Thursday May 14th at 10:00 AM
Gold Coast Aiport Stage (Broadbeach Mall)
Friday May 15th at 4:45 PM
Sunday May 17th at 9:00 AM
Art & Craft Markets Stage (Kurrawa Park)
Saturday May 16th at 10:00 AM
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival welcomes Li’l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine, an authentic one man band performing “good time music with old time style”.
Having spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 1930’s – 50’s music, Chuck’s mostly original songs are inspired by the sounds of the era – blues, early jazz, Western swing, and ragtime, and are uniquely presented in the style of street performers from those glory days. Sticking to the traditional one-man band format, Chuck plays all the instruments simultaneously.
Captivating story telling intertwines effortlessly with heart stopping harmonica. Multiple guitar styles are underpinned by his left and right feet frantically pounding the kick and hi hat. The listener is left simply wondering, “How the hell does he do that”?
Originally hailing from the UK, Li’l Chuck first stomped out his music in Christchurch, New Zealand after relocating in 2003. Li’l Chuck has performed at may high profile events around New Zealand. He recently played support for American legend Jimmy Buffet, Bluesman Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton and The Topp Twins.
His 2017 album Utility Blues hit #6 on the official NZ albums chart & he was the feature artist on Jesse Mulligan’s Radio New Zealand’s Friday live.
In an age where we are rushing around at breakneck speed, where everything is instant, sugar coated, airbrushed and overly polished, Li’l Chuck brings us down to earth with some organic, all natural, whole grain, naked goodness.
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