Danny Loong's Universal Blues
Charles Hotel


Charles Hotel
509 Charles Street

Next Event


14 May 2019


19:30 - 23:00


$20 (non-members), $10 (members)

Danny Loong’s Universal Blues

7.30pm Hot Biscuit Band

A band of veteran players, headed by Rick Steele with a mix of blues and laid-back country rock, The Hot Biscuit Band manages to cultivate a definitive Australian imagery with its music, rather than merely reproducing American roots music. The band took its name from the legendary “King Biscuit Time” radio show, which brought music to generations of black Americans throughout the Mississippi Delta and beyond, spawning the career of BB King, among others and often cited as the birthplace of rock’n’roll. In a similar vein, the Hot Biscuit Band has fostered the talents of many fledgling performers over the years, but retained the integral unit that made the band popular in Australia and NZ. The re-united 2011 band features Rick Steele with Richie Pavledis and Marc Gordon.

8.45pm Danny Loong’s Universal Blues

Danny Loong’s Universal Blues, or Ublues, is one of Singapore’s most well-known acts, having travelled extensively and being lauded by critics as one of the best blues bands in Asia.
Led by Danny Loong, Ublues has performed in Australia, Spain, Italy, America and throughout Asia. Their debut album “Get on the Blues Train” received favourable reviews internationally especially in the US and Australia, with many lauding them as a crucial part of the local blues revival.
In the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA, the band received critical acclaim and went on to be the first Asian act invited to perform in Bluesfest 2004, a prestigious festival held in Byron Bay, Australia. They have performed on the same bill as such iconic performers like James Brown and a string of luminaries including Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Bob Dylan and John Legend.
Danny Loong will be joined on stage by Trevor Jalla to reform their band Universal Blues.

9.45pm Singapore Sling

Stick around and catch the last act. It will be a combination of the musos who perform ealier that night. A session to get together and have fun!


Doors open 7pm

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