Two brothers have been unearthing some local talent and keeping patrons of the Koala Tavern entertained with the launch of a blues jam session at the hotel on the first and third Thursdays of every month.
Dillion Aitken said the sessions were a chance for musicians to have some fun.
“We offer the rig, the PA and the back line,” he said.
“They just have to bring their drum sticks or their instruments and do their thing.”
Dillion said he and his brother 8 Ball Aitken kick started the night, but always made sure that no musician at the session missed out. Most nights featured about eight acts.
“The aim is to give everyone a three-song set. But if there aren’t so many punters, they can play more. Or less if there are a pile of musos,” he said.
“There are some seriously talented people in the Redlands and this is a chance to crowd out all the creases.”
Dillion said it was themed as a blues jam session because this was an easy style to improvise on.
“But we are happy with a range of genres and can accommodate, jazz, reggae and the pops,” he said.
Dillion and 8 Ball both play a range of instruments and can fill in the gaps to create a full and lively sound.
“It’s a wonderful night. It’s also a chance for everyone to see the big stage at the Koala,” he said.
“The night is truly entertaining.”
The sessions run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on the first and third Thursdays of every month.