“If you can’t dig the blues, you got a hole in your soul.”
On March 11th, the Paddock stage is coming to life with the blues. Blues in the Night will feature a hand-picked lineup of the best Blues bands in South East Queensland. You will be transported to the steamy Mississippi bayou, to Beale Street in Memphis or or the clubs of Chicago. From unbridled joy to deep sadness, no form of music communicates more genuine emotion than the Blues. Hear authentic renditions of Blues classics, melancholy refrains, improvisation, walking bass, harmonica, guitar riffs and toe tapping beats.
TOE TAPPIN’ GOODNESS
Mojo Webb has been described as a purveyor of some of the sharpest blues, both electric and acoustic, that can be found in Australia. His vocal is reminiscent of Delta bluesmen of old.
He plays bass, drums, sax, harmonica… and of course, the wailing Blues guitar. With charisma and a naturally captivating stage presence, experience some of the most authentic sounding blues composed anywhere in recent times.
Dezzie D and the Stingrayz
Desley Done is known as “Queensland’s Queen of Blues”, with a big smile, a big personality and a big voice, every performance is full of sass and energy.
The Stingrayz band is made up of the finest blues musicians around. The 7 piece killer outfit resurrect the style of Rhythm and Blues of the 40s and 50s. Their influences include Ruth Brown, Ann Cole and the mighty Etta James. The music is powerful, soulful and when it comes to the groove and rhythm, they can send any audience into a hypnotic trance. Get ready for a swingin’ good time when Dezzie D and the Stingrayz hit the main stage.
Bluescorp’s setlist is a treasure trove of traditional blues, infused with a bit of funk here and there, some jazz and the band’s own infectious tunes. The harmonica is a key element of blues music, and the band takes both classic and modern blues harmonica styles in their stride. The audience will be thrilled by the powerful and emotionally charged performance, and the unique stamp they put on blues music.
Blues in the Night
Join us for Blues in the Night, a homage to blues music.
Saturday March 11th
Standard $3 entry fee to NightQuarter markets / Kids U/12 free