Byron Bay Music Photographer ~ BLUESFEST 2012 ~ day five

April 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

And so we reach the final day of a crazy, fast paced Bluesfest. The music has been prolific, varied and always of a high standard. So bring on the final fling!

 

A subtle, soulful experience to begin, with Botswana singer songwriter Vusi Mahlesala enthralling all with his sticky voice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In complete contrast, was the rockin' blues guitar of blonde bombshell Joanne Shaw Taylor. She had many a male hot under the collar with her hair flicking, but more importantly she could play that guitar like a demon!

 

There has been a fair bit of buzz of late for a new bunch o' boys called the Dawes. Have to admit I was totally distracted and completely intrigued by the face-pulling antics of the drummer...he had me mesmerised...I think they were good...the crowd cheered anyway. 

This is more like it. Tribali took to the stage and pumped out some energy to get your body boogeying! Ash....if you're reading this check them out...definitely your kinda groove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these eyes! Dubmarine were another great surprise...fantastic music and visually interesting....lots going on and the crowd loved 'em!

 

More eyes...this time Dweezil Zappa from Zappa plays Zappa of course. Loved their approach to Zappa's music.

Yeah, so I went back for a second funking serve of Maceo Parker! I still think the guy on keys looks like an FBI agent...

Almost to the end now. Next up were the ole faves of many...Yes. I just wanted to know where was Roger Dean?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To finish with a bang, a loud, hilarious, fun bang, it was time for some more Melbourne Ska Orchestra...they even obliged with the James Bond Theme and A Message To You Rudy. Thanks peoples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so the 5 day musical quest that is Bluesfest comes to an end and all I am left with is hundreds of photos, a tired body and an amazing bunch of memories to carry around until next time! Thanks to all involved in staging the event (and that is an army of thousands) and all who made my weekend amazing. Big thumbs up to my husband who sent me off with a full belly each day and a packed lunch to keep me going and spent his long weekend without me...I missed you too.

 

Til next year..cheers!

 


 

 


 

 

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