The Thornbury Theatre and BRAM presents

The Chess Sessions

with special guests James Black, Kelly Auty + Robert Price

Saturday 06 July 2019 (opening 6:30 PM)

at Thornbury Theatre - Ballroom ( venue info )
859 High St, Thornbury VIC


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees Additional delivery fees from $1.00 apply per order.

18+ General Admission $36.75
18+ Reserved Seating $42.35
18+ Dinner + Show $82.65
Dinner is served on a 50/50 or alternate drop basis. This means that at a table each people will be served alternating dishes. If you want our vegetarian option or have food allergies please email dinner@thethornburytheatre.com with your requirements.

Throughout Chris Stockley’s 50 year musical journey that has seen him in some of Australia’s finest bands – Campact, Dingoes, Axiom, Jimmy Barnes Band, and Stockley See Mason – he has never lost his passion for the Blues. With his latest line-up, BRAM (Blues, Roots, Americana) Chris has drawn on his archival knowledge of, and fascination for Chess Records, to produce The Chess Sessions.

When the US industrial revolution attracted southern farm workers north, The Chess brothers recognised the commercial potential of servicing Chicago’s ever-growing black community.

Having already signed local Blues artists Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley were added as Rhythm & Blues morphed into Rock and Roll and Etta James with the emergence of Soul.

For one night only, Chris and BRAM along with James Black, Kelly Aughty and Robert Price will celebrate the hotbed of brash, blues, r’ n’ b’ and joyous rock ‘n roll of the 50s and 60s that was the legendary Chess Records.

The Ballroom is located on the first floor of the venue. We have a disabled access lift to the Ballroom and a ramp for access up 3 stairs to the main floor. If you have any access needs, contact the venue beforehand to arrange assistance if required.

Thornbury Theatre is happy to offer companion cards on a request basis. For further information please contact us directly on 1300 762 545.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*