Date(s) - 15/01/2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Charles Hotel
The Big Town Players’ Perth Launch of their debut CD “Big Town” will take place at the Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel on Tuesday 15 January.
The CD contains 10 original songs, mostly penned by Howie Smallman or Phil Bradley, with one penned by the whole band. It’s a truly in-your-face production that sounds just as good as a live performance.
Make sure you don’t miss this night and support local musicians by buying a disc. The Big Town Players are a harp/guitar-driven old-school Rhythm and Blues band with a 90% original repertoire and have been playing around town for nearly three years.
Their blues covers range from Taj Mahal to The Red Devils. Featuring local stalwarts Howie Smallman, Phil Bradley, Pete Lisiewich and Phil Riseborough, the band boasts 4 vocalists and has been wowing audiences at the Perth Blues Club and other local haunts with their energetic, spirited performances.
Sporting a weighty, traditional-style old-school sound with a new-school approach to songs and song-writing, the Big Town Players promise to be a wild card on the local scene. The band has recently recorded its debut album.
Howie has played at the Festival of Adelaide, Blues at Bridgetown in Lee Sappho and The Body and Fender Band, as well as Bridgetown in other outfits including The Hips.
Phil Riseborough has played Bridgetown with The Hips, and Phil Bradley has played Bridgetown as a solo act. In 2017, The Big Town Players appeared as guests of The Perth Blues Club, playing a resounding set that had the punters dancing from the first number. Since then, they have been a firm club favourite.
Phil Bradley – Guitar/Vocals Pete Lisiewich – Bass/Vocals Phil Riseborough – Drums/Vocals Howie Smallman – Harmonica/Vocals (occ. guitar)
Also performing are The Whiskey Pocket (7.30pm) and the Steve Rae Band (10.00pm).
Doors Open: 7.00pm
Entry: $20.00 (general admission) / $10.00 (members)