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Frank Sultana Blues band w/ Tomcat Playground

fri21jun7:00 pmfri10:30 pmFrank Sultana Blues band w/ Tomcat PlaygroundCanberra Blues Society proudly presents Frank Sultana Band plus Tomcat Playground.7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Canberra Blues Society proudly presents Frank Sultana Band plus Tomcat Playground.

Two Blues bands on the road together for a weekend of shenanigans, and fine music.

Frank Sultana, winner of the 2023 Memphis International Blues Challenge, and his band will join fellow south coasters, Tomcat Playground for 3 shows in June. Kicking off with our show at the Harmonie German Club on Friday 21st June.

Frank Sultana is an Australian modern day bluesman.

Dripping with pre WW2 mojo, dark, dirty guitar tones and a voice that has the grit and soul of the characters and places he writes and sings about.
Frank has been writing, recording and performing his original blues songs since his 2011 debut ‘Blues from the Lost Motel’ and now has 4 EPS and 9 albums under his belt, including 4 releases in the last 2.5 years.

In January 2023, among a field of 150 artists from around the world, Frank competed in and won the solo/duo section at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.
He is only the third Australian to do so in the events 38 year history joining Fiona Boyes (2003) and Jimi Hocking (2005). While in Memphis, he also recorded his new album at the iconic Sun Studios where so many greats before him have recorded. The resulting album is his new release ‘The Ghosts of Sun’. Frank has now put together a powerhouse Blues band featuring Adrian Herbert on drums, …… on bass and Dan Sullivan on harp.

Tomcat Playground

Coming from a time of the 1950s/60s American back alley juke joint bars and club era.

Tomcat Playground headed by Dan Sullivan are a 4 piece blues act invigorating a lost art of blues. Drawing influence from the masters of the music Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and Little Walter, the act incorporates electric guitar and Harmonica over a great rhythm section to transport listeners back to sharecropping times and the music’s integration with the big city of Chicago.

Joining Dan are Illya Szwek on guitar, Mike Rix on Bass and Greg Clark on drums.

This will be a show not to be missed, bringing together raw soulful blues and vintage traditional for the perfect blues mix.




Canberra Blues Society manages the ticketing for this event.



(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


The Zeppelin Room

Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah