Melbourne's soul and blues community bands together for cancer benefit gig

Eight hours of live music for a great cause. 

Some of Melbourne's finest jazz, soul and blues performers are banding together for the first time in a one-off show to raise funds for Australian multi-instrumentalist Kim Kelaart. 

Punters will have enjoyed Kim Kelaart’s stoic soul repertoire in regular performances on the Hammond or electric bass with the Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo, Bob ValenNne and the Providers,  Stephen Magnusson, and more. All funds raised will go to Kim Kelaart to help pay for cancer treatment. 

Artists coming together to perform include Jude Perl, The Putbacks, The Meltdown, Cookin on 3 Burners, and more. 

“Drawing on the classic soul revues hosted by New York’s Apollo Theatre, Memo’s deco stage will host seven sets and a late-night Mighty Melbourne jam session,” said Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ Jake Mason.

You can check the full lineup and set times below: 

2:00pm - Doors
3:00pm - Jude Perl & guests (Simon Phillips, Nick Karasavvidis, Lauren Elizabeth)
4:00pm - Jake Mason Trio (from Cookin’ On 3 Burners)
5:00pm - The Putbacks
6.00pm - Wilbur Wilde Quartet feat Micheal Jordan, Tim Neal & James Sherlock
7:00pm - The Meltdown
8:00pm - Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo
9:00pm - The Shuffle Club featuring Julie O’Hara
10:00pm - The Mighty Melbourne’s

A Jazz, Soul ’n' Blues Revue will see eight sets performed live at Memo Music Hall on Sunday September 30.