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CHRIS MAWER BAND                    (NSW)
3 PIECE
West Coast Blues Jump Groove Band

Male vocals/electric and double bass, keys/vocals, drums
option: guitar

One of our most popular blues bands: COOL WEST COAST blues come out to play with frontman Chris Mawer delivers witty lyrics with a rich vocal styling with his awesome voice. Their repertoire and self penned songs have been drawn from their experiences on their USA gig tour. Mawer has played with other Blues notables such as Jan Preston, Harper, Ray Beadle, L'il Fi, Pyshco Zydeco. “Blues music is honest. It deals with everyday ups and downs in a unique way,” says Mawer. “I’ll always have the Blues - it’s my life.” he says. His 4 piece line up features the queen of jive piano Ali Penn., Festival credits include: Blues on Broadbeach 2007, Australian Blues Festival (Goulburn) 2007, Gympie Muster, Thredbo Blues. This band gets any crowd going no matter what musical persuasion!

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SPECTRUM PLAYS THE BLUES          (VIC) 3-4 PIECE Australian Blues and rock. Oz history band

Vocals/harmonica/guitar, bass, drums

Remember the hit "I'll be gone" with the famous lyrics lead in by the iconic blues harp of Mike Rudd.... "someday l'll have money.... money isn't easy to come by..." Spectrum is one our favourite Australian bands. In the 70's they were in the vanguard of progressive rock in Australia, and they left a legacy of innovative and imaginative music. The Band went through many morphes... into the Indeliable Murtceps, Ariel, Mike Rudd and the Heaters.... Today Spectrum has reformed as a one of the tightest trios and good time music bands you can enjoy! Harp, Guitar, Drums and the voices!
From light instrumentals to the most driving and inspiring rock songs, this band has the tightest rhythmn section we've heard for a long time... Featuring the wonderful musicality and talents of founders Mike Rudd and Bill Putt with Robbo on drums... They put on a great show!

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LOUIS KING & THE LIARS CLUB (VIC)

3 piece. Guitar/vocals, bass, drums

King creates a euphoric sense of community and exultation, which emanates from every beat, every lyric and transcends all age and gender. It’s a wonderful thing to see music bring people together so completely. But that’s what music is about, and Louis King has it down to an art. Since 1996 Louis king has been paying his dues all over the world. Highlights include being a featured performer 4 years at the Byron bar blues and roots festival,playing the British Blues festival at Burnley UK in 2007, 3 tours in Europe as well as support slots for BB king Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan.

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BRIDIE KING & ZYDECO KULTURE

5 piece. Accordian, keys, drums, bass, guitar

Bridie King has long been considered one of Australia's top Blues and Boogie pianists. She has also been described as a driving force in the Sydney blues scene for 3 decades (FM Magazine, 08).

Get on board a roots music express as Bridie, on piano, organ and piano accordion, takes you on a wild musical journey from Kansas City down through Memphis, Mississippi and all the way to New Orleans. The ride takes in all musical whistle stops - boogie woogie, blues, soul and zydeco.