General admission 22 incl. bf
Come experience renowned Bluesman ALEX BURNS @ Oakleigh Lounge this February!
Alex was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1951. He started playing harmonica at the age of five and left Glasgow for London in 1967, becoming immersed in the exciting era of popular music at the time. Alex was drawn to the black music of soul, R&B and reggae and from there soon discovered the blues. London had a vibrant blues scene at the time and Alex made sure he saw many of the great touring blues acts (Champion Jack Dupree, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Eddie Boyd) as well as the strong array of local artists. In 1970 Alex moved to the Channel Islands and learned to play guitar in the intense folk/blues circuit. In 1973 Alex came to Australia where he played extensively in the Melbourne folk clubs. Alex has since become very popular in the Australian blues scene having performed countless venues and major festivals both solo and as a duo with great finger picker Nick Charles. His festival performances range from the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay, Australia’s biggest blues festival, through to Brisbane’s steel guitar festival, even the famous Edinburgh festival.