Phil Para at Way Out West Dec 8, 2019

Recently, I discovered that Phil is another Kiwi musician who arrived in Australia during the years the book covers (1959 - 1976). He arrived in 1974. And started life in Oz, not in the traditional main cities like Sydney or Melbourne as most other Kiwi musicians did but he went to WA with mates who … Continue reading Phil Para at Way Out West Dec 8, 2019

Dave Hogan & some of the Hounds at the Espy Sunday Nov 17, 2019

The first thing that was apparent on Sunday was that NY bass player Jerome wasn't in the line-up. Neither was drummer Ash. But on the drummer's seat was Robbo from Spectrum. Spectrum has had less gigs recently as their bass player Broc has been under the surgeon's knife. So that was 3 of the Heinous … Continue reading Dave Hogan & some of the Hounds at the Espy Sunday Nov 17, 2019

‘Blues Portrait’ – Pauline Bailey

Beautifully presented, Blues Portrait by artist Pauline Bailey was launched last Sunday at the Rainbow in Fitzroy. The bar was packed & lots of those present are people whose profiles are in the book. The book features short chapters of 45 contemporary blues musicians most Australian born; all based in Australia. Each chapter begins with a brief summary … Continue reading ‘Blues Portrait’ – Pauline Bailey

Doubleshot of Blues (with John Williams) at the Spiegeltent Oct 20, 2019

On Sunday Doubleshot played in the Spiegeltent as part of the Cooper's Blues Music Festival. The festival was a day-long event run on the stage in the tent & another outside; alternating between the two areas. Despite the tent being a long way from Federation Square there were lots of people around, listening to the … Continue reading Doubleshot of Blues (with John Williams) at the Spiegeltent Oct 20, 2019