Apr 102013
 
 
One of the most recognisable & influential voices in progressive rock, as the lead vocalist and creative force behind the band Yes, JON ANDERSON was central to that band’s phenomenal success. Jon’s solo show includes many classic tales from his days with the supergroup and his ensuing solo career as well as the timeless songs from all across the Yes songbook & his own eclectic solo work.
 
Jon was the author and a major creative influence behind the series of epics produced by the legendary supergroup Yes including  such complex pieces as “Close to the Edge”, “Awaken”, and especially “The Gates of Delirium.” Additionally, Jon co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” Roundabout,” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” Noted for singing in his original Lancastrian accent, this is a chance to see this truly unique musician perform solo, up close and personal.
 
“Yes, Jon still is the voice…Anderson’s voice remains exquisite, never more so than on Find My Way Home, Wondrous Stories and the sublime Soon excerpt from The Gates Of Delirium.” 
– EXPRESS & STAR
 
Irish-born JON ANDERSON, started off fronting Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, before forming Yes, however his musical career has never been creatively limited. Be it working on four celebrated albums with Oscar winner Vangelis, or playing with the likes of Toto, Glass Hammer, Dream Theatre, Kitaro, King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Peter Machajdik, Gowan, Rick Wakeman’s concept album ‘1984’ and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones or producing 13 highly acclaimed solo albums. Jon has always found different avenues for creativity, be it composing and playing with dozens of orchestras throughout the world, composing ballet scores or contributing to countless film scores and painting. 
 
2013 will mark JON ANDERSON’s first ever solo Bluesfest and sideshow appearances. A masterful musician, a weaver of stories both verbal and musical, JON ANDERSON will make these nights linger long in the memory.
THE CORNER, MELBOURNE – Wednesday April 10, 2013 – Bookings: www.bluesfesttouring.com.au  or (02) 6685 8310  (LIMITED RESERVED SEATING)
Mar 272013
 
Roger Hodgson & Band - The Voice of Supertramp - Thursday 28 March, Palais Theatre

Thu 28 March 2013 -Bringing his full band to Australian for the first time- Roger Hodgson has been recognised as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time. As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” [more]

Mar 262013
 
Tomorrow - Wednesday 27 March - Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples at the Arts Centre,Melbourne

BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS: Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples   Two divas, One extraordinary show. Combine a guitar virtuoso, highly acclaimed songwriting and the inspiration for a legion of country alt singers across the world and you get rock royalty BONNIE RAITT. The recent 2013 Grammy Awards saw Bonnie Raitt collect her tenth Grammy for ‘Slipstream’ (Best Americana [more]

Mar 252013
 
Tedeschi Trucks Band with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - 26 March Hamer Hall!

Bluesfest Touring presents Grammy Award winners, guitar-slinging royalty and husband and wife dynamic combination, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bring their Tedeschi Trucks Band to perform for one night only at Hamer Hall. This 11 piece band overflowing with talent and familial harmony earned a Grammy for Best Blues Album with their first album, Revelator in 2011. [more]

Mar 202013
 
WANDA JACKSON - 2 SHOWS AT THE CORNER HOTEL!

WANDA JACKSON MELBOURNE THE CORNER 20 & 21 March 2013 bluesfesttouring.com.au 02 6685 8310 “An atomic bomb in lipstick – the queen of rockabilly” – Bob Dylan    “She’s like my rockabilly Etta James. I love her, she’s so brilliant. I don’t think ‘Rollin’ in the Deep’ would exist if it wasn’t for Wanda Jackson” [more]