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About MBAS

Who Are the MBAS?

The Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) was formed in 1990 and has been affiliated with The Blues Foundation in Memphis USA for over 10 years.

We are a not-for-profit organization which has a weekly Online Update, our own functions and weekly feature artists and jam nights.

Members receive a comprehensive monthly newsletter which provides you with informative updates on what our Blues community is up to and advertises member musician gigs. Membership also entitles you to discounts at a variety of co-operating businesses, MBAS functions and affiliated club functions. More importantly, membership supports live Blues music.

MBAS activities include Tuesday Night Feature Artist and jam night, Youth In Blues, Blues Performer of the Year, Victorian Tasmanian Blues Music Awards and other fundraising events throughout the year


B. B. King

B.B. King

For more than alf a century, Riley B. King - better known as B.B. King - has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics.
  Australian Patron
Geoff Achison

Geoff Achison

Geoff Achison is an independent Australian musician who has forged his own path to a successful career that has won him fans all over the world.
  Eternal Patron
Dutch Tilders

Dutch Tilders Thornbuy Theatre by Phil Kent

In his long career, Dutch won numerous awards (most notably for his performances with his band, ‘The Blues Club’), recognizing his contribution to the Blues Music Scene.


Founding Members
Founding member, Alan Stafford, with Alex Burns,Nick Charles and Alan's wife, Dolly
History of the MBAS

The MBAS was formed in 1990 by a group of music lovers who gathered each week at the Station Hotel in Prahran to hear Dutch Tilders and the Blues Club. Dutch invited guest artists to perform with him. It was decided by the artists and music enthusiasts that what was required was a Society or Club that would support the current and developing blues artists of Melbourne. Thus the journey started for the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society.


Blues On The Move

The MBAS continues to grow and its influence is acknowledged by the large family of Blues artists that have succeeded both nationally and internationally and the ones that have just started their journey.

The MBAS is based in Melbourne, Australia at:
PO Box 104 Williamstown VIC 3016 Australia
Phone: 0425 776 613
To view the MBAS Constitution Rules, please click here




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