The Blues Train Kicks Off Presale Tickets

13 September 2012 | 2:15 pm | Mat Lee

Claude Hay joins the February trip as tickets have begun selling to subscribers.

Subscriber tickets for all January and February shows on The Blues Train are now on sale.

Departing from Queenscliff and running along the old Geelong train line, The Blues Train has become a popular over-18s function venue with its great dinner and show atmosphere.

Moving from Suma Park winery to Drysdale before back to Queenscliff, guests swap carriages at every stop to experience a new musical act.

This year, fans will enjoy blues and roots performer Claude Hay, also known as the One Man Band, who is set to entertain train-goers with his blend of do-it yourself guitar, sitar, bass and drums.

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He leads a line-up of great blues musicians who interchange performances over an assortment of seven dates riding through January and February next year.

Here are the acts you'll see if you board on the following dates:

Saturday 12 January
George Kamikawa & Noriko Tadana
Geoff Achison
Chris Wilson Band
Jimi Hicking's Blues Machine

Friday 18 January
George Kamikawa
Luke Watt
Chris Wilson Band
Blue Mountain Trio

Saturday 19 January
Stringybark McDowell
Luke Watt
Sweet Felicia & the Honeytones
Andrea Marr Band

Saturday 26 January
Phil Manning
Jonno Zilber
Jimi Hocking's Blues Machine

Saturday 9 February
Lloyd Spiegel Duo
Brian Fraser
Blue Eyes Cry
Jimi Hocking's Blues Bachine

Saturday 16 February
Blue Eyes Cry
Jonno Zilber
The Shane Pacey Blues Trio
Jimi Hicking's Blues Machine

Saturday 23 February
Claude Hay
Mr Black and Blues
Chris Wilson Band
Andrea Marr Band