Interactive workshops to get your team on track
Craig Lyons AKA Captain Bluetongue is a highly qualified educator and performer with over 32 years of experience under his belt. Specialising in Team Building and Wellness Programs using The Blues Harmonica.
For thousands of years the power of music and rhythm has revitalised and unified groups of people Rhythm is innate within us all the beat of our heart, the way we walk and the clapping of our hands.
We provide a fun experience for everyone to express themselves rhythmically in a positive empowering and unifying way.
Do you want to play The Blues Harmonica?
Come and blow your heart out with Craig Lyons, experienced harmonica educator and performer. Craig is a member of the critically acclaimed Blues Preachers & The Marvellous Hearts, 3 time judge at The Tamworth Golden harmonica Championships as well as the musical director and organiser of the popular Sydney Harmonica Festival 2000-2003.
In March 2021 Craig Lyons conducted “A Sonic Journey” on The History of The Harmonica.
Workshops & Performances:
The Blues Harmonica Team Train – This is the Blue Tongue Harmonica’s main team-building tool. Everyone is given a harmonica to play, creating a harmonica ‘band’ that is accompanied by the Blue Tongue musicians and facilitators on an exhilarating rhythmic adventure.
Blues Jam – Participants are grouped then combined in sections to improvise a complete blues progression. During these events, surprise and fun reign supreme. Each group member receives a complimentary harmonica that can be branded with your company logo.
The Blues Preachers – The Blues Preachers will make you want to get up and dance with their joyful country and ragtime blues, and send a shiver down your spine with their atmospheric feels – echoing and paying homage to the sacred sounds of early artists such as Blind Willie Johnson.
Your ability to hold the attention of 200 sales people for as long as you did was equally as impressive as your ability to actually teach them some of your craft. We have been inundated with calls this week from our guests thanking us for such a unique experience, and complimenting you on the after dinner Blues performance.
Who knew that a crash-course in blues harmonica would be just the thing to inspire a virtually all-female group of young television execs. In just one hour, Doug managed to get the team playing together and having a blast in the process, without having to resort to any of the cheesy team-building stuff we've all seen before. I'd recommend Doug to anyone looking too give their people a fun, fresh and authentic experience they'll remember for years.
Most of our delegates listed your session in the top 3 highlights from the whole of conference. This is a real testimonial to you as they had other high profile guest entertainers like Delta Goodrem, David Campbell and Jimmy Barnes - yet they took more away from your performance and the harmonica training you provided. The format of your session was so adaptable to our requirements which was fantastic. I would recommend you not only for team building sessions or conferences but also as guest entertainers. I don't think anyone knew how truly entertaining a blues harmonica jam session could be.
It was so wonderful to see & listen to Blue Tongue Harmonica perform. I could have sat there for hours just listening to their music. It was also fantastic to see our delegates performing in their groups. A number of our staff have mentioned to me that they performed for their families when they got home. It was a great activity to energise everyone after lunch.