Blues enthusiasts enjoy inaugural show at tavern

Paul Fitton, co-founder Derek Cromb, Chris Blackwell, guitar winner Shazza Fuller, Jim Awram and co-founder Dave Gillam. Right: Warren and Vonda Pater.
Paul Fitton, co-founder Derek Cromb, Chris Blackwell, guitar winner Shazza Fuller, Jim Awram and co-founder Dave Gillam. Right: Warren and Vonda Pater.

About 300 people went to the revamped former Whitfords Tavern and didn’t leave disappointed.

Group co-founder Derek Cromb said highlights included Matt Taylor’s ad-libbed set, the exuberance of Fremantle guitarist Mike De Velta, the professionalism of Rick Steele and the powerful performance of house band, On The Level, led by frontman Dave Gillam.

‘It was an interesting mix of the well-established blues musicians and some of the up and coming young talent,’ Cromb said.

Shazza Fuller won the Fender guitar in the raffle.

Northern Blues N Roots WA meets on the first Thursday of the month from 7pm to 11pm at The Northshore Tavern in the Whitford City Shopping Centre. Tables for dinner can be booked on 9307 4511. For more information, visit northernbluesnrootswa.net.