CLUB WILLOUGHBY – 3 APRIL 2020
CANCELLED DUE TO GOVT. DIRECTIVE
To avoid a clash with Good Friday and the Easter Long Weekend, our next show is a week earlier than it normally would be, on Friday April 3. It’s a special one – a double headline BLUES EXPLOSION starring the biggest selling Blues act in the country at this time – The OWEN CAMPBELL TRIO – plus emerging Blues superstar, already a cult hero, JESSE REDWING and his band.
After 3 best-selling studio albums, 2 EPs and over 12 years of national and international touring, Owen Campbell has cemented himself as one of Australia’s premier Blues Rock exports. His smouldering guitar work runs from Bluesy riffs to soulful finger-picking to lap steel guitar solos using a shot glass slide.
Young gun Bluesman, Jesse Redwing says: "I wasn’t born to the Blues, but somehow they found me and now there’s no turning back". Jesse grew up on Punk, found inspiration in the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall, Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton and The Stones, then took a step back to "the real shit" as he calls it… meaning the Chess Records catalogue - Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Buddy Guy and Willie Dixon. Jesse's real, raw, punk-tinged Blues is a live experience to behold – something the EL audience is going to lap up.
BLUES EXPLOSION - THE OWEN CAMPBELL TRIO
“Possibly one of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite some time... amazing lap steel slide guitar and a songwriting ability that belies his years."
- ARGUS News, Ireland
Currently sitting at No. 2, 3 AND 4 on the iTunes Blues Charts (Australia), Owen Campbell is one of Australia’s premiere Blues/Roots/Rock performers, both domestically and internationally. His music has attracted over 50 million YouTube Views, 40,000 YouTube subscribers and receives 24,000 Spotify plays per month. He is currently the biggest selling Blues act in the country.
Owen was a Finalist in Season 6 of Australia’s Got Talent and has since performed in many corners of the world from the USA, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to France, Spain, Holland, Japan, Hong Kong and India. Owen has even performed at the Himalayan Blues Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal – the highest altitude music festival in the world! Now he adds another 'highlight' - headlining Eastern Lounge at Club Willoughby.
BLUES EXPLOSION - THE JESSE REDWING BLUES BAND
"With sprawling solos, Blues Harp galore and vocals that scream Black Keys, Jesse Redwing is helping the Blues to thrive across our nation."
- HAPPY MAG.TV
A Blues revival looks well-and-truly ready to kick off in Australia and Jesse Redwing might just be the man to lead the congregation. A young Bluesman with serious chomp, Jesse says he was inspired by Eric Burdon and The Animals, Peter Green, CREAM, The Rolling Stones and the other British Blues acts of the 1960s. “They appreciated the original black American Bluesmen when no one else in their own country did and in doing so, they opened up this amazing culture for white audiences around the world”, says Jesse.
Jesse was once told by a street hawker in San Francisco that he must be John Lee Hooker reincarnate. This vendor confided in Jesse: “A lot of fellas can play the guitar and quite a few can sing, but how many really feel it deep down in the well like you?” And people who count have started to take notice.
Just last year, Jesse was signed to a worldwide publishing deal with Mushroom Music and his original song ‘Crawlin Up The Walls’ was featured in the hit Netflix series ‘Shooter’. He also played huge shows to over 10,000 people at venues like Hope Estate with Aussie Rock legends Cold Chisel.