We are finishing the year in style. Two very seasoned bands; Big Town Players and Desert Road. Big Town Players are led by the sensational harp of Howie Smallman and behind him Bob Greaves, Phil Riseborough and Phil Bradley. Theirs is a big fat, raucous, electric bar room sound. To follow a band with a great local following on the country music scene but equally at ease with the blues. Club members will have watched Donna’s great bass playing and listened to her unforgettable vocals. This is going to be a hot way to end the year.
It is a big month with Bridgetown Blues Festival and our November Jam is the following Sunday, helping you fill your tank with blues. This is a very special day as we pay tribute to one of our most beloved club members and fellow musicians Gary Denford (or Gazza to most). It will be a celebration of his music with friends and family, so please come and enjoy this special day with us all. We will be running the club raffle and there will be 10% discount on food and drinks for club members.
Greetings fellow blues club members, and friends.
As you may know, I have been elected to the position of chairman for the coming year. I am very pleased to take on this role, and I will do everything I can to keep the club running well.
I would like to thank the outgoing chairman, Dave Corcoran, for all of the hard work he has put into what can only be described as a difficult year. I would also like to thank Cici Corcoran for her efforts on the committee. Also, a big thanks to the committee of the past year, who work tirelessly behind the scenes, to ensure the smooth running of everything. These people are all dedicated volunteers, and are amazing.
I welcome the returning committee members, and the new committee members, and I look forward to a productive and enjoyable year.
For the past couple of weeks the committee have been busy getting the administrative things done, and preparing for the challenges ahead. We will do our best to keep everyone informed of what is happening, and what lies ahead.
A reminder to all members that membership renewals fall due on the 1st of December each year, so I encourage you to check that you are financial members. Membership costs just $25 per year, and there are benefits from this membership. Firstly, and most importantly, as a financial member, you get to decide who runs the club for the coming year. Another benefit is supporting the club, to support local musicians. There have been some amazing performances at out jam days, and at our monthly event, Blues Central. I intend to encourage the committee to arrange other club events, that will be provided for members. Stay tuned!
This brings me to another thank you, to our sponsors, Froth Bunbrewery, who provide the venue and sound system, and engineer for our events. On top of this Froth offer paid members a 10% discount on purchases at there brewery. This applies all of the time, not just at club events, so get on down and support Froth.
Again, thank you to all of the hard working members for accepting the challenge, and getting the results.
Finally, all members, please feel free to contact me, or any of the committee, with any questions, or suggestions. We would love feedback, and your ideas. Don’t forget to enjoy yourselves.
Chairman, South West Blues Club Inc.