a Year of Blues Central

It is time to say thank you to the 81 musicians and the 21 bands who gave Bunbury 33 hours of absolutely awesome music at Blues Central in 2023. This was our first year and it has been like a serial music festival, with some of the best blues bands in Western Australia on show. Many travelled a great distance to spend time with us and for that we say a heart felt thanks. Thanks also to Pete Firth, Jen and Sarah and the Froth Crew for all the encouragement and support you unleashed. What a fabulous venue, what a fabulous bunch of people. Thanks to the ‘soundies’ Al and Jason for all your hard work getting the sound system cranked up, the South West Blues Club committee for working so hard to make this year happen, but most of all thanks to all those club members and fans who turned up each Sunday for our shows. 2024 will be a cracker with even more new bands, new musicians and songs you love and some you have yet to hear. Let’s keep the blues alive.

Jam Day – Froth 21 Jan 2024

Alright!! Let’s get this year off on the right foot. This is the first Jam of 2024 and judging by the turnout for last weekends Blues Central we are in for a biggy. Dust off your instruments, grab your membership guitar pick (remember you get 10% of food and drinks) and head on down to Froth Craft Bunbrewery – Bunbury for the time of your life. 1pm through to 5pm Sunday afternoon. See ya when we’re lookin’ at ya.

From the Chairman

Greetings Blues lovers.

Welcome to another year with the South West Blues Club. I hope you are all well, and have survived the festive season.

We have another exciting year planned, with many great bands joining us for our monthly Blues Central event at Froth Bunbrewery. Our January event features the sensational Whiskey Nips, supported by the South West’s own Brown Dog and the Mutleys. Please support the club by coming on down on Sunday, January 14th from 1.00pm. Remember to bring your club membership pick, to take advantage of the 10% discount from our wonderful hosts at Froth.

The following Sunday is our monthly jam day from 1.00pm, so add this to your calendar. More events are in the planning stage, and we will keep you informed.

We’ve noticed some people are unsure about their membership status, so I’ll take the opportunity to remind everyone that memberships fall due on 1st of December each year. If you want to check your status, please contact us by email at enquiries@southwestbluesclub.org.

Most importantly, support live music, and keep the blues alive in the south west.

Finally, a big thank you to our committee for volunteering their time, to keep this running.

Ron Kinson
South West Blues Club Inc.