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Clayton Doley’s Bayou Billabong – Childhood Cancer Benefit Conbcert

Sat 9 Sep @ 7:30 pm

Clayton Doley (Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia Barnes and more) brings his Bayou Billabong band to Adelaide. Bayou Billabong is a powerhouse of mighty funk horns, soul vocals, infectious grooves and above all, great songs. Live they play a ‘Best Of’ as it were of songs from Clayton’s five albums of original works. Special guest is Chris Finnen. The album Bayou Billabong was recorded in both New Orleans and Sydney. All the songs are Clayton’s original compositions inspired by the great New Orleans piano masters and feature not only Doley’s amazing piano and Hammond skills but his quirky lyrics and song artistry captures the essence of the New Orleans tradition while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana.

The most unique and sophisticated voice in contemporary retro soul today, Clayton Doley is a giant of the Australian Blues Scene, cutting his teeth with legendary Sydney band, The Mighty Reapers and going on to form his own bands The Hands and The Organ Donors. Over the last twenty years Clayton has played with a who’s who of international artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, Steve Cropper & Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (Booker T & the M.G.’s, Blues Brothers), David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power), Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, The Dead Daisies, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Louisiana Red, Guitar Shorty, Renee Geyer, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and Harry Manx. A master musician, a killer boogie woogie piano player, a super funky Hammond player, and a remarkable singer/songwriter with a passion for creating new works that could have been recorded by the R&B greats from the 50’s and 60’s.

“Clayton Doley understands the groove to a T – Booker T., that is”. Steve Leggett – All Music (USA)

Special guest for this Childhood Cancer Benefit Concert is Chris Finnen. Chris Finnen, an inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, brings his special brand of blues to the Trinity Sessions stage. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Finnens restless musical curiosity has seen him enfold a tapestry of cultural influences into his sound, and his brilliant sensibility has seen him share the stage with the biggest names in blues the world over. His tireless commitment to music-making and strong sense of community make him a treasured gem of the South Australian music scene.


Sat 9 Sep
7:30 pm


Trinity Sessions
318 Goodwood Road
Adelaide, 5034 AU
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