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What's On:

Friday April 11
Pearlnoire Duo
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Generous & engaging black magic diva with a rich, delicious, luscious voice
Soul, Jazz, R&B, a fantastic performer loaded with personality.

Friday April 11
Sound of Koko
Illawarra Brewery 8-11pm
You’ll be stepping inside grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop. Unique & vibrant with a twist of new. This 5 piece outfit features the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums. Koko is like a musical degustation, pleasing the palate, riding the waves of sound.

Friday April 11
Felucca
Wollongong Con Auditorium at Glennifer Brae 7pm
A Sydney based trio blending jazz & rock featuring free improvisation. Currently on a national tour promoting their debut album Pierrot, released on Jazzgroove records.  Abel Cross on Bass (from Wollongong) James Loughnan on sax and Paul Derricott on drums, Tix $20 / $15 / $10 book online for discounts, www.wollcon.com.au/events/jazz-series

Sunday April 13
Loren Collyer
Jamberoo Pub 1-4pm
Loren delivers a blend of ear-pleasing sounds, including delightfully warped covers of old favourites and original songs crafted with an air of blues -inspired folk rock.

Sunday April 13
Sound of Koko
Figgy Bowlo 2-5pm
Step inside grooves & layers of blues and soul, funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop. Unique & vibrant with a twist of new, featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums.

Friday April 18
Lionel Cole
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Feisty rhythm & blues, headliner at Manly Jazz Festival

Friday April 18
Sound of Koko
Howling Wolf Whiskey and Cider Bar, Wollongong 8 -11pm
You’ll be stepping inside grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop. Unique & vibrant with a twist of new. This 5 piece outfit features the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums. …and Happy Birthday to Marty, be prepared to sing. 

Saturday April 19
Blues Bash #4
Kiama Bowling Club 7.30pm
Featuring Dr Goodvibe with Edu Valk & Christian Marsh, Australian and totally original you will be inspired by their contemporary blues and roots sound plus elements of reggae, jazz and folk. Experience Edu's acoustic guitar grooves, vocals and songwriting skills along with Chris' electrifying diatonic and chromatic harmonica, its upbeat colourful music. Also playing are the amazing The Jacky Howellers with Dan Sullivan sizzling on blues harp and the powerhouse guitar & vocals of Rod Mitchell: howling blues at its best. A great fun night and a fund raiser presented by the Kiama Jazz & Blues Club to gather a few $$ for the Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2015.  Come & Shake your tail feather!  Gold Coin Donation.

Sunday April 20
Dr Goodvibe
Jamberoo Pub 1-4pm
Edu Valk (guitar & vocals) and Christian Marsh(Harmonica);Australian, original, contempory blues and roots music with elements of funk, reggae, jazz and folk.

Wednesday April 23
Ian Moss: Live and intimate
Jamberoo Pub 8pm
Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound as a telling soloist on guitar and his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first foray into music during the early 1970s.  Born and raised in Alice Springs, Mossy started playing guitar in local teenage bands. Local support artist.
Tickets http://www.trybooking.com/79497

Friday April 25
Genevieve Chadwick
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
She brought the house down at the Kiama Jazz & Blue Festival, this spirited young woman sings & plays blues guitar like a demon, looks like an angel.

Saturday April 26
Pearlnoire Duo
The Central Hotel, Memorial Drive Shellharbour 7.30-10.30pm
Generous & engaging black magic diva with a rich, delicious, luscious voice
Soul, Jazz, R&B, a fantastic performer loaded with personality.

Sunday April 27
David Christopher
Jamberoo Pub 1-4pm
Take the sparse, heartrending acoustic confessionals of The Swell Season and Bruce Springsteen. Blend them with the image laden pop sensibilities of James Blunt and Neil Finn and you’ll arrive at the emotive landscapes showcased on David Christopher’s debut album, 'Apartment'

Friday May 2 - Sunday May 4
Illawarra Jazz Festival
@ Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal 
The Fabulous 28th Annual Illawarra Jazz festival features: Belmore Basin Jazz Band, The Escalators, Joe Epps Dixieland Quintet, Nick Rheinberger Les Blues, Chasing the Moon, Sax Summit, Lionel Robinson, Rehab Brass Band, Cope Street Parade, Sound of Koko, Royal Australian Navy New Orleans Jazz Combo, Maree Motgomery Trio, Jugalug String Band, Pearlnoire Duo, The Jungle Kings, Captain Bob’s Stationhouse 7, Short & Horny, Programme & details now available at www.illawarrajazzclub.com  4285 1903 or 0403 750 724  Session passes for $25 & $20 (or $40 for day & night on Saturday) , Early Bird option for the whole weekend for IJC Members $65 (till April 20)

Friday May 2
James Vann
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
One of our finest young talents, getting more acclaim daily, James is an amazing young blues guitarist, a stunning sizzling performance.

Saturday May 3
Sound of Koko
Corrimal Hotel 9.30 till late
Playing as part of the Illawarra Jazz Festival, you’ll be stepping inside grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop. Unique & vibrant with a twist of new. This 5 piece outfit features the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

Sunday May 4
Sound of Koko
Corrimal RSL 9.30 till late
Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop - unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

Friday May 9
Jack Derwin Duo
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Astounding award winning blues duo, your saw them at the Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival in March and asked for more….so here you are!

Saturday May 10
Lisa Hunt: Forever Soul
Jamberoo Pub 8pm
Set yourself up for a big night of soul with the consuming, passionate and reverberating sound of Lisa Hunt and her 6 piece band, supported by local Reggae Funk Band, King Dog & the Catz.   Hunt has a fierce voice & extraordinary vocal range.  It’s a night of singing, dancing and grooving: a mix of Motown, Soul, Funk, R&B and Disco. Tickets from www.jamberoopub.com.au

Friday May 16
Pearlnoire Duo
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Generous & engaging black magic diva with a rich, delicious, luscious voice
Soul, Jazz, R&B, a fantastic performer loaded with personality.

Friday May 17
Ray Beadle, Kane Dennelly, Penny Hartgerink
Heritage Hotel Bulli 
Blues & roots with three of the best ! Tickets only $20

Friday  May 17
Sound of Koko
Figgy Bowlo 8-11pm
Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop - unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

Friday May 23
Ilya Szwec Duo
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Lowdown funky guitar, Ilya is an indemand blues & roots musician and has played with Wendy Saddington, Don Hopkins, Robert Susz and heaps of others.  You will also know him from Groove Depot.

Friday May 30
The Stayers
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Acoustic blues trio featuring Andrew Yabsley on double bass, Bill Gunther acoustic lead guitar & Steve Innis on harmonica, vocals & percussion. Their sound is crisp, rich and up tempo rhythm & blues.  

Saturday May 31
Sound of Koko
Kembla Pub 8-11pm
Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop - unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

Friday June 6
Straight No Chaser
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Very cool & swinging jazz combo, recalling New York in the 60’s vibe

Friday June 13
Sound of Koko
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop - unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

Friday June 20
Pearlnoire Duo
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Generous & engaging black magic diva with a rich, delicious, luscious voice
Soul, Jazz, R&B, a fantastic performer loaded with personality.

Friday June 27
George Washingmachine Duo
Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Sassy George on jazz violin, smoochy retro vocals plus sideman Arthur rockin’ it on guitar.

Saturday August  23
Sound of Koko
Kembla Pub 8-11pm
Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop - unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums

Saturday August 30
Ray Beadle, Jacky Howellers & The Stingers
Kiama Bowling Club 7.30pm
I think this would be the hottest blues night of the year….

 








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