Portmanteaux has a new bass player

Peter Kershaw is the new Bassist for Portmanteaux, joining them in September 2022.

Actually, Peter has a long history with Henry Jackson. They played music together when they bonded over blues and R’n’B at high school in Auckland, New Zealand. Peter was a central player in the Auckland blues scene and played in the Mad Dog Jug Band, Original Sun Blues Band, Killing Floor, OK Dinghy, Molly, Cruise Lane, and in Australia, Key Largo, The Red Hot Peppers and Frank Raymond & The Silhouettes. Peter made a living as a professional musician from 1969 to 1978, then worked in the Australian Film Industry as Key Grip, for 28 years before returning to musical entertainment.

For more details see https://www.audioculture.co.nz/articles/henry-jackson-peter-kershaw-and-the-auckland-blues-boom   https://www.audioculture.co.nz/profile/cruise-lane

Opportunity Blues Now out on Bandcamp

Digital Single. This is something a bit different from Portmanteaux and is a jazzy Parisian/Western Swing type tune that features the wonderful Jenee Fleenor on fiddle – USA country fiddle ace.

Now out on Bandcamp https://portmanteauxmelbourne.bandcamp.com/


released July 4, 2022
Portmanteaux are:
Mick Frawley – drums; Henry Jackson – guitars; Peter Kershaw – bass; Steve Malkin – keyboards; with Jenee Fleenor – fiddle

Tune written by Alan M Leslie and Henry Jackson.

Recorded by Henry Jackson at Hungry Bear Studios and recorded, engineered and mixed by Ross Caygill at Salt Studios and produced by Ross Caygill and Henry Jackson at Salt Studios. Jenee Fleenor’s fiddle track courtesy Bill Watson, Nashville Trax, Nashville, USA. Mastering by Ross Caygill at Salt Studios, Melbourne, Australia.

Background Cover Artwork: John Hain

Nothing Too Deep from the CD of the same name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzfXcfU_gLo&t=204s. This is a breezy reggae-styled tune written by Henry Jackson and featuring a great lead vocal by our guest vocalist Zac Teichmann and sympatico percussion from our guest Salvador Persico who combines brilliantly with our drummer Mick Frawley. Steve Malkin produces a startling synth solo in the middle of the tune. The tune can be purchased through streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon and Apple Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6svSo5… Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Portmanteaux/e… Apple: https://music.apple.com/gh/album/noth… and digital downloads from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Too-De… and itunes https://music.apple.com/gh/album/noth… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portmanteaux… Website: https://portmanteauxbandmelbourne.com/