Itchy Feet dip their toe in music scene

BLUES: You will want to get up and boogie when blues band Itchy Feet performs at the Returned Services League clubrooms, in Essington Lewis Avenue, next week.

BLUES: You will want to get up and boogie when blues band Itchy Feet performs at the Returned Services League clubrooms, in Essington Lewis Avenue, next week.

Iconic long-running local blues band Itchy Feet are coming out of retirement this year to start a series of gigs at the Whyalla Returned Services League clubrooms.

The first show will be held at the Essington Lewis Avenue venue on Friday, May 26, at 8pm.

Itchy Feet now consists of blues veterans Matt Walker on vocals and harmonica and George Scharenberg on guitar and vocals.

The duo have been playing together since 1983, performing material from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton and John Mayall, Freddie King, Albert King and Johnny Winter just to name a few.

The band is looking forward to catching up with old friends and fans of the group at the show.

This iconic Whyalla band has seen many line-up changes throughout its 34-year history, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is its love of the blues.

A band spokesman said they are “appreciative" that the local RSL will offer work to any deserving local musicians. For $5 admission and cheaper drink prices, be sure to experience these dedicated musicians in the unique atmosphere of the war veterans’ clubrooms.

The duo has been “paying its dues” for a long time and will feature the best sounds of the genre in intimate setting.

The many years of musicianship will shine through on the night, dazzling the audience with a selection of songs from the greats of blues.

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