Mike Elrington takes to the stage in The Bunker

Put Friday 30 September in your diary for what is sure to be a cracker performance when Mike Elrington takes to the stage in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi, supported by special guest Zed Charles.

Mike Elrington is a gifted singer songwriter with incredible guitar skills. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from this man. 

The commitment to his live shows and the well-earned reputation for leaving nothing behind but sweat has seen him invited to perform at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including the iconic Byron Bay BluesFest, Bendigo, Sydney Blues and Roots Festivals & Blues on Broadbeach to name but a few. 

Elrington has proven himself as one the hardest-working artists currently on the Australian scene, and over the last 17 years since the inception of his career as an 18-year old in Adelaide, has released nine albums and toured excessively throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. 

In 2016 Elrington racked up 132 shows all over the world, signing international publishing and management deals, receiving national airplay on Australian TV institution Neighbours (with his songs Believe and Still In Love With You), debuting at No.3 on the National Blues/Roots airplay charts with his recent album, playing supports for some of Australia’s most iconic acts (Russell Morris, Diesel, Jeff Lang and The Black Sorrows to name a few) and taking out the prestigious Singer/Songwriter Of The Year gong at The Australian Independent Music Awards in Sydney.

In April 2017 he was fortunate enough to open up for American rock icons The Doobie Brothers in front of a sold-out room at The Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane, and much to his surprise, the band even asked him up to sing with them on their hit Listen To The Music at the end of their set -most definitely a career highlight. Elrington’s surprise was fuelled even further when told after that he was the first ever Australian artist to get to sing that song with the Doobies. 

Zed Charles

ZED CHARLES

Blues guitarist Zed Charles has been making waves on Australia’s east coast. Heavily influenced by traditional blues, he mixes up his own style with a modern, rock’n’roll twist.

Touring with his bands – The Royal Artillery and Sippy Downs2, as well as working with 8 Ball Aitken and Chev Wilson, Zed has shared the stage with the likes of Mungo Jerry, Dallas Frasca, Claude Hay, Hat Fitz and Cara, Mike Elrington and Jesse Redwing.

Moving into a new era in his career, Zed is plying his trade under his own name and working on a debut album release, highlighting the different sides of his talent. A strong vocalist with an electric presence on lead guitar (and handy on a slide!) whether with his band or solo with his stomp-box, Zed brings an engaging energy to the stage.

18+ show. Doors open at 7.30pm.

This performance is supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government Initiative.

TICKETS: Pre-sale $25 (+ booking fee) through Oztix.

Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus

The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book.

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