Lawrie Gioa Band
Charles Hotel


Charles Hotel
509 Charles Street

Next Event


04 Dec 2018


19:30 - 22:45


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

Lawrie Gioia Band

Blues, gospel, funk, folk and soul ‐ music that speaks from the heart, to the heart. These are the styles Trevor grew up on, raised in a musical family and taught piano by his mother at the age of 5. He picked up the guitar at 8, and since then has grown to love the guitar sounds of BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan and and so many more. A true talent with a voice as smooth as honey ‐ an opening act worthy of a full house!

Bill Lawrie and Paul Gioia have made the rich piano and guitar sounds of pre‐war America their own, blues that is at once raw, poignant and loud. They are consummate performers, with Lawrie’s gravel voice and Gioia’s stompin’ piano standouts in the Australian blues and roots scene. Their duo CD, Dead Cat
Blues, is unique for an Australian release, and has featured on national radio and the Australian blues and roots charts. Their original solo music extends their repertoire to country, gospel and beyond. Rhythm heavyweights Greg Brenton and Joe Southwell give the Lawrie Gioia band an extra dimension that will rock your socks off. Paul is also celebrating a milestone birthday so let’s make his night a good one.

A Perth based Blues Boogies Band, playing blues by all the greats from
Muddy right through to Stevie Ray. The band features the Blues tones of the Blues Harp and Searing lead guitar solos in the vein of SRV and Hendrix. Together for only 12 months this band is already creating excitement in the Perth Blues Community. The Band has already Played the Top Blues Venues in Perth , with a great response, The West Coast Blues Club in Fremantle ‐ May 2018, The Perth Blues Club at the Charles Hotel which is one of the Premier Blues Clubs in Australia ‐ July 2018
The line‐up features on Vocals and Guitar Danny Needham , a well‐known journeyman player originally learning his art in his native Yorkshire. On Lead Guitar and Vocals is Chris Peniston who honed his craft in a succession of bands on the East Coast before heading West a few years ago. On Bass Guitar is Ian Rutter (Mr. Cool), who first came to prominence with the UK band “The Crew” and enjoyed top ten success with them on the UK charts. Ian has played with many fine WA bands over the years. The Drummer is Malcolm Walker ‐ Making his return after a long hiatus but brings a much cleaner drum sound to the band. Adam Murcha on Harmonica ‐ Blues lover that blows a mean harp, Been around the Perth Blues Scene for Many years.
Marlene Hay ‐ Saxophone . New to Perth Professional Sax Player from South Africa, member of the South African army band and Is currently playing with WA Police Band The band plays Chicago style Blues with an injection of attitude. We hope you enjoy!

Doors open at 7pm

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