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Jimmy Watts Band, Astrid and The Asteroids


Fri 11 Jan 2013, 8:00pm–12:00am

Where: The Zoo, 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission : $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: itspeterb

Mae Tao Clinic Fundraiser.

The Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border helps the most vulnerable receive basic, essential treatment that they are denied elsewhere. The clinic treats over 70,000 patients every year, most of which have no other access to healthcare, as well as providing healthcare training and a comprehensive child protection program. The Mae Tao Clinic provides an indispensable service to the communities along the Thai-Burma border that have suffered decades of conflict and poverty, and is almost entirely funded by donations.

Roots and blues journeymen The Jimmy Watts Band are releasing their second album, January's Pages on the night, a delayed mixed bag of songs based around the bands experiences of the 2011 floods. Jimmy is a raw and intense performer with a self taught finger-picking style that leaves his acoustics bloodied, but your ears pleased. Gravely smoke filled vocals and a freight train harmonica complete the picture he's been painting over hundreds of gigs across Australia with his band of road weary, truck stop enthusiasts.

“Bursting with energy from the get go...a refreshingly raw take on Blues & Newton Faulkner after too much Red Bull!” - Rave Magazine

Peter B is a Brisbane based activist and musician who has spent the last 12 months volunteering at the Mae Tao Clinic as a pharmacist, as well as touring across South East Asia. His passion for human rights, justice and peace are reflected in his soulful and spiritual song writing. Backed up by the Homeless Souls, their sound is a “cruisy blend of Ben Harper and Stevie Wonder” - Rave Magazine

Hailing from a galaxy far far away, Astrid and The Asteroids have their own brand of sexy sci-fi soul funk. The five crew/band members are captained by their fearless leader Astrid, who sets all phasers to funk and fires at will with an astronomical vocal range, some out of this world grooves, and the sparkly-est spandex you can find in this solar system. Recipients of the 2012 Billy Thorpe Scholarship, world domination is well within their reach.

North Qld's favourite folk duo Swoon have played some big shows with some big bands, having supported the likes of John Butler and Silverchair. Dancing from delicately angelic to gutsy blues mamma, Angela Nottings vocal pipes are matched only by compatriot Josh Nottings mastery of the six strings. Their astounding musicianship, and vast back catalogue of material that encompasses every genre from upbeat contemporary folk, to jazz, blues and intricate ballads has seen them win over audiences at folk festivals all over Australia.