Eugene Bridges
Charles Hotel


Charles Hotel
509 Charles Street

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09 Apr 2019


19:30 - 23:00


$30 (non-members), $20 (members)

Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges

7.30 Trevor Jalla

Blues, gospel, funk, folk and soul – music that speaks from the heart, to the heart. These are the styles Trevor Jalla grew up on, raised in a musical family and taught piano by his mother at the age of 5. Trevor Jalla has been fronting the Perth-born, Singapore-based universal blues band (aka ublues), with whom he performed at the International Blues Challenge and BB King’s Club (Memphis, USA), Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago, USA), Byron Bay Blues and Roots Music Festival (NSW, Australia), No Black Tie (KL, Malaysia) as well as Blues at Bridgetown and the Perth Blues Club in Western Australia. Other career highlights include jamming with Robben Ford (Singapore, 2004), The Holmes Brothers (UbluesFest 2002) and with the Enrico Crivellaro Trio, (feat. Alberto Marsico and Gio Rossi), Finis Tasby (USA),and with Natalie Gillespie supporting Diesel aka Mark Lizotte, and recently, performing at the inaugural Miri International Jazz Festival (Malaysia). Now, he fronts his own swinging’ trio Mo’ Candy, performs as an acoustic solo artist and has performed with Mounty Gospel Choir (tenor vocals/ guitar), The Natalie Gillespie Band and Djiva (prev. Yowarliny).

8.45pm Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges

Twenty years ago in 1999, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, made his first Australian visit and ever since those first sellout shows he has been coming back – at least once a year (sometimes twice), right through until 2019. During that time he has played in every Australian State, every capital city and numerous regional and country towns. It’s testament to his popularity and the many friends he has made here that he returns every year for the Australian summer, always with something new but always with a wonderful songbook of original tunes that he has written and recorded over the past two decades.
Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges has been a man on a mission since 1966 when his Dad Otheneil Bridges Sr, *(aka “Hideaway Slim”) gave him his first guitar. Eugene sees himself as an important link between the past, present and future of the blues. This has always been a part of his message and the music that he both writes and recalls from the greats – the elder musicians he has looked up to for over 50 years.
On each show around the world Eugene brings into view the ‘yesterday’ that he feels has been overlooked along the way, but needs to be heard. Eugene’s music goes way back to the sounds of the Church and his gospel roots – where many of the musical styles we hear in blues, jazz, pop, rock and country originated.
Determined never to let this story fade away or be forgotten, Eugene dedicates part of his show to many of the greats who have influenced him like B.B. King and Sam Cooke.
His latest CD – Live in Tallahassee’ is an authentic down home live recording in which  Eugene takes you to the classic old juke joint – just like it was when he was a small boy touring with his Daddy. It’s a performance recalling the old days when you just sang from the heart, even if you were just sitting on the front porch.
In 2017 The US Jus’ Blues Music Foundation announced that Eugene Hideaway Bridges was to be their 2017 honoree for the Albert King Lifetime Award, “The Lucy Award”, for his outstanding contributions in continuing to keep the style of traditional Blues alive.

10pm Playing With Friends

Our Musical Director Bob Patient and his loyal rhythm section are back to show you all how to close out the party set of a blues show! Stick around, grab another drink and boogie on down to your favourite boys in blues. Expect the unexpected! Special guests will only be revealed when they walk on stage!

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Doors open 7pm

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