December gigs – Sydney and around
Another month, not to mention another year has gone by. It’s December already, so as we say goodbye to 2016 and bring on another year, I wanted to not only mention all the great performances coming up for this final month of the year, but to also shed light on the bad luck through this year and dedicate this post to all the musical greats that has left us in 2016.
Most recently, Sharon Jones passed away on the 18th of November. I called her the female James Brown. What a loss.
Leon Russell recently left us on the 13th of November, collaborating with greats like Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones plus a whole lot more.
It goes without saying, Leonard Cohen who departed on the 10th of November. A songsmith, with iconic greats. He was still churning them out until the last moment.
John Berry also recently passed away. Who? Most might not know him, however he was a founding member of the Beastie Boys.
April 21st, Prince is announced dead. It shock the lives of many fans. One of the most talented multi-instrumentalist songwriters of the modern day.
Frank Sinatra Jr. passed away on the 16th of March 2016. Not much mention of him around the social media waterholes.
Joey Feek died on the 4th of March. Country singer and performing artist. Quiet young and beautiful, passed away at age 40th.
Maurice White founded Earth, Wind and Fire passed away on the 4th of February. Iconic songs that are part of an iconic era of music.
January 17th brought news that Eagle’s co-founder Glenn Frey passed away. As a huge fan, this was horrible news to wake up to.
On the 10th of January, David Bowie was announced dead. A shock to everyone, fan or not. Loved at least one Bowie song. Many tributes were performed after this, and will continue to do so.
However, to end things on a lighter note. These are the performances that I will be playing during December. Let’s hope that no one else famous that we admire passes away. Goodbye 2016. You’ve not been a kind year at all.
2nd December – 10PM
Boogie with Chorizo Slim at the Downtown Bar
That’s it for December folks! However, look out for January’s gigs, and touring coming your way. If you are in Perth and Adelaide, you are in for a real treat! I’m coming to see you, so jump in the car and come and see me!