About The Grain

The GRAIN are all about swinging and rocking their way through Blues derived from the great Blues Keyboard players of our time.

It’s a project put together by Bob Patient – rated as the best Blues Keyboardist in the country, featuring the Hammond Organ and Piano.

Bob is joined by classically trained Jazz/ Blues musician -Sue Bluck on Piano and Vocal, and the talents of Garry Howard who is one of the best and most versatile drummers in the country on Drums and Vocals.

The Musicians


Bob Patient is an Australian Blues legend who has played and recorded with many of the major Blues artists in Australia. He has toured extensively throughout Australia , Europe and the USA with blues artist Dave Hole for Aligator Records. He is a founding member of the Perth Blues Club and the Club’s musical director. Bob has played with many high profile International artists including, Matt Taylor - Chain, Eugene Hide-away Bridges, Dutch Tilders, Barbara Blue ..to name a few....as well as many local Perth bands including - Fatty Lumpkin, Riddum Shakers and the Zydecats . The GRAIN gives Bob an opportunity to present his brilliant ‘Hammond Organ and Leslie expertise in a setting he loves – the Organ Trio, and contributes vocals.


Garry spent most of his earlier working days in his home town of Melbourne playing the pub and club scene . During that time he enjoyed back to back no 1 hits with The Mixtures (In the summertime / The Pushbike song ) Moving to Perth in the mid 80s, he played with some of the great visiting Jazz and Blues artists including ,- Jimmy Witherspoon -Barney Kessel- Shelia Jordan- James Morrison and local acts Helen Matthews -Dave Hole-The Riddum Shakers and is a regular invited drummer to many concerts of The Perth Blues Club. He also contributes a vocal repertoire to The Grain.


Sue Bluck is a versatile musician currently enjoying a freelance career , and working with The GRAIN. She has consolidated her place as an accomplished musician / singer/ composer and educator in the music industry, in Perth and Sydney, supporting and performing with many dignitaries. Sue has recorded 2 albums of original material of her own, and sang as a guest artist on Bob Patient’s celebrated album- “ Let’s Get Into Trouble”. Sue has recorded many jingles, played and sung on many artists albums , and performed at numerous Festivals , Events and functions, and has enjoyed residencies at The Basement(Sydney) Sheraton,Hilton, Hyatt and Crown Casino. Sue’s Jazz/Blues influenced keyboard and vocals add another dimension to the sound of the Hammond Organ based Trio – replacing the traditional guitar , with a rich colourful blend of Keyboard and Synthesiser sound scapes.


Perth Blues Club

Perth Blues Club

Perth Blues Club. Charles Hotel 7.30-8.3o  17/10/17

Jazz Fremantle

Jazz Fremantle

Jazz Fremantle 21/5/17


Northern Blues and Roots

Northern Blues and Roots

Northern Blues and Roots. Carine Tavern. Thursday  3/11/16

Useful Links

Perth Blues Club

Perth's premier blues musician's group.

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Sue Bluck's Website

Sue Bluck's personal website.

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Get in touch

Want to make a booking or have any enquiries about the band?

Bob Patient

Phone: 0434 530 831
Email: bobpatient@live.com