Its a double header and what a night this will be!
Ray Beadle is the genuine article. His music comes from the heart and soul. Ray's music is rich with a deep history of the Blues. Rich from 20 years of experience performing nationally and internationally. And rich from a deep understanding of his instrument and how to make it stir something within the listener. That's what the Blues is about.
The music is infectious - whether it be slinky swingin' dance music or bubbling Rhythm 'n Blues ... or whether he's crooning blues gospels or igniting the fretboard like few others.
Ray picked up the guitar when he was 9, and for the next twenty years played with and learned from the best. A 3 month residency with the house band in B.B. King's club in Memphis and Buddy Guy's Blues Club in Chicago, as well as playing several American blues festivals were all defining moments during Ray's three tours to the USA.
Ray's guitar and vocal styles evoke numerous blues legends, whilst concocting a breathless style all of his own. It is not by chance that Ray has become a favourite among Australian blues and music fans.
Touted as "Australia's best blues singer" Toni Swain returns to The Sawmill with her 5 piece band. From groovin' soul to latin infused toe tappers, Toni's eclectic original style is stylishly carried through with her big, bold and beautiful soulful voice.
With the hottest band third rock from the sun, we are delighted to have on board Australia's #1 drummer to the stars Hamish Stuart, cosmic on keys George Bibicos and off the charts bassist Auckland's own Hal Tupaea.
Don't miss this show. One night only at The Sawmill Cafe, Leigh.