Cross Eyed Cats is a swing 'n' blues band from Freo who performs regularly at Strange Company and other venues. They are a five-piece band playing a mixture of original tunes and classic Chicago blues. Plenty of shuffles, swing and funk.

Cap'n Carps (Guitar & Vocals), 'Sweetlips' Fitzpatrick (Harmonica), Duncan 'Da Pumpkin' (Bass & Sticky Sticks) and Cantrell (Drums).

Cross Eyed Cats is supported by The Whiskey Pocket (7.30pm) and Apollo's Attic (10.00pm)

The Whiskey Pocket

The Whiskey Pocket is a three-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: Derek (Bass/Vocals), Sid (Drums), Darryn (Guitar/Vocals).Apollo’s Attic. Blues infused rock n’ roll with an optimistically dark core.

Apollo’s Attic

Apollo’s Attic brings an energetic catalogue of original songs born from a diverse and eclectic mix of influences.

True blue Aussie Luke Crabb (percussion) grew up in Esperance and, with a gospel influence, brings a heavy funk drive to the music. Thomas Grober (bass) is originally from Germany where he found musical inspiration in the local acid jazz, rhythm & blues and funk scenes. Matt Hennessy (lead guitar) provides a raw blues sound with searing guitar lines influenced by Clapton, SRV and his fellow countryman, Rory Gallagher. English born, Paul Wesson (vocals & guitar) adds a little darkness to the sound citing influences such as Peter Green, David Bowie and Australia’s own Nick Cave.

The glamour is delivered by, Perth born and bred, Christine Ang (Saxophone). Christine is classically trained and has been playing sax since the age of 10. This collaboration with Apollo’s Attic is a considerable move away from her WA Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Big Band history and has put
Apollo’s Attic on the musical map.