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BASEQ Christmas Bash – Sunday 29th November 1pm

It’s been a long year without live music in our favourite venue, The Royal Mail Hotel. BASEQ is celebrating Christmas and the lessening of restrictions with a bigger than ever Christmas Bash. Please come along and join the party.  If you haven’t seen Shakes Fear and the Skeleton Gang you’re in for a real treat – they’ll get this party started with a bang. Young, brash and exciting these guys will have you chair dancing from the first riff. We all love BB Factory – one of [...]

By |2020-11-22T21:16:50+10:00November 22nd, 2020|Club Stuff, News, Reviews and Events|

New Release: Lucky Lips bring good fortune and a new Turnaround

Lucky Lips ready for their Turnaround Donna Hourigan and band have a followup to their debut EP, Talk the Talk. I had the opportunity to throw some questions to Donna about the new recording and how it all came about. Congrats on your second release. The "followup" seems to be the hardest for artists to be satisfied with, while debut releases have been years in the gestation. Was there a theme or common ideas running through the songs? As with our debut EP, Talk [...]

By |2020-12-04T21:07:48+10:00November 10th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival – A Success Story

In September, we had the Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival. This was the first live music festival, as we used to know them, in Australia since COVID-19 restrictions began in late March. It was COVID Safe and absolutely fantastic. There were 3000 people there and it was a sellout event. Lots of people who go regularly with a good dose of newcomers as well, who have said they will be back next year for sure! Jimmy Budgen and his team did a magnificent job of putting [...]

By |2020-10-12T16:20:21+10:00October 12th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

BASEQ Blues at The Triffid!

Cooperation and determination by BASEQ's Dillion James and the team at The Triffid brought live blues back to the centre of town!   With a very short lead time of two weeks, Dillion pulled together a "Who's Who" of local talent featuring: Angela Fabian; Blind Dog Donnie; Donna Hourigan & The Lucky Lips Band; and his own Dillion James Band. Harvey Blues; Norman Baquiran; and Matt "Dishpan Hands" Beagley, joined Angela & Dillion's respective bands to form an "All Starr" jam band, leaving nothing in the [...]

By |2020-12-04T21:08:39+10:00October 7th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

Blues in the Bush Drive-In Concert – POSTPONED – Date TBA

Live music is starting to happen again although in a different way than before. We have venues with 'sit down' cabaret-style live music and then we have drive-in concerts. With drive-in concerts, you get to go along and sit in the comfort of your car and enjoy seeing live music with the sound also being played through your car stereo. Buy your tickets here now: http://www.driveinconcerts.live/blues-in-the-bush.html Drive In Concerts Live and Blues Association of SE Qld (BASEQ) present 'Blues in the Bush' featuring Russell Morris, BB [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:01:42+10:00September 1st, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|