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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)|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

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 [...]

October 11th, 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

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 [...]

October 7th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

BASEQ AGM – New Committee Members

BASEQ had its AGM on Sunday 29th September. We had an excellent turnout for the meeting and we have a much larger committee this year with 16 people on it, with quite a few new faces as well. We look forward to their input for this coming year and the future years ahead. The committee comprises a good mix of males and females, musicians and 'blues' music lovers, across a broad range of ages from those with youthful ideas and tech-savviness to those with the wisdom that [...]

October 1st, 2019|Categories: Club Stuff|0 Comments

BASEQ Christmas Jam – The Magnificent Seven ride again!

The BASEQ Christmas Jam is on again this year and once again we will have The Magnificent Seven hosting the jam. This year it's on Sunday 1st December starting at 1.00pm with the host band, followed by a succession of brilliant and talented jammers and then finishing off the afternoon with the host band. We may go a bit past 5.00pm but it will be worth it. We will be announcing the new  lineup shortly so keep a look out for it. It's bound to be [...]

October 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

What’s a BASEQ “ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING”?

AGENDA The following business must be transacted at every annual general meeting the receiving of the statement of income and expenditure, assets and liabilities and of mortgages, charges and securities affecting the property of the association for the last financial year; the receiving of the auditor's report on the financial affairs of the association for the last financial year; the presenting of the audited statement to the meeting for adoption; the election of members of the management committee (see below); the appointment of an auditor. ELECTION [...]

September 28th, 2019|Categories: Club Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Notice of Nominations for 2019 AGM

The following nominations have been received for positions on the BASEQ Committee. There will be a ballot held to vote for the positions of President and Vice-President. No nomination has been received for the position of Treasurer. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting on Sunday 29/9/19. (via Barb Heath, Secretary BASEQ) Position Nominated  Nominee President Paulette Steele President Dean Morgan Vice President Barry Beattie Vice President Dean Morgan Treasurer (no nominations) Secretary Barb Heath General Committee Shorty Parsons General Committee Donna Hourigan [...]

September 26th, 2019|Categories: Club Stuff|0 Comments

Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest 2019

Experiences like the Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest are designed to take you on an adventure that connects you with friends, music and like-minded people in an intimate and inspirational setting. The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest is an authentic, BIG weekend festival featuring cracking bands, Free camping, RV's and Caravans welcome. The festival is BYO also a bar right in front of the stages and a cool kids area that continues to grow and get bigger and better every year for sweet times all [...]

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

Sunshine Coast Blues Club

I went along to the monthly Sunshine Coast Blues Club jam last Thursday night at the Palmwoods Bowls Club. The place was hopping with their house band opening the evening at 7.00pm before the jammers got up and played. A lot of the jammers are regulars who come along each month but there are the occasional new faces. The same with the crowd that attends. There are a lot of people who wouldn't miss the monthly jam for the opportunity to catch up with friends, listen [...]

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

International Blues Music Day Festival

On August 17, 2011 an online petition was launched advocating for the establishment of an International Blues Music Day. Within a few months the petition-group was joined by thousands of members from around the world.The first Saturday in August of each year was established as a time for musicians and lovers of the Blues to come together to celebrate the genre. This will be the 5th year Brisbane city has hosted this event. International Blues Music Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and Blues [...]

August 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

IBMD Schedule Day 1

Mainstage - The Mojo Webb band - 12pm, 1pm, 2pm • Wintergarden - The Lucky Lips Band - 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm • Milano’s - Mick Diggles - 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm • Mainstage - Blues Arcadia - 4pm, 5pm, 6pm • Wintergarden - The Josh Cheyenne Band - 4.30, 5.30 & 6.30pm

August 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments