It’s Blues time and it’s about time for well-known and recognised solo performer Tony Shine – who has finally gotten a band together. After many years of sharing the stage with artists like The Boulevard Blues, Kevin Floyd, Dave Ferguson, Tim Parr, even Jack Parow and Lil Wayne, and having performed to over 80,000 people at the World Cup and at major gigs such as Blues Meets Rock, Grahamstown Festival, Billabong Pro, Table Mountain Blues Festival and Rock the River, SAMA award winning musician Tony Shine has assembled a stellar line-up that is The Blue Jets!
Joined by the solid back-line of Peter Krainhofner on Bass and Juerg Thuli on Drums, Tony is joined up front by Keith Beckett and his beautiful, fluid guitar melodies, and respected showman and top SA Harmonica player,Derek Harper Jnr.
This powerful and dynamic band bring together their many years of live performance experience to deliver a high energy, visual feast that includes much more than the standard blues set, but rather also throws in a refreshing mix of Rhythm n Blues, Swing and Funk with a dash of good ‘ol Rock n Roll. This impeccably tight line-up, supported by the groove of Tony’s soulful voice, makes for a foot tappin’, ass shakin’ band that ensures that there is not a bum on the seat in the house.
“Brilliant band.” – Dr John –Boulevard Blues.
“Up there with the best –I even phoned the local hotel to let the band play over curfew, first time I’ve ever done that.” – Chris Kreef – Saronsberg Theatre, Tulbagh.
“Impressive! Enjoyed the band and repertoire.” – Blues Broers.
“The Blue Jets with SAMA winner Tony Shine, in my mind one of the best frontmen in the business” – Bianca Coleman – Weekend Argus
*** please Note: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm