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Dan Dinnen & Shortie

Dan Dinnen is a blues singer/songwriter, harmonica player and guitar finger-picker. His original tunes include smoking ballads, country-blues ditties and juke joint boogies.  
He’s an energetic performer who combines an old-time blues feel and style with originality – PBSfm’s Helen Jennings has referred to Dan Dinnen as having “one of the most authentic blues voices on the scene, but with an individual sound.” 
Dan was the 2016 MBAS Blues Performer Of The Year (Solo/Duo Category) and a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. He’s also a Chain Award recipient (Group Of The Year 2016) for his work as lead vocalist and harp player with Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men. 
Dan has performed alongside some of Australia's leading blues artists including luminaries such as Fiona Boyes, Geoff Achison, Jimi Hocking and Lloyd Spiegel. As a solo performer he has appeared at festivals including Blues On Broadbeach QLD; Bendigo Blues & Roots VIC; Thredbo Blues NSW; Australian Blues Music Festival, Goulburn NSW; Echuca Winter Blues VIC
As well as his solo shows, Dan performs with the Dan Dinnen Trio, featuring Jordan Hyde on double bass and Benny Gerrard on drums, and has also teamed up for some grooving duo gigs with drummer/percussionist Anthony Shortte – best known for his work with ARIA award winning blues act Collard Greens and Gravy.

Earlier Event: 23 December
Brooke Russell and Shane Reilly
Later Event: 20 January
Mandy Connell