Koombana Bay will fill with music.
The lawns of the Dolphin Discovery Centre will be packed with music lovers and revellers come Saturday the 11th of February. The South West Blues Club will hold the second of their three concerts and they are predicting the crowds will be even bigger than the first Hussey Hicks concert in January.
The four-act show starts at 5:00pm and with a warm evening forecast the bands will play as the sun sinks into the bay and the moon rises.
Club President Barry Benfell says he hopes patrons turn up on time as the show kicks off with one of Western Australia’s most promising up and coming talents, Ben Catley. Ben was the runner up solo finalist at the recent Blues Challenge and off the back of this he was invited to play at the Perth Blues Club. He is a young star in the making.
“I say that because there are no ‘fillers’ in these shows, we have picked a range of talented artists who compliment each other. The show slides from one act to the next as the evening builds towards Matty T Wall as the ‘show-stopper’. At our last concert folk were a bit slow getting here and they were really disappointed to learn they had missed Tracey Barnett at her absolute best. There is not one part of Saturday nights show that you will want to miss,” Mr Benfell said.
After Ben will be Greg Bowles a local slide guitarist, many will be familiar with. Greg is a proponent of the rich Delta Blues sound and he will provide a mellow introduction to the final two acts that can only be described as high energy.
Toby Beard will be on stage with her powerful signature voice just as the night descends. Toby has squeezed this concert in for the Blues Club just before she sets off again next month on a European Tour. Her fans will be excited to learn she is working on a new album and we all have our fingers crossed that we may get to hear some of her new material.
There will be no time to get back into your seats before Matty T Wall explodes on stage. Matty is undoubtedly the hottest blues act in Australia right now. International Blues Blogger Down at the Crossroads rank Matty’s debut album ‘Blue Skies’ in the top 10 alongside the Rolling Stones and Mavis Staples.
Matty will take you on an electric journey with sounds as raw as Robert Johnstone and as dynamic as Jimi Hendrix. This will be a great night.
“We have hardly had time to take breath since our last show in January, Barry says. One of the great features of our Series is the chance for Bunbury folk to see, hear and meet these wonderfully talented artists all who call this place home, artist who are literally rocking the world. It’s your chance to hear them live and even meet and talk to them. We had people walking home at the end of the first show on a high and this concert promises to be the same.”
Bring a blanket, a fold up chair and a friend because this show will be unforgettable. There is food and drinks available and we have all the ingredients of the perfect musical storm.