Empire Blues


Sunday 13th January, 3:30pm. Free entry.

Empire- Blues -Duo is another offshoot of the prominent Perth Blues band "Empire Blues"which formed in 2005. As the title suggests it is an unplugged duo version of the band with Andrew McIlroy on acoustic, electric and dobro guitars/vocals and Alan Dawson on fretless bass, upright stick bass and vocals.

The material still lends itself to traditional blues but is not limited to just British blues.

Initially the band took its influences from this period, but over time it has developed into performing more originals in the belief that for Blues music to evolve, you can't just keep repeating the past.

Andrew and Alan have performed hundreds of shows together with an infectious familiarity in their playing styles and in the past, have supported countless interstate and overseas artists.

The same principals of Empire Blues apply in that a considerable percentage of the songs focus on humour, social comment and Western Australia.

This has been extremely well received at all the venues they perform at over what is now a 14-year musical association.