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The Childhood Cancer Benefit Concert No: 3 presents another exciting line-up of renowned Australian Blues performers:
The Lachy Doley Group, Chris Finnen and Phil Manning and Mojo Dingo who will donate their time and talents to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Association at The German Club on 14 April, 2018.

All funds raised go to the Childhood Cancer Association.

One of Australia's key childhood cancer support organisations is the Childhood Cancer Association which provides ongoing and practical hands-on support for children with cancer, and their families in South Australia & Northern Territory, as well as families from country Victoria and New South Wales.

The support of every individual family is designed to meet their needs with key services and support which include professional counselling, daily hospital visits, sibling support, accommodation for country & interstate families, respite accommodation for all families, financial assistance, education support via home tutoring, and bereavement support.

The Concert Program:

The Lachy Doley Group:

This power trio comprises of Lachy Doley on Hammond Organ and rare 70 stringed Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet and vocals, Jackie Barnes on Drums and Jan Bangma on Bass.

Lachy Doley is accredited with being the most celebrated blues, soul, rock organ player around the world today. His unique and exciting performances produce amazing sounds as he pumps, pounds and pampers his keyboard, resulting in Lachy being described as "The Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ."

Lachy Doley Group's revival of the classic hit Use Me composed and originally recorded by Bill Withers has created incredible interest on Facebook with the video attracting millions of views. Sales of the group's 2017 album, Lovelight, is set to exceed sales of their 2015 album Conviction.

Lachy has toured regularly with both Powderfinger and Jimmy Barnes as their touring keyboardist, as well as touring with Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, The Beautiful Girls, and recorded on Joe Bonamassa's 2015 album.

Live at Blues on Broadbeach 2016

Chris Finnen:

Throughout four decades Chris Finnen has travelled the world over embracing various cultural influences. His original songwriting and performances produce his wry twist of humour as he focuses on everyday experiences his audience can readily relate to.

A renown blues guitarist. singer and songwriter, he is dubbed the 'Guitarist's Guitarist', and is regarded an inspiration to generations of local musicians. In August 2013, he was officially recognised and inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in New York.

In 2005, Chris performed for the Dalai Lama and was a guest of the International Expo in Nagoya, Japan. He has performed on stage with some of the world's greatest guitarists and performers including, Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Eric Burdon, Roy Buchanan, Jimmy Witherspoon, Keb Mo, Bob Brozman, Johnny Copeland, The Holmes Brothers, and the list goes on ...

As part of the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival Chris Finnen was joined by Peter Chris (guitar), Lee Nash (bass) and John Alexandrou (drums) performing Keep Your Oven Warm.

Phil Manning:

An Australian slide- blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, award-winning recording artist and performer and was a founding member of the Australian band Chain, Phil co-wrote their 1971 hit single Black and Blue; from the album Toward the Blues which reached the top 10 album chart.

Phil has toured and performed with the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Free, Deep Purple, Albert King, Robert Cray, Odetta, John Mayall Kris Kristoffeson, Leon Russell and many other renown artists.

Black & Blue by CHAIN - Phil Manning (Guitar), Matt Taylor (Vocal), Barry Harvey (Drums)

Mojo Dingo

A 4 piece up-tempo modern blues band covering various modern blues in the style of BB King, Allman Brothers, Bondi Cigars, and Eric Steckel.

Mojo Dingo

For more information, please see the Childhood Cancer Association webpage or their Facebook event page. .

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Why? Great night's entertainment with renowned blues artists and all proceeds go to Childhood Cancer Association
When: Saturday, 14 April 2018, Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7.30pm
Where: At The German Club, 223 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Cost: $36.70 pp plus booking fee via Ticketek or at the door on the night.
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