Bond, Juzzie Bond
of entertainment’s quiet achievers, Juzzie Smith (pictured), is a true grassroots phenomenon, preferring to dodge the spotlight and let his music do the talking. Smith’s low-key approach has earned him a large and loyal fanbase thanks to regular performances at festivals, markets and community events in Australia and abroad. The Bangalowbased performer’s music embraces the blues, folk, groove and roots, which he performs by combining guitars, harmonica and percussion. His energetic, soulful style has made him a favourite at the Blues on Broadbeach festival. Smith’s vocals also employ elements of Tuvan throat singing, a tradition originating from northwest Mongolia. Smith, whose music has featured on TV shows and in surf films, heads up the highway to Bond University this weekend to show off tunes from his new album, Live @ The Zamia Theatre, the follow-up to Taking Time Out. The Live at Bond series show will feature supports Kasey Thompson, Lindisfarne Anglican College and Tim Goodburn, with MC Kylie Mitchell-Smith.
Juzzie Smith plays Live at Bond, at Bond University’s ADCO Amphitheatre, on Sunday from 3-5pm. Entry is free. Smith also plays the Mullum Music Festival on November 22 and 24.