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Lez Karski & The Nervous Investors + Supports

Perth Blues Club

Lez Karski & The Nervous Investors + Supports

7:30pm, Tue 14 January, 2020

Event Details

The Perth Blues Club presents Lez Karski & The Nervous Investors

The Nervous Investors first came together at the Esperance Yacht Club for a New Year's Eve gig in 2000. Lez had worked with drummer Ace Follington since the early eighties in Sydney, as session players for Flash & The Pan and Cheetah, with The Hippos and Bondi Cigars. Ace brought along bassist Roy Daniel and the band was formed and played with no rehearsal for that New Year’s Eve gig. Since that night, they've toured Australia both as an independent rock/blues trio and as a backing band for visiting overseas acts. Added to the line-up for this gig is Trevor Jalla, always a popular musician at the PBC.

Lez Karski & The Nervous Investors are supported by Natural Boogie (7.30pm) and Empire Blues (9.45pm)

Natural Boogie

Steven “Chooky” Keir is a true blue Freo boy who found the blues while living in Bridgetown. Chook has been playing around the blues scene for 20 yrs and is one of the last traditional delta blues style players and singers around with a pile of original songs that have that stompin` beat. Jorma Merilainen started to play blues harmonica about 1968 after hearing Sonny boy Williamson playing Sonny boys harmonica boogie on the 1963 American folk blues festival recording. He has worked as a commercial diver all his life and could not make serious attempt to play blues more frequently until hanging his diving helmet up to dry. He has travelled back to Finland almost annually to play with his friends ( Pepe Ahlqvist ‘ Helke Q , Jakko Heinonen band).
“We are playing to keep blues alive so blues can keep us alive. Taking blues seriously doesn’t mean that you can’t hear it when we play. Having fun, feeling good and boogieing naturally is our mission.”

Empire Blues

Dynamic blues power outfit Empire Blues’ primary influences come from the British Blues invasion of the 1960s. Initially, the band took its material from this period, but over time it has moved on to performing more original material in the belief that for blues music to evolve, you can’t keep just repeating the past.
The band features prominent Western Australian blues musicians Andrew McIlroy (guitar/vocal), Alan Dawson (bass guitar/vocal) and Frank Shinall (drums).