Live music in Blayney

Cool tunes: Andy Gordon (pictured) will be performing at Club Millthorpe on August 6 with John Kane. Photo: Contributed

Cool tunes: Andy Gordon (pictured) will be performing at Club Millthorpe on August 6 with John Kane. Photo: Contributed

Doctor and the Badman 

Doctor and the Badman are returning to the area in August as part of their 2017 country tour. It was standing room only in 2015 when the band last visited and they’ve been eager to do a repeat performance.

Delivering anything from acoustic slide, to energetic big band boogie, the band has built a solid following through their regular pub gigs and appearances at festivals.

The music includes originals and classics, with inspiration drawn from the likes of Chain, Dutch Tilders and Robert Johnson.

The Doctor and the Badman released their one and only CD, “Did I Trouble You?”, to much critical acclaim in 2004.

In 2005 they won the Blues Song of the Year award at the annual 2BluFM music awards for the rollicking “Split Screen Kombi”.

The band features “Doctor” Robert Mann, a veteran of the Melbourne and Perth blues scenes on harmonica and Paddy “Badman” Hannan on guitar.

Add the rhythm section of Rob Spark on drums and Charlie Fenton on bass, throw in dynamic young lead guitarist Jay Lawrence, and the resulting blues explosion can lead to uncontrollable urges to jump, jive and howl!

Never ones to take life or music too seriously, the Doctor and the Badman promise a shot of rock solid boogie and blues with a dash of humour, and a heap of fun.

Catch them at the Royal Hotel, Blayney on Friday 11th August and the Neville Hotel on Saturday 12th  August.

Beardy country, alternate folk

Club Millthorpe will be hosting some top smooth, yet hairy, tunes on Sunday August 6 for their Acoustic Sunday program.

Andy Gordon and John Kane are the real deal.

A lifetime of playing and recording music individually has led to this wonderful musical partnership.

Between them they have worked and played with the best.

Tickets are $10. Show starts 3pm sharp. Local wines and beer available for purchase. Restaurant closed for service while the music is on.

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