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The Blues Brothers Revival Band

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The Blues Brothers Revival Band first formed in 1984 in Townsville, Queensland. Original bookings were local, however by the 90’s tour destinations had included every state in Australia followed assorted destinations overseas. Appearances on television shows as Countdown, 60 Minutes, Rock Arena, Simon Townsend Wonder World, Midday Show and Hey Hey it’s Saturday kept the energy flowing, with tours constant for 15 years. In 2004, the original Jake (Styne Ashton) and a great new Elwood (Darren Sangwell) joined forces with renewed passion to deliver a show that consists of 2 sets totalling over 2 hours of non-stop crowd orientated fun that features songs from the Blues Brothers movie, complete with dance routines and lines from the movie. Blues Brothers can party anywhere, from sweat drenched pub gigs to a family oriented Carols by Candlelight or a high flying Co-operate event, appealing to all ages from ages 8 to 80. The 10 piece Band over the years has enticed an amazing ensemble of musicians, including players from the bands behind some of Australia’s biggest names, like Jimmy Barnes, Marcia Hines, Brian Cadd, Glen Shorrock, Cold Chisel, Moving Pictures, Mental as Anything, Ice House, Damien Leith and Leo Sayer. Today’s line up consists of some of Australia and Tasmania’s finest musicians, bringing the same quality and standard to which fans are accustomed. It’s nearly 35 years since Blues Brothers Revival first bought out the iconic Pork Pie hats and Ray Ban sunnies for Jake and Elwood to rock out while running’ from the law, so if you have forgotten what it’s like to have fun, grab your hat n sunnies and take a trip back to Chicago to shake your tailfeathers… with the show band of Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues. And if you’re after something a little smaller… The Jake n Elwood Blues Hour The Jake n Elwood Blues hour stars the original Jake (Stephen Ashton) and a new Elwood (Darren Sangwell) from the Blues Brothers Revival Band, who have a well established reputation for entertaining crowds with their full 10-piece show band. This no fuss compact version consists of an hour of the best tunes from the band and is specifically designed for any event or function that may be restricted by time, space or budget.- The show is 1 hour of non-stop crowd orientated fun that features songs from the Blues Brothers movie, complete with dance routines, and backed by fully orchestrated backing tracks. It’s now nearly 35 years since Blues Brothers Revival first bought out the iconic Pork Pie hats and Ray Ban sunnies for Jake and Elwood to rock out while running’ from the law… So”¦If you need a quick hassle free show to fill in an hour at your function and have forgotten what it’s like to have fun, grab your hat n sunnies and take a trip back to Chicago to shake your tailfeathers… with Joliet Jake n Elwood Blues. Jake n Elwood Song List– (Opens in new tab)