Frank Macias & The Los Amigos with special guests Pearlnoire + More
Frank Macias is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer born in San Antonio, Texas.
Often referred to as the Real Deal, Frank is the founding member and leader of Frank Macias & Los Amigos.
For the past 22 years Frank has played with some of the best musicians in Australia including Hamish Rosser of the Vines, Chris Masauk of Radio Birdman and Henry Correy.
Having performed at many renowned blues festivals and venues including the 2014 Deni Blues and Roots Festival, the Goulburn Blues Festival (various years) , The Great Aussie Music Extravaganza, The Newcastle Blues Festival, The Cat and Fiddle Hotel Balmain, The Pot Belly Bar Belconnen, The Heritage Hotel Bulli and the Cobargo Folk Festival. These performances have seen him share the stage with Dr John, Boz Scaggs, John Maher, Mal Eastick, Angry Anderson, Afro Moses, Gail Page and Andy Thompson as well as many other Australian blues musicians.
On the 11th January 2013 Frank Macias was inducted into the US Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Artist from Australia. Frank was nominated by Blues Royalty – Jimmy Lloyd Rea (ex-John Lee Hooker Bass Player).
Whether he’s singing with gentle menace or bending new curves into a blue note, he is a master of tension and release, and his every wayward impulse is riveting. “Hotter than a Jalapeño pepper and passion from the heart of Texas, audiences have described Frank Macias as defining Texan blues in the true sense of the word.”
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Pearlnoire (Black Pearl) is a vocalist whose voice has been likened to velvet tones and Dark Chocolate on a lovers tongue. Blues Bessie mama and Black magic diva are a few terms also used recently in live reviews and also reviews about her debut CD ‘Ain’t All Blues’.
Pearlnoire has always been an entertainer bringing her unique style to various roles including Runway Model, Actress, Compere, Mistress of Ceremonies and many appearances on Television & Radio in the United Kingdom , West Indies and now Australia.
Pearlnoires current repertoire runs from jazz, swing, soul, soft rock, socca , funk, reggae, country and she loves new challenges bringing her own marque and influence to a song and loves to sing whatever her audience or client requests.
Wollongong may not have the intense, concentrated and competitive jazz and blues scene of the UK, but for London born singer Pearlnoire it is the perfect home.
” I just love the vibe”
So when she performs it’s not uncommon to encounter jazz with a reggae flavour or blues with a taste of Latin America her deep voice gliding over the notes effortlessly she even wants to branch out to use Led Zeppelin’s more blues-style tracks
‘I like to mix it up’
Performing brings out a new dimension in Pearlnoire and she never sings a song the same way “the energy I get from people feeds my own and I forget who I am” she become an interactive diva involving her audience and making them feel the emotion of each song’ seeing that you have reached people in the way that I intended to is what I love”.
With her eyes set on securing a record contract and a new album for 2010 Pearlnoire will be following her vocal star for awhile yet. Pearlnoire has performed at many venues and gigs including Blues Quest festival (Richmond and Twickenham rhythm and blues club). Inn on the green 606 club London, Jazz am London 2007/2008, Pretap Soho London 2007, BRB Gerard street London in 2008.