Tomcat Playground – Federal Hotel Bellingen
March 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pmFREE
Delivering a high energy, swinging style of traditional blues reminiscent of an era of Saturday night Juke joints, back alley gambling haunts and jazz bars, Tomcat Playground mixes both an electrified and acoustic style of blues guitar and harmonica backed by a superb rhythm section, ensuring audiences consistently leave gigs sweating, smiling and wanting more.
A four piece act, consisting guitarist Dave Blanken, Bass player Mike Rix (from the award winning Ali Penney & the Moneymakers), Dan Sullivan (The Jacky Howellers,19 Twenty) and Greg Clark (Sound of Koko)the act announced itself with a knockout performance at the 2016 Sydney blues festival, with influences of such U.S greats as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and Freddie King. This followed with an appearance on the sellout November P & O “Blues Cruise” and performances at the 2017 “Blues on Broadbeach”. 2017 saw the Debut CD “Shufflin for a Quid” sit at no 2 on the Australian blues and roots airways charts.