11 SEPTEMBER 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
THE JESSE REDWING BLUES BAND
“Jesse Redwing is one of the most soulful and authentic Blues players in Australia today... bar none!”
- Speaker TV
“Jesse's original songs walk a sweet line between paying homage to the old-school sounds of the classic Bluesmen of yesteryear, while still maintaining a youthful exuberance.”
- The Planet of Sound
Jesse Redwing is a revelation! And he's set to take off at Eastern Lounge with his raw, red-hot and powerful take on the Blues.
Having opened for such acts as Jon Cleary, The Teskey Brothers, Cedric Burnside and Cold Chisel, Jesse is now undeniably one of the Young Lords of the Blues scene.
His first album 'I'm Comin' On' (2016) was extremely well received and a track from the album, 'Crawlin' Up the Walls' was featured on Netflix show 'Shooter'.
His soon to be released new album 'Light My Way' was recorded in Sydney, Melbourne, New York and Nashville! And it features a host of top dog session musicians including no less than Charles Bradley's horn section.
This groovy Blues shredder Jesse has played extensively in a myriad of venues across Australia in recent years and also completed two U.S. tours.
Originally from Sydney’s northern beaches but now a long-time resident of the inner city, Jesse's honest, down-to-earth playing translates well whether he plays solo or with his smokin' hot band, which he describes as “… a no BS, all good times rockin' Blues band”. EL regulars may even recognise venue favourite and Aussie legend, Harry Brus on bass.
Jesse and his accompanying troupe bring us a Blues-driven groovefest that wouldn’t sound out of place on a street corner in New Orleans. With a deep, haunting nature to his vocals, Jesse combines with driving bass lines and jammed out guitar to take us on what sounds like a whiskey-soaked, nicotine-stained trip all the way back to the ‘60s.
This guy is guaranteed to fill your cup with his contemporary take on the timeless soulful sounds of the Blues legends.
Check out The Jesse Redwing Blues Band
THE PJ O'BRIEN BAND
“O’Brien is a talent to watch!”
- Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine USA
“PJ O'Brien is one of the brightest talents to emerge on the Aussie Blues scene for a long time... he's an international Blues star on the rise.”
- Rhythms Magazine AU
PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His blistering fretwork has been turning heads from Perth to Memphis, Chicago, Austin, London, Singapore and back again.
Driven by PJ’s fat and funky guitar and accompanied by his smooth, soul-filled vocals, this band is receiving widespread acclaim. PJ's Blues exude both a retro and modern feel, delivering award-winning songwriting and spine-tingling dynamics.
PJ’s last album, 'Jefferson Blues' debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart and has received fantastic reviews in Australia, the UK and the US. His music has been reviewed in Blues Revue (USA), Blues Blast (USA), Blues Matters (UK), Classic Rock's 'Blues' (UK), Rhythms (AU) FHM (AU) and Australian Guitar.
PJ has won numerous music awards over the years and in 2006 received an Australia Council grant to represent the Sydney Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. In February 2017 the PJ O'Brien Band again represented the SBS at the 2017 International Blues Challenge reaching the semi-finals in a field of over 120 American and International acts.
He has played multiple times at Australia's premier Blues Festivals including Blues at Bridgetown (WA), Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW), Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW) Gympie Muster (QLD), Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival (NSW), Blues on Broadbeach (QLD), the Echuca Winter Blues Festival (VIC) and the Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), as well as in all the top Sydney music venues. Accolades and Awards include:
- Semi-finalist - International Blues Challenge , Memphis TN (2017)
- Group Of The Year - Australian Blues Festival 'Chain' Awards (2013)
- Semi-finalist – Compo10 International Blues Song writing Contest (2007)
- Quarter-finalist – International Blues Challenge, Memphis USA (2006)
- Song of the Year – Australian Blues Festival ‘Chain’ Awards (2006)
- Best New Talent – Australian Blues Festival ‘Chain’ Awards (2006)
- Performer of the Year – Sydney Blues Society (2005)
- Best Blues Artist – MusicOz Awards (2004)
- Blues Song Of The Year – WAMI Awards (1996)
Check out PJ O'Brien
13 MARCH 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
STEVE EDMONDS' HENDRIX & HEROES
“The guitar-fuelled Blues Rock Steve Edmonds Band burns through classics and crowd favourites with a fresh energy and musicianship that only years of playing can develop. This is what Live Music sounded like when the world was a much simpler and nicer place.”
The Steve Edmonds Band has been tearing it up around the traps for several years. The career of guitarist extraordinaire Edmonds spans three decades and features recording and touring stints with many International and Australian premier Rock, Pop, Roots & Blues artists. Among them are Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Billy Thorpe, Doug Parkinson, Matt Finish, Richard Clapton and many, many more.
Over the best part of 3 hours, the band will play a selection of guitar-driven favourites featuring the music of all the great axe men… from Hendrix himself, to Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Angus Young, Billy Gibbons and a host of others.
In Part One of the show, Steve and the band pay tribute to Jimi’s most famous live performances, from Woodstock to Monterey, featuring among others immortal hits including Voodoo Chile, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Little Wing and All Along the Watchtower. All funky Strat and smokey voice, Steve steams through these all-time crowd favourites, luring punters to the dance floor and keeping them there from first riff to last.
“The Steve Edmonds Band provides a musical experience not to be missed. The mix a repertoire of Hendrix classics and a celebration of other Guitar Heroes with their own progressive re-workings and dynamic arrangements. This is what separates tehm from the pack. Audiences enjoy a memorable night of musical indulgence for enthusiasts of Classic Rock Guitar and dancing good times.”
- Muso's Garage
Part Two is dedicated to that great guitar-driven rock of the ‘70s with songs from CREAM, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Thin Lizzy, AC-DC, ZZ Top and many more, played by a band at the height of its powers.
On Friday March 13, you will witness a great guitarist surrounded by other superb musicians, meshing into a groove that is simultaneously smooth, powerful and strongly emotive. This will be a fantastic live gig filled with killer music displaying one of Australia’s best, Steve Edmonds, in all his glory.
Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to ROCK!
Check out The Steve Edmonds Band
13 APRIL 2018 | FRIDAY | 7.30PM
"A highly energetic and enthusiastic band that just
makes you smile."
- Organisers, The Gum Ball Festival
"V Tribe is non-stop Polynesian dance music at its best."
- Proprietor, The River Canyon Restaurant, Parramatta
Filled with energy and a real love for 'Tongan backyard tunes' (as they put it), smooth Reggae & Roots outfit V Tribe has been influenced by the band members’ Polynesian heritage, together with all the great Reggae, Roots, Ska, Dub and Dancehall Masters from Bob Marley onwards.
Performing together since 2005, V Tribe has been trimmed from its original 11-piece line-up of brothers and cousins to a tighter six-piece, full of rhythm, percussion and horns. It still contains four of the Vaivao brothers and two close family friends, considered ‘brothers’ by the others.
The family-based group has come a long way since inception. They’ve supported Julian Marley (son of Bob) at Sydney’s ‘Stir It Up’ Festival… opened for Maxi Priest on his big ‘Easy To Love’ Australian tour… and played The Enmore theatre with Kiwi roots rockers Katchafire (nominated for Best International Band at the British Reggae Music Awards).
The band has also shared stages with Guy Sebastian, Grammy-nominee JBoog, Fiji and Stan Walker.
Though with plenty of wonderful original material in their repertoire, V Tribe also performs covers of songs by heroes such as Bob Marley, Blackstreet and Bruno Mars.
Regardless of origins, you can bet V Tribe will be cooking up some sweet Reggae vibes… and we’re going to party, Island style! So wear your loudest shirt or skirt and we’ll dress the room and provide the coolest cocktails to match the upbeat mood sure to pervade the room.
Don't miss out when ‘The Tribe’ comes to Eastern Lounge, pouring their love and good vibes into Roseville like none other has. If you want to dance, and you want to dance with a smile on your face, come party with V Tribe.
Read more about VTribe at: https://www.facebook.com/VTribeMusic/
LINES OF FLIGHT
“From the first note, Lines of Flight owned the room
and treated us to a delicious musical narrative."
- Calvin Welch, iHear Music @ Lazybones
Since ‘Lines of Flight’ last played Eastern Lounge in 2016, supporting Gypsy Jazzmen Arabesk, (coincidentally ALSO on a Friday the 13th), the band’s fortunes have continued to rise… (lucky for some)!
They’ve since performed alongside the likes of multi-award winning Canadian Folk duo Madison Violet, as well as Folk Alliance Artist of the Year, Monique Clare, Victorian Festival regular Nigel Wearne and all the way from Mauritius, Kool Vibration (who we’ll see here at Eastern Lounge in July). They’ve played at venues across Sydney from Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville to Fairlight Folk, The Music Lounge and Kave Bar on the north side, as well as Festivals from Cessnock to Collaroy.
And they’ve had Chart success too… Lines of Flight has the distinction of having held the No. 1 spot on Reverbnation’s Sydney Folk Chart for no less than 10 months straight! As a result, the Reverbnation team selected two of the band’s songs for curation and their track ‘Oceans Calling’ is featured on a Reverbnation promotional playlist of ‘Top Emerging Folk Artists’ released just this month.
The band’s name describes the creative potential of not just breaking away from the norm but shooting in an unexpected and refreshing direction. This is the approach taken by Brent Keogh (vocals, guitar, mandolin and oud) and Katie Anderson (b/v, flute, Irish whistle, percussion) to their music. The line-up now also includes regular appearances by outstanding guest Tabla player Shaun Premnath who will again be joining Lines of Flight at Eastern Lounge.
With their unique and earthy fusion of Folk, World, Classical, Celtic and Pop influences, Lines of Flight is all class, yet retains a sense of fun within every performance. The band unearths hidden gems among the world’s acoustic sounds, taking us on a sonic journey that is at once familiar, yet completely unpredictable.
Check out Lines of Flight online at: https://www.linesofflight.info/