Gail Page with the James Southwell Band
Over the past 12 years James Southwell & Gail Page have both firmly established their credentials as two of Australia’s leading blues/funk/Soul performers, constantly playing at the top of the bill at almost all music and blues festivals throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The 2018 Thredbo Blues Festival see’s Gail team up with James and his world class band to play three killer shows over the festival weekend.
James and his band have played over 2000 shows in the past 12 years, they have had many guests over that time including Gail, but this will be the first time that James and Gail have put a show together. This show will be a blend of James’ material from his ground-breaking album “The Dockside Sessions” (Where The Wind Blows) that reached number 1 on the Australian Blues Charts, as well as songs from Gail’s album “Colours That Run” as well as a few fantastic surprises!
“I’m more than thrilled to be joining up with James for the Thredbo Blues Festival. James and I not only share a deep and abiding passion for music but we also share a real-life connection in that we continually honour each other by acknowledging and supporting our respective musical journeys.
We met and began our careers roughly at the same time. James is an incredibly talented and hardworking musician who gives his everything each time he steps onto the stage, whether it be in a small intimate setting, or larger venues. He has kicked musical goals and also gained a great deal of respect from his peers including the internationally renowned Dockside Studio’s boys
Over the years we have both had the privilege of being supported by exceptional musicians, great players who we consider mutual friends. Music means the world to James and he understands and respects his craft, and I am thankful that our lives have been gifted with this same love and appreciation of creating music. Our individual musical journeys, although somewhat different in style at times, have been in some ways, a shared experience as we have celebrated and rejoiced in each other’s achievements and growth.
I’m bloody wrapped”