Apr 2015

Marlene Cummins, Angels Bay Cafe, May Blues Jam

Marlene Cummins with her band
It was great to be part of the lineup for Marlene Cummins Koori Woman Blues Tour at The Basement last month. I’m excited to announce that Dr Don’s Double Dose have been invited to play the first half for Marlene and her band at The Vanguard on Thursday the 11th of June. Marlene had the place jumpin and dancing to here funky Koori blues and soul sounds, so I recommend booking early.

Angels Bayside Cafe In May

On Sunday 17th of May, Don and Rob will be back again at the
Angels Bayside Cafe in Huskisson at the new time slot of 2 - 5pm. Rob and I love singing and playing at this out door cafe in glorious Jervis Bay and it’s worth a trip for any south coast jivers.
And the night before we’ll be at our regular
Central Hotel gig in Shell Harbour City on Saturday 16 May starting at 7pm. It’s on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Later in the month, we will be playing a scaled down more acoustic version of
Dr Don’s Double Dose on Thursday 28 May, when we return to Black Penny at 648 Bourke St, Surry Hills. It’s on the corner of Cleaveland St near Redfern and it’s the funkiest little cafe, bar, art gallery I have seen yet Sydney. It has unique beers and drinks, tasty snacks and coffees. A great place to listen to our grooves.

Book launch for Mic and Jim Conway
Mic Conway and myself have been hard at work rehearsing for the Sydney and Melbourne launch of the new Biography of Mic & Jim Conway coming up in 27 June (Melb) and 3 July (Syd). See Camelot website to book for Sydney.

Sydney Blues Society Jam in May
Rob and myself are looking forward to playing with Illya Szwec as the house band for this months blues jam at the Botany View Hotel Newtown. Put on by the Sydney Blues Society this will be on Sunday 31 May 6 - 10 pm. Come along to listen or sit in if you are a singer or player.

Piano Lessons
I have some spaces left for anyone who is wanting to improve their piano playing and learn how to play blues, roots and popular styles. Beginners to advanced. Lessons are tailored to suit your individual piano playing needs. Don still has a few spaces free for 2015. Call Don on 0425 201 870 for more information or to book your first lesson.