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PJ O'Brien Band

Written by Thursday, 13 April 2017 03:23

FRIDAY 5th MAY 2017
Featuring blues artist “PJ O'Brien Band"
7.30pm
Yoogali Club (green room)
Concert ticket $20pp
Concert & Supper Ticket $40pp
Supper tickets must be pre-purchased prior to show
Tickets available at the door, online, Beelbangera General Store and Lesleys of Griffith


PJ O'Brien

PJ O’Brien is no stranger to the big stage, his smooth and soul-filled vocals have been turning heads from Perth to Memphis, Chicago, Austin, London, and Singapore.
Now the gun performer, along with his band, is set to get the party started at First Friday Live (FFL) at the Yoogali Club on Friday, May 5.
Along with a plethora of shows under their belt, the blues band have also scored a number of awards including song of the year and group of the year at the ‘Chain’ Australian Blues Awards, Blues Song of the Year at the WA Music Industry Awards, Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year and Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year.
PJ’s latest Album, Jefferson Blues, debuted at number one on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart, where it held the top spot for two months and spent four months in the top three.
The CD has received fantastic reviews and accolades across Australia, the UK, Europe and the United States.
Tom Hyslop from Blues Revue Magazine USA labelled PJ as a ‘talent to watch’ and Danny Murphy from FHM Australia said he was a ‘superlative guitarist’.
Al Hensley from Rhythms Magazine Australia recently said PJ was ‘one of the brightest talents to emerge on the Aussie Blues scene in a long while….an international blues star on the rise’.
The PJ O’Brien Band also features legendary bass player Al Britton (Bondi Cigars) and Dave Fester (Glen Cardier and the Sideshow) on drums.
Drummer Dave Fester, who is making his third return to the FFL stage, said he loves the First Friday Live event and looks forward to seeing a full room of music lovers.
“I love Griffith and I love First Friday Live, it’s a great event and I couldn’t imagine Griffith without it, once a month the town gets to come alive with great music,” he said.
Dave said the band, which have been playing together for five years, are sure to deliver a diverse set list with great ballads, plenty of blues rock and even some danceable tracks.
Adding to what will already be a great night filled with award-winning music will be PJ’s stage presence and charm.
“PJ is like the accessible guy next with rock star qualities, the ladies will definitely love him,” Dave said.
“He is a great songwriter and I really think everyone will have a great night, we will be playing covers and originals from the two albums.”
The bands ‘spine-tingling dynamics’ and award-winning song writing will be on display from 7.30pm.
Check out more about the PJ O’Briend Band at www.pjobrienblues.com

 

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