Catch frontman Rupert Guenther and his awesome band featuring Rupert Guenther on electric violin, Aaron Powell on guitar, John McNair on bass and Ian Ironside on drums playing some blues at The Perth Blues Club onTuesday 8 September at 7.30 pm. Renowned for his unique bluesbreakers electric violin sound, Rupert is one of the noticeable new wave of original blues players, spanning unplugged through to blistering electric sounds from his gold top electric violin. Having spent two decades working as sideman to the stars (Sir George Martin, Olivia-Newton John, Demis Roussos, John Farnham, and projects with players from Procol Harum, Daddy Cool, Little River Band, and Frank Zappa band), he is enjoying sharing his music in more intimate venues with local audiences again. Don’t miss this!
Dynamic blues power outfit Empire Blues’ primary influences come from the British Blues invasion of the 1960s. Initially, the band took its material from this period, but over time it has moved on to performing more original material in the belief that for blues music to evolve, you can’t keep just repeating the past. The band has taken advantage of the recent lockdown to write some new songs to perform as well as currently working on a new C.D.
The band features prominent Western Australian blues musicians Andrew McIlroy
(guitar/vocal), Alan Dawson (bass guitar/vocal) and Frank Shinall (drums).