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Vix And The Slick Chix Go To War!

So ... you know the blues trio of Vix and The Slick Chix, and Vix's backstory involving Wiley Reed? Well .... forgive the pointlessness of doing a theatre review of a show that you've missed, but this was the second "outing" of "A Girls Guide To World War" ... and if good fortune smile on the troupe that put it on, you may get another chance. The trio of Vix and the Slick Chix feature promently in this production. Aleathea Monsour (bass in the 'Chix and [...]

By |2022-02-23T00:41:55+10:00February 22nd, 2022|(default), The Groove|

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|