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2014-2020 Shows

2020 shows

Jan 18 & Feb 22, 2020:

Anthea 'Jewels' and Band are on The Blues Train! - Two shows - Saturday Jan 18 and Saturday Feb 22
To avoid disappointment

Feb 15 & 17, 2020:

Jewels and band come to ADELAIDE FRINGE !

click on posters to enlarge them

Tickets here for Feb 15

Monday Jan 27, 2020:

All Aboard!
- Anthea 'Jewels' featured guest on
Amanda Gresham's Rockin-the-Rails from New Orleans to Memphis!

Book now - Tickets here


2019 shows

Dec 15 & 18 XMAS SHOWS !


SUNDAY 15/12 Whole Lotta Love Bar, 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick, 3pm FREE
- With the fabulous *Al's Garage* Gentlemen! 
Go to Facebook event page link

WEDNESDAY18/12 Maori Chief Hotel Moray St Sth Melb, Great meals, Xmas fun, 7pm-11pm
All Welcome! Free entry
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Oct 4, 2019:

Pearl Janis Joplin Show @ The Caravan Club

On The 50th Anniversary year of “Woodstock” and on the 49th Anniversary of Janis Joplin's passing October 4th, we take great pleasure to present, in memory of these two ‘Brilliant Acts’ Together For The First Time In Australia.

‘Pearl – The Australian Janis Joplin Show’ has been performing between hiatus' since 1993. Lead singer / writer Anthea, aka Jewels, needed more research on Janis, her influence and empowering human spirit saw her travelling to San Fransisco at the invitation of Janis’s long time guitarist Sam Andrews, and co -founder of Big Brother and The Holding Company, whose First Album “Cheap Thrills” shot to Number One on the American charts. Anthea 'Jewels' was invited to sit in with Sam's band, and members of Big Brother and Holding Co. Kozmic Blues and Full Tilt Boogie Bands, for Four Shows around the Bay Area. She had the fortunate opportunity to meet and interview some of Janis's longtime musicians, friends and family, including an interview with her sister Laura. Sam played an integral part in the development of Janis as a singer. Anthea 'Jewels's show continues to surprise - With audience testimonials attesting -they were ‘left feeling we’d attended a Janis Joplin concert”

And with the critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Shannon Bourne, former sideman to the late Chris Wilson, and guitarist with Checkerboard Lounge, the MBAS winners flying out to Memphis in January 2020 to represent Australia in the International Blues Challenge. Shannon has recorded with Russell Morris, played with Vanessa Amorosi, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows. He has supported Tony Joe White, Richard Thompson and Bob Brozman amongst the internationals. He is a much sought after session musician. He is delighted to be playing the music of one of his all time Guitar heroes in “Jimi Hendrix.” It will be a re – living of “Woodstock” now in it’s 50th Year Anniversary, where both these artists performed.


Poster by Terry Davis

July 27th 2019

Pearl the Janis Joplin Show @
Eddies Band Room Moorabbin

So if MICK JAGGER hadn't been in Australia filming Ned Kelly, the Stones would surely have performed at Woodstock with Janis.

This is what it would have been like!

Eddies Bandroom -

Celebrating Woodstock's 50th Anniversary -

with songs of the Rolling Stones performed by the fabulous
*Emotional Rescue*

and all your favourite hits from
*Pearl the Ultimate Janis Joplin Show* -

$20 Tix at the Door -
For reserved seating phone the venue on: (03) 9532 2775.

Join the fun, sing-a-long and dance to your favourites:

Start me up!, Miss you, Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Woman, and Piece of my Heart, Bobby McGee, Cry Baby, Ball+Chain, Mercedes Benz.. etc..


June 22nd 2019 - Pearl the Janis Joplin show at Memo Music Hall St Kilda Headlining w/ Unlocking The Doors show (Sydney)

June 16th 2019 - AJB @ Mr BoogieMan Bar with support Al's Garage

June 13th 2019 - AJB @ Hume Blues Club Thursday Jam headline

June 2nd 2019 - Anthea Solo @ 30th Anniversary 3zzz ethnic radio

June 1st 2019  - Anthea Solo @ Harmony Alliance Birthday Morocco Soup Bar Brunswick

May 27th 2019 - AJB @ Sauselito Cruise Club Blue Monday Jam San Francisco

May 23rd 2019 - AJB @ Ogden after Dark, New Orleans

April 29th 2019 - AJB @ Maori Chief Hotel,  Sth Melbourne

April 16th 2019 - AJB @ MBAS Melbourne Blues Association Society

April 12th 2019 - AJB @ The Green Room, West Geelong

March 23rd 2019 - Pearl Janis Joplin Show, St Andrews Hotel

March 20th 2019 - AJB @ Maori Chief Hotel, Sth Melbourne

February 23rd and 24th Anthea solo + AJB @ Lonsdale Street Festival

January 19th 2019 - AJB + Pearl Janis Joplin show @ Musicland Fawkner

2017 shows




Pearl Janis Joplin Show

Friday March 3, 2017, 9:00 pm

The Janis Joplin Show, live @ VT LIVE

Relive the passion that is Pearl: The Australian Janis Joplin Show.
Bringing audiences, the songs, the music, and the story behind the woman that was, Janis.

Featuring Jewels Steele & her band Pearl, plus special guest Ned Branchi  

Level 1 180 Lygon St. Carlton

$13.50 + bf

Book here !




2015 shows

Great American Music Hall presents

Celebrating the life of Sam Andrew

Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015

Sam Andrew was one of the Sixties pioneers of "The San Francisco Sound." As guitar player/singer and musical director of Big Brother & The Holding Company, he molded that sound which surrounded Janis Joplin in her rise to international acclaim. Of his early compositions, Call on Me and Combination of the Two have been two of Big Brother's most enduring classic tracks. In 1968, Andrew (and Janis) left Big Brother for nine months to form the Kozmic Blues Band.

Big Brother and the Holding Company reunited in 1987, and has continued to thrill audiences around the globe ever since. During the 1990s, in addition to touring with Big Brother, Andrew was involved with his solo project, The Sam Andrew Band. He was also Music Director of the musical "Love, Janis," based on the life of Janis Joplin.

After battling numerous ailments for over ten weeks, Sam passed away on February 12th.

Join Sam's family and friends in saluting this wonderful talent and exceptional man.

John Cooke, former road manager for Big Brother, will share some special Sam memories and a rare 60s film of the band. Music will be performed by George Michalski, The Sixties All Stars (Sam's musical contemporaries), and Big Brother & The Holding Company.

The 60s All Stars:
Barry "The Fish" Melton - from Country Joe & The Fish
Peter Albin - from Big Brother & The Holding Company
Banana - from The Youngbloods
Roy Blumenfeld - from The Blues Project
Kurt Huget, Bill Laymon, Roy Schmall - from The Sam Andrew Band
Snooky Flowers - from The Kozmic Blues Band (with Janis Joplin)
David & Linda Laflamme - from It's A Beautiful Day
David Aguilar - from Norton Buffalo and numerous bands with Sam Andrew
Brad Jenkins - ace saxophone player who has played with numerous well known bands









Special Benefit for Sam Andrew

Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015

Melbourne Australia - Special benefit for Sam Andrew - by Aussie 60's Greats Blackfeather, Spectrum and guests with Jewels's Pearl: Janis Joplin SHOW - Thursday 19 March, 7:30pm, at < Eddies > 168 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin Victoria - TIX - (03) 95322775 - all proceeds to Sam's medical expense fund…/sam-andrew-medical-expens…/305292

“ San Francisco braces itself on the passing of one of their own, Australia also mourns him - Sam Andrew - a trail blazer to the 60’s San Francisco sound - founding guitarist at Big Brother and the Holding Company and musical collaborator to the illustrious Janis Joplin - is paid tribute by some of Australia’s 60’s legendary bands Blackfeather, Spectrum, and guests.. including Jewels's Pearl - The Ultimate Janis Joplin Show for a night-benefit of ‘what might have been’ - towards the memory of our friend, musician-mate and mentor Sam Andrew - Thursday 19 March, 7:30pm, at Eddies 168 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin Victoria - TIX - (03) 95322775 - all proceeds to Sam's medical expense and memorial fund…/sam-andrew-medical-expens…/305292

NB: San Francisco & Melbourne are sister-cities.. as are Melbourne & Thessaloniki ...we were to tour all with Sam. THIS event reflects the brother-sister relationship we all had, with Sam and fits well... under that banner… XO










(except GoodFriday Eve Thurs 17th)

Re-live (or experience!) the legend of
Janis Joplin at MUSICLAND with
Pearl - The Ultimate Janis Joplin Show.
featuring the voice of
Anthea-Jewels Sidiropoulos

Take a listen...…

with Special Guests - The MOJO Sistas

8pm Start 

ENTRY: $8Cons/$10Adult at the Door
This is a 13+ Event. All under-age patrons must be accompanied by a responsible adult.





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