It’s Queens Birthday Long Weekend and Davey’s Sunday Soultrain is celebrating with our very own ‘King of the Blues’!

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.  With no work Monday you can bet Sunday will be significant, and with ‘Blues Royalty’ Chris Wilson hitting the Soultrain stage it’s a Sunday fit for a King! (or Queen rather?)

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 Queens Birthday Eve Sunday June 12 at Davey’s Hotel in Frankston. Chris and crew perform three big sets from 3pm with no cover charge. For details on who’s playing each week keep a lookout for Sunday Soultrain on Facebook or visit www.daveys.com.au

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