Jun 2013

Don Hopkins returns to the Flame Lounge at the Dee Why RSL Club

Northern beaches listeners and dancers will be able to see and hear Don singing and playing his boogie-woogie rhythms on the grand piano again on Sunday 7th July at 6:30pm. Don will be there on the 1st Sunday of the month for the next three months. There’s a quality restaurant, as well as a well stocked bar, comfortable lounges and room for dancing.

Sun 7 July Dee Why RSL, Flame Lounge 6.30 - 9.30
Don Hopkins at the grand piano

This Week On Radio

Jim Conway and Don will be guests on 2 radio shows this week to chat and play tracks from the new Big Wheel CD, Just So so I hope you can have a listen.

Monday 1 July tune into Stormy Monday on FINEMUSIC FM102.5 at 8pm FM and DAB+ or on line at: www.finemusicfm.com

Wednesday 3 July tune into Eastside Radio 89.7FM at 4:30 pm Eric Gyors on line at: www.eastsidefm.org/listen-online/

Jim Conway’s Big Wheel with guests Jenny Marie Lang and Art Phillips at Camelot, Marrickville

Friday, 5 July: Jim Conway’s Big Wheel with guests Jenny Marie Lang and Art Phillips at Camelot, Marrickville
Art Phillips is a phenomenal guitar player, musical director and arranger from the USA. Art has now settled in Australia and spends most of his time as a screen composer. He has graciously agreed to come out of his studio to add his magic to the Big Wheel sound. Jenny Marie Lang is perhaps the only woman in Sydney who could comfortably take Jess Green's place. Jess is taking some time off after the birth of her daughter. Jenny has a powerful and lyrical voice and a unique guitar style.  Of course Big Wheel will be featuring as usual the sublime vocals and piano playing of Don Hopkins, the immaculate double bass playing of Stan Valacos, the driving rhythm of Antero Ceschin on drums and the incomparable harmonica playing of Jim Conway. Big Wheel will be presenting songs from their acclaimed new CD called "Just So". This will definitely be a night to remember.

Fri 5 July Camelot, Marrickville 9pm (doors open 7:30)
Jim Conway’s Big Wheel
Cnr 103 Railway Pde & 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville (Directly opposite Sydenham Train Station, a short 2 min stroll away!)
www.stickytickets.com.au $25 (+bf)
Delicious food available at venue.

Jim Conway's Big Wheel at Cat & Fiddle Balmain

SATURDAY 8 JUNE: JIM CONWAY’S BIG WHEEL. 8PM. $20; $15 concession. 
CAT & FIDDLE HOTEL, 456 Darling St Balmain (cnr Elliott St). Ph. 9810 7931. All tickets at the door. 
Jim Conway’s Big Wheel is one of this country's best Blues bands, featuring our leading Blues harmonica-player, Jim Conway.  Jim’s extensive career includes national tours with legendary American bluesman Brownie McGhee, The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, and The Backsliders.  
Big Wheel boasts an absolute all-star line up of musicians who share Jim’s passion for Blues, Jump and Swing. This show will feature the return, for one night only, of Big Wheel founding member Arne Hanna on guitar and vocals, while the band’s regular guitarist, Jess Green, is busy looking after her brand new baby (a girl called ‘Frankie’). Big Wheel will be featuring songs from their new CD "Just So", which is proving a favourite on ABC radio and FM stations across Australia.http://www.bigwheel.com.au/