DOC SPAN & THE BARRY CHARLES BAND
Doc Span and Barry Charles Live and Free at the Caloundra RSL December 15th.
Barry Charles and Doc Span are versatile virtuosos. Heritage Artists of unrivalled experience and vocational fidelity, Doc and Barry, have played virtually every major Australian Jazz and Blues Festival
and many prestigious international shows.Their brilliant technical, and improvisational skills, their warmth and generosity as performers and their long standing dedication to music has endeared them to audiences across Australia, but nowhere more than the Sunshine Coast.
For one night only, on December 15th Barry Charles and Doc Span team up for this unique event at the Caloundra RSL main stage.
Barry Charles is an extreme vocalist.
Renown as a blues, jazz and boogie woogie guitarist, a singer and songwriter, Barry mixes it up – from Tom Waits to Rolling Stones, Cocker to Cohen or Buddy Guy to BB King in a seamless set of soulful classics and originals. Barry’s unique vocals, prolific song writing and innovative guitar work have made him an icon of the Coast Community.
Well known for performing sincere ballads of selected covers, respectfully stamping them as his ow, his original songs are also noteworthy as capsules of life, love and living on the Sunshine Coast. Barry’s band comprises some other local heroes in the indomitable Peter Wells, guitar, Max Sportelli,drums and Gary Broadhurst, bass.
Doc Span plays R and B harmonica in the Paul Butterfield / Charlie Musselwhite tradition, styling the sound with amplification and mic techniques. He is an exemplary exponent of this demonstrative and much under rated instrument, producing warm, rich tones with soul and style.
Ross Williams is the featured artist in the Doc Span Band. An extraordinarily talented guitarist, Ross and Doc have worked together for decades. With the superlative Gus Fenwick on bass and Lenny Brodie on drums,
the band recreate the big city blues sound of Chicago in their own style.
Engaging, gifted artists, honed and matured individual styles with amazing stage presences and world class bands, the Barry Charles Band and the Doc Span Band will unite for a finale set not to be
Caloundra RSL, Friday 15th, December 2017 @ 9.00pm.
When: December 15, 2017
Where: Main Stage