House of Blues - Jam Night
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Feature act: BILL BARBER
FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME.
IMPORTANT: The MBAS are following Govt. mandated Covid venue procedures for your safety. All attendees must enter their contact details by scanning a QR code on entry (via smart phone).
Attendees are encouraged to pre-book for table seating due to limited venue capacity under Covid-safe regulations. Please 'BOOK' a single or multiple (Group) ticket below. To assist our kitchen's catering, when booking, please note if you plan to order a meal on the night.
A move to Bendigo (a hub for Victorian blues) at 16 saw Bill take enormous steps towards a career in music, appearing on local television and radio. It’s around that time that Bill’s talent caught the attention of multi award-winning Australian blues legends Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel who have since become mentors and had Bill as both support act and special guest at countless shows. He has also played support for Wolfmother, Shane Howard and Dr Feelgood among others.
In July 2017, Bill won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society's International Blues Challenge representative as top-scorer in the solo/duo category, making him the youngest winner in its history. This achievement sent him sent to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the International Blues Challenge in January 2018 where he was one of the 32 Semifinalists out of over two hundred acts from across the globe. While in Memphis, a recording also took place at the legendary Sun Studios, the place that has recorded and discovered legends like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Howlin Wolf, BB King and Jerry Lee Lewis.
In recent years Bill has also gained notoriety as a songwriter with a powerful, raw, deeply personal and at times brutally honest approach. What sets Bill apart is his dedication to the Blues. While he borrows influences from various different genres, his music is always deep-rooted in the Blues.
|Event Start||13/04/2021 6:30 pm|
|Event End||13/04/2021 11:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||23/03/2021|
|Registration Cut Off||13/04/2021 3:00 pm|
|Venue||Flemington Bowls Club|