The Groove2019-06-06T15:50:00+10:00

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 [...]

March 19th, 2020|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Josh Cheyenne – Natural Blues

Recently I was at The Colonel's "legendary" Blues Jam at the Morrison Hotel Woolloongabba and ran into Josh Cheyenne, who - as was mentioned earlier in the day - had just released his first CD. So I bailed Josh up just outside the restaurant and pressed him for details ... Congrats on the release of your new CD. Many thanks! I've been more of a side-man for others, on lapsteel and slide-guitar over the years so didn't concentrate on my own recordings, or my own lineup [...]

March 1st, 2020|Categories: (deault)|0 Comments

BASEQ Memberships – How-To Create Your Profile

The BASEQ webiste has the ability for members to update their personal information, and to create a profile (that could be useful to for musicians in promotion). To do so needs to ensure the members can log in. If you signed up as a BASEQ member via the website, you will already have created your login email address and password. You can skip the first part of these instructions. Some BASEQ supporters, however, have taken out BASEQ membership by not using the website sign-up. These instructions will [...]

February 19th, 2020|Categories: Club Stuff|0 Comments

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 [...]

February 18th, 2020|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

February 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Golden Girl Hayley Marsten at Tamworth 2020

Story by Tracey Hammell Hayley Marsten at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020 (pic courtesy Brett Clarke Photography). This year’s Golden Guitar Awards at Tamworth in NSW was abuzz with glamour, colour and excitement. Yes, there were cowboy hats and Cuban heeled boots. There were also neon jumpsuits and the highest of stilettos, and a modern take on Linda Ronstadt’s denim cut-offs. The music was fun and vibrant, and everywhere people were just enjoying themselves. What I noticed most about this town though was its [...]

February 3rd, 2020|Categories: The Groove|0 Comments

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020

Story by Tracey Hammell 2020 Golden Guitar Award Winners - Luke O'Shea, Lyn Bowtell, Fanny Lumsden, Blake O'Connor Music, Lee Kernaghan, Felicity Urquhart, Kristy Cox, Kevin Bennett & The Flood, Allan Caswell Songwriting School, Melissa Pearce and Brad Butcher. Back in 1997 Etta James recorded a country album, “Love's Been Rough on Me,” saying, “The Blues and Country are first cousins!" Both genres could be found in the Southern United States in the 19th century, sharing the historical period and some similarities in musical and lyrical [...]

February 3rd, 2020|Categories: The Groove|0 Comments

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 [...]

January 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

January 10th, 2020|Categories: News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|0 Comments

Larkin Poe 2020

Larkin Poe Returns to Byron Bay Bluesfest in 2020! By Tracey Hammell August 28, 2019 Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe (pic courtesy Larkin Poe) Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the two sisters who front Larkin Poe, hail from Atlanta Georgia and now live in Nashville. Larkin Poe took their name from the Lovell’s Great, Great, Great Grandfather - Larkin Haskew Poe, a historian who wrote about the 1862 Battle of Chickamauga, and was also Edgar Alan Poe’s cousin. The Poe Family Cabin stands [...]

December 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events, The Groove|0 Comments

24th Bluestone Blues Festival

The Sleepy Hollow Blues Club is proud to announce the 24th Bluestone Blues Festival featuring a top line up of national and local bands. The event runs over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and is held at the Murgheboluc Reserve, 20kms west of Geelong. The line-up this year is led by Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, and also features Jimi Hocking's Blues Machine and the fabulous Detonators, just to name a few. From Melbourne to Memphis, Aussie blues/roots artist Geoff Achison has thrilled audiences around [...]

December 11th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Morningside Blues Festival

The first Morningside Blues Festival is all set to make a little history on Saturday, December 7. It's being held at the amazing new Brewery, Tap House, Grill & Bottleshop complex: Brisbane Brew Partners. Morningside's new home of over 100 beers! Brew Partners will be the new cultural hub for lovers of great beer, excellent live music & fine food. Headlining the first festival are one of Australia's premier blues and roots acts The Mojo Webb Band. With 2 Decades of performing under their belt, Mojo Webb is [...]

December 5th, 2019|Categories: (deault), News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Australian Blues Music Festival – Goulburn Feb 2020

The Australian Blues Music Festival is held on the second weekend of February every year in a variety of venues throughout the historic city of Goulburn in New South Wales. It is The National Festival of Australian Blues Music and showcases the very best of emerging and established Aussie blues talent. The line-up includes acoustic and electric acts with a range of styles from the roots of blues music to the music that has been influenced by blues. In 2020, the festival will run over 3 days, [...]

November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Banyo Blues Festival

The Banyo Blues Festival is ready to fire up the Brisbane Northside with a smorgasbord of killer blues & blues rock on from midday, Saturday Nov 23! And as always it's FREE ENTRY. Legends The Walters are in to headline along with rising stars The Dillion James Band & Victorian based Rhyley McGrath both set to play with a special late show from festival fave Lecia Louise to finish the night! There'll be Japanese Hot-dogs, wood-fired pizza & hot blues all day & night. For more [...]

November 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

BASEQ Membership – How To Sign Up

Want to Help Support BASEQ? Signing up to BASEQ as a supporter and becoming a member is easy, and BASEQ greatly appreciates the support. BASEQ membership yearly fees have not changed since the association was first formed back in 1993. $25 for an individual $40 for a family (which is defined as two adults in a bonding relationship with up to two children under 18 years old) The online membership sign-up can be found at this link (also in the menu) https://www.baseq.org.au/join-now/ The payment processing is [...]

November 12th, 2019|Categories: Club Stuff|0 Comments

BASEQ Christmas Jam on Sunday 1st December

Last year for the BASEQ Christmas Jam, which is our last jam of the year, we introduced the band 'The Magnificent Seven'.  They were a massive hit with people asking where they could see them play again.  Well, you couldn't as that was their one and only performance. This year for our Christmas Jam on Sunday 1st December at the Royal Mail Hotel in Goodna, the best live blues pub venue in Australia, due to popular demand, we have decided to bring them back.  This time though, [...]

November 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

BASEQ Gig Guide November 2019

Hey, all you wonderful people....hope all is well! It's Friday...music day!!! and lots & lots of live music happening all around....Please find  your gig guide for November, but please keep an eye on our facebook page as we do advertise more gigs on there throughout the month. Also, remember you can renew your membership online too!!! Have a great weekend & you will hear from us again shortly. So many Cool events coming your way!! Thu 7th The Press Club, Fortitude valley from 9.30pm-12.30am The Demon Drink [...]

November 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Festival – Nov 30 , 2019

Blues for the Homeless Guitar Brothers presents: Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Festival - Nov 30 , 2019 The Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Festival returns in 2019 with all proceeds going to The Brisbane Youth Service who help homeless & disadvantaged young people in South East Queensland. The one day festival takes place Saturday November 30, from 3pm till midnight at Chardons Corner Hotel, 688 Ipswich Road Annerley in Brisbane. Along with 9 hours of world class music, there will be great food available from an assortment of [...]

October 31st, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

BB Factory – “‘No Rules Blues”!

Since forming in 2015, BB FACTORY has wowed audiences throughout South East Queensland and Northern NSW with their audience interaction, high energy, encore drawing performances including stand out performances at ​Blues On Broadbeach, Bellingen Bluesfest, Mitchell Creek Rock ’n’ Blues Fest, Bayside Bluesfest and ​ many more. A cracking live band with seasoned musos oozing from their ranks, playing original contemporary & progressive blues/roots interspersed with unique interpretation of old school classics, BB Factory released their debut full length all original album ​"First World Blues” ​ [...]

October 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

THE WEST END BLUES FESTIVAL 2019

West End, Brisbane has a rich history of being an epicentre for blues and roots music. That history has been reignited this year with the 'West End Blues' event series that culminates in the upcoming 'West End Blues Festival' on Saturday October 26 at Ahepa Hall. In a joint effort between BASEQ, the artists & Club Limbo, some of Brisbane's sharpest blues personalities and their bands will share the stage for a fantastic day & night session. Headliners include the '8 Ball Aitken Band' - 8 Ball [...]

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

New Live Music Venue Opening – Brisbane Brew Partners

There's a brand new live music venue in Brisbane! Brisbane Brew Partners and they want to have live blues and jazz music there on a regular basis. For the grand opening, 'The Demon Drink' (aptly named band to play at a brewery) will be performing from 2pm to 5pm. Brisbane Brew Partners will be open from 12pm through to 6pm so come along and have a beer and listen to some live music. There will also be food as they have a kitchen as well. It's [...]

October 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

The 2020 Australian Blues Music Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Australian Blues Music Awards – "The Chains". Forms are attached. Blues Clubs/Associations make available the nomination forms for members. (Word Doc) 2020 Australian Blues Music Awards NOMINATION FORM (PDF Format) 2020 Australian Blues Music Awards NOMINATION FORM   The Australian Blues Music Awards (originally known as the Goulburn Blues Music Awards) are presented each year to recognise excellence in Blues Music in Australia. Named after Chain, the only blues band to have had a national number one hit in this [...]

October 12th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Valley Blues Stomp ! Saturday 19th October

Saturday 19th October Valley Blues Stomp ! Always a cracker of a night if you havnt been you havn't seen!! Numinbah Valley Hall, Numinbah Valley, QLD 11am-late Mojo Webb Solo earlier in the night - also taking part in a big jam at the end of the night! Plus many other great acts! marshallandthefro , devilskiosk , blindwilliewagtail , blueskilletrovers , brokenleveebrassband , bluestompholdingco , craigmadden , kissmybootsduo , thelostchords @deeeeclan , nunimbahvalley , bluesstomp , caravanstage , therovervan Numinbah Valley Oct 19 2019

October 11th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

West End Blues Festival

Just announced! Live Blues music in West End! The West End Blues Festival can't be stopped! Killer line up.. Saturday 26th October from 3.30 to 11.30pm. Get your tickets online or at the door but beware numbers limited so don't wait until then... West End has been the home for blues music for decades. As venues close others open as you can't kill Blues music in West End. Get tickets early www.oxtix.com.au from 18th September. BASEQ members $15.00  & others $20.00. $25.00 at door.

October 9th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

Brisbane Blues and Rhythm Festival 2019

Greetings Blues Music Lovers... Blues for the Homeless!  On Saturday, November 30, 3.00pm to midnight, in The Backroom @ Chardons Corner Hotel,  Guitar Brothers have selected a multitude of the most diverse and talented blues and rhythm bands in Australia. No matter what style of blues music gets your mojo workin', you can be sure we've got it covered @ The 2019 Brisbane Blues & Rhythm Festival! 9 Hours of fantastic blues music with all proceeds going to The Brisbane Youth Service who help homeless & [...]

October 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments