Jan 2012

Little Wheel at Notes

FRIDAY 20 JAN: TIM EDEY (Ireland) & BRENDAN POWER (UK/NZ) + Jim Conway’s Little Wheel. 7PM.  $37.75 (incl. booking fee)
NOTES, 75 Enmore Rd, Newtown. Ph. 9557 5111  http://noteslive.net.au

Tim Edey is a brilliant multi- instrumentalist - a virtuoso on both guitar and button accordion, and Brendan Power is one the finest harmonica players in the world today.  Together this power-duo is setting the European and North American music scene alight with their sheer virtuosity and the genuine joy with which they deliver their music.  Celtic/Blues-based, but mixing genres with impunity, the duo’s powerful blend of passion and virtuosity is infectious.  What sets them apart from most folk and Celtic acts is their free-wheeling approach to live performance.  Tim and Brendan love to improvise, which means that every time they do a piece it sounds different & fresh.  It's that sheer mad spontaneity which unfailingly captures audiences everywhere! 

Jim Conway’s Little Wheel
combines the formidable talents of three of Sydney’s most gifted and experienced musicians. Jim Conway, Don Hopkins and Jess Green share a rare and uncanny empathy. They join together in Little Wheel to present their original songs that draw from their deep understanding of Blues and Jazz, with an occasional excursion into Country Music. Their music is lyrical and compelling, sometimes quirky and always straight from the heart.
For more info: 
http://www.edeyandpower.com/   http://www.timedey.co.uk/ http://www.brendan-power.com/  http://www.jimconway.com.au/

New Year 2012

Happy New Year to all live music lovers. Have a wonderful and musical New Year.

3,4 and 5 January is the very first Tarthra Summer Music Festival. Centered around the Tarthra Hotel. Check out the line up on my gigs page. I will be there with 2 of the bands.

The Captain Matchbox with Cara and Hat Fitz NYE event went off with a bang at the new location of Cafe Church in Glebe. It was a great way to bring in the New Year. I very much enjoyed playing their beautiful Yamaha grand piano. Chris did an excellent job on the sound. Thanks to Cathy and Andrew for organising the event. http://colbourneave.cafechurch.org.au/about-the-venue
Rob Grosser and myself will be away from 26 Jan to 13 Feb 2012 taking part in the Memphis International Blues Challenge and other touring in the southern US states. I will do my best to keep you updated with Dr. Don’s Double Dose’s progress in the challenge, as it happens, from my Facebook page. Send a friend request to Don Hopkins at www.facebook.com/rockindon to stay informed. www.blues.org will have news of the winners. Go to the International Blues Challenge page then click on Current Entrants to see all the blues acts. Also Twitter: @rockindon