Boreen Point Blues Connexion

Boreen Point Blues Connexion

Boreen Point Blues Connexion

The band consists of Kath Williams – sax/vocals; John Murray – trombone/vocals; John Withers – trumpet/guitar banjo; Col Hindson – keyboard; Aaron Giffin – guitar; Wayne Carlson – drums; Mike Hutcheson – bass and last but certainly not least, the Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council – Bob Abbot, who plays harp and vocals. Some of these artists have played with or supported major names in the jazz and blues music world over many decades. All are Sunshine Coast residents, who through their love of music, have gravitated together to produce an entertaining session of blues for your enjoyment.

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Ara Neccessian

Dingo Creek welcomes keyboard player Ara Neccessian to the 2010 festival.

Ara Neccessian keyboard Player.

Ara Neccessian

Ara arrived in Australia from Armenia in mid-7O’s and established himself in recording sessions with some of Australia’s finest singers and musicians. His versatility in different styles of music has enabled him to be in continual demand as a professional musician.

Ara has worked all over Austral and throughout the world on various occasions. He has also performed with singer, Delilah, at Darwin Casino and is currently working with the “Doobie Bros Show” featuring Glen Shorrick as special guests.

He has also worked at the Bourbon and Beefsteak Bar, Kings Cross for many years and continues to work with The Bourbon Boys band at numerous venues throughout Sydney and interstate.

Ara is a welcome keyboard player in any top-line musical combo in and around Sydney and Australia.

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Gavin Pitt-Ware

Gavin Pitt-Ware - Jazz Musician

Gavin Pitt-Ware

Dingo Creek welcomes Gavin Pitt-Ware to the 2010 Festival.  Gavin is of Torres Strait lsland – Jamaican background.

He started his musical career working with Maori Showbands throughout Australia, New Zealand, Far
East, England & Europe. Gavin came into his own when he returned from overseas to work solo in NSW Clubs and TV performances.

He started his own 3 piece band – “Baseeka” – at the Kings Cross venue, called “The Persian Room” in 1974. He also ventured over to the USA with the Jacquie Love show in the 1980’s. Gavin was a resident’musician/singer for many years at the world-famous Bourbon & Beefsteak Bar.

He is now the founding member of “The Bourbon Boys” who currently perform at live venues throughout Sydney and interstate. Gavin has accessed many styles of music in his 40 years of performing – Lou Rawls, Barry White, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Gole, Lionel Ritchie and many more.

Gavin’s appearance on any programme is guaranteed to please audiences worldwide.

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Johnny Nicol Biography


The biography of great Australian jazz singer/guitarist, Johnny Nicol, is now available.

Johnny Nicol BiographyTitled “Johnny Nicol: My Life, My Music”, the 258 page book has been written by respected journalist and author Scott Nicol.

There are dozens of stories about –  and interviews with – singers, musicians, actors, radio and television personalities, sportsmen and even the occasional rogue – all of whom Johnny Nicol rubbed shoulders with over the years.

Those interviewed include Don Burrows, Bob Barnard, Renee Geyer, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Lucky Starr, Lucky Grills and many, many more.

John performed in Las Vegas, England, Southeast Asia and of course in hundreds of places throughout Australia.

John also shares his battles with racism and how, for many years, he hid his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background from all but his closest friends. He shares how ultimately he has embraced his cultural identity and how he is helping others do the same.

The book is just $25 (+$3.95 P&P) and $2 from every sale through this website (please mention Dingo Creek when replying) will go to SIDS and Kids Queensland. Email author Scott Nicol direct on: [email protected]

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Cancellation Messages

The committee of Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Inc would like to express their gratitude to you all for your understanding, Mother Nature has not been kind with two floods in 11 days,  it is never easy to cancel such an event but we will be back bigger and better next year and look forward to seeing you all again.  We are fortunate to have an understanding group of musicians who are disappointed at missing this festival but are already talking about next year.

Feel free to read some of the lovely e-mails we have received.

How very disappointing for you and us. Thank you for letting me know. I was so looking forward to the weekend however I understand your position. Here’s to the rain stopping now for a while and that you dry out a bit. Hoping that I will be able to join you in 2010. If there is anything I can do to help just let me know. Love and many blessings to you
Dear Dingos,
How disappointing–not only for us but you also. Hope you will not be too inconvenienced
See you all next year

I don’t think we can complain about the rain… but we will miss the enjoyment of the festival. See you next year
What a shame but we’ll be there next year.

We are really disappointed for you after all that hard work! Jake loves coming up there so much, as do we – but he always gets so much out of it.
Hope we can catch up soon anyway

I must say I am very disappointed, but feel more sorry for you having to make the hard decision of the cancelation. Hope your clean up is not too difficult. Looking forward to next year please send details by mail
Very disappointing for all of us not to be able to share a great weekend but you still have to contend with water and mud which is very wearying.Hope all subsides quickly and with little damage to your vines etc.
I was only thinking about how you were affected and we both are very sorry for you having to cancel but can fully understand your predicament.

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2009 Event Cancelled

Flooding forces cancellation of Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival

The Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival which was to be held on 18 – 19 April has been cancelled due to flooding. The Festival will be held again on 17 – 18 April 2010.

The annual event is held to benefit SIDS and Kids Queensland, attracting up to 2000 visitors and some of Australia’s greatest jazz and blues musicians. Read more

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Jazz and Blues Festival

The Dingo Creek Wine Jazz & Blues Festival will be held on the weekend of the 30th April and 1st of May 2011.

Click here for the Festival Program

Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Inc wish to acknowledge the generous funding from Queensland Events Regional Funding and our sponsors.

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QLD Regional Achievement & Community Awards

Congratulations to Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Inc for your nomination being named in the top ten in the Events and Tourism Category.  A strong representation of over 300 nominations for this category has made the decision for the judges very difficult. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise your organisations achievements. The quality of nominations received this year has reinforced the extraordinary commitment and dedication individuals and groups are making to their community.

2008 Queensland Regional Achievement & Community Awards Semi Finalist

2008 Queensland Regional Achievement & Community Awards Semi Finalist

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Blind Lemon

Blind Lemon has evolved from hardworking journeymen to one of SE Qld’s most respected acts.

Blind Lemon

The fluid and funky Blind Lemon engine room has established an enviable platform for the twin peaks of singer/dynamic harp player Jamie Symons and Strat wrangler Harvey to work their magic. The award winning band is guaranteed to produce incendiary blues fireworks at any musical event around Australia.

Deriving elements from the earthiness of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, the magical harmonica of Blues Traveler, the electricity of SRV, Hendrix and soulful feel of Led Zeppelin, Blind Lemon’s musical blend is entirely their own.

In the last eighteen months Blind Lemon has wowed the fans at music festivals up and down the East Coast including Byron Bay Blues and Roots, Broadbeach Blues and at the Gympie Music Muster. In 2008 the band won the Blues Association of South East Queensland’s prestigious Performer of the Year award and as a result was a knock-out at the Australian Blues Music Festival in Goulburn early in 2009.

“Blind Lemon takes to the stage and a charismatic harmonica immediately ignites uniform foot-stomping. Their raucous blend of boogie and burning blues licks is exhilarating; the harmonica mesmerizes at every unpredictable turn. The wailing guitar and howling harmonica share centre-stage and complement each other perfectly. Blind Lemon are an early highlight latecomers will regret missing”.
Justin Grey, Time Off Magazine.

With Australia wide airplay on triple J, the third album (Bit ‘o Juice, Live) released 2009, features a majority of strongly crafted road tested original material, reinvigorated Blues anthems and has helped gain a large fan base for the band.

Blind Lemon is fast establishing a name as a highly talented and entertaining addition to festival line-ups around Australia.

Blind Lemon Photgraph

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Date Claimer 2012 Festival


Dingo Creek and the Gympie Rotary Club will showcase the very best of Australia’s jazz and blues musicians to raise funds for charity, visit for more information.

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