Jazz showcase

Ash Watson and the Bluetone Assembly are performing at the Palais Hepburn. (Supplied)

Michaela Meade

A Point Cook local and her jazz band are returning to the stage with a show at Hepburn Springs.

Ash Watson and the Bluetone Assembly are performing at Hepburn later this month, singing about “women in the industry who suffered at the hands of abuse and social let downs”.

Watson said the show, called ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out’, is a showcase of music all the band members love.

“The band loves playing soulful tunes, but we also love a smooth jazz number,” she said.

“I would say personally, I love belting out some fierce soul, like Etta James or Sharon Jones.”

Watson said the band is “really grateful” for the chance to perform on a stage again following the global pandemic.

“After COVID, you really appreciate being able to do what you love,” she said.

“Sometimes rehearsing and gigging can seem difficult to balance on top of a regular day job, but everybody is really enjoying making the most of their spare time now.

“Just being able to be out amongst other people feels like a rare privilege.”

The band will be performing a two hour show at the Palais Hepburn on Saturday, April 24.

“Our show is something we’ve never done before, and we’re really looking forward to the ‘dinner and show’ experience at such a beautiful old venue,” Watson said.

Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite.com.au