The Linda Ronstadt Songbook

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG.

Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including – Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians. Expect to hear tracks that made up the 1979 tour set list including timeless hits as Blue Bayou, When Will I Be Loved, It’s So Easy, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, That’ll Be The Day, Just One Look, Back In The U.S.A, Poor Poor Pitiful Me and many more. Constantly feeling she was born in to the wrong generation, for Bloom, this tour is as personal as it gets.

Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of the 60’s and 70’s and has a strong urge to bring Linda Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry.

Bloom has had heads turning and has been gaining International critical acclaim with her effortless soulful vocal resonance of power vocalists Adele and Amy Winehouse with her Adele & Amy Songbook tour.

She has been described as “one of Australia’s finest vocalists” and Six-Time Golden Guitar Award Winning singer/songwriter Melinda Schneider describing her as “the next generation of amazing vocalists!” As Linda did to Australian audiences in 1979, come and be charmed by the Australian vocal powerhouse that is Bloom and celebrate all that is Linda Ronstadt.

Fables -The Songs of R.E.M

Fables -The Songs of R.E.M – A Live Tribute to R.E.M Performing hits & rarities. From Chronic Town & the IRS Years to Document, Murmur, Fables of the Reconstruction, Green, Out of Time, New Adventures in Hi Fi, Automatic for the People, Monster & more.

Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA)

Born 1963, USA. Raised in Texas and Louisiana, while still a small child Bridges performed on stage with his father, guitarist Slim Hideaway Bridges. Briefly forsaking the guitar, he joined his brothers to form a gospel group, the Bridges Brothers, and he also sang with the choir of his local church. He continued to perform both sacred and secular music, the latter with his own R&B band, the Five Stars. In his mid-teens Bridges served in the US Air Force and in his late teens, military service now behind him, he sang and played in the New Chosen Singers and then the Mighty Clouds Of Joy.

A later group was the Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band, with which he toured nationally from his Houston, Texas home base. He also visited Europe as a solo act, playing in France and the UK where he became popular first with the Memphis Blues caravan and later in his own right, becoming highly rated in blues magazine polls in both countries. It was a UK company, Armadillo Records, that saw Bridges potential and signed him in 2000.

In addition to touring Europe, Bridges also visited Australia and New Zealand where he attracted enthusiastic audiences. A vibrant and enthusiastic singer and guitarist, Bridges brings fire and intensity to contemporary blues, which he laces with hints of his gospel singing past.

Skyhooks Legend: Bob ’Bongo’ Starkie ‘Skyhooks Show’

BOB ’BONGO’ STARKIE SKYHOOKS LEGEND GUITARIST Presents Bob ’Bongo’ Starkie ‘Skyhooks Show’ (all the Hits with a smattering of rarities that need to be heard) Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie, guitarist with the legendary skyhooks performs the classic songs in a personal celebration of one of Australia’s most beloved bands. Skyhooks helped change the face of rock n roll in the 1970s with 15 Number 1 and Top 10 singles to their credit, as well as two of the country’s biggest selling albums of all time, Living in the 70s and Ego is Not A Dirty Word, Both produced by Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool).

Skyhooks have been described as ‘giving the Australian music industry the enema it needed’ when in 1974 they smashed onto the scene wearing outrageous costumes and make-up. Their debut album Living in the 70s went on to sell over 300’000 albums & was followed a year later with Ego is Not A Dirty Word .it wasn’t long before the band’s five members were celebrities – Shirley, the enigmatic curly-haired lead-singer, guitarist Red Symons, guitarist Bob Starkie, bassist and songwriter Greg Macainsh and drummer Fred Strauks. They released killer singles including Horror Movie, Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word), Women In Uniform and Jukebox in Siberia, and still receive high rotation radio play 40 years after first entering the charts. Skyhooks were inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame and ceased touring together after the death of lead singer Shirley in 2001. To celebrate these iconic records, Bob’Bongo’Starkie has pulled together an all star Band with some of the best musicians in the business, Featuring

BOB ‘BONGO’ STARKIEGUITAR / VOCALS (SKYHOOKS)
LISA EDWARDS – VOCALS(FARNHAM)
STEVE WILLIAMS – SAX/HARP//VOCALS (FARNHAM)
SEAN MCLEOD – DRUMS (TAXI RIDE)
MICHAEL CRISTIANO – GUITAR / VOCALS
KIM MAY – BASS