Brett Hardwick Trio + Big Town Players
Brett Hardwick Trio | 7.30pm
Brett is one of Perth’s best known guitarists. Mixing blues with jazz, funk, country and rock, he has forged his own style. Beginning on the classical guitar at 6 years old, discovering Jimi Hendrix at 15, studying jazz at the WA Conservatorium and then working professionally in various Rock and contemporary bands has led Brett to a point where he fronts his own band, reinventing covers or performing originals. Acts he has supported include the Bull Sisters and Renae Geyer. Nominated for the 2007 Music Oz awards Brett is always inventive and original.
Big Town Players | 8.45pm
Big Town Players play old school Rhythm and Blues with new school Rock attitude. We’re talking Real Rhythm and Blues! Like that originally played in America in the ‘50s and ‘60s, which we’ve married to modern day rock producing an infectious repertoire with tongue in cheek lyrics that will have you dancing from the get-go. This gig will be the launch of their latest C.D.
MEMBERS: Phil Bradley (guitar and vocals) is one of Perth’s major guitar-slingers! He has been a member of legendary outfits such as The Mutants of Desire, Brutus, Subtruck, Steve Tallis and The Snakes of Desire, Polite Society, and The Jets to name just a few. He has embraced the chance to embellish the BTPs with his inimitable style and his inimitable voice.
Howie Smallman (blues harmonica and vocals) has been heavily influenced by the old Chicago blues blowers, providing gun harp in many Perth bands over decades. These include Salty Dog, The West Coast Rhythm Kings, Jaywalkers, Sneekers, Dave Hole, Feet First, The Body and Fender Band, The Hips, Smeeton and Smallman, and Datura4.
Phil Riseborough (drums and vocals) has been a stalwart of this big town’s music scene, applying his percussive skills in the ‘70s to such outfits as Spinifex and Twice Shy. Phil later became a top sound engineer to Perth bands as diverse as The Stems and Matt Taylor. Phil returned to the drummer’s stool in the naughties with The Hips, and now BTPs.