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!!
This is the way I heard the story. My son, after “a few drinks” sort out the owner of the On Top and told him he liked his venue and this his band would be a perfect fit. The owner asked where the band had played before and was told “oh, the espy, the hifi blah blah”. The owner said Yes, it would be a good fit and here is a 4 hour slot. My son left the bar thinking.. hmmm, I better find a band and a way to fill 4 hours. So he mustered all his highly talented circle of friends and filled the 4 hours and the bar in a great evening of excellent musis and particularly non-PC humour (his mother is still blushing). I think last night was the fourth such night and they never disappoint.. What a LOT of fun! Thanks guys…