Duncan Schmoll and The Black Hole + Doggerel


7:00 pmThursday, 19 January 2023


Bar 303

303 High St, Northcote

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Duncan Schmoll and The Black Hole feat. Neil Boland cook up a storm at Bar 303, Northcote on Thursday 19th January with support from the excellent tarnished trio of blues-type tunes, Doggerel. Get 'round it!

DUNCAN SCHMOLL is a blues guitarist based in the Dandenong Ranges to the East of Melbourne. Though his roots originate in South Africa his music has taken him from Chicago’s Blues Circuit performing at such legendary venues like Buddy Guys, Rosas Lounge, Kingston Mines to the London scene appearing at Oxford Streets legendary 100 Club, The Troubadour, Ain’t Nothin But and the clubs on and around the Denmark Street strip. Previous festival appearances in the UK include The Hop Farm Festival in Kent sharing the line-up with Bob Dylan, Van Morrision, Peter Green, Doctor John, Seasick Steve and Los Lobos to name drop a few to appearances at Folk Rhythm and Life, NYE on the Hill, Rainbow Serpent and St Kilda Festival locally.

His music ranges from the Chicago/Memphis/Delta/English blues traditions mixed with jam band and funk flavours that, along with the help of his friends in the rhythm section, Morgan Douglas on drums, Joel Smithard on keys and Liam Powell on Bass, will bring the blues power to you soul with our featured guest Neil Boland on guitar


Doggerel burst from the kennel and onto the stage to flog their special brand of bung blues, roughhouse rock, and sundry sad tunes about drinking, dishonour, and death. Based around the steel guitar and drums of founding members Kier Stevens and John Kostaras, Doggerel always keep a tight focus on looseness, ratbaggery, and having a rollicking good time. Throw in some bass, saxophone, and a shot or two, and things are really starting to look up for you. Every show is a cheerfully irreverent affront to blues tradition that will leave your ears in even better condition.

feat. @whoisthisneilbolandcharacter | with support from the excellent @doggerelband

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