2.30 doors open
Vix & The Slick Chix
4.30 - 5.45
Dezzie D & The Stingrayz
7.30 - 8.45
Craig Claxton & The Barbarians
Steve Edmonds Band
Blues For The Homeless
Greetings Blues Music Lovers… On Saturday November 30, in The Backroom @ Chardons Corner Hotel, Guitar Brothers have selected a multitude of the most diverse and talented blues and rhythm bands in Australia. No matter what style of blues music gets your mojo workin’, you can be sure we’ve got it covered @ The 2019 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Festival!
9 Hours of fantastic blues music with all proceeds going to The Brisbane Youth Service who help homeless & disadvantaged young people in South East Queensland.
Once again we’ll be raffling a signed Fender guitar & Marshall amplifier (valued at over $3,300) with 100% of the proceeds going to The Brisbane Youth Service.
There will be great food available from an assortment of food trucks on the day & affordable motel accomodation is available @ Chardons Corner Hotel if you want to stay the night.
The Steve Edmonds Band
High-energy brand of funky blues, roots/rock
Steve Edmonds, with a professional career spanning over 3 decades, has established himself among the upper echelon of the Australian music community.
As a guitarist he has recorded and toured with luminaries such as Jimmy Barnes, Billy Thorpe, Renee Geyer, Human Nature, Delta Goodrem, Shannon Noll, Doug Parkinson, Matt Finish, Hippo’s, Doug Williams, Australian Idol Band and many more.
As singer, songwriter and band leader Edmonds has seen over three decades of constant sessions, touring, playing established festivals and creating residencies in an ailing live music environment on the East Coast of NSW.
The Steve Edmonds band always delivers a fantastic live set of killer music displaying Edmonds guitar, vocal and arrangement skill and experience. The current set features a wide variety of Roots/Rock/Blues music punctuated by Edmonds acclaimed Hendrix and Vaughan interpretations, original material, hit list of classic rock guitar anthems and a respectful nod to some of the greatest feel bands and songs of our generation.
The Best Damn Soul Music South Of The Blues
"Blues Arcadia gave us a passionate performance and great music, and hammered home the argument that live bands are simply the best entertainment there is. Next time they’re playing, make sure you see them.” SCENESTR Magazine
"A highlight of the performance is the interplay between main songwriters Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey, with musical counterpoint from Parmis Rose (keys) and bassist Jeremy Klysz" COURIER MAIL QWeekend
Craig Claxton & The Barbarians
A veteran of over 2,000 gigs, Craig has appeared @ Bluesfest, Brisbane Blues, Sunshine Coast Blues, Woodford Folk Festival, The Gympie Muster, Broadbeach Blues, Noosa Jazz and Blues Festival, Brisbane Jazz and Blues Festival & many more. Craig's new band The Barbarians features some of Australia's finest musicians. Kevin Howard (Bass) Brendan St Ledger (Keys) John Postlethwaite (Drums) & guest Tim Gaze (Gtr/Vocals)
It's gonna get bluesy & downright funky when The Barbarians hit the stage. With a mixture of original songs and material from Freddie King, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, T Bone Walker & more...
Dezzie D & The Stingrayz
Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Jump, Jazz, Americana
Headlining international festivals such as the Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues New Zealand and appearing at Jumpers and Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, Woodford Folk Festival, Cooly Rocks On and many others – Dezzie D and the Stingrayz has quickly becoming regular favourites with their upbeat music, dynamic vocals, tight grooves and explosive horn section. This band is providing a fresh, unique and exciting musical experience of ‘Resurrected Rhythm and Blues’
Legendary blues & roots band, The Hipshooters formed in 1993 in Auckland and after a few years honing their skills, Anton Elkington & Billy Williams took their music to Australia. Grant Bedford joins the line up on drums.
The Hipshooters draw inspiration from the blues and roots legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter and Albert Collins.
They are most well-known for their epic live performances - being a long-time favourite at many major music festivals including Byron Bay Blues Fest, Blues on Broadbeach, Woodford Music Festival, Yagubi Multicultural, Narooma Blues Festival, and the Gympie Muster.
Over the past 20 years, The Hipshooters have released four CDs and won two Blues Awards for Best Band and Best Song
Do Not miss The Hipshooters!!
Hailing from the Sunny Coast -"Vix and the Slick Chix" are an energetic, 3 piece, all-female band that pumps out a BIG sound.
The girls’ love affair with the blues can be traced back to meeting Florida Blues Man, the late great Wiley Reed .....a moment that changed their lives forever. For three wonderful years 'The Chix' honed their passion for the Blues as part of the "Wiley Reed Band", adding a real depth to their own interpretations of some Blues Classics & cleverly crafted original material.
'The Chix' are known for their tight grooves, dynamic vocals & upbeat style, all delivered with a fun-loving attitude. But what really sets this band apart is their joyous energy, It's purely contagious and makes a Chix performance everything a live music experience should be, and more!
The Chardons Corner Hotel is located in the Brisbane suburb of Annerley, only 6km from the CBD and 30 minute drive to the Airport.
19 newly renovated motel rooms all feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, bar fridge, flat screen TV and tea/coffee facilities and complimentary breakfast box daily. Please contact the hotel directly if you are looking for accommodation.
Chardons Corner Hotel, Annerley QLD Australia 4103
07) 3367 3558