Blue Reed

Gypsy/Swing/Jazz Band

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Blue Reed


Passion Swing and Fire are some of the emotions you will encounter while enjoying the songs from gypsy swing trio
Blue Reed.

This newly formed trio who, when the occasion arrises will be joined by fiddle, percussion and vocals, consists of two guitars and double bass.

Holding down the low end on double bass is Dave Hart, a seasoned performer in the Cairns region for so many years we forgot to count them. Dave is also a member of iconic Cairns bands Snake Gully and Hot & Wet Swing Set.

Steve Baker 1st guitar, all round good guy and a champion for the arts in all their forms. Not only does Steve perform in the Blue Reed but is a core member of the tablelands gypsy swing big band Django In The Djungle. Steve is also an accomplished singer songwriter.

David Breeze 2nd guitar, a guitarist for all seasons. David has played with some of Cairns most loved acts from Paris Texas
Far Northern Soul Collective, Hot Rubber Glove, Hot & Wet Swing Set & raconteurs.

Blue Reed play gypsy swing in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Sometimes fast and furious like the Captain Cook Highway on a Friday afternoon or slow and seductive like the Barron River on a Sunday afternoon. In the repertoire you will also find some classics as well as well known tunes given the gypsy swing touch.

Upcoming events for this artist 'Blue Reed'
Sat, 2nd Dec 2017
SNL
Blue Reed (Gypsy / Swing / Jazz Band)
7:30PM Conservatory Bar
Sat, 9th Dec 2017
Saturdaze
Blue Reed (Gypsy / Swing / Jazz Band)
3:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Blue Reed
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Set list
Swing 39 , Swing 42 , Swing 48 , Minor Swing , Nuage's , Sweet Sue , Caravan , Sweet Georgia Brown , After Your Gone , I can't give you anything but love , Blue Bossa , Summertime , Nature Boy , Joseph Joseph , Django's Castle , Moonlight in Vermont , China Boy , Limehouse Blues , Autumn Leaves , Swing Gitan , Anniversary Song , Noto Swing ,Topsy,Out Of Nowhere , All of Me , Coquette , Artillerie Lourde , Smile . Dark Eyes , I'll see you in my dreams , J'Attendrai , Hungaria , Night And Day
Influences
Django Reinhardt , Stephane Grappelli , Miles Davis , Joe Pass , Ernest Ranglin , Wes Montgomery , Bireli Lagrene , JJ Cale , Bob Dylan , The Specials , Hellecasters , Danny Gatton ,
Gig Highlights
Ochre Restaurant , Cairns Festival 2017 , Support for Bombay Royale , Jazz Under the Stars
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