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WAM partners with Perth Blues Club’s Next Gen Blues

28 Jun

The Perth Blues Club prides itself in supporting the next generation of blues players, and we’re proud to announce that WAM will officially be supporting their Next Gen Blues showcases.

Our CEO Mike Harris explained of the partnership, “Perth Blues Club is a fantastic institution that gives opportunities to local musicians to flex their delta muscles in one of music’s great genres. Ever since Robert Johnson stood on the crossroads and chose a life musical, the blues has been a calling. Next Gen Blues takes kids to those same crossroads and allows them to follow that calling. WAM is very happy to partner with PBC to help foster this.”

Perth Blues Club President Rick Steele calls on his Vampire Theory: “New blood is essential to the long term success of any organisation like ours to ensure the blues is perpetuated as an enduring musical genre in the years to come and beyond. It does an ol’ Blues man’s heart good to see the skill and the passion these young guys possess. I can say with the utmost confidence that the future of WA blues looks bright.”

“WAM’s support of Next Gen Blues makes a statement that recognises the importance of encouraging young players to explore this timeless music genre,” continued Rick. “I am really very pleased to be able to count on the backing of the peak body that champions West Australian music in joining PBC to champion the cause of the blues. It’s an acknowledgement that these young players deserve.”

The Club was established in 1992 to promote local, national and international blues acts and draw together blues enthusiasts. Above all, the Perth Blues Club  aims to provide a relaxed atmosphere for enthusiasts to meet on a regular basis. Fostering young, local blues talent has become a PBC tradition, so WAM is delighted to help in this process.

The upcoming Next Gen Blues showcase is on Tuesday 7 July 2015 at their usual stomping ground in the Charles Hotel, with performances by:

Morgan Bain (8pm)
Old Blood (8.45pm)
The Bonekickers (10pm)

Entry is $10 for members / $15 for nons.

More info here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.