Presidents Pen – Barry B Signing Off.

So, I'm sitting in the Mt Glorious Cafe, with blues playing over their sound system, after a quick mid-week blast up the twisties (refresh skillz!), writing what will be my last Presidents' Pen, reflecting back on my involvement of BASEQ over many years. It was my good friend, Jules Victor (former BASEQ president), that urged me at the time to "upsize" my BASEQ membership to be part of the committee, as part of a larger effort to "restablise" BASEQ, and get back to it's mission after almost being [...]

By |2021-09-25T21:57:58+10:00September 25th, 2021|Club Stuff|

New Album Review – Craig Claxton – “Azure Blue”

Craig Claxton and the Barbarians "And here is someone that needs no introduction" For the local blues scene, that fits Craig Claxton to a tee. But for those that might not know, Craig has been a professional Australian musician and talented guitarist from an early age, now with a career spanning decades. Want to find out more? Go here: Bio | Craig Claxton And just like some of his older local contemporaries like the late great Ewan MacKenzie, has mastered many styles, notably rock, [...]

By |2021-08-25T16:50:12+10:00August 25th, 2021|(default)|

Local Musician In Conversation – Simon Worlo Paying Homage to his Heroes.

Simon Worlo has been a regular down The Colonel [1] jams for many years, originally starting on bass before moving to singing and playing guitar. It comes to no surprise for Simon to have a strong affinity to the early electric blues era from the late 1940s and early 1950s, which he delivers as "Simon Worlo & The Colonel", or with Trev Gollagher as "The King Tones".   Trev, Simon and The Colonel "Muddy Waters first caught my ear. Through research and listening I [...]

By |2021-07-23T12:16:08+10:00July 23rd, 2021|(default), News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

Back In The Day – Perspectives From The Front Row

(in this months installment of "Back In The Day", long-time BASEQ supporter Mick Power arranged an article from an enthusiastic audience member at the time, Maggie deKort, to share her experiences) People say to me “don’t you hate being your age” no way if I wasn’t this age I would never have gone through the best music years ever, and this is where it all started for me!  I was only 12 years old when I heard Love Me Do on the radio, The Beatles, saw [...]

By |2021-07-22T17:46:57+10:00July 22nd, 2021|Back In The Day, The Groove|