Friday 1 June: Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers
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Geoff Achison will be playing an electrifying blues/rock gig with his band The Souldiggers, featuring gutsy solo performances with voice & guitar.
Drawing on influences such as Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and The Allman Brothers Band, Geoff invokes the spirit of classic blues & soul to create superb and exciting original music. Touring solo and employing the best musicians available to form his band, Geoff has successfully established himself on the UK, US and Aussie blues/roots scenes.
In 2014 Geoff celebrated 20 years with The Souldiggers with a retrospective concert performance now issued on CD/DVD, and in 2017 he released14 new songs under the title Another Mile Another Minute. Featuring his group The Souldiggers and an impressive list of guest artists, it was picked up by US label Landslide Records and scooped the pool at the 2017 ‘Chain’ Australian Blues Awards, winning in 5 categories.
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Friday 6 July: Scott Harrison and Ruby Page
Classic Jazz Standards of a Bygone Era
Join us for a night of beautiful Classic Jazz standards from The Great American Songbook as popular jazz vocalist Ruby Page performs at ‘Live at City Hall’ for the first time. Ruby will be joined by the remarkable Scott Harrison who will be playing the Wurlitzer unit orchestra and Wurlitzer piano.
With a love of the jazz styles of music, Scott is thrilled to be this time teaming up with jazz vocalist Ruby Page, Bob Venier on trumpet and Dean Cooper on drums for what will be an evening of classic jazz standards with the amazing Wurlitzer.
New Zealand born Ruby Page is renowned as a Jazz singer in the music industry, with a professional career spanning 25 years as a highly experienced and successful performing artist.
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friday 20 July: Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana
If you loved boogying to Soul Sacrifice at the Pop Up Bar 2018 then you are sure to love them as they come back to Live at City Hall this July.
Soul Sacrifice, with one of the best rhythm sections going around, is an 8 piece band that pays genuine tribute to the great music of Santana.
For the band, it's all about the music and putting on a great show focusing on classic Santana (late 60's/70's) with a splash of the later stuff, covering Latin rock, jazz, funk, Latin soul and rock genres. Classics such as Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Oye Como Va & Smooth create the infectious grooves and rhythms of Santana.
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