play. KarismaKatz original songs are interspersed with jazz, blues and roots covers. In 2007, DJ scooped the Canberra Blues Society Music Awards, winning 3 of the 6 categories - Best Vocalist, Best Instrumentalist and Best Song (Burn Baby Burn co-written with Christo).  DJ and Christo are engaging performers with an unpretentious audience rapport. Their performances are often intense, moving and thoroughly entertaining. See why they have been described as: “refreshingly original”, “spellbinding” and “world class”.  The full band has a very much full on rock blues edge with a whaling harp from DJ Gosper and plenty of dance music!

 

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JONNO & THE ZILBERFISH LITTLE BIG BAND     (ACT)
8 PIECE BAND jump blues

Vocals/guitar, drums, double bass,  keys, sax, trombone, trumpet

This big band lineup cooks with the polished Jonno Zilber on vocals and guitar leading the charge. Sophisticated swing and jump blues, always has the dancefloor pumping! Just simply impressive with a collection of original and cover material. Enjoy a 'Zoot Zuit riot of a time! in the vane of the big swing bands of the past! The band features some of Canberra's top blues and jazz musicicans - a fabulous cocktail of music. They always have the dancefloor pumping!

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CHASE THE SUN (NSW)
3 PIECE hard rockin’ acoustic and electric and slide blues

Vocals/guitar, drums, bass

Chase The Sun is a soulful hard rockin’ acoustic three-piece with a new album in the can and a hunger for the stage. Formed in late 2006 around blues guitar star-on-the-rise Jan Rynsaardt, Chase The Sun have energetically propelled forth and got a lot done in a short time... Jan (rhymes with Yarn) Rynsaardt, whose indisputable talent has earned him a reputation among the Sydney blues fraternity, has been strumming strings since the age of 7 and was into the heavy guitar sounds of AC/DC and Metallica since the first grade. “I was playing all sorts of stuff through school but when I heard Joe Satriani, that’s when I knew I wanted to be a guitar player” recalls Rynsaardt of his 20-year focus. Satriani lead to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn who took Rynsaardt back to the blues. “Stevie-Ray pushed me in an early direction: back to the blues masters like BB King, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter”. Great new flavour on the blues scene! WINNER OF 2008 CHAIN AWARD: "best song", "best band"!

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MASON RACK BAND (QLD)
3 piece blues  Slidin' Rockin' blues show

Vocals/guitar, drums, bass

The fabulous Mason Rack Band always make a room cook, with their slick showman blues. With Mason's outstanding vocals, guitar and lap slide guitar and even drum duels, Mason continues to deliver a high impact performances to audiences everywhere he and his members appear. Together with his band, Mason feels most comfortable playing blues, rock and original live music locally and interstate. Personally invited to East Coast Blues & Roots festival, Mason Rack Band have leaped into the higher performing end of live acts. There's a great drum duel, where Mason gets into the audience playing drums on all things surrounding him, returns to Jay (the band's drummer), then duels it out in synch with the audience left gob smacked, people have never seen anything like it.These guys are the next real thing. Suitable for quality pubs, clubs and festival concerts.

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ANNI PIPER (NSW)
3 PIECE
Texas blues waving the Australian flag
Vocals/bass, drums, guitar

 “…the rhythm section cooks , the leads are clean and Anni's slightly gravely alto voice stands out with it's clarity and pitch. Anni's bass playing is solid and in the groove…. Anni Piper has arrived, and you would do well to invite her in.”
   “Sticks” Randall Ierna, Ranluron Music, BMI (USA)

Sultry, sensual and with a voice as smooth as honey, Anni is a dynamic performer and insightful composer. She is currently turning heads throughout Australia and the world with her unique take on Texas blues. Anni won the category of ‘Best New Talent’ at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards, and received a nomination for ‘Best Female Vocal’. Anni also gained first place in the 2004 ABC Radio ‘Fresh Air’ competition. She was a top 5 finalist in the blues category of the 2004 MusicOz competition, and most recently achieved 2nd place in the blues category of the 2005 Australian National Songwriting Contest. Anni has received airplay on Triple J’s ‘Roots ‘n All’ program, ABC Radio National, and community stations around Australia. Her songs are broadcast on radio programs in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America. A class act, her 3 piece band is perfect for corporate functions with a bit of grunt, private parties, quality pubs/clubs and festivals. (Courtesy of artist website)

 

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