Women of Blues and Soul Showcase
These shows have been such a huge success with standing room only!!
Rawness and emotion is what strikes you when you hear what Alison Penney plays for you. She may consider herself a pianist first, but the honest vulnerability in Ali Penney’s vocals has won her many awards.
Alison Penney has also performed with some of the best in the world; Lynwood Slim, Johnnie Johnson, Kid Bangham, Lloyd Jones, Andrew Junior Boy Jones, Todd Sharpville, Chris Cain, Lucinda Williams, Cephas and Wiggins and The Tailgaitors. She also sat in with Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington and the Palm Court Orchestra in New Orleans.
Michelle Van Der Meer is known by her legions of adoring fans as the “Darling” of the Sydney Blues Music Scene. Michelle’s stage presence encourages the audience to be part of the show During Michelle’s career she has won the “Best Female Blues Artist” award at the Australian Blues Music Awards and “The Sydney Blues Society’s- Performers of the Year”.
Michelle represented Sydney in 2011 at ‘The International Blues Challenge’ in Memphis where Michelle was described as “among the most stunning blues singers active in Australia’s scene today”.
Kerrie Sweeney is the only Australian Blues artist to win back to back awards for ‘Best Female Artist’ at the ‘Australian Blues Music – Chain Awards” and “Best Blues Song of the Year”’ at the prestigious “MUSICOZ” Australian Independent Music Awards’. Kerrie’s brilliantly diverse and powerhouse vocal ability is often compared to performers like; Dinah Washington, Katie Webster, Etta James.
Three of Australia’s leading blues players will be backing our 3 fabulous women of blues. These experienced players have an abundance of credibility when it comes to the blues.
Rosscoe Clark, the go-to blues drummer in Sydney, a Memphis Blues Challenger and long-time member of the legendary Cyril B. Bunter Band and the Foreday Riders. And toured with the John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, Canned Heat and good mates George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
George Rigatos guitarist, composer and band-leader from Sydney. He has performed and recorded with Melanie Horsnell, Michelle Van Der Meers’ Midnight Ramblers and his own successful projects and combo’s including his currently line-up “The Hanged Men”
Mick Rixs is also one of our most sort after blues bass guitarists, playing gigs and major festivals around Australia as well as U.S.A, Europe and Brunei.
Rosscoe, George and Mike have worked together in numerous line-up’s over the years and know each other’s playing intimately….As you can well imagine, putting these 3 guys and these 3 women on stage together you have the makings of a sensational show. NOT TO ME MISSED!