Sleepy Hollow Blues Club was formed in 1994 by a dedicated group of blues lovers in Geelong. Since its humble beginnings, the club has grown and matured into a major part of the blues scene in the Geelong Region. Meeting regularly (usually the fourth Sunday in each month), the club provides an afternoon of top-class blues jamming for all musicians and an evening of first class blues entertainment (see the Gigs & Events page for details).
A small list of the artists who have played at our Sunday evening gigs reads like a "who's who" of Australian blues with local and visiting musicians including Geoff Achison, Rockbottom, James & the Detonators, Jeff Lang, Phil Manning, Stringybark McDowell, Chain, Kate Meehan, Matt Corcoran, Muddy Puddles, Turning Blue, Spectrum, Backstreet Blues, Wild Turkey, Hatz Fitz, Grizzly Bros, Blind Dog & the Reverend, Oozin’ Blues, Brian Fraser, Kerry Simpson, The Big Blue, 4.3 Bandinos, Third Degree, Bo Jenkins, Chris Finnen, Chubby Rae & the Elevators, Marco Goldsmith, Salty Dog, Lloyd Speigal, Harper and Fiona Boyes to name just a very small few (check our gallery page for photos from past Sunday Sessions).
SHBC is associated with other blues clubs around Australia including the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society and the South Australian Blues Society and SHBC members are welcome at other clubs’ functions as are theirs to ours.
SHBC is so much more than just a gig once a month. We believe that working with and in the community is very important and our recent "blues for blankets" project saw the club raise funds to be directed to the homeless and needy in our region. Our annual Vic Hunt grant sees the club provide aspiring local musicians of all age the ability to compete for and gain monetary support to further their careers.
SHBC is always looking for projects to be involved in so please feel free to let us know if you have something we might help support.
SHBC welcomes new members and is in a very healthy condition in 2016 (just on 22 years since we began). We guarantee all members the very best in blues entertainment and being part of an important part of the Geelong community. Come and join us at the next gig; we're absolutely positive it won't be your last.
Please visit the SHBC History page for a lot more information about our club.