Jun 2015

Melb and Sydney Book launch for “Captain Matchbox and Beyond”

Marlene Cummins with her band
Dr Don’s Double Dose will be playing first half for Marlene Cummins and her band at The Vanguard on Thursday the 11th of June. It was great to be part of the lineup for Marlene Cummins at The Basement in April. Marlene had the place jumpin’ and dancing to her funky Koori blues and soul sounds, so I recommend booking early.

Three South Coast Gigs for Dr. Don
Two new venues for Dr. Don’s Double Dose south coast fans both on
Saturday13 June. First is Currarong Bowling Club from 2 to 6pm
which will be a beer garden sausage sizzle and later that night we will be playing for the dancers at Club Husky in Huskisson.
And we return for another fun afternoon at Angle Bayside Cafe on the Sunday from 2pm also in Huskisson.

Book launch for
“Captain Matchbox and Beyond”
Mic Conway and myself have been hard at work rehearsing for the Sydney and Melbourne launch of the new biography of Mic & Jim Conway “Captain Matchbox and Beyond” coming up on
Sat 27 June at Spiegeltent in Melbourne and 3 July at Camelot Lounge.

Coming Up In July
Don Hopkins Good Rockin’ Band at Golden Sheaf Hotel
Thursday 30th July Double Bay 9 - 11pm Free

Sydney Blues Society Jam in May
Rob, Illya and myself enjoyed playing as the house band for May’s blues jam at the Botany View Hotel Newtown. It became a special tribute night to the late B.B King. We performed three of his songs. Some great blues jamming also on the night. Thanks to the Sydney Blues Society for putting on these events.

Learn Blues and Roots Piano.
Still 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. Call Don on 0425 201 870 for more information or to book your first lesson.