9th November 2018
7:30 pm
SOUL & BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA at The Acoustic Picnic with Special featured artists Clayton Doley, Liza Ohlback, Matt Robers & Myself
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BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA!! – ACOUSTIC PICNIC – Nov 9th. Boasting several recent ‘Sell Out’ review style shows, you will be blown away with each artists popular originals, plus some classic Blues & Soul tunes from BB King, Ray Charles, Susan Tedeschi , Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding and more… sizzling vocal duets, gospel harmonies and mighty tempting grooves…. Have your dancing shoes ready, it is sure to light up your Friday night!!

Multi award winning Soulful Blues Queens Kate Lush & Liza Ohlback are joined by internationally renowned Clayton Doley on Organ/Piano/Vocals, Matt Roberts on Guitar/Vocals, Christian Young on Bass, with the amazing Greg Ohlback on drums/Vocals.

CLAYTON DOLEY has played with a who’s who of international artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, Steve Cropper & Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (Booker T & the M.G.’s, Blues Brothers), David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power), Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, The Dead Daisies, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Louisiana Red, Guitar Shorty, Renee Geyer, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and Harry Manx.  “Doley matches his rock-solid chops with sophisticated songwriting and wraps a class-act production around it”. Duane Verth – Roots Music Report (USA)

LIZA OHLBACK, has been a force on the Blues & Soul scene
for many years and apart from her many awards as an artist and songwriter as well as her many major festival appearances she has starred in the fabulous ‘Ladies of Soul’ show, as well as ‘Pearl’, The Janis Joplin theatre show to rave reviews. “Gifted with a voice that can howl, growl or soothe a savage brow” … she will bring a swag of Blues songs laced with heart and Soul. Liza won 3 Australian Chain Awards for Best Female Vocalist, Best New Talent and Best Producer with Husband Greg Ohlback. She has a highly anticipated brand new album on the way!

KATE LUSH (called the “Tsunamai from down Under” by U.S. Blues Blast Magazine) has won many awards both here and in the US where her new Album ‘Let It Fly’ was in the top ten in the US Blues Charts alongside Norah Jones, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray and many others after reaching #1 in Australia. Apart from her Aust Chain & ASA awards she was also the Winner of U.S. Best Female & Best International in IAMA and SAW. Kate has featured at Festivals such as Thredbo Blues, Sydney Blues, Mitchell Creek, Girrakool, Winter Blues, Patonga and many more. Think Susan Tedeschi, Sara Bareilles with a dash of Aretha’s Soul & Bonnie Raitt’s harder rock edge. She is currently in the studio recording her 5th album.

MATT ROBERTS, a recent Sydney Memphis Blues Challenge winner is a highly versatile musician. Matt has an affinity for the soul and ‘blues roots’ traditions and much of his own work could be described as contemporary rhythm and blues. His guitar playing and vocals are sublime, truly one of Australia’s great talents.

Matt has worked alongside many great musicians including; Shauna Jensen, Jeff Duff, Armondo Hurley, Randall Waller (Shania Twain band), Sara Storer, and many more.

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