ADELAIDE

Mon 25th Feb, part 2, After our amazing day out, it was back to the shows. I saw Tim Marriott in All Change, another show about dementia. Really enjoyable, sweet piece which I think would work in tandem with one of Right Lines’ solo shows as a double bill. Tim has two other shows – Mengele which sold out at Edinburgh Fringe last year, and Judas. He told me both are strong, serious pieces and he may present both at the Fringe this August. Recommended.

There was just enough time and energy left to join my Adelaide hosts Donald and Kathryn at Billy Bob’s Blues night at the Grace Emily hotel. What a night of amazing blues! Billy Bob himself is a mean guitarist with a solid house band, but the star of the evening was a young guy called Dusty who has a band The Wanderers. Look them up on YouTube. This boy can play! And his 22 yr old bass/guitar plater Stephan wasn’t far behind in terms of ability and musicianship. How can a 22 yr old play the Blues???? Believe me, he just can!

I doubt if Billy Bob and his Blues pals will ever tour to Scotland, but if you are lucky enough to visit Adelaide and want some raw, rockin’, honest, down to earth Blues, don’t miss out on a Monday night at Grace Emily’s! Probably fair to say it’s not strictly-speaking Fringe, or even part of my remit here, but it was a rare treat!

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