Sunday Soultrain at Davey’s in Frankston is recognised as one of Melbourne’s integral Sunday sessions presenting some of Australia’s finest Blues, Soul and Rock’nRoll artists ‘Live & Free’ every week. In a year where Blues dominated local stages, Soultrain fans were treated free shows from artists like Jimi Hocking, Wilbur Wilde, Owen Campbell, Shaun Kirk, Blues Mountain, Geoff Achison, Sammy Owens, Mick Pealing and ‘Best Blues Album’ winner Fiona Boyes. In a first class finale for 2015, Sunday Soultrain welcomes the essential Bluesman Chris Wilson on Sunday December 27.

Chris Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns.

His instrumental gifts have often been utilised on recordings from artists like James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach and Diana’s Kiss from Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford. Chris has enjoyed the company of Australia’s best musicians on stage and in the studio when realising his own visions in song.

Chris has performed in the U.S. at SXSW and two Folk Alliance Conferences. He has won the respect of many overseas artists, among these Joe Henry, Charlie Musselwhite and Tony Joe White. Bob Dylan once made a special trip backstage to shake Chris’ hand after a show together in 1992!

Chris has appeared at every major Australian festival and his performances, filled as they are with his own brand of sensuality and the dynamic power that leaves his audiences so satisfied, are always a highlight. Chris’ stage presence, voice and talent are all as big as the country he lives in. Chris Wilson is a master of his craft.

Sunday Soultrain presents Chris Wilson and his band on Sunday December 27 at Davey’s Hotel, Nepean Hwy in Frankston. Chris and crew perform three big sets from 3pm with no cover charge. For details on who’s playing in January keep a lookout for Sunday Soultrain on Facebook or visit www.daveys.com.au

SIMON MILLS