Legendary blues band to make comeback at Royal Mail Hotel
THERE'S a buzz around the Royal Mail Hotel at the moment.
The legendary Buzz and the Blues Band has chosen the Goodna venue as their comeback stage tomorrow.
The band was the talk of Brisbane from the late 1980s to 2000, playing at festivals like the world-famous Byron Bay Bluesfest.
After they parted ways, vocalist Robert 'Buzz' Oxford settled down, and began to accept that his musical career was over.
That was until he accepted an invitation from his former band mates to have a rehearsal early this year, and he felt the blues flow through his veins again.
Oxford said he expected the gig to be a fun night, and was overjoyed that the band's fan base still remembered them.
"I really thought they might have forgotten me, but they haven't," he said.
"We are going to have a party and the response around town has been fantastic."
The Royal Mail Hotel is internationally recognised as a blues haven, receiving the Keeping The Blues Alive award from The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee last year.
President of the Queensland Blues Association Cath Butler said the band chose the Royal Mail for their comeback due to its international reputation, and the hotel is honoured to host them.
"The Royal Mail is honoured to be asked by such an iconic Brisbane Blues Band who had a massive following in the 1990s," she said.
"Just about every genuine Blues music fan in Australia has heard of Buzz and the Blues Band."
The band will perform from 7pm-10pm and entry is free.
Phone 3288 2213 for details.