Blues Avenue
Wednesday, 11 June 2008

 

Blues Avenue - Adelaide's leading acoustic blues & swing act

 “Blues Avenue” is an acoustic, hi-swing but low volume combo of award-winning musicians who like to swing the blues.  From the Jump Blues of Louis Jordan to the smooth Jazz swing of Lou Rawls, Blues Avenue caters to people who like to Swing, Lindy Hop, Jive or get close with a low down boogie.

Ranging in size from 2 piece to 6 piece, Blues Avenue comprises some of South Australian most exciting award-winning musicians. The core of the group is:

James Meston (vocals/acoustic guitar):   As part of “Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers”, James was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2007 Bluestar Awards and Album & Band of the Year at the 2006 Australian Blues Music Awards. In 2007, James was appointed Official Ambassador of the Australian Blues Music Festival and played at numerous high profile festivals and events including WOMADelaide & the ABC 75th Anniversary Concert. Also last year, he was featured in a two-page interview in Australian Guitar Magazine and is currently considered one of Australia’s finest blues guitarists.

Denis “the Preacher” Surmon (vocals/upright bass/cajon drum):  An experienced and consummate professional, Best SA Blues bass Player 2010, Denis gained prominence in cult local band “Double Wammy” before becoming a fixture on Adelaide’s corporate music scene. His long list of bands including “The Grouse”, “Walk The Line: The Johnny Cash Show” and “Panic!” have graced the stages of a huge number of big company events and high profile pubs. His deep, soulful vocals and great onstage persona never fails to win over audiences!

 Rob Eyers - Drums. Rob is the magical other half of the Sweet Baby James and Rob Eyers Blues/Roots dou and is an exceptional musician. Rob was named Drummer of the Year in the 2008 Derringers Blues Awards. A recent addition to Blues Avenue, his intelligent and multilayered rhythms have transformed the former swing duo into a dynamic dance trio.

Low volume, high swing; acoustic guitar, acoustic double bass and smooth drums,
Blues Avenue are the sophisticated choice for your next function.

Satisfied customers include
    Adelaide Convention Centre
    Southgate Event Management
    Tasting Australia and the Adelaide Intercontinental.

        Bookings and enquires: Phone: 0407 404 278
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          Get in the swing: http://sweetbabyjames.limewebs.com/bluesavenue.htm

          And: http://www.myspace.com/blues_avenue

Blues Avenue - Adelaide's leading acoustic blues & swing act

 

 

              Photo: Dylan Coker