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LLOYD SPIEGEL (VIC) Acoustic Solo Act Singer/Guitarist or band , Contemporary Blues

Lloyd Spiegel is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with a reputation for excellence in his music and performance. At just 25 years of age, Lloyd has 15 years experience in the music business and is regarded as one ofAustralia’s finest blues performers - his guitar work exceptional. He has played on bills with many of Australia’s biggest names - Billy Thorpe, Jimmy Barnes, The Waifs and John Butler. Since age 16, Lloyd has toured the U.S.A six times where he has become a highly sought after musician for Blues festivals and venues across the country and a favourite of the discerning American blues audiences. During these tours he appeared on bills with legendary Blues artists like Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Canned Heat and Robert Cray. Lloyd’s high energy performance and on-stage presence captivates any audience. LLoyd’s act is in big demand in Japan and now in Europe. He is one of our most popular acts who always fills the room!


WIZ AND OZ (VIC)

THE WIZARD AND OZ (VIC) Feature Duo Act
Chicago Blues, Boogie & Jazz, contemporary, classical

"Piano virtuosity - stunning vocals - a great night's entertainment, not to be missed" Gillian & Dave Helfgott
Its boogie, blues and good feelings coming at you with The Wizard and Oz. This hot duo of The Wiz, Andrew Farrell (vocalist/keyboards) and Oz, Dave McMillan (vocalist/guitar) have been touring Australia and the world for the past 15 years. They have a staggering collection of songs and recorded over 11 CDs. Andrew is one of Australia's top boogie piano players and Dave's exceptionally strong voice and tasteful guitar playing puts their act above the rest. They both sing, entertain and play their audiences to the hilt! A festival favourite from jazz to blues to favourites... their strong audience following grows with every performance. Ever evolving...a rare musical treat ideal for concerts and corporate engagements. You can't wipe the smile off your face. Their festival credits are numerous including Canada, New Zealand and throughout Australia.

 


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PUGSLEY BUZZARD (WA) Solo or trio
piano player and gravel voiced singer - blues, funk, jazz and barrelhouse.

In the vein of Tom Waits, he has been compared to Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart. His piano styling draw on influences diverse as Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, Professor Longhair. Pugsley’s show are exciting and enteraining delivered with a vaudevillian nuance and humour. These days you can see him solo and with a trio and occasionally with a big brass band. Pugsley writes his own material but also likes to interpret all sorts of classic material from old parlour songs, show tunes, work songs, blues, jazz, funk, cartoon music, film scores and more.He has performed Melbourne to Perth to Sydney (The Basement) to Europe! Ideal for festivals, quality clubs, pubs.

 


JAN PRESTON (NSW)

JAN PRESTON (NSW) solo singer/piano or band
Jellyroll to Barrelhouse and honky tonk blues

Jan Preston can best be described as Australias “Queen of the boogie woogie piano.” Her stunning ability as a boogie, honky tonk and ragtime piano player, is matched by a richly resonant voice and a joyful and communicative stage personality.Jan is enormously popular on the festival circuit, having played more than 40 festivals throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in the past 3 years. She has won 4 Best Female Blues Artist and Blues Artist of the Year Awards, is a regular ABC and RNZ radio performer, and has sold out concerts from the tip of Australia to the very South of New Zealand in main centres and tiny regional towns.
Jan has a way of fully engaging the audience in her shows, and her mastery of the boogie woogie, barrelhouse and honky tonk piano style, leaves listeners in raptures. She can present several shows and her Winifred Atwell show is proving to be extremely popular!
Cabaret, concerts, festivals, quality clubs and corporate events!

PHIL MANNING (VIC)

PHIL MANNING (VIC) Acoustic Solo Act Singer/Guitarist
Band: Phil Manning Band (trio)
Classic blues with Celtic influences influences

Many Australians know Phil as a member of Chain, the legendary blues band whose contribution to Australian music and the development of the blues in this country is unparalleled. Distilling influences such as Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Doc Watson and Celtic sounds into his original style ensures a sound that is timeless and contemporary. His use of a range of acoustic guitars in both slide and fingerpicking styles emphasises his skill at covering a full range of acoustic blues. It is a reminder that blues can be lyrical and melodic as well as emotional. Phil is a sought after Festival performer who slides from acoustic to electric then to slide guitar, making each instrument sound like he invented it. Great festival act, quality clubs, pubs, concerts and collarborations.

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