Blues Association of South East Queensland
is a proudly affiliated as a member of the 
Blues Foundation
Memphis TN USA

BASEQ is a non-profit association with a charter to promote the awareness and appreciation of Blues music in SEQ. This means providing members with a Blues music information network as well as fostering and encouraging an increase in live performances of Blues music for everyone to participate in, enjoy and appreciate. 

BASEQ publishes a Blues magazine “The Groove” each month (11 times a year) for members. It lets you, our members, know what’s happening in and around Brisbane, intrastate, interstate and overseas. It provides reviews, CD launches, and an opportunity for advertising (public and corporate). "The Groove" gives details of upcoming Blues gigs for the month. "The Groove" is available electronically to members of BASEQ. Each week members of BASEQ receive information on blues gigs in and around Brisbane via email.  If you don't receive the Gig Guide, please send an email to so that your email address can be checked and, if required, incorporated into the distribution list. 
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This page was last updated: June 2, 2018
The BASEQ JAM Sessions

Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna
1-5pm (Last Sunday of each month):
June 24th 2018
Host Band:  To Be Announced

Leftys Old Time Music Hall, Caxton St
3:30-7:30pm (2nd Sunday of each month):
Next Jam June 10th: Bare Feat (host)

Other local JAM Sessions (Note: These are NOT BASEQ run sessions)
Wed (weekly) Treetops Tavern Burleigh Heads 7pm Jam
Wed (weekly) Stones Cnr Hotel Stones Corner 7pm James’ Open Sessions
Thu (weekly) Royal Mail Hotel Goodna 3.30pm Jam with Dillion James
Thu (weekly) Royal Hotel Gympie 6pm Blues Jam
Thu (weekly) The Bowery Fortitude Valley From 9.30pm Anonymous Heroes Jazz/Blues Jam
Thu (1st) Bowls Club Palmwoods 7.00pm Sunshine Coast Blues Club Jam
Thu (1st & 3rd ) Wallaby Hotel Gold Coast 7.30pm Muso’s Jam
Fri (Apr 20) "Moorooka Blues Jam" 7pm, Reload, 9 Chrome St Sailsbury
Sun (weekly) Morrison Hotel Woolloongabba 2pm The Colonel’s Big 3 Jam 
The BASEQ Website/Gig Guide is for your personal entertainment, information and communication only. This means that all content provided on this site is for your non-commercial use, and you may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or use the content of the site for public purposes without the written permission of BASEQ.
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"BASEQ commits to provide opportunities for all interested people to participate in, enjoy and appreciate Blues Music in South East Queensland in a safe, inclusionary and positive environment of mutual respect and trust"
March Groove Mag
Brent's Got the Blues
101.5 Beaufm
Thursdays 7pm-9pm
May gig guide
Dr Feelgood - in Australia in May
Artists In Focus: Rhiannon Simpson
Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist of the Year, Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) Blues Challenge Finalist and BCs Best ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Rhiannon Simpson has been flooring audiences with her brand of modern, guitar driven blues since 2013. Her aggressive vocal style and virtuosic guitar work saw her play with some of Australia's finest musicians including Geoff Achison, Joe Camilleri and Jimi Hocking. After receiving an invite to live, study and play in Boston, MA, Simpson began touring the states in May of 2017; being invited to perform at venues such as Kingston Mines (Chicago), B.B Kings (New Orleans) SoulShine (Nashville) and The Haskell Opera House (Vermont).

Full of new riffs and determination, Simpson returned home to Australia to record her debut album with arguably the most talented group of young musicians in the country; The Triple Delta (B.J Humphrey, Griffin McGookin and Josh Woods). Set for release in early 2018, the full band album will precede a live, solo release featuring songs written during her time in the USA.

"(she doesn’t) just play the blues, but really feels it in her soul. Great player, I'm a Fan" - Geoff Achison

"[Rhiannon is] welcome on any stage with me" - Joe Camilleri

“Phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal” - Amadee Castenell (Elvis Costello, Elton John, Chocolate Milk)

“Truly great playing” - Kenny Olson (Kid Rock, The Jimi Hendrix Experience Tour)

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​Dr Feelgood is coming to Australia in May. 

  • Twin Towns – Thursday 17th of May.
  • Lefty’s Music Hall – Friday 18th of May.
  • Solbar – Sunshine Coast – Saturday 19th of May.

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator - which gave the group their first gold record.

The last album to feature Lee Brilleaux - Down at the Doctors, was recorded live at the Dr. Feelgood Music Bar on Canvey Island, (now the site of the Oysterfleet Hotel) just two months before he died. 

The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), and Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) the most recent addition – joining in 1999.

Julien Temple’s film Oil City Confidential released on 2nd February 2010 tells the story of the bands formative years featuring the Wilko Johnson era.

May 2011 saw the digitally re – mastered re release of Chessmasters originally released in 2000 on EMI Records … the band’s tribute to the Chess label, home to many of the finest blues artists of the 20th century and the first Dr Feelgood album to feature Robert on vocals.

The band continues to tour extensively throughout the World.

For further information please check out the website