House of Blues - Jam Night
Tuesday 3rd October 2023
Feature act: THE DETONATORS
THE DETONATORS were formed way back in August 1997, are one of the hottest mainstays of our local blues scene, and a hugely popular returning feature act at MBAS. Always based in Melbourne, this hard-working quartet have never been afraid to hit the road, haul some kilometres and rack up a heap of gigs. The band has a finely honed array of original blues-based songs, and a stage show that only comes from years of gigging pubs, clubs and festivals. The Detonators, through their relentless gigging and touring both locally and overseas have seen them become an in-demand niche act – there is no other band like The Detonators, and it’s hard to find a weekend that they aren't plying their self-penned bluesy songs and entertaining audiences.
Their original music, to which all members contribute, is best described as a lethal combination of old-school bar room blues and early rock n roll. The band features bespectacled mad man Rockbottom James out front on vocals and electric harmonica, Paulie Bignell on hollow body guitar, Doghouse Dave on double bass and Johnny T on sticks and skins duty. With six CDs in their arsenal, The Detonators have had their music on the film "Charlie and Boots" as well as the Australian TV series “ Underbelly" and "Bondi Rescue" as well as American TV series "De Grassi High". Cold Chisel have labelled The Detonators as one of their favourite bands and have used The Detonators as support act at their sold out Rod Laver arena gigs as well as a Day on the Green at Rochefords VIC and A Day By The C in SA.
Photo credit: Sean Clohesy
6:30pm: Doors & kitchen open for meals
8:00pm - 8:45pm: Feature act
9:00pm - 11:00pm: Blues Jam Session
(Jammers to register by 8.30pm)
FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME.
Attendees are encouraged to pre-book for table seating. Please 'BOOK' a single or multiple (Group) ticket below. To assist our kitchen's catering, when booking, please note if you plan to order a meal on the night.
WHILE GUARANTEED TABLE SEATING ALLOCATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CAPPED, ONCE TABLE BOOKINGS ARE EXHAUSTED/CLOSED, WE STILL WELCOME WALKUPS FOR GENERAL ADMISSION NON-ALLOCATED SEATING (IF AVAIL) AND LIMITED STANDING ROOM.
|Event Start||03/10/2023 8:00 pm|
|Event End||03/10/2023 11:00 pm|
|Bookings Cut Off||03/10/2023 2:30 pm|
|Venue||Flemington Bowls Club|