GOLD COAST JAZZ & BLUES CLUB
The Soul Men - Blue Brothers Tribute - Wednesday 4 September 2019
What a blast last at our show on Wednesday 4 September. After arriving in the famous ‘Bluesmobile’, The Blues Brothers (The Soul Men’s Alter Ego) stepped out of the silver screen and onto the stage of the Lakeside Room at HOTA (Home of the Arts). They gave us two awesome hours of non-stop blues and soul, with a little bit of country and western backed up by Sister Blues Asabi. The driving, swingin’ band dressed straight out of “Jailhouse Rock” were simply magnificent. The 10 piece outfit The Soul Men took us back to the great era of the Blues Brothers. Their performance animated the dance floor with members and guests boogying to the music, complimenting a great show. A truly dynamic and memorable musical experience!
We’d just like to say thanks to everyone that came to our sold out show and for your glowing compliments and comments whilst leaving on the night. And of course a huge thank you to 10 piece sensational band The Soul Men – Our members & guests simply loved your brilliant performance.
'Duelling Horns Spectacular' with Trombone Kellie Gang - Wednesday 7 August 2019
The joint was jumpin’!✨Trombone Kellie Gang✨had the audience wanting more after every single song! We heard blues, jazz, gospel and soul, even a little rockabilly! With surprises like the hokum-jazz-blues number “Duck Yass Yass” originally recorded by James “Stump” Johnson back in 1929 and Big Joe Turner’s “Flip, Flop, Fly”, a powerful, soulful version of Bonnie Raitt’s “Give It Up”and a bright, uptempo version of “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”… Trombone Kellie GANG had some of our audience clapping and dancing in their chairs like they were in Bourbon St! Everyone was blown away. What a fabulous night of top shelf entertainment delivered with energy, vibrancy and humour we were privileged to experience. Kellie Barnett with her powerful vocals, trombone and guitar performance delighted the house. ‘Scrubby Pete’ (Peter Hurcombe) wowed the crowd with vocals and guitar work and his dexterity with the guitar slide. Derek Siddon on trumpet, Toby Baron on drums, and Justin Pfieffer on double base were simply brilliant. Thank you ‘Trombone Kellie Gang’ – for just the best night and we hope you will be back for another gig with our club in 2020.