Stumptown + Whiskey Nips
Stumptown | 7.30pm
The jump blues boys from the deep south are back in town. This time with a mountain of gigs and two albums under their belt. Martin Boyd pulls the big wires, Rod McCosker, pounds the skins, (he’s the youngster of the bunch), Ron Kinson, an extraordinary guitar player, with delightful silky guitar skills and front man, ‘Hound Dog’ Dave Bassett provides the gravel edged vocals and a screaming blues harp. Their latest album, You Got To Pay, features two tracks with harmonica protégé Elwood Birgden and Elwood will be joining the boys on stage for the night. “If you ain’t stomping your feet and shaking your booty by the end of the first song, then someone needs to check your pulse.”
Whiskey Nips | 8.45pm
Like a good Nip of Whiskey, The Blues eventually needs to be drank. It’s been bottled up for years and now the shots are on us. This rich tapestry of blues is blended from single riffs from the dirty South with hints of pure notes from the Highlands. Come and get your shot of the Blues.
Kirsty Finn /Vocals. A single malt that has been busting to jump out of the bottle and deliver strong flavoursome rich vocal notes to delight your senses
Andrew Pring /Harmonica, Aka “Blew Drew” A blended infusion from an eclectic mix of influences. Inspired by Blue Shaddy and Jean Guy Lumiere. Drew has taken his interpretation of the blues and given it a twist with some trademark effects to sweeten the taste. Has been mixed with Michael Franti, Jeff Martin, Minni Marks, Hussy Hicks and is a long term member of Dilip ‘n the Davs.
Daniel Wiggins / Guitar Esteemed for his virtuosic guitar playing and enigmatic song writing, Wiggins has gained notoriety across WA as both a prolific solo artist (releasing 7 albums since 2016), and as former member of WAM award-winning band, Dilip ‘n the Davs.
Jonathan Redmond / Bass has been playing bass in local scenes in Perth and Detroit. He has previously played with Tim Minchin, Joey Gaydos Snr (Mugsy, Weapons), Joey Gaydos Jnr (School of Rock), Matty T Wall and Moondog Jay. He currently lives, works and grooves in Fremantle.”
Adrien Grd / Drums. Not much is known about this mysterious drummer who wandered into the studio and started hitting things with sticks. We believe he originated from somewhere in the South Pacific.