Hepburn Palais and I Love it Live are proud to present a special Double Shot of Blues event, featuring two of Melbourne’s leading blues acts.
KALIOPI & THE BLUES MESSENGERS officially launched at the Glenmaggie Blues & Roots Festival early in 2022, for a vibrant debut. Since then, the band have gone on to support and perform alongside local blues icons Geoff Achison, Ian Collard, and Jimi Hocking as the as the host band for Double Trouble Blues Sessions as well as regularly performing the blues circuit around Melbourne.
Drawing from the great Delta blues tradition of powerful blueswomen, Kaliopi & The Blues Messengers
have developed a unique textural sound backing Kaliopi’s powerful, soulful vocal – using the fretless bass like a sousaphone, with flavours of early Dixieland piano, weaving clarinet blues licks and Delta Blues guitar over swinging groove shuffles.
Completing this special blues double bill is multi -award winning MATT DWYER – a singer/ guitarist/ songwriter who takes all the elements of blues, jazz, swing, rockabilly , ska and surf music to make a unique style of good time house rockin’ party music that is entirely his own.
Joined by his regular band, THE MAGNATONES, Matt never fails to deliver some of the finest roots music you’ll ever hear.