Lockdown at the Central
FOR the lovers of Blues music you are in for a real treat when Mark Easton (pictured) returns to Port Douglas and performs his unique Blues material at the Central Hotel tomorrow night.
“This gig is called the ’lockdown gig’ because they shut all the doors and windows so I can crank up the sound and get the joint pumping,” Easton said.
“This is the sixth year that I have been coming to the Central and I will be playing some new songs as well as material from my latest album Grind.
“And then on the 19th I will be playing for the backpackers at Dougies Backpackers.”
Easton is an Australian bluesman from the Gold Coast and he began his music career in his dad’s 20-piece jazz band in Sydney and then joined a series of glam rock, punk/pop bands in rebellion, until a burnt-out Easton took off surfing and fell in love with the blues.
But now he’s back and while he has kept his wild energy and love of hard-edged music he has tempered it with more atmospheric and melodic sounds.
Having come from a background of hard punk and hard living, the bad-boy turned blues man, cleaned up his life, pulled together a project called Mark Easton Limousine in 2001and recorded three albums and toured until the band came to a natural halt.
After going solo he released Money Is the Root of All Evil which reached number 4 on USA blues charts and number 1 in Australia.