Dezzie D and the Stingrays – So much good music to choose from.

Dezzie D and the Stingrayz at Coolie Rocks On Editor's note: For an experienced band leader and lead singer, there are literally thousands of songs they could choose to put in their setlist. So, how does one choose? What's the deciding factor? With Dezzie D and the Stingrayz playing Sunday Feb 25 at the Royal Mail, Goodna, as the feature host band for the 2024 restart of the BASEQ jams, I reached out to Dezzie D and asked her about what the criteria was for [...]

By |2024-02-23T10:09:27+10:00February 22nd, 2024|(default), The Groove|

Notice of BASEQ AGM 2023 October 29th

Notice of BASEQ AGM 2023 October 29th - Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna (92 Brisbane Terrace) All financial members of the BASEQ are encouraged to attend the AGM. With out active members there will be no BASEQ Official start is 11am sharp but the committee will be there from 10:30am to talk with people about BASEQ. A rough schedule will be: 11:00am: opening and presidents report 11:10am: treasurers report 11:20am: assignment of chairperson to conduct the election of new committee 11:30am: - dissolving of current committee, - [...]

By |2023-09-26T13:03:57+10:00September 26th, 2023|Club Stuff|

A local band to watch out for – Shade Hadie (formerly Writers Tongue)

So your humble BASEQ editor stumbled upon a group of four very young musicians who left me impressed. It wasn't their youth, it wasn't the use of vintage high powered guitar amplifiers played at a very comfortable volume but just dripping with tone. It wasn't really even the choice of material they were playing. Michael Georgas (Bass), Peter Donaghy (Drums), Oskar Thaw (Guitar), Buddy Moyes (Guitar, Vocals and Harmonica), It was the feel of that material. It was the musical communication between the members [...]

By |2023-09-26T15:24:43+10:00September 26th, 2023|(default), News, Reviews and Events|

The four LP’s that introduced me to the Blues

By Robin Jones, BASEQ President In about 1972, when I was 14, an older friend, who had been to university and played harp with a uni band called Climax Chicago, started going on about “the Blues”. To give me an idea of what he was talking about he produced three LP’s from his smallish collection. When ever at his place we listened to these three records almost constantly.  Although I was not that aware of it at the time these three LP’s and one other, would [...]

By |2023-02-23T00:02:43+10:00February 23rd, 2023|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Sunday the 25th of September 2022

Can you lend us a hand to keep our association alive and growing? The Blues Association of South East Qld warmly invites you to join us at our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Sunday the 25th of September 2022 at 11 am at The Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna.   Have you thought of playing a more active part in promoting Blues music? It may surprise you to know that even 2 or 3 hours of your time per month can have a big impact!  BASEQ is a totally [...]

By |2022-09-12T22:39:16+10:00September 12th, 2022|Club Stuff|