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Blues in the Vines


Blues in the Vines

Blues in the Vines update.

Elmslie Wines is located at 2 Upper McEwans Rd Legana which is the first left after the Grindelwald turnoff heading north or the first right turn after the northern entrance into Grindelwald.

If you require a lift out there, get down to the Bathurst St council car park (Near Office Works) and catch the free vines bus. The bus, which can carry up to 7 passengers at a time, will be leaving at 2, 2.30 and 3pm. If you have a group and can’t make it at these times, contact Adam on 0407 171 253 and arrange pick up.
The music starts at 3 pm and goes through till 7. Food and beverages are available at the winery so get there earlier and get yourself a good spot for the afternoon.

See you all there

Launceston Blues Club invites you to “Blues in the Vines”. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of cool, relaxing music at Elmslie on Sunday 4th March with music from 3pm to 7pm. Sit back and sip a glass of your favourite refreshment whilst listening to the best of funky, cool blues tunes performed by King Cake.

The Band:

Australian blues icon Pete Cornelius, groove merchant Henry Nichols and the organ doctor Randal Muir come together to mix up a popular southern delicacy, KING CAKE; A Crazy Cajun Concoction of Funky New Orleans Hot Sauce, Stax Studio Soul Food, Swingin’ Jive of Blue Note and the Burnin’ Grooves of Atlantic. Performing songs from artists like; Professor Longhair, Dr John, The Meters, Booker T & the MGs, Jimmie Vaughan, Galactic, Jimmie Smith, Grant Green, Otis Redding, Albert King & Ray Charles. (http://www.thedwarf.com.au/)

The Winery:

Located just off the West Tamar Highway at 2 Upper McEwans Road, Legana, (next left past the Grindelwald turn off), Elmslie is a five hectare vineyard set amongst picturesque surroundings. Elmslie produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay. The staff are happy to assist you with a wine tasting and talk about their award winning wines. Cheese platters, tapas and gourmet pizzas are a selection of the wonderful food available from The House Cafe Restaurant. NO BYO.
Elmslie is a short 15 minute drive (16 kilometres) from Launceston.
Phone – 03 6330 1225

Concert Entry Fee:

Adults - $15.00, Junior (16 to 18yrs) - $5.00
Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult

Sin an Tonics

What time is it, Its Party Time.
Come along and catch the Sin & Tonics at the Royal Oak on Saturday 1st October no cover charge.
A great night of Rockabilly and Rock and Roll.
Dress up in your cool rockabily gear and come along and " shake that thing".

Oh What a Night

Ripping guitar licks, stompin bass and rhythmic drums. All this at the 2011 Winter Blues Session which were held in the very unique Rebecca’s room at Archers Manor.
As the crowd filed-in in anticipation of a big night the first impression of the up coming event was the room they had just entered. Coming in from under the stage I could see the inquisitive impressions on there faces asking “where the bloody stage” only to look behind them to see it perched above the entrance. Next question, where to set up camp, upstairs or down was another option and check out all the stuff in the room. Let’s get a drink and settle back, take it all in before the show starts- Wow!!

Proceedings were open with the smooth licks and vocals of Ray Beadle with the impeccable backing duo of Pete Cornelius and Henry Nichols. These guys just sound great together. Play a cool style of blues which got the crowd in the mood straight up. The purpose build dance floor, thanks to Daz, got a little work out, with most of the punters opting to sit back and enjoy the groove.

Next up were the The Infernos. Once over the technical problems, snapped double bass strings, they struck up with immediate results. The dance floor was filled to overflowing with 50’s style rock & roll dancing. Great to see. Their infectious brand of rockabilly had the folk rock’n in the isles.

Taking it home was that party group from Hobart, Full Tilt Boogie”. As the name implies, they cranked it up. Dualing guitars, solid rhythm section and Slim’s raspy vocals were a perfect finally to the night, oh now early morning.

Thanks to Alan and Jan for the use of the unique Rebbecca’s room which was a hit, the committee members and others who help out and finally to all the members and friends of the LBC who turned up to make it a great night. Also a special thanks to Josh, Jackie and Kay for helping out in the cold Brisbane St Mall the Saturday prior.


Winter Blues Photos


23rd July 2011
Doors Open 6.30
Music from 8.00pm till 1am