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Fresh from his recent appearance at the ANZAC Legacy Blues Concert, Craig Pinkney is warmly welcomed back to the PBC stage. 

Not only is he a member of local band Pink and White Bridge and has performed with many of Perth's top musicians, he is also a solo performer in his own right.

Craig's song-writing skills have been recognised with a "Sounds" (British Rock Mag) Top Twenty Hit, and various song writing awards, including winning the Millenium Song Writing Competition and The Songs of Solidarity Australia-wide competition, and most recently 2nd prize in the Australian Songwriting Association song contest. His vocal skills have also been recognised and he has been a finalist in the Grace Brothers Australian Singing competition and has won Star Search (A pre - "Idol" TV talent show).

Craig has played as support act to many international touring acts including Billy Joel, Chris Isaac, James Brown, Joshua Kadison and Clannard. Happy with just an acoustic guitar and mic or fronting a rockin' band, Craig is an " old school" musician who delivers a performance full of soul and is most at home in front of an appreciative audience.

Craig Pinkney is supported by Dean Haitani Trio (7.00pm) and The Whiskey Pocket (10.00pm)

Entry: $15.00 / $10.00 Members

Dean Haitani Trio

After performing at the PBC a few weeks back, Dean Haitani is returning with his Trio.

He was born in a small town in Victoria, Australia and his earliest influence was his father, James, who played the piano, harmonica and piano accordion. At the age of four, Dean was exposed to a whole array of music from his father's tape collection, including country artists such as Hank William's, Slim Whitlam, Willie Nelson, Freddie Fender, old-time honky-tonk music and classical.​

Dean also listened to a lot of music on the radio, pop music and Australian bands such as Cold Chisel, Goanna, Paul Kelly etc.But it was his first guitar teacher, Steve Brown, who introduced him to the blues , giving him a copy of B.B.King's "Live at Cook County". This introduction had Dean hooked,and led him to listen to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Robert Cray and Jeff Healey. His other major influence was Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.

​​After five years working in Melbourne's music scene and making little money, Dean decided to moved to Queensland to play music. He spent six years there before moving to Sydney and making his mark playing markets, wineries, wedding's, pubs, restaurants, festivals and busking. He also spent time living in the UK and from there visited the USA for music.

Over the course of more than 20 years and many studio albums, Dean has evolved, developed, and challenged himself as a musician. He has honed the craft of both acoustic and electric guitar, vocals and harmonica. His music is contemporary, played with compassion and from the heart.

The Whiskey Pocket

Rounding off the night The Whiskey Pocket is a 3-piece in the same vain as Cream, Buddy Guy, The Hendrix Experience, SRV and Double Trouble. The dirtier this blues is ....the better! Band members are Derek (Bass/Vocals), Sid (Drums) and Darryn (Guitar/Vocals).

This band will blow your socks off !!

 

 

 

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