Karski brings classic blues to Gold Room

By Ian Beeck | posted on July 3, 2020

HE MAY currently reside in Fremantle and has lived all over the nation but Albany and Denmarkians still claim beloved musician Lez Karski as their own.

The legendary guitar-ist, session musician, singer and producer lived in Torbay for many years and was quickly adopted as a ‘local’.

Karski has done it all in Australian music playing with renowned bands such as The Bondi Cigars and The Hippos, producing albums for Midnight Oil and Spy vs. Spy and working with artists such as The Triffids, Yothu Yindi and Nick Cave.

Karski’s long association with the blues has yielded a shed load of classic original material, much of it involving Australian names and places.

Now with help from Denmark bassist Tony King and award-winning drummer Paul Meyers on skins, Karski performs a collection of songs penned during his time with The Hippos, Bondi Cigars and, more recently, The Nervous Investors.

With Karski’s unique guitar and vocal style, waggish lyrics and compelling rhythms, this brand of music is good dancing fun, engaging both feet and brain.

With selected soul and rocking blues covers from the likes of Al Green, Joe Cocker, Robert Cray and Otis Redding, there’s a stylish blend of blues, soul and funk to enjoy.

The Lez Karski Trio performs in the Gold Room at Six Degrees on Saturday night with limited tickets available.