Great Southern Nights
Bridie King Trio
The blues is about time and feeling and that's what you hear whenever Bridie King runs, pumps, stamps, strokes and rolls her hands across the piano keys. There are some terrific boogie woogie pianists in this country but none better than Sydney's Bridie King. Bridie shows this everytime she brings the house down whether she's a playing a pub gig in the Inner West, or on a festival stage. After nearly two decades of playing in blues bands, she came to national prominence at festivals and with airplay on ABC radio when she released her first CD, My Blues, with her band the Boogie Kings in 1999.
Bridie King has been a driving force on the Sydney blues scene for the past four decades – as a performer, band leader and tutor to some of Sydney's most prodigious keyboard talent. Her albums reflect a great roots music talent at work and a vast knowledge of the stylistic subtleties of the blues, her piano creates an inspiring foundation for a class performance. Throughout her career Bridie has always adopted a philosophy of playing the music that she really loves, something that is wholeheartedly reflected in her every performance. Expect some of the great r'n'b floorshakers from the 40s and 50s.