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CANBERRA BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSIONS
HOST BAND: THE DIVINE DEVILLES
SUNDAY | 17 MARCH 2019
Join us for our popular 3rd Sunday of the month Jam Sessions featuring our host band The Divine Devilles and then a host of local and interstate musicians jamming on stage for your afternoon entertainment.
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Members: $3 | non-members $5 | Kids under 12 free
DIVINE DEVILLES BAND
Featuring the songs and voices of Ali Penney (keys) and Dorothy-Jane ‘DJ’ Gosper (blues-harps). For the March CBS Jam this powerhouse duo will team up with mighty Blues guitarist, Dave Blanken and the swinging, shuffling rhythm section – James Luke (bass) and Mitch Preston (drums).
ALI PENNEY has opened for an impressive list of legends including Johnnie Johnson, Chris Cain, Lucinda Williams and Chris Wilson. She has performed, recorded and composed for over 15 years including with international acts Andrew Junior Boy Jones (Freddy King’s guitarist) and Kid Bangham (Fabulous Thunderbirds), and recorded and toured with Fiona Boyes, the Chris Mawer Band and The Vibrolators. She has also performed at major Blues festivals across Australia, scooped the 2013 Australian ‘Chain’ Awards winning Female Artist of the Year, Best Band, Best Album and Best Producer; twice represented Sydney in The International Blues Challenge in Memphis; been awarded Best Female Artist in The Australian Blues Music “Chain” Awards 2011, been top ten in the Australian Blues Music Charts for 7 months with her album “Wait A Minute”.
Ali currently works full-time as a music teacher, plays with the Cyril B Bunter Band and Divine Devilles, is in high demand nationally and has a new EP in the works!
DOROTHY-JANE – singer, songwriter and a leading female harmonica player in Australia. Since 1995 she has played in and fronted Canberra acts. In 2007 she became a full-time musician, has independently released 6 albums, toured Australasia, played major Jazz, Blues and Folk festivals and countless gigs.
Her vocal, song-writing and harmonica playing talents have been acknowledged through: numerous Canberra Blues Society awards; Vocal Finalist in the Australian ‘Chain’ Awards; Winner 2012 Best Jazz/Blues Artist in the Music ACT Music Awards “MAMA’s”; inclusion in ABC Radio National Program ‘Into The Music’ – The Humble Harp’; original song “Sadder Than Sad” included in double compilation album “Blues Harp Women” a Ruf Records release, the first of its kind to celebrate female harmonica players internationally; her 2016 album “Shut Down” received a fabulous review in Rhythms Magazine.
Dorothy-Jane teaches harmonica, is about to launch her 7th album “Blues by Candlelight”, recorded with Jeff Prime (guitars), Matt Nightingale (bass) and Gavin Kelly (drums); and she is working on her concept album “The Witness”, due for release later this year.
Two well-travelled souls, each with a swag of awards, a suitcase full of songs, their heart on their sleeve and a love of that sweet, swinging, shuffling, grooving place where blues and jazz meet.
This is a powerhouse band with award-winning songs, vocals, keys and blues-harp. Plus bags of cheek, charm and pizazz!
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Attended and played at the Blues jam today. It’s 42 years since I last played in Canberra and what a great experience I had. What impressed me the most was the friendliness and acceptance of the other musos there. I got to play with the exceptional Dan Fernandes for the first time which was a real pleasure plus other great players. Can’t wait to come down again for another jam. Thanks to everyone involved.
We had a blast! See you all again soon.
The Black Hat Band
Last night @ the Narrabundah Harmonie German Club monthly Canberra Blues Society! No practice at all together with these guys before getting up on stage, it was a spontaneous set. I was blessed to be performing with such brilliant players.
Layal Mia Stage