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

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 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 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


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

Mitchell Creek 2019 is Coming

It seems there was only one way to go on 19-22 September 2019! The Mary Valley in the Noosa Hinterland turned on fine hot days and cool starry nights for the Mitchell Creek Rock ‘n Blues Fest, treating almost 3,000 patrons once again to great music, delicious local food, and free camping in a gorgeous bush setting to share fun times with family and friends. Over and over again patrons were saying that this festival is like a little holiday people make the pilgrimage to each year [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Reviews and Events|0 Comments

‘Black and Blue’ with Chain

(I was lucky enough to have Matt Taylor talk with me about the early days of Blues in the 60s and 70s. Here, Phil Manning provides us with some additional insight, and Kylie Cowling tells us about performing the re-released ‘Black and Blue’ with Chain at Mitchell Creek 2017) Matt Taylor (harmonica, vocals) and Phil Manning (guitar) with Chain. What can you tell us about the 50 years story? Well I don’t know that anyone can truly fully remember the early days because it was so complicated, [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: The Big Picture|0 Comments

Shane Pacey – Bondi Cigars and the Shayne Pacey Trio.

(Shane Pacey chatted with me about the Bondi Cigars and the Shayne Pacey Trio) Bondi Cigars: Eben Hale (guitar/vocals), Frank Corby (drums, vocals), Shane Pacey (guitar vocals), Alan Britton (bass, vocals). Hi Shane, that was an awesome gig. Thank you, yeah it was good fun. It was quite intense. But you know, that’s how we operate, we’re not a particularly laid back band. And you had a bit of trouble getting up here and missed out on playing your Friday night set so that would get a [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: The Big Picture|0 Comments

Foreday Riders (University of the Blues)

Known as Sydney’s ‘university of the Blues’, the Foreday Riders celebrated 50 years as a working band in 2017. The Groove caught up with Ron King for a chat about how it all started. Foreday Riders (L-R): Two original members from 1967 remain: the King Brothers, Ron (harmonica, vocals) and Jeff (guitar, Dobro). Rosscoe ‘Stinger’ Clark (drums) has been a Rider since 1982, Stan ‘Sleepy’ Mobbs has been on bass with the Riders since 1990. Fronting the band is singer/ guitarist Shane Pacey whose presence they [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: The Big Picture|0 Comments

Wiley Reed, You’ve Got Mail!

Wiley Reed preserved on cavas by Cath Butler. On Monday October 7, Labour Day in Queensland, the dust kicked up in the warm wind blowing gently outside the Royal Mail Hotel in Goodna, the old pub we fondly refer to as the Mail. The street was lined with the purple haze of jacaranda flowers as the intense heat of the day shimmered thickly from the road with all the promise of summer just around the corner. We had arrived to meet with others at the Wiley Reed [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Blasts From The Past|0 Comments

Blues Brothers: Still on a Misson from God!

The Original Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers movies (1998 and 2000) need no introduction and at Byron Bluesfest in 2018 we’ll witness the amazing band that created the soundscape behind comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. I spoke with Rob "The Honeydripper" Paparozzi (vocals, harmonica) from his home in New Jersey, USA about the new album and the upcoming show in Australia. The band has 16 albums including a brand new one, The Last Shade of Blue Before Black, recorded live in the studio and [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: The Big Picture|0 Comments

Mick “The Blues Doctor” Diggles Reminisces

by Mick "The Blues Doctor" Diggles (origionally published in BASEQ Groove Mag 189) "I guess everybody comes to the blues from a different direction and in a different way. For me it hit me like a sledge hammer, a life changing experience that happened one night back in 1964. It wasn’t through listening to records or watching you tube, it was through listening to a live band and a particular singer. The place was the Saint James club near Spring Hill. The band was the early [...]

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Blasts From The Past|0 Comments

SAVE OUR GIG …really? A Note On Gig Promotion

By Andrew Baxter (origionally published in BASEQ Groove mag #189) “Support live music”, “Come out and support my band”, “Support venues that support musicians” “Keeping Mu- sic Live”. These phrases can be seen regularly on pro- motional material for gigs and shows, especially on so- cial media sites. How effective are they? Are they in fact counter-productive? Should promotion of live music be cast in a more positive light? Is live music dead or dying? Does it need to be supported? These are all vexing questions [...]

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , |0 Comments