The Doodaddies are a four piece Chicago style blues band featuring the red hot guitar chops of Dave Brewer, the sensational harmonica playing of 'Diamond' Dave Billing, driving bass from John Wilson and the 'Russian on Percussion', Yugon Chobanoff.
2018 is done and dusted with our final show New Years Eve with 'Pete Stone and the Hiltones' at the Hilton Park Bowling Club. The club continues to draw a crowd of enthusiasts, eager to dance and enjoy the music. We will be back at the HPB club on Friday 25th January 8.30 pm - 11.30pm.
The Bassendean Hotel continues to support Blues Sundays from 3.30 -6pm and the DooDaddies will be there on the 27th January.
Big thanks to the brilliant musicians that subbed into the band and helped us out during 2018 - Vinnie Crea, Elliot Smith (drums), Wayne Freer, Joe Powell, Hans Deberitz (Bass), Big Al Fields and Antone Schlanders (guitar).
All gigs were fun but we had a few interesting gigs during 2018 - January, a retirement/birthday party up in the hills of Kalamunda decorated with 100s of old boots, May - Harp Attack featuring some great local Blues Harp players at the Perth Blues club and in November a show called 'Blues and Brews' at the Lucky Shag, overlooking our Swan River, promoting tasty beers from Blue Moon Brewing.
Thanks to Al Fields and his band the 'Blue Devils' I got to help out at the Alabama Song in Northbridge, great venue and band although I was a little apprehensive playing behind chicken wire! I also really enjoyed playing in Kim Bettnay's band at the Araluen Blues Festival. Northern Roots and Blues association are continuing to put on some excellent shows at the Wanneroo Tavern.
Travelling to Canada in July I enjoyed Summer in Ontario, catching up with music buddies and playing some music ay! I also checked out a couple of Blues festivals. The Kitchener Blues festival August 9-12 featured many artists including Sue Foley, Roomful of Blues, Magic Dick and the big voiced Rockabilly man Robert Gordon and his outstanding guitarist Chris Spedding. Later in the month,Headliners 'Victor Wainwright and the Train' put on an exciting show featuring some magical solos on trumpet, saxophone, guitar and piano at the Limestone Blues festival in Kingston.
I really enjoy the band 'Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats' first seeing them in 2017 at the festival of Perth. I very much hope they visit Perth this April - I want a ticket !
DooDaddies may be off to Malaysia later this year for a festival - fingers crossed - I love performing over there.
I hope you can catch up with Dave Brewer, Yugon Chobanoff, John Wilson and myself - Dave Billing - at a gig this year, we love playing the blues for you.
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