NEW AUSSIE BLUES – TONY HILLIER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

Some top notch new Australian blues this week on Tony Hillier’s World of Music, featuring the The Backsliders, and a sneak peek of the new Russell Morris album, which follows his ARIA award-winning 2013 album Sharkmouth.    PLAYLIST The Sweetest Thing  from the upcoming Russell […]

AUSTRALIAN MUSIC LEGEND RUSSELL MORRIS IN CAIRNS

For 47 years, Russell Morris has worked in the Australian music business. He’s one of Australia’s first singer/songwriters, a great voice, and, in his early days, one of our biggest stars. And local record companies have never been good judges of his work. In 1969, […]

OUR OWN ITINERANT BLUES MAN — ANDY “SUGARCANE” COLLINS

Today we spend some time with local bluesman Andy “Sugarcane” Collins. Andy came to FNQ in the early 70s, when the Cairns waterfront was known as the Barbary Coast, renowned for its robust music scene and often rowdy nightlife. Andy had one of the hottest […]

EUGENE “HIDEAWAY” BRIDGES AT THE CAIRNS BLUES FESTIVAL

The annual Cairns Blues Festival gets underway tomorrow at Fogarty Park — with a great line-up of local and overseas performers. This afternoon I met the man I’m sure will be the highlight of the festival, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges. He was making music by the […]