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Wednesday Nights @ Press Club

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by Tina Walsh (subscribe)
A thirty-something music appreciator with a passion for blues, funk, reggae, jazz and soul. I love uncovering new acts and CDs to buy at live gigs. Follow me on twitter @tinajwalsh
Published December 5th 2012
You gotta get over the hump
Up until recently, Press Club had Wednesday Blues. With some changes, this has switched up and now there's a regular band called The Pressure to get you over the mid-week hump.

Described as soul, funk and fusion, I headed down to check them out. The place was pumping at 10pm when I arrived, and there were a few jam-style instrumental tracks being played by a tight four-piece consisting of guitar, five-string bass, drums, and the key.

While I scoped out that the keys player had three keyboards to work with, I realised I was hearing some acid jazz sounds. Now, I don't like acid jazz on sax (I've been known to call it "squealy jazz"), but when played on keys, it was pretty good. Then, not one, but two lead singers joined the stage, and belted out a commendable version of the classic R&B hit Shakey Ground, and a few requests including two by Chaka Khan. By 11pm the little dance floor was pumping with soul and funk tunes keeping the satisfied crowd dancing until after midnight.

The Pressure @ Press Club, Wednesday nights

The Pressure play from 9pm on Wednesday nights at Press Club, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley. Further information on Press Club is located here.
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Why? You gotta get over the hump
When: Wednesday nights
Where: Press Club, 339 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry
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