In the words of his own lyrics, Dillion James feels ‘a party coming on’, so get ready to funk at
Dillion James brings a party-starting boogie and funky vibe that transports his audience to a time and space where the rigmarole of everyday life can easily be forgotten. His foot stompin’, butt swingin’ blues is a sure thing when it comes to celebrating the start of a weekend.
Bringing the freedom from the hills of the Atherton Tablelands to the heart of the city, Dillion has earned his bread in almost every town in Queensland and Australia along the way. Whether working as a farm hand, electrical engineer, or playing the blues in the local night club or pubs, he knows how to get the job done. He engages his crowd, and writes songs that have something for the whole community.
Influenced heavily by the pioneers of New-Orleans piano & funky Hammond Organ, Dillion James has re- birthed the sound and encapsulates the tone of an earlier era. Whether holding the spotlight in his own right or slotting in as a session musician, his ability to tickle the ivories has long been recognised within the music industry. He has performed in several countries internationally including the USA, and has played on some of the biggest stages in Australian blues music including Byron Bay Bluesfest, Blues on Broadbeach, Woodford Folk Festival, Mitchell Creek, and many more.
When performing with his band or solo, Dillion’s raw gusto is an instant impact onstage. He enjoys being part of the glue that binds melody and rhythm together, and like a real blues-man, has paid his dues well and truly. If you can dance to it, the 2010 BASEQ blues performer of the year can play it.
Get funky with The Dillion James Band on the main Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest 12.00-1.00pm Sunday 19 February 2023 https://www.dillionjames.com/
Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. Book tickets and places to stay: www.agnesbluesnandroots.com.au
The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.
The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.