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Bluesville Station

Founded in 1998 by singer/songwriter Brad Palmer on lead guitar, harp and vocals, singing drummer Paul Holmberg and rhythm guitarist Mark “Numbers” Buhmann, the lads take their travelling blues from SE Qld beach to festival to outback Victoria. Young gun bassist Scott Denford joined the line up in early 2011. Bluesville Station takes the road rolling sounds of Creedence, mixes it with Neil Young and Johnny Winter’s blues, throw in strong rock influences like Eric Clapton, Canned Heat, emerging with their own huge original sound. Festivals include Gympie Muster, Blues On Broadbeach, Blues at Bridgetown, Burleigh Solstice, 1770 Fest, and Aust Blues Fest Goulburn. Blues radio plays them around Aust, Europe & USA, song ‘Keep On Rollin' was used in a Utah media campaign for train travel and standout offering Spanglish ‘No Tengo Dinero’, comes a long way from the band’s roots in original dashtapping boogie music about rolling down the highway. Six albums  with 2012 'Step On The Gas'  hitting No2 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts!

If you like to rock it up, step out and boogie or just sit back and relax to enjoy some travellin' blues, jump off right here. The lads down at the Station are fired up and ready to roll with a swag of music and entertainment to make you feel good and ease your worried mind. 
www.bluesvillestation.com.au
 

Monster Guitars Mark Easton and Adam Hole 'Monster Guitars' Mark Easton & Adam Hole - exciting stuff – duelling guitars, scorching slide riffs and extended jam possibilities. They are both power slide guitar masters.    2man project limited tour!

Blues-rock-stomp virtuoso Adam Hole joins forces with one-man band Mark Easton, a duo that uses multiple models - lap steel, resonator, double neck guitars- to combine riffs with drums, stomp box, loop station and more to paint a colourful musical palette which recalls the bold sounds of the '70s. From the roots of the blues Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, to Hendrix, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, RL Burnside, White Stripes and now to ‘Monsters’ originals. Sweet acoustic picking to hard rocking frenzy - stomping, dirty blues that crosses into rock and roots and back again. 
Adam has really buffed up with body building (the ladies will faint) and will have a new solo cd to launch soon-going back to his rock side of the blues.
Adam Hole has been named as one of Australia’s leading solo blues guitarists in Chris Johnson’s latest book “Guitar- The Australian Story” alongside Jeff Lang, John Butler, Geoff Achison, Fiona Boyes, Ash Grunwald, Lloyd Spiegel and Mia Dyson.  
Adam lets rip with high energy, raunchy slide guitar - stomping, dirty blues that crosses into rock and metal and back again. He plays like a wild man but never misses a beat nor a chance to invest utmost passion into old blues and rock originals alike.
Mark Easton recently performed opening support for the Joe Bonamassa show at QPAC in Brisbane in late 2012 (big bluesrock American guitar hero).
“Lovers of biting, ruthless slide guitar and blues rock, funk rock and hard rock are going to have the time of their lives.”  Bobtje Blues, Belgium.
Experience songs from Mark's latest cd “GRIND” (9 months in top 25 of Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts) and some popular covers, crafted on resonator and double neck guitars, compact percussion gear, harp and kick drum. Elements of blues, rock, dirty grooves, funk and gnarly slide playing are blazingly evident with Mark’s love of the stronger side of the blues- acknowledging styles like RL Burnside, Hound Dog Taylor, Led Zeppelin, Black Keys, White Stripes. Mark is a high octane blues machine who burns it up on slide guitar. The loop system layers his music, combined with chainsaw or sometimes sweet vocals, harmonica and drumming with his feet to provide a full, fat sound. Some very fine acoustic guitar picking rounds off the flip side of this musical dynamo.   www.monsterguitars.net
www.markeaston.com.au            www.adamhole.com
Mark Easton

Mark Easton is a high octane blues machine who burns it up on slide guitar. Elements of blues, rock, dirty grooves, funk and gnarly slide playing are blazingly evident with Mark’s love of the stronger side of the blues- acknowledging styles like RL Burnside, Hound Dog Taylor, Led Zeppelin, Black Keys, White Stripes.  The loop system layers his music, combined with harmonica and drumming with his feet to provide a full, fat sound. Some very fine acoustic guitar picking rounds off the flip side of this musical dynamo.
“Lovers of biting, ruthless slide guitar and blues rock, funk rock and hard rock are going to have the time of their lives.” 
Mark began his music career in his dad’s 20 piece Sydney Jazz band and then a series of hard punk/pop/glamrock bands, until a burnt out Easton took off surfing and fell in love with the blues.  He cleaned up his life, pulled together a band called Mark Easton Limousine which toured through 3 albums until he went solo again with cd Money is the Root of All Evil. That did well on USA blues charts, Blues Beat chart in Australia and springboarded him into many Australian blues festivals.
Community radio is abuzz with new cd ‘Grind’ receiving instant airplay also in France, Belgium, Denmark, UK, USA. and with six consecutive months now in the top 25 on Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts!

www.markeaston.com.au

 

Adam Hole  
Kevin Borich  For close on forty-five years, Kevin Borich has been thrilling audiences with his dynamic brand of blistering boogie.  Hailed by rock and blues audiences alike, Borich is one of the few artists who successfully straddles the two genres, loved and revered in both as a wicked songwriter, performer and guitarist.  With sheer guitar-driven ecstasy loaded with passion and raunch, Kevin Borich will take you on a musical epic from the deepest blues to the potent force that made him one of our hottest rockers and a phenomenal axeman.                      
New Zealand and Australia's blues rock funk performer Kevin Borich has jammed with Santana twice, shared the stage with Bo Didley, Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Living Colour, Joe Walsh along with all line-ups of The Party Boys. And performed supports with ACDC, Tony Joe White, Ray Charles, Elton John, Status Quo, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy.
 
The Kevin Borich Express thrills blues enthusiasts and wins new music fans at every gig! Their show delivers a set of laid back acoustic blues with Kev’s beautiful 1930s National Steel Guitar. The second set fires up with what Kev describes as his ‘electric blues, rockin’ funk’ set! The electric set displays an array of guitars from the classic custom Fender Strat to his gorgeous Gibson Firebird Slide Guitar. Over the years, Kevin has teamed up with the ‘cream of the crop’ of Australian musicians.
The 2014 band line up features Paul Wheeler on drums and Michael Edwards on Bass.
Kevin’s show includes songs like, Heartstarter, Gonna See My Baby Tonight, and No Turning Back…to blues classics such as Hellbound Train, Little Red Rooster and guitar favourites from Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughan. 2014 gigs will feature new tracks for the fans from Kev’s latest album, Totem.  
 
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