Brunswick Blues Roulette

Blues Roulette Presents

Brunswick Blues Roulette

6:00pm, Fri 18 January, 2019

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Event Details

DOORS OPEN 6PM for dinner // MUSIC STARTS 8:30PM

Blues Roulette is gearing up to take the next step into a national playing field, with the Kings and Queens Tour, featuring NSW Blues Royalty Cass Eager, PJ O’Brien, Christina Crofts and Frank Sultana.

A Bit About Blues Roulette          

Blues Roulette has become a Melbourne Blues Institution. After three years at The Catfish, it has established itself as your only call Wednesday night blues hang. The house band, anchored by Melbourne bass player Ben Wicks, is kept on their toes by a new guest each and every week. No charts, no rehearsal, no safety net... just the blues! Former guests have included more than 50 Australian and International blues artists, including Lloyd Spiegel, Geoff Achison, Jimi Hocking, Charlie A’Court and Irish Mythen.

According to Ben, “The thing that’s exciting about Blues Roulette is seeing artists out of their comfort zone.   Because it’s artists that aren’t used to working together, you get the excitement and anticipation of a first
date or a first encounter. There’s chemistry. It’s not paint by numbers. Players have to really listen to each other. In my opinion real artistry is in improvising and the fearlessness it takes to trust players you’ve never met. That’s what Blues Roulette is all about. It’s a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ situation.”

The Blues Roulette House band for this tour will feature Ben Wicks on Bass, Chad Blaster on drums and Ollie Rolfe on keys. 

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