Checkerboard Lounge North Island Blues Tour

From deep in the veins of Melbourne’s music scene, Checkerboard Lounge is a cult-like institution. Singer, songwriter & drummer Carl Pannuzzo, will be joined on stage by the cream of Australia’s talent, guitar master Shannon Bourne & Hammond virtuoso Tim Neal. The band has evolved over thirty years; breathing fire, virtuosity & improvisation into blues, soul & roots.

From standing ovations at festivals to crammed inner Melbourne pubs, no two shows are the same. Vibrant &unforgettable, Checkerboard are a tour-de-force demanding honesty, integrity & truthful musicianship; the very essence of a live music experience.  Ever since their famed seven-year residency at Melbourne’s Great Britain Hotel in the early 90s, many musicians have cut their blues teeth with the fire of this band’s energy. Checkerboard’s point of difference had always been playing with different musicians & throwing them into an improvisational hot-seat. Over the years, band members have included Australia’s best blues exponents, such as Rev. Mick O’Connor, Ian Collard, Jeff Lang, Broderick Smith, Steve Teakle, Richard Tankard, Andrew Ogburn, Garrett Costigan, Nigel MacLean & Dave Boyle (USA).



30 Jun 2024


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Hawera Repertory House
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