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    A quality 5 piece band performing a ballsy return to full-tilt boogie and hard rocking blues with their own original spin.

    Doors 7pm

    Concert 8:30 - 11:30

    Venue close midnight

    West Australian boogie masters DATURA4 Fronted by Dom Mariani of legendary Oz garage rockers The Stems, West Australian boogie masters DATURA4 have released 5acclaimed albums on AliveNatural Records ‘Demon Blues’ (2015), Hairy Mountain (2016), Blessed is the Boogie (2019) West Coast Highway Cosmic (2020) and Neanderthal Jam (2022) They have received widespread acclaim with features in Classic Rock Magazine (UK) Rolling Stone, Rhythms Magazine (Aust), Blow Up (Italy) Fireworks Magazine, Viva Le Rock and Shindig Magazine (UK) just to name a few. The first single taken from the album “Open the Line’ was proclaimed by Stevie Van Zandt as ‘The Coolest Song in the World’ during the third of April 2023 receiving substantial airplay on Sirius XM radio network via Little Stevens Underground Garage radio show. The single also made it on to the best blues releases of 2023 on the streaming and downloading service Qobuz coming in at #24, and along with the second single lifted from the album ‘Going back to Hoonsville’ were chosen by Classic Rock magazine as their single picks of the week. The later featuring Perth blues legend Dave Hole on slide guitar. 

    Having recently returned from a successful European tour and performing at the 2023 WAM awards Datura4 are set to return to studio IN 2024 to record an anticipated 7th album. 

    History short

    Originating in 2009 out of the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, regarded as one of the most isolated cities in the world, DATURA4 can be best described as a ballsy return to full-tilt boogie and hard rocking blues with their own original spin on things. Fronted by Dom Mariani of legendary Oz garage rockers The Stems, they have released five impressive albums ‘Demon Blues’ (2015), Hairy Mountain (2016), Blessed is the Boogie (2019) and West Coast Highway Cosmic (2020) and Neanderthal Jam (2022) to define the DATURA4 sound on US label AliveNatural Records. All fivealbums have been received enthusiastically by fans and the music press alike They have received widespread acclaim with features in Classic Rock Magazine (UK) Rolling Stone, Rhythms Magazine (Aust), Blow Up (Italy), Ruta66 (Spain) Fireworks Magazine, Viva Le Rock and Shindig Magazine (UK) just to name a few. Since their inception DATURA4 have established an impressive live reputation touring Europe in 2019. They have also had the honour of opening up for the legendary ZZ Top, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, The Pretty Things, The Dictators, The Hoodoo Gurus, New Zealand guitar legend Kevin Borich, Earthless, Endless Boogie, The Godfathers, Tumbleweed, X and You Am I. 


    Dom Mariani – Guitar and vocals

    Warren Hall – Drums

    Stu Loasby – Bass

    Bob Patient – Keyboards

    Joe Grech – Guitar and vocals

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    What the reviewer’s say;

    “These songs evoke a time in music history when rock was getting really loud…at the molten core of each is a chorus or riff that won’t let go...”  The Australian  

    “Rocks so hard that if you are blasting it out of your car windows, you won't even care if someone in a neighbouring car catches you headbanging…” US  

    “At the molten core of each is a chorus or riff that won’t let go… as psyched out, louder-than-Sabbath blues…” The Blues Magazine issue 22, BB King tribute edition UK  

    “It’ll grab you like a Torana driver’s handshake in the days before power steering.” i-94bar   

    “A defining boogie, a heavy footstomp of swagger” Rolling Stone Australia  

    “The quartet dives into a mess of psychedelic blues, filled to the gills with fuzzed up guitars and sturdy songwriting 4 stars” Weekend Australian  

    “They’re a rock’n’roll marriage made in heaven 4.5 stars” The Sydney Morning Herald Short list

    Ball-busting Oz proto heavy rock…heartfelt psychedelicised blues-rock for the denim-clad delinquent in us all” Shindig Magazine UK  

    “A way smokin’ slab of psyched ‘n’ furious jams, powered by amped up to 11 guitars and straight up boogaloo” 9/10 Vive le Rock UK    

    “A spirit of early psychedelia breathes anew in the words and sounds of this Aussie four-piece 4 stars” Roots Music report US  

    “Datura4 have taken all that is good about the shrieking pounding and sonically proceeded them. A great find for Alive Naturalsound, and a better one for you” Dave DiMartino, Executive editor of Yahoo Music US

    “Datura4 is the purring V8 of high octane down’n’dirty blues” Rhythms Magazine

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