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Memphis Blues Challenge

ATTENTION: Musicians in Queensland and over the border in Northern NSW. After a few years' hiatus, BASEQ is holding another Memphis Blues Challenge on Sunday, August 16 in West End. For those who don't know about its purpose, the musician (solo, duo or band) who is classed as the best performance on the day will have the opportunity to represent BASEQ and Queensland at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) held in Memphis, TN, USA the following year. From past musicians who have been at the IBC, they [...]

By |2020-03-19T18:41:18+10:00March 19th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival

AGNES BLUES, ROOTS & ROCK FESTIVAL Venue – SES Grounds, Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy. Festival Dates – Friday 21st February to Sunday 23rd February 2020. #AGNESBLUESFEST 2020 SET TO LIFT OFF THIS WEEKEND The annual Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is set to lift off at the SES Grounds in Agnes Water & 1770 from 4pm this Friday 21st February. With the Festival in its 13th year, the twin towns of Agnes Water & 1770 in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South will once [...]

By |2020-02-18T08:55:54+10:00February 18th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

Girrakool Blues Festival and BBQ

Some people I know went to the Girrakool Blues festival this year and had a fabulous time. It's held on the Central Coast NSW, near Kariong, and according to Google Maps it's a 9 hour drive from Brisbane, so not too far down the Pacific Hwy. The Girrkool Blues festival is on 6-8 March next year. There is a great lineup for 2020. Have a look at this link to see who's going to be playing at it https://girrakoolblues.com.au/category/2020-artists/ For our BASEQ members, they've offered us a [...]

By |2020-02-18T08:34:59+10:00February 16th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

Blues Collection – 90 CDs & Magazines for FREE

One of our Blues supporters is having a cleanout and would like to find a new home for his 90 Blues Collection CDs and associated magazines that he has - see link and photo. The Blues Collection" was a magazine series devoted to examining the wealth of history surrounding the emergence of 'electric blues' and the artists concerned. Each issue, published between 1993 & 1997, was devoted to an artist's work and was accompanied by a compilation recording of their songs. Some issues covered a mix of [...]

By |2020-01-16T17:12:06+10:00January 16th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

Bushfire Appeal Gig

17 Band Lineup at Bushfire Appeal Gig! By Tracey Hammell Australia is in shock at the devastation reeked by the fires leading up to Christmas and continuing into 2020. For those of us glued stiffly to the edge of our seats on the sideline, it is unimaginable to us what our fellow mates and animal folk are facing. Our emotions seem to lay somewhere between sheer relief and almost guilt at being safe ourselves, while others are fighting for their lives. Helpless is how many of [...]

By |2020-01-15T12:42:42+10:00January 10th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|