APRIL 12th – THE BEEZ
4.30pm till 6.30pm – ADMISSION $20 – INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE
The Beez are your favourite record store. You know, the one that went out of business a few years back? Now re-opened in a slightly funkier part of town? Yeah, that´s the one. Come in. Browse. Hmm, quite a selection. Colourful clientele. Knowledgeable staff!
That´ll be Peter D’Elia over there, running the Country, Bluegrass and Americana section, but you´ll also find him moonlighting in the metal and prog rock section. He´s from San Francisco, a demon banjo and dobro picker and singer who also writes some mighty fine tunes.
And over here, looks like the German department – some Bowie, a little Berlin Cabaret and Bert Kaempfert. Deta Rayner, native Berliner – angel´s voice. That bass you´re hearing? It´s accordion – a rare “helicon bass” specimen, one octave lower than what you´re used to.
In the red corner – looks like post-punk, blues and funk-there´s even a little Barry White. Must be Rob Rayner. Like Barry, sings bass baritone and also plays some very tasty, rootsy electric guitar; forsook his native Sydney for Berlin 30-odd years ago. Nice songs over here, too!
Dedicated to diversity – The Beez are a veritable pop-up music shop, coming to a town near you!