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CBS Xmas Party Jam hosted by Michelle Van der Meers Midnight Ramblers

December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CBS is proud to have Michelle Van der Meers Midnight Ramblers hosting our Xmas Party Jam.

The Sydney Blues Society’s 2010 Performers of the year have been longtime favourites of the Sydney blues scene, consistently leaving audiences of all ages yelling for more. Their constantly changing repertoire of original tunes and selected covers showcase the multitude of styles which make up the blues genre.

The band represented Sydney in 2011 at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Whilst not winning a place the band scores were mostly 9’s and 10s!

Vocalist Michelle Van der Meer has been described as “among the most stunning blues singers active in Australia’s scene today”.

Michelle possesses a vocal style well steeped in tradition, singing very much in the vein that made Big Mama Thornton, Etta James and Bessie Smith  popular. Michelle was the Australian Blues Music Awards’ Best Female Artist, 1998

Festivals: The Great Southern Blues Festival, Sydney Blues Festival, Australian Blues Music Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival & Thredbo Blues Festival

International supports: Canned Heat, Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Chris Cain

Vocals:         Michelle Van der Meer

Keyboard    Alison Penney (Hippos, Money Makers, Vibrolators)

Guitarist  George Rigatos (George Rigatos Quintet, Big Mamma & The Hanged Men)

In the engine room the rhythm section of:

Rosscoe Clark (Foreday Riders, Chris Cain, Steve Edmonds)

Mike Rix (Bridie King, Jason Walker & Swamphouse to name a few)

The host band will be followed by some of the finest musicians in the Canberra region jamming together for a great afternoon’s entertainment.

Marymead giving tree

CBS members lucky door prize

Xmas hamper raffle

Xmas treats on the tables

CBS members: $3

General: $5


December 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Canberra Blues Society


Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
Narrabundah, ACT 2604 Australia
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