THE BEEZ from Berlin
FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2020 @ 7:30pm
@ St JOHNS ANGLICAN CHURCH next door to the Red Door Hall
TICKETS $25 AT THE DOOR, includes supper.
Proceeds raised by St Johns at this concert will go to the DEUA RIVER RFS
The Beez are your favourite record store. You know, the one that went out of business a few years back? Now re-opened in a slightly funkier part of town? Yeah, that´s the one. Come in. Browse. Hmm, quite a selection. Colourful clientele. Knowledgeable staff!
That´ll be Peter D’Elia over there, running the Country, Bluegrass and Americana section, but you´ll also find him moonlighting in the metal and prog rock section. He´s from San Francisco, a demon banjo and dobro picker and singer who also writes some mighty fine tunes.
And over here, looks like the German department - some Bowie, a little Berlin Cabaret and Bert Kaempfert. Deta Rayner, native Berliner - angel´s voice. That bass you´re hearing? It´s accordion - a rare “helicon bass” specimen, one octave lower than what you´re used to.
In the red corner - looks like post-punk, blues and funk-there´s even a little Barry White. Must be Rob Rayner. Like Barry, sings bass baritone and also plays some very tasty, rootsy electric guitar; forsook his native Sydney for Berlin 30-odd years ago. Nice songs over here, too!
Dedicated to diversity - The Beez are a veritable pop-up music shop.