House of Blues - Jam Night

BILL BARBERTuesday 13th April 2021

Feature act: BILL BARBER

6:30pm: Doors open + KITCHEN OPEN AGAIN FOR MEALS (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
8:00pm - 8:45pm: Feature act
9:00pm - 11:00pm: Blues Jam Session
(Jammers to register by 8:30pm)


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.

BILL BARBER is a guitarist/singer-songwriter at the forefront of a new generation of Australian Blues. Hailing from central Victoria, Bill took an interest in Blues at a young age and by 14 was making the rounds, performing in Melbourne venues alongside Australia’s most respected Blues artists.

In 2012, Bill won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society's ‘Youth in Blues’ competition, and as a result, he was invited to perform festivals across Victoria including the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival and End of the Line. He has since added a number of festivals to that list and has also acted as booker for other festivals across Victoria.
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.

Bill Barber is the next in line to become one of Australia’s Blues greats.” – Lloyd Spiegel

Photo Credit: Sean Clohesy

Event Properties

Event Start 13/04/2021 6:30 pm
Event End 13/04/2021 11:00 pm
Registration Start Date 23/03/2021
Seats Remaining 5
Registration Cut Off 13/04/2021 3:00 pm
Venue Flemington Bowls Club

Venue Information - Flemington Bowls Club

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