BLUES AT THE BRIARS BACK FOR 2018 F
resh off the back of 2017’s epic festival, Blues At The Briars returns on February 24 for its sixth celebration of blues and roots music on the Peninsula.
A combination of great music, amazing food and wine, and a dedicated children's area make this day a must in everyone’s calendar. The Peninsula’s best kept secret keeps delivering in the amazing rural setting of the historic Briars homestead and surrounds. Bring a chair or a picnic rug and soak up the landscape and vibe while listening to the best bands from Australia and abroad. February’s festival is shaping to be the best yet. A.J. Ghent (USA) constructs an indie rock sound howling from the church to the blues. His style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and rootsy, fusing blues, funk, R and B, hip hop and dream pop into a genre he likes to call neo blues. Z Star Delta (UK), described as the love child of Jimmy Hendrix and Nina Simone, takes you on a personal and spiritual journey to experience her intense magic. Come and experience her live at the Briars.
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Blues At The Briars are also proud to announce the triumphant return of the best boogie pianist on the planet, Ben Waters (UK) joined by Derek Nash the best Sax player going around. Derek is regarded as one of the UK’s most prominent and versatile saxophonists, playing with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues orchestra since 2004, performing live with artists such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse and many more. Along with many more homegrown bands and artists from around the country, this line up will be awesome. Keep an eye on the Facebook page and website www.bluesatthebriars.com for more artist announcements coming soon. The team at Blues At The Briars takes great pride in showcasing not only established artists, but up-and-coming talent. The Teskey brothers who were a highlight at this years festival have not stopped touring throughout the UK and Australia, supporting such iconic acts such as Midnight Oil, Rag and Bone man and headlining in their own right. continued next page...
Peninsula Essence December 2017