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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

More Blues live at the Kinema

The wonderful Blues at the Kinema concerts continue in August, hosted by Narooma School of Arts (NSoA). Highly acclaimed blues-root guitarist Geoff Achison of Melbourne will feature at Narooma Kinema on Friday 18 August supported by local legend Tony Jaggers.

Geoff Achison is “super excited” about playing at the Kinema.

“The experience of performing with simple acoustic guitar and voice is extraordinarily liberating,” he said. “I soon settle into flowing with the music and telling my stories about these songs.

“The most exciting thing is seizing the opportunity to set the music free. The plan goes out the window, the chords change when they want to, the arrangement evolves as you bear witness, and the audience comes along for the ride.

“It’s hard to get the same vibe in the studio. That’s why live music is the best.”

Geoff has been hailed as one of Australia’s finest blues players, a brilliant lead guitarist and a gifted songwriter.

“Geoff draws on deep blues, soul, funk and acoustic folk influences and his music has been compared favourably to Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and the Allman Brothers,” said NSoA concert co-organiser Petti McInnes. “Geoff is invited to music festivals around the world and he’s coming to Narooma Kinema. Why would you miss it…”

Ms McInnes said response to the series of Blues at the Kinema concerts from both musicians and patrons has been exceptional. “All enjoy being up close and personal, and our musicians all say they love a listening audience,” she said. “The School of Arts is passionate about supporting all the Arts. Bringing quality musicians to the Kinema is also attracting people from far and wide, even from the ACT, Queensland and Victoria.”

Tony Jaggers needs no introduction to Blues fans across the south-east. He has supported many top line bands playing rock and blues over many years, and performed at many major Blues Festivals in Australia and onstage with some Blues greats. He also hosts the community radio Blues programme ‘Mojo and JellyRolls’.

See Geoff Achison and Tony Jaggers at Narooma Kinema Friday 18 August.

Purchase tickets online through, not at the Kinema. Early Bird tickets cost $35 if bought by 1st August, or $40 after 1st August. If you want to risk missing out by buying on the night, tickets will cost $45 at the door.

Doors open 6pm; show starts 6.30pm. There will be a bar with wine, beer and cocktails and noodle boxes for vegans, vegos and meat eaters.

Geoff Achison

One of Australia’s finest blues guitarists Geoff Achison is “super excited” to play at Narooma Kinema Friday 18 August.

Tony Jaggers

Local legend Tony Jaggers will also play at Narooma Kinema Friday 18 August.

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