David Leary is a member of the Rectifiers, a passionate Bluesman keen to help Gold Coasters learn more about the genre. He figures high quality music paired with beers and ribs should seal the deal at a special event on Sunday 2 February.
“The idea came about with the sole purpose of using Rabbit+Cocoon to bring blues back to the masses,” David said. “There’s a younger generation who are frequenting places like this and festivals like Bluesfest and Blues on Broadbeach and they’re really starting to dig the blues.”
He’s bringing together the Rectifiers, Andrew Baxter and Leszek Kaski for the special blues explosion.
“Leszek Kaski is a master of the blues guitar and he’s fronted or played with bands like The Bondi Cigars, The Hippos and the Might Reapers,” David said. “The Rectifiers are all local musos with a passion for that traditional sound with vintage equipment, driving harmonica up front and music with that swing feeling.”
“And Andrew Baxter is a hard worker and family man who’s played with Blind Lemon. He just couldn’t keep away from the music and we’re so glad he’s back playing and creating events.”
JR’s Smokehouse BBQ, made locally famous at Street Food Marketta will be selling his popular Texan style smokey ribs and tickets are $15 at the door. The event takes place on Sunday 2 February.