7pm - Tony J King
Tony J King’s signature sound is hard to pin down. Cycling between the contemporary alt-roots sound, to the jiving, dirty tunes of the 40’s and 50’s, King oscillates between worlds, sounds and moods taking influences from the likes of Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Howling Wolf, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson.
With a few stories, guitar and half a drum kit, Tony J King creates a ramshackle music that has its roots in the street-corner blues and folk of the forties. Drawing on his experiences growing up in the 'Northern Badlands' of SA and the interesting and unique jobs he's had since Tony J King weaves tales from his fascination with the unusual, the exotic and the downright bizarre delving into the darker and mysterious side of the flawed and the famous, the wild and the wicked.
9pm - The Tony Lukav Three
Tony Lukav has unique vocals, well suited to his repertoire of classic blues, jazz ballads and rock standards. He draws on his life’s experiences and can texture by contrasting, for example, a Muddy Waters’ blues and a lilting Nat King Cole ballad. Story lines are traversed and explored in his repertoire, which is drawn from performers such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. After extensive experience in band rhythm sections, playing double and electric bass, his piano style consists of a left-hand pushing bass lines and minimalist right-hand voicings with blues licks supporting the vocals. Classic jazz coming straight at you, Tony will be joined by Michael Currie, double bass, and Poul Grange, percussion.