Dom Zurzolo Band | 7.30pm
Back at iconic establishment the Perth Blues Club for a rocking night of original songs as well as some old favourites – Dom Zurzolo is a long-time blues club member and established local musician who brings an original style of impressive progressive guitar and smooth laid-back vocals to the stage. Be prepared to be blown away by the sensational musicianship from this local singer-songwriter.
Accompanying Dom will be his son Anthony, an up-and-coming drummer, who has been performing from a young age in the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band and Mazenod Concert Band. Anthony was only 17 years old when he recorded drums on Dom’s 2020 release ‘Accensa’, debuting his tight grooves and intricate beat patterns. On the bass is Dom’s daughter Veronica, a singer-songwriter-guitarist for local act Dolce Blue, who performed from a young age in the Kalamunda Youth Swing band and studied at WAAPA. The night will also feature a very special guest, Ingrid Zurzolo strumming on the guitar and singing backup vocals.
Mo’ Candy | 8.45pm
With Trevor Jalla and his guitar cooking up a swingin’ mix of Texas shuffles, New Orleans funk, 60’s soul-jazz and gritty Chicago boogie.
The engine behind the band is the inimitable Hammond organ of Bob Patient. A blues icon in his own right, Patient is one of Australia ’s finest players and regularly performs with international acts including Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges and Dave Hole. His fat bass lines and thick chord-melody approach set up the foundation for the trio’s unique sound.
Drummer extraordinaire Joe Valentine is equally at home in the blues, jump, funk, soul-jazz and hard bop idioms. He adds a groove that draws deep from the rich history of African-American music, yet continues to push the band’s musical boundaries with a contemporary sound and approach.
Bill Rogers (Zydecats) on honking tenor saxophone – bringing all the class, swagger and energy that always makes for a most memorable night. Be sure to catch Mo’ Candy for a mo’ better time!