Gerard Maunick + The Whiskey Pocket
Gerard Maunick | 7.30pm
Highly regarded and respected among his Australian peers, Gérard’s ability to mesmerize his audience through guitar and voice is a gift that any young, aspiring student of blues & soul should absorb first hand by witnessing Gérard’s magic live. For the music lover, if you ever caught Jimi Hendrix or Bob Marley live, then you will have ‘some’ indication about what to expect & experience at a Gérard Maunick gig. The pleasure will be all yours.
Joining Gerard, Guitarist / Vocalist / Songwriter and featuring Tina-Simone Vocals, Greg Thompson, Bass and Ric Whittle Drums.
The Whiskey Pocket | 8.45pm
a blues and rock outfit from WA who have established themselves as a cracking live act to see around Perth & Fremantle. They have been a band for over 10 years and boast an eclectic mix of influences including – but definitely not limited to – Hendrix, Cream, Buddy Guy, the Black Keys and Tom Waits. Never one to shy away from a new musical challenge, lead vocalist and guitarist Darryn Foote wears his influences on his sleeve and is constantly pushing the band in new directions, successfully blending his love for old school dirty blues with a catchy, unique rock ‘n’ roll vibe. The Whiskey Pocket has a solid rhythm section consisting of long time member Sid Henderson on drums and the ever-faithful Derek Cumpsty locking in the groove on the big Rickenbacker bass. In 2018 the band released their self-titled debut, all original, 7 track EP and in 2019 they were incredibly fortunate to secure the talents of Troy Cumpsty on lead guitar, a man whose immense set of skills is sure to push The Whiskey Pocket to greater heights.