OK, I admit it. I am a sucker for female vocalists belting out the blues, so what an extra special treat last night with 3 of the very best giving their all, and then some. Fiona Boyes headlined the night with her amazing variety of sensitive and sensual melody, contrasted by some real in your face, raucous power. Next up was one of my all time favourite stage presences in Christine Manetta with an all-to-short set which included The Doors “Roadhouse Blues” … *swoon*!! Thanks so much for that Christine!! Finally was the newcomer to the EBC in Nicole Nehemia, a real bundle of personality, style and talent – totally infectious and utterly engaging. So, what an end to the year – three beautiful ladies hammering out great blues supported by the incredible talent of the EBC allstars and the likes of Jesse Valach, Rod Paine and sooo many more amazing musicians. All I can say is “roll on 2014!” Have an amazing Christmas and New Year everyone and thanks!
Sunday night was Elwood Blues Club’s first birthday at their current venue, the Greyhound Hotel. What a fantastic way to celebrate with the in your face Chigaco Blues of Greg Dodd and Dan Dinnen. Couple this with exceptional sets by jammers (particularly Christine Manetta singing The Doors) and you have an electric evening.
Every Sunday night from 5.30 people… get on it.. it’s exceptional!!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to Elwood Blues Club and I had missed it. Sunday was another excellent night hosted by the powerful Tracey Miller, raunching it up with the best of them! If you haven’t done it yet, get yourselves down to the Greyhound Hotel in St Kilda and join some of the best blues musicians in Australia every Sunday evening. You won’t be disappointed!
Blues singer of the year awards at Greyhound Hotel. This was the cream of blues players and just an amazing night of entertainment. Won by the personable Rod Payne and band, it really was hard to pick a winner. The venue was bursting at the seams with appreciative blues lovers and there wasn’t a face to be seen without a broad grin. Excellent! A tough night for photographers, trying to squeeze long lens past enthusiastic audiences… no matter…