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Fig Night 23 September 2016

Chris O'Connor
Sam McNally group + Prinnie Stevens
Buddy Knox band
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Chris has an enduring fascination with the blues of the 1920s and 30s masters. “Currently I play a range of blues from the Mississippi, Texas and Memphis traditions as well as Piedmont material from the likes of Willie McTell and Blind Blake. I also play a few original songs and instrumentals in my sets.”

In 2014 Chris won the solo category and represented the Sydney Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since returning from Memphis, Chris has continued to play at many of the festivals around the country. He currently has two CDs for sale; ‘Things are Looking Up’ and ‘Soup’s Gone Bad’.

“Excellent stuff; whether playing Delta blues or covering Piedmont cats.” Blues Revue.

“The blues legacy will remain subtle and fresh in the hands of dedicated artists like O’Connor, who play honestly, without frills or gimmicks, and with highly refined skills.” Al Hensley, Rhythms.

Sam McNally is one of the most experienced musicians in Australia. As a contemporary keyboard-player and recording artist, his credits are gold standard.

His side-man credits include Stylus, Air Supply, Tommy Emmanuel, John Farnham and Doug Williams.

His own JazzSoulFunk is his most treasured style and he loves having special guest singers like Miss Prinnie Stevens.

Sam spends a lot of time overseas on different projects and this is his first time at the Manly Fig.

Prinnie Stevens’s musical theatre, television, dance and stage performance experience puts her above the rest. She has the ability to perform solo, or with grand piano for intimate settings; she can transform a whole room, and perform along with 20 dancers or even her 8 piece live band.

Prinne set alight the TV studio in Season 1 of The Voice in Australia, gaining an almost-win of Top 5. In 2013 Prinnie starred in the Michael Jackson tribute “Thriller” at London’s West End.

Prinnie has recently produced a “Diva” series dedicated to some of her most inspirational artists such as Whitney Houston.

“Prinnie’s been one of our greatest contemp singers for a while now; we haven’t shared the stage since we were both with Doug Williams. I can’t wait!!” - Sam McNally.

Playing with these two stars are three more, namely Phil Scorgie (bass), Dave Plenty (drums), Jason Bruer (tenor sax).

Buddy Knox plays and sings 'da blues'. He is renowned for his deadly talent and ability to play authentic blues guitar on his cherry red 335 Gibson. "Go hard or go home" , Buddy says to his incredibly talented Band, and every performance is delivered with a real and faithful passion.

His guarantee is to 'smoke ya boots', with a show of great music, lightning speed licks, riffs and stage presence.

Awards -Winner of the Sydney Blues society 'Blues Challenge 2011' to represent Australia in Memphis in 2012!
Winner of Australia's most prestigious 'Chain' Awards music's 'Best New Blues Talent for 2009' and 'Male vocalist of the year 2012'
Buddy's Debut Album 'got da blues' Won the 'Newcastle's 2008 Blues Awards 'Album of the Year'.
Finalist for the 'Deadly Awards' Male Artist and Album of the Year 2011
Finalist 'APRA Development Awards 2011' for songwriters 'Buddy's Got The Blues Again'
Buddy's second Album 'Buddy's Blues' song 'Squeaky Chair Blues' music /lyrics make the top Ten Musicoz Awards 2010.

Buddy has played at most festivals in Australia The most notable are Tamworth Country music for the last 9 years, Australian Blues fest, Byron Bay Blues fest (3 times), Broadbeach Blues (twice) and Gympie Muster.

Buddy Knox Guitar/Vocals
Teangi Knox Bass/Drums/Harmonies
Fiona Peters Accordion
Gareth Hudson Double Bass/Keys/Didgeridoo/Bass/Harmonies