Empire Blues + Diamond Dave & the Doodaddies
Empire Blues | 7.30pm
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, so in addition to their existing material the band will be performing a selection of new songs compiled over the last couple of months.
The band features prominent Western Australian blues musicians Andrew McIlroy (guitar/vocal), Alan Dawson (bass guitar/vocal) and Frank Shinall (drums).
Diamond Dave & the Doodaddies | 8.45pm
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Diamond Dave and The Doodaddies are a four piece Chicago style Blues Band offering a solid selection of uplifting grooves covering swinging shuffles, soul, boogaloo, ‘cry in your beer’ blues and more. Featuring the sensational harmonica playing of “Diamond” Dave Billing and the red hot guitar chops of Dave Brewer, the doodaddies, prove not only that the roots of the blues are strong and far reaching , but the future of the blues is bright.
The Doodaddies are: Dave Billing ( Harp and Vocals), Dave Brewer (Guitar and Vocals), Yugon Chobanoff (Drums), John Wilson (Bass).