The Blue City Wailers + Chicago Blues Band
The Blue City Wailers | 7.30pm
Playing Chicago inspired blues from the Perth area, newly formed with homegrown members and players from New Zealand and England playing gritty authentic covers and originals. Blue City Wailers feature Adam “Careless” Norton on harp, Brad “Edgar” Wintle as lead vocalist / lead guitarist, Grant ‘Big G’ Hills on the drums and Ned Holthouse on bass. Adams influences include Big Walter Horton, Little Walter, Junior Wells and all the major Chicago Scene players. Brads influences include Albert King, Albert Collins, Freddie King, BB King, Robben Ford and Eric Clapton. Adam also favours static crystal microphones as used by the major players in the 50’s to the 70’s, marine band harps and a heavily modified Fender Super Reverb for live work. They have all done their time playing with numerous bands and venues and are now focussed on Chicago blues.
Chicago Blues Band | 8.45pm
Bill Rogers (Harmonica, Sax, Vocals), Kent “Beast” Hughs (Guitar, Vocals) and Bob Patient (Piano, Organ, Vocals) have approximately 150 years of experience between them, playing in some of Australia’s best known blues bands.
With a cracking rhythm section (Pete Guazzelli on drums and Graeme Bell on bass) they will bring together that combined experience in a tribute to the greats of the Chicago Blues scene of the 1950s and 60s, including the golden era of Chess Records, with their interpretations of the music of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, BB King, Freddie King and more.