View from the Chair

Hi members of the South West Blues Club,

We are comfortably settling into our new venue at Froth Craft Bunbrewery. We had a good turnout for the July jam session at Froth, with some excellent music from the members. It was also a tribute to Elsie, who was watching on from some great photos displayed around the venue. It was great to see Gazza there with his “Tele” playing some of his characteristic Jazzy blues. I’m looking forward to hearing more at The Italian Club on Saturday, 5th August, when there will be an afternoon of music from 2 pm (its a BYO session with people taking a plate). Club members and some of Elsie’s extensive list of friends will be providing entertainment.

I have recently been contacted by The Shire of Capel about providing some club bands for the Capel River Motorcycle Classic on Saturday the 14th October. We have been asked to provide 5 bands for this event. It runs from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday the 14th October. I am sure we can provide some quality entertainment for this event so I have said the club will provide 5 bands. There will be a fee paid to each band. If any band is interested in playing, or any member is interested in being “integrated” into a band for that day, please contact me and I will put together a list of bands for the day. As it is my aim to be as inclusive as possible all interested members will be considered. I feel if this event goes well other organisations may contact the club to provide bands. I expect we will have more people interested in playing at Capel than we can fit in but I think there will be more similar opportunities in the future. I will prepare a sheet of details about the event and how the day will run. The shire is providing a sheltered playing area and the PA.

We have been looking for a venue for the AGM and it is probable that it will be held in the Programmes Room at the City of Bunbury Library on Saturday 26th August, possibly from 10.30 am. All members attending will receive a $10 voucher to use for lunch at Froth after the AGM and will also be able to claim the club discount from Froth as well. Full details will be forwarded to members as soon as arrangements can be finalised.

Blues Central will be an interesting event this month. Club members Carl and Jayden will be playing with the Karsky/Daly band so I am keen to see these accomplished club members in action. Please note that the timing of the next Jam Session will be changed to 1 pm to 5 pm as Froth has changed its opening hours for the winter months.
So there’s plenty going on and we will see you no doubt at Froth.

Dave C.
President of South West Blues Club