BONFIRE BLUES ~ Old School Rhythms & Blues with Sass, Soul & Swing
(Available as Trio, 4/5/6/7 piece Band)
This Swinging Band performs fabulous renditions of the Old School Blues sung by the charismatic Bonnie Lee Galea whilst accompanied by the incredible musicianship of Quinton Dunne & Steve Todd on drums & other wonderful Adelaide musicians on guitar, keys, sax, trumpet.
Bonnie delivers powerful lyrics & moving music of the brilliant Bessie Smith, raunchy Ruth Brown & unstoppable Big Mama Thornton. Other great songs from unforgettable singers such as Aretha, Billie, Etta & more, plus more contemporary singers such as Bonnie Rait, Melody Gardot & Beth Hart & some of Bonnie’s own compositions. Performing a mix of Blues styles from Rock, Swing, Soul, Country, Rockabilly & stand out delivery of fabulous Torch Songs.
Did we mention the duets! Well if you like an entertaining banter reminiscent of the day then check out when Quinton Dunne joins Bonnie to sing some hit duets from Ray Charles & Betty Carter, BB King & Katie Webster and other great male classics from the likes of Lou Rawls.
Bonnie channels their songs with the personality, tone & soul they deserve with her inimitable vocal sound. Recently performed at GAOL BLUES Festival 2017. Available for touring, festival, events & general bookings.
‘THAT’S MY BABY’ written by Bonnie Lee Galea, sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues
‘WHO WILL COMFORT ME’ written by Melody Gardot, sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues
‘MISS CELIE’S BLUES’ written by Quincy Jones, sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues/JAZZ in CHEEK
‘HOW COME’ by Big Mama Thornton sung by Bonnie Lee Galea & performed by Bonfire Blues/JAZZ in CHEEK