Tracey Barnett + Danny Loong and Universal Blues
Tracey Barnett | 7.30pm
Bridgetown is Western Australia’s spiritual home of blues and roots, so it is no surprise that resident singer-songwriter Tracey Barnett has that music in her soul. Fusing traditional blues and country elements with modern rock rhythms, Tracey’s music has taken her across Australia, earning her a WAM Award, chart success, and airtime on Triple J, ABC and community radio. Tracey’s second album and forth release, Eyes Forward, was released into the world in September 2021. The 12 track album has already spawned three successful singles – Gotta Get Out, Eyes Forward and Darkness in the Light– each nominated for a WAM Song Of The Year Award.
A multi-instrumentalist with a powerful stage presence, Tracey is best witnessed in concert. Throughout her career, she has made the conscious decision to remain solo, and as a result, has created closeness between her and her audience. This connection, along with her sheer instinct for songwriting, is what makes Tracey Barnett one of the most exciting modern blues artists in Australia. Don’t miss this award winning musician and powerful one woman band!
Danny Loong and Universal Blues | 8.45pm
Danny Loong is bandleader of U’blues, one of Singapore’s more traveled bands in Asia. The band performed in Australia, Spain, Italy and parts of Asia and received critical acclaim in USA at the “International Blues Challenge” in Memphis USA in 2003. Danny’s band shared same billing with artistes like James Brown, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and John Legend, to name a few. Ublues was also the first Asian band to be invited to perform in the prestigious music festival in Byron Bay, Bluesfest in their 20 years history. They played the iconic festival 4 times over about 9 years.
Danny Loong now living in Singapore returns to Perth with his brand of blues. He will be joined on stage by former band member Trevor Jalla to revive their the old “Universal Blues” style of blues.