To the largest Blues Newsletterfamily in South
Africa.....that is now Official.
Happy to have you all on board this Blues
train cause we have many stations to go and we know you need a
So listen up Blues/Rockers
Newsletter at a glance:
-up and coming gigs
-Beyond the Summit
-Boulevard Blues New CD and
-Interview with Richard
-Wednesday the 27th at Berties
Mooring the Boulevard Acoustic gets into full Blues swing.
Yes that's tonight if you're reading this
mail today otherwise you're living in the past.
Anyway come and support our Acoustic
Strut....we look forward to seeing you there.....8 15pm till 11pm
-Another fav gig of ours is this Saturday
the 1st of Dec at Fogeys In Muizenberg.
You gonna have to book for this one to avoid
being dissapointed.....8 30pm til 11pm or so thirsty.
ph 788 3252 to
- And We'll be at Nameless Pub for the
Biggest beach Party of the Year on New Years Eve.
Sand, volleyball, spit braai's and rockin
The old timers are gonna show the laaitjies how to
The rest looks like
28th Boulevard Blues Acoustic Berties
Mooring 8pm till 11pm
1st Fogeys in Muizenberg
Sat.... Electric Blues/Rock 8 30 pm till 11pm (ph 788 3252 to book)
9th Berties Mooring Sunday
Blues/Rock........5pm til 8pm
14th Pearl Valley Sunshine Golf Circuit gig
TBC (Closed gig)
15th At Terblanche Studios for MKtv single
'Love Chile' recording
16th Guzzlers Tableview ..............6
30pm till 10pm
28th Die Boer One night of All Acoustic
Blues.....8 30pm ph021 9791911 to book
30th Berties Mooring 5pm till 8pm
31st New Year Beach Party at Nameless
Pub 9pm till 1am
Well guys another summit has come and
It was a great success and it looks like we have
outgrown the Tafelberg Tavern as a viable future venue.
We also don't like tickets for dops but it was a
house rule we couldn't change.
We will be looking for a new suitable venue next
year....so if you guys have any ideas or feedback regarding the summit.....MAIL
This is your summit so let's hear what the people
There were just under 500 people there this year
and there where alot more that wanted to come
but we had to close computicket bookings and Close
the door aswell......
There were a few that wanted their money back cause
they didn't get a seat but on the whole I think we pleased 98% of the people 98%
of the time.
Anyway we think an 800 plus venue next year at
-Thanks to all the radio stations, newspapers and
DJs and Journalists for helping with the publicity.
-Another thanks to our sponsors Grant
Renecle at http://www.combustiontechnology.co.za/
-and Richard Edwards at http://www.marshallmusic.co.za/
-And Thanks to all that came and supported the
You guys are the ones that have
ultimately made it a success and an annual event.
Boulevard Blues New CD and
We had a great CD and DVD shoot at Fogeys
Railwayhouse on Halloween night wed the 31st of November.
A full house of mostly new faces and they
will all be on the new DVD and be heard on the CD.
The Boulevard Blues Acoustic and Electric line-up
will be featured on the CD/DVD with covers and originals.
The CD will have 3 Acoustic songs and 7 electric
The DVD will have 3 Acoustic songs and 6 electric
The band is very proud of this endeavor and we are
sure that you guys are gonna love this new release....
Because it really Rocks and is the best thing we've
done to date.
With the skilled ears and hands of Ari Terblanche
and Matthew James on the sound
and the ever professional Film crew of Dad,Son and
Friend Trio comprising of Steve Searle, Jono Searle and Gary
It looks like something worth saving for right
But hang on Chaps ....That's not all.
We will be including a Bonus and exclusive track
that we will be recording at Terblanche studios on the 15th of Dec.
This original track called 'Love Chile' will be
done 100% in the studio.....a feat never before attempted by Boulevard
We will then go on location for a few days and
shoot an MKTV DVD for the track and this song will also be included on
Oh yes and Some never before seen hidden
and pg18 rated 'band on the road' footage will be included
but you're gonna have to get your password first so
watch this space!
Date for our CD launch at Fogeys in 2008 is coming
Each Month we have been interviewing a member of Boulevard
Blues so here we go again.
From here on the said Interviewer will be
known as Inter
Hi Richard and welcome to your
Yeah Howzat man......Ja thanks for having me on
You're Currently known as the best guitarist in
Boulevard Blues....how does that make you feel?
Hey man ....really proud.....
I've always had stiff competition from Dale Collins
when he was still with the band but since he left I am the only Guitarist,
so to be best guitarist in Boulevard Blues is a
Have you always been into blues
Well back in the ol days I used to be a Baloney
Bopper and got Damn good at it.
I was the top baloney bopper in my Class and then
progressed on and won the Pinelands Baloney award for coming first in the local
3 day Boppers Marathon.
And so How did things progress from
...well they did and so did my baloney and it
wasn't long before I became rock Hard ....sorry I mean it wasn't long before I
got into Hard Rock he he he.....Ja
So tell us more about those Rock days and your
My genuine love for Hard Rock and Metal
started when I was 12yrs old and kept me sane during my notorious teenage years
and early twenties.
One of the first metal bands that I got into was
I remember reading though scope magazine and
checking out the record reviews at the back and seeing the 'Never Say Die' album
and I thought mmmm that looks cool so I caught a
train into town and went into ragtime records and bought it......
Yeah it Blew my brain ....I was now addicted to
So where's the Blues connection
Well I used to wear alot of Denim and I guess that
was my first encounter with the Blues but I guess after smoking alot of herbal
tea in high school,
I ended up with a bad case of the
So I opened this case up and in it I found
some SRV and Robben Ford on Vinyl.....These guys got me into the
And then .........after
I met Doctor John while buying milk from his dairy
and he was playing a blues song on his cassette deck
called 'Titt in a Bottle' by the band Milky
Way........Well I tell you after hearing that it was blues/rock all the
I Guess we have to ask ....Who is your favorite
There are so many but if I can only choose one it's
gotta be Al de Meola......he's just on another level.
You Have a Hard Rock side Project called
Pebbleman ( http://www.pebbleman.co.za/
).....This whole pebbleman thing how did it start?
Well back in the old old days when I was still a
fish even before Darwin was born and when ponds where going cheap.....I
used to collect Pebbles.....
and so became known as the Pebblefish, but after I
evolved into a human the man bit at the end just stuck so hence
He he he.....Great.
And you're also known for being a wonderful Guitar
teacher....tell us about it and how your teaching career
Well I needed cash for a prescription drug habit
that was out of control at the time
and soon found out that everytime I showed someone
a pentatonic scale I could earn 20 bucks.
My teaching grew from there and now even Joe
Satriani comes for a few lessons just so he can show Steve Vai a thing or
I know Steve Vai goes to Joe on thursday at 2 30pm
and so I give Joe his lesson on wednesday at 5pm just so he has enough time
and material to gooi Steve.
We've also heard that you studied music at
UCT...tell us about that.
Yes that's true . I did the Jazz Performance
diploma there in 1992 but I must say most of my
Music theory Knowledge comes from Keith Richards
when I met him at a re-hab center in Barbados in
the early 80's when I was coming down off of my mayonnaise spiking
Mayonnaise spiking addiction...Huh what was that
Well we used to have alot of salad in those days
and would often dress the salad with mayo.
I remember my good friend Druggless saying "Hey Bro
should we spike the mayo".
Next thing we where shooting up Cross and Blackwell
into the veins.......it was just egg head from then on....Hey Shooo
Whew sounds like you where egging each other
So Richard you and Dan Patlansky have played quite a few gigs together.
How does it feel to be completely outplayed by him
everytime you guys get together.
Well I've been working on my Patlansky chops and
one of them is a very fast chop to the forehead guaranteed to knock him out
before the gig
so I don't think I'll be having that problem
But I enjoy watching him play .......he's
Richard it's been great chatting to
Anything you would like to tell our readers or any
advice you can give up and coming guitarists.
Yeah I got a few words I'd like to
For great Right hand technique you've gotta start
out as a Bopper....Yeah sure it's a small start but baby strokes.
For those that have already started to
rock......remember keep off the Mayonnaise.
And for those of you that have already rocked out
.....well smoking herbal tea ain't gonna bring back the good times.
Thanks guys and thank you for the interview....was
He he he he ......Or Righty Folks ........That's a
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