FRI Shebeen 9:45 – 10:45pm
SAT Reardon Theatre 3:00 – 4:00pm
SAT Stage 2 7:45 – 8:45pm
SAT Stage 2 10:45pm – 12:00am Blues Session
SUN Shebeen 11:30pm – 12:30am
Ben Waters is the recipient of The Boisdale 2016 Award for being Europe’s #1 boogie woogie pianist. His repertoire encompasses the full range of honky tonk, blues, R&B, rock ‘n roll and jazz. Ben’s remarkable career has seen him play with legendary figures including The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Jools Holland, Ray Davies, Leo Sayer and PJ Harvey to name a few. Ben will be joined by Derek Nash, who is one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today. Derek has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for over thirty years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones – from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano – and is an award-winning performer having received accolades from across the globe. After wowing Port Fairy’s audiences in 2018, Ben, Derek and the Band are back in 2019 to PFFF by popular demand!