2012 Events » Blues Night Double Bill
Queen's Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival presents
BLUES NIGHT - DOUBLE BILL
Saturday 2 June | 8pm
DARREN WATSON & THE REAL DEAL BLUES BAND
No-one plays the blues like Darren Watson. Over the better part of three decades he has developed a style that, while touching on all of the greats who inspired him, is personal, powerful and identifiably his own. In 2009 Watson won first place in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition (Blues), judged by artists and industry-types like Tom Waits, James Cotton, & John Mayall. This year Darren Watson & The Real Deal Blues Band are performing their first international dates at the Australian Blues Festival in February and Blues On Broadbeach (Gold Coast) in late May. With his superb album Saint Hilda's Faithless Boy garnering stellar reviews in American publications, including prestigious US magazine Blues Revue, it may not be long before many New Zealand blues fans will be saying “I knew him when…”
JULIE LAMB & THE LAMB HUNTERS
The Lamb Hunters play a great variety of blues with a beat. From Robert Cray and Robben Ford to Koko Taylor and Trucks/Tedeschi. Expect stunning guitar solos from Dave Hadley, a fabulous “engine room” provided by Craig McDougall (Drums) and Kerry Davis (Bass) and the heartfelt, DELIVERED, blues vocals of Julie Lamb.