International Blues Music Day Festival!
Wollongong Blues Club celebrates INTERNATIONAL BLUES MUSIC DAY 2016 with a star-studded 3 day festival!
This International event celebrates the blues, including it’s many icons, legends and pioneers whilst helping elevate and support the vast pool of modern day blues artists across Australia, and throughout the world.
It all happens at Corrimal RSL Aug 5, 6, & 7.
FRIDAY 5th AUGUST
Friday night’s ticketed dinner show upstairs in THE BLUE ROOM will feature the electrofying RAY BEADLE BAND with special guests from Cairns THE MONTGOMERY BROTHERS.
RAY BEADLE is arguable Australia’s finest blues artist. He has forged an enviable reputation nationwide for his blistering live shows due to his phenomenal ability to play the electric guitar. Ray is also a very fine singer and songwriter with four albums to date and has appeared at all major blues festivals around the country including Byron Bay’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival.
He was noticed in the early 2000’s performing a three month residency with the house band at B.B King’s in Memphis and Buddy Guy’s “Legends” Club in Chicago, as well as several Southern Blues festivals in the USA. While there Ray had the privilege of performing with American greats such as Andy Just, Dave Bowen and Chris Cain. US Blues star Chris Cain remarked “Ray is unquestionably one of the finest musicians I have come across …His song writing has a
harmonic and emotional depth that many strive for but few capture. Ray’s guitar work… well, lets just say this cat is VERY dangerous.”
The Montgomery Brothers are an outstanding young band destined for greater things and with endorsements like these who could argue! “The best young musicians we’ve ever seen” – Tommy & Phil Emmanuel “The best young blues band in Australia.” – Great Southern Blues Festival.
Ticketed dinner/show. Sumptuous 3 course dinner courtesy of “JAFFA by Rob & Allen” Tickets are just $59.50. Lucky Door prize! For bookings and reserved seating visit Corrimal RSL in person OR, Phone: 02 4284 4055 with your credit card details. Showtime 7pm – 11pm (Doors 6.30pm)
SATURDAY 6th AUGUST
Our FREE 8 hour event downstairs in the Corrimal RSL Club Lounge will feature a great lineup of local and national artists that include the legendary MAL EASTICK BAND, plus South Australia’s young guns BLUE EYES CRY, Sydney’s STORMCELLAR, local bluesmen 500 POUNDS of JOY and once again those fabulous Queenslanders’ THE MONTGOMERY BROTHERS, plus perhaps a very special guest – who knows! A few more surprises will be on hand to make this a rich, blues experience including our genuinely massive raffle. ‘JAFFA’ Cafe open all day! Come and enjoy the great service and hospitality of CORRIMAL RSL! 4pm – 12am / Free Entry
SUNDAY 7th AUGUST
Local band BIG BLUES PARTY host a massive blues jam – ALL WELCOME! PA, backline and keys supplied, bring your own instruments/voice. 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Jaffa Cafe open for a bluesy breakfast and/or lunch!
Supported by www.haworthguitars.com.au
Accommodation to suit all tastes available close by at: Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort http://www.wslr.com.au/ – Towradgi Beach Hotel http://www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au/ – Quality Suites Pioneer Sands http://www.choicehotels.com.au/