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 left town strait after playing the Gympie Muster and is fresh back from touring his new album ‘Swamp Blues #2 thru Austin Texas, Houston, Jackson, Daytona Beach & Skunkfest (held on a skunk farm in the mountains of South Carolina).
Co-headlining are the powerful vocals & wild-hearted story telling of the ‘Angela Fabian Band’, plus there’s the Muddy waters influenced multi-instrumentalist ‘Mojo Webb’, West End legend ‘Blind Dog Donnie & Band’, keyboard wizard-driven outfit ‘The Dillion James Band’, Simon Warlo and the Colonel who are the duo influenced by the late 1940’s to early 1950’s Chicago, Detroit and Memphis electric blues recordings and there’s spooky newcomers ‘Shakes Fear and the Skeleton Gang’ forming the star studded line-up.
The West End Blues Festival will be held at the AHEPA Hall, 128 Boundary St, West End on Saturday the 26th October 2019 from 4-11:30PM. Earlybird Tickets have sold out. General Tickets are selling fast for $20+b/f, or $15+b/f for BASEQ members available from www.oztix.com.au
Official caterers are the Boundary Street Markets Food Truck on the same block also open from 4pm.
STOP PRESS – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE EVENT ORGANISER!
” There are [at the time of writing] about 40 discount BASEQ tix left on offer for the West End Blues Fest [as pre-sold tickets] ….. cash in on the erks and percs of BASEQ membership and support this community event, which is dedicated to supporting the artists and bring the blues back to inner city Brisbane”