Mitchell Creek Rock 'N' Blues Fest

Cyril B Bunter Band

In the 70's, every Friday and Saturday night the Cyril B. Bunting Band would crank out set after set of their visceral blues and boogie in their own natural habitat, a working-man's bar, named the "Welcome Inn". For those that may remember, it was the first bar up from the docks, in the dirty end of Sussex Street, Sydney, known to the die hards as "The Buncha". This small front bar would be jam packed, fit-to-bust: usually between two and three hundred bodies squeezed into a room that comfortably help 100 people. There was no stage, the band played on the floor hard up against the wall, eyeball to eyeball with the front row of fans just three feet away.