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Featured blues artists on KK's Blues

The Bluetongue Blues Band - Waiting For Carlos
Exciting debut album for this hot Sydney blues band. Stand-out tracks are Buried Alive In The Blues, Cold Sweat, Empty Arms Hotel and a magic rendition of Honey Hush. Check out the Bluetongues with Dave Fester (drums) and Murray Simpson (keys) Tony Quelch (vocals, harp & guitar) Wayne Caveney (guitar) and Paul Blasi (bass).
 
The Bellhops - Room Service / No Reservations
Putting the swing back into the blues and rock 'n roll scene, the Bellhops combine a unique style of their original blues to Australian music. Great to dance to and get up and shack your thing. This experienced band has received many awards for their music over the past decades. With lead, rhythm and bass guitars, drums and 2 saxophonists, the Bellhops forms a powerful sound that has to be heard live. Performing in and around Sydney and you'll hear them on KK's Blues.
http://www.bellhops.com.au
 
Mason Rack Band - Night Train / Show Me Yours / Join Hands
Mason Rack's Night Train live performance is a must see and top listen on KK's Blues. Mason Rack & band are set for a tour of Canada and back in Qld for  Blues on Broadbeach..
 
KNIKI - Just... / Stained
Check out the smooth voice of West Australian diva Kniki on her new album. Soon to perform at venues around Perth and at Blues on Broadbeach in May 28-31st 2009.
 
Ghost Road - Fake Disguise / Ghost Road Live / Private Eyes
Splendid blues musicians from the NSW mid-north coast are Ghost Road - the band include on vocals / guitars Steve and Beau Bennett, Ben Hardmand (bass) and Brody Yonon (Drums). Soon to be released live album - don't miss them if you are in around Newcastle and Port Macquarie.
http://www.ghostroad.com.au
 
Jim Conway's Big Wheel - Share This Life / Little Story
Rhythms Magazine readers voted this album best Australian Blues release for 2003. The band comprise the brilliant harmonica of Jim Conway, Dave Wray on Vocals/Sax, Arne Hanna Vocals/Guitar, Don Hopkins - Hammond/Piano/ Accordion/ Vocals and Andrew Byrnes on Drums/percussion and Paul Burton on Bass. Set to perform with Andrew Winton at the Vanguard on March 22.
Bluezone - Thanks For Coming To The Show / The Sweetest & Most Perfect Thing
Bluezone show an individual hard style of real funky blues. Bluzone were winners of 3 Chain Awards in 2007, Newcastle ABC Radio Blues Award 2007, and 3 Bluestar Awards 2007. Bluezone are Adam Eckersley, Joel Oakhill, Ammiel Warner and Mik McCartin. 
http://www.enterthebluezone.com
 
Jim Conway - Music Delli Presents
Australia's finest blues harmonic player captured live at his best with festival & concert performances with the Brewster Brothers, the Backsliders with Chris Wilson, Jeff Lang and with the Big Wheels band. The Elmore Jame's "The Sky Is Cryin" track is a treasure and just has to be heard on this top album. Catch Jim Conway and the Big Wheel band.

Gail Page - Colours That Run
Gail's classic and powerful singing voice will stun you. 2008 Chain Award winner for Female Vocalist and Best New Talent of the Year, together on keys with Parris Macleod.  Any wonder why she and her band have made huge impressions on the blues scene across Australia. Look out for Gail's next album coming up in May/June 2009 with performances at Blues on Broadbeach.
http://myspace.com/pagegail

Darren Jack Band -
Don't Mess Up A Good Thing / Live At the Bridge Hotel
Not to be missed live and exciting blues guitar from the Darren Jack Band. With Darren on lead/vocals, the dynamic Calvin Welch on drums, and smooth bass of Rory Brown. This album features the classic "To Know You Is To Love You" and "I Gotta Know". Darren's own songs and there rendition of some classic favourites including Cream's "Outside Woman Blues" is a highlight of their live set. Darren has released a sensational live CD recorded Live at the Bridge Hotel. Darren will be featuring (at where-else) but Blues on Broadbeach

Roddy Gordon - Love & Blues
Experienced SA blues musician and songwriter Roddy Gordon has formed a 3 piece band with drummer Tom Stehlik (ex-Red Gum/Paul Kelly) and son, Lyndon Gordon on bass. The album has a blend of folk, blues and roots music that demonstrate the bands diversity with 8 superb tracks originally penned by Roddy and together with Jane Gordon, plus 2 traditional songs including an excellent version of the blues classic St. James Infirmary. CD is available on Locrian Records. http://www.locrian.com.au/roddy/

Fiona Boyes - Lucky 13
 / Live at Bluesville
Fiona delivers a classy rendition of her own songs in her soulful electric and acoustic blues style. Nominated in this years American Blues Awards for best Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year.  Look forward to Fiona winning this award and bring it on home as a first time for Australian. ..

Damian Coen and the Fathers Of Necessity - Six Lane Highway / We Gotta Move
Listen in to KK to hear Damian's home grown clean style of blues. The album features swamp blues, hillbilly tunes, sweet ballads, and gospel harmonies together with his own unique ability in songwriting. 
http://
www.damiancoen.com

Dr Charlie -
Three Good Reasons - DVD/CD
Five piece blues band from WA with a wealth of blues experience. Featuring Kevin 'Charles' Scott, Mason Clarke, Steve Hullin, David How and Bob Patient, their debut DVD features tracks ...Worried Life Blues, Find Em Love Em & Leave Em and All your Love. Playing in and around Perth.
http://dr-charlie.com
 
Andy Sugarcane Collins - Way Down The River
Andy gained the Australian Songwriters Assoc Acoustic Song of the Year (from Andy's previous release Barron Deltra Blues)  Andy plays some slashing delta blues and is one of a kind singer-songwriter guitarists. Hear his latest "Chain" award winning album "Way Down The River" on KK's Blues. Highlight for Blue Mountains Music Festival Mar 13-15. http:/www.andycollins.com
 
Chain - Towards The Blues / The First 30 Years
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2008 - Chain are Matt Taylor, Phil Manning, Barry Harvey, Barry Sullivan. Heralding in Australian blues history, it is well known for that their music breached new ground for a blues band to reach the Australian Top 10 and No.1 Single back in 1971. Long live Chain and the blues.
 
Phil Manning - The Essential Acoustic Collection
Legendary Australian singer-songwriter vocalist/guitarist and member of Australia's own blues group, Chain. Phil has forged a collection of the best acoustic, folk and blues tracks on this recording. Always performs an inspirational set live. Phil to be return at Broadbeach for the fetival from May 28th. http://www.philmanning.com.au
 
Bondi Cigars - 32 Premium Quality Cuts
One of the best live acts in the country. With their fantastic mix of blues, soul, funk and R & B, they Cigars are one of the country's most in-demand touring acts. Currently touring around WA, Vic and NSW. Set to return to Berowra RSL for Sat. April 4th. Come along and see the Cigars - a very friendly club and close to rail transport. http://www.bondicigars.com.au
 
Les Karski & the Nervous Investors - Insecurity / Bad Hair Day - Hailing from Esperance in WA the band have a long history with the blues originating from members of the Bondi Cigars. Released the new album - Insecurity in Nov '08. A top blues band make no mistake about that. Currently touring WA.
 

Dr Goodvibe - She / Remedies
From NSW Central Coast, the good doctor creates some fine highly original music from an array of musical styles. Winner of 2006 Instrumental/ Blues and Roots and Presenters Choice 2005 and Instrumental 2004 categories in the ABC Newcastle Music Awards. Get a dose of the good Dr Goodvibe featuring the core of the band on guitar and vocals Edu Valk and the sensational harmonica of Christian Marsh, Other artists featured on their album and live include the award winning producer   Parris Macleod (piano/keys), John Stuart, Dave Adams, Clyde Stubblefield and Phil King.

Hat Fitz -
Play Me Somthin' New
Some say "imagine: Ned Kelly/Son House on speed", hailing from Qld and backed by Itchy on drums, Hat rekindles his own songs with a true flavour of blues played raw and hard.
http://www.hatfitz.net
http://www.myspace.com/hatfitzanditchy
 
Marshall & The Fro - Self Titled
Get up raise your head for a stand-out mojo workin blues outfit. The band is Marshall O'Kell on guitar/vocals, Nick Ohlson on bass, and Jacob Mann on drums. Set to perform at Wodford Festival in December & Tamworth in Jan '09. The band are currently recording their second album.
 
Phil Edgeley - This Life / Then & Now
Hailing from the NSW Central Coast Phil Edgeley presents a top slide and finger style guitar sound with his own written original words and music.
http://www.myspace.com/philedgeley 
 
Stormcellar - Whiskey Talkin
New Sydney based blues band with debut album released in May. Stormcellar play a regular spot at the Harold Park Hotel every Sunday. The band are Paul Read - slide and rhythm guitar, Michael Barry: harmonica & vocals, Mal Forrester on bass, and Antonio Fedele on drums/percussion.
 
Blind Lemon - Blind Lemon / Squeezin The Lemon
Sensational Gold Coast 4 piece band and winner of the Qld Blues award and sensational at the Australian Blues Music Festival in February '09. Set to perform at Byron Bay at Easter and Blues on Broadbeach May 28-31st.
www.myspace.com/blindlemonblues
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 
Andrew Winton - Surface Tension / The Decompression Chamber
WA lap slide guitar specialist Andrew Winton has a stunning slide, bluesy vocals, quirky & thought-provoking lyrics earning Andrew a place as one of Australia's favourite blues/roots/folk musicians. He presents a combination of  acoustic guitar, lap slide, dobro and seven-string lap guitar/bass (the Wintonbeast, a must see), with hollers and stomps to provide an uniquely original, engaging and authentic performance. Now released a fabulous new album - Surface Tension.  In addition Andrew has put together slide guitar DVD instructional releases. Andrew and Paul will be back to support Jim Conway's Big Wheel at the Vanguard Newtown on March 22.

http://www.andrewwinton.com 
http://www.myspace.com/andrewwintonmusic

Homebrew - Cyncial Swing
Dynamic 5-piece band from South West WA. Amazing lilve sound to support their new album. Hear more from Homebrew on KK's Blues coming up in future programs. Set to return to the east coast for the Blues on Broadbeach festival in May 2009.
 
Steve Flack - Guitar Heroes Vol.1 / Vol.2
Together with some of the finest guitarists and musicians Steve has put together a brilliant number of tracks on this album. Notable musicians include Ian Moss, Ray Beadle, Phil Manning, Dom Turner, Adam Pringle and Phil Emmanuel. A new album (Vol.2) is set for release in April / May 2009 look out for that one. With performance at The Vanguard on April 19th with Phil Emmanuel, Denis Wilson Les Goch, Steve French and Brad Carr. For album inquiries contact info@guitarheroes.com.au

http:/www.guitarheroes.com.au

Jake Walker - The Confession Man

New York city songwriter/guitarist emits a fresh and true power of guitar playing winning new fans all over USA, Europe, UK and now Australia. Jake's magic album is available through Left Turn Music. Live album in the wings for Jake. For more details go to http://www.myspace.com/58lespaul
 
Danny Bryan's Red Eye Band - Live / Black and White
Belting blues/rock guitar sound of Danny Bryant touring through the UK and Europe a must see performer.
www.myspace.com/dannybryantsredeyeband
 
Chris James & Patrick Rynn & The Blues Four - Stop and Think About It
Hear the superb sounds of Chicago Blues of this band and you will be sold. Top album can be heard on KK's Blues. Nominated for a American Blues Award for this album on Earwig Music.
 
Mojo Webb - The Burden
Look out for this brilliant guitarist touring Oz in 2009 and his superb debut CD -The Burden. Mojo's sublime raw power breathes new life into the classic blues sounds. Set to return again to Blues on Broadbeach. If you have not seen the Moj live you really need to. http://www.mojowebb.com

Buddy Knox - Gota da Blues
Experience the smokin sounds of Buddy and band. Buddy has a distinguished career over many decades that begun from work with his father Roger in the Euraba band. Buddy and sesnational young band have a big sound - Buddy is set to perform at Byron Bay Bluesfest in Easter 09. Smoke those boots Buddy - he's go the blues !
 
Chase The Sun - Living Free / Sweet Candy Single Release CD
This exciting blues trio with Jan Rynsaardt (lead vocal/guitar), Ryan Van Gennip (bass), Jon Howell (drums).The band's live performances including their superb acoustic and electric set that includes songs from their debut award winning album are truly breathtaking. Their album released in October 2007 has won 2 Chain Awards in 2008 for Song of the Year and Best Duo/Group; from being finalists in 6 out of the 7 categories, that in itself a well deserved achievement on only their first album. Currently touring venues around the east coast of NSW and Vic. CTS are to release a follow-up single Living Free with another raw power blues song Sweet Candy - to be released at the Vanguard Newtown Wed. April 8th http://www.myspace.com/chasethesunband
 
Stephen Bowtell - Self-titled EP
Debut EP for this young Melbourne based blues guitarist with a powerful, fresh and invigorating style. All tracks on the EP are stand outs especially Blues House Road and Walk On The Blue Side. Tremendous performances at Berowra RSL confirm that Stephen has a bright future ahead of him. http://www.stephenbowtell.com
 
Glen Terry  - Soul Searchin'
First and long awaited release from this superb musician. Supported by the cream of blues and soul on this release with Gail Page, Paul Robert Burton, Andy Thompson and the magic keys of Parric Macleod. Glen is a supporter KK's Blues and 2SER subscribers.
http://ww.myspace.com/glenianterry 
 
Blue Shaddy - Burn My Ghost
Winner of Blue Star Award at Blues at Broadbeach 2007, Best instrumentalist, Belly McClelland. The West Australian band have 3 CD releases that have all received high accliam including Walk A Mile & Live Fine Time. An energetic band one not to be missed live. Another Blues on Broadbeach favourite in 2009.
http://www.blueshaddy.com
 
Jeff Lang - Half Seas Over / Dislocation Blues
Acclaimed Australian guitarist, singer and songwriter Jeff Lang has released his latest album "Half Seas Over". The album has traditional folk blues from such a brilliant world-reknowned artist.
 
Phillip Walker - Going Back Home
Innovatve Texan born blues guitarist with the Delta Groove Productions. Management hoping for Phillip to tour in the near future. Hear the truly classic blues from one of the best in the business. This album reached No.2 in the Top 50 blues releases for 2007 in the USA.
 
Rob Tognoni - Capital Wah / The Ironyard
Electrifying OZ blues/rock guitarist currently proving to Europe and the UK that we have the true raw talent to invigorate the blues. Formerly of the Outlaws and Desert Cats, Rob has a swag of superb studio and live music available. Past classic albums included Shakin The Devils Hand (live), Retro Shakin, Headstrong and Monkey Grinder (incl the brilliant track Product of a Southern Land). http://www.robtognoni.com
 
Mal Eastick - Spirit  / The Southern Line
One of Australi's premier electric blues guitarists that has performed with the best for over 30 years. A live gig that will knock your socks off. The band includes John Makey (vocals), Rudy Miranda (drums), Ian Lees (bass) and of course the passionate and explosive guitar style of Mal himself. Past festivals of note from Goulburn '08, Thredbo and wherelse Blues on Broadbeach in May '09. Check the Gig Guide for dates around Sydney and NSW.
 
Ruthie Foster - The Phenomenal
This is Ruthie's 5th album proving her superb blues voice and trully "phenomenal" style. Ruthie is set to return to Australia in April '09 at Bluesfest and other venues throughout Australia . http://www.ruthiefoster.com/

Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers - Souldiggin'
Geoff won the 2007 Australian Blues Music Chain Award for best Duo or Group of the Year.
http://www.geoffachison.com/
 
Nick Charles - Closer To Home / New Kind Of Feeling / Travelling Fingerpicker / Grace Notes / My Place
Nick has a total of 5 acclaimed albums and many awards. Long history of over 25 years touring around the world and Australia. A special musician and not to be missed -  touring Victroria.
 
Stingray - Ghosts In The Attic
Experience the energetic WA 4-piece proressive blues band on the Only Blues Music label. The band's line-up is Hammish Jacobsen (guitar/vocals/songwriter), Nick Jacobsen (bass), Chris Oldman (drums), and Kat Kinley (vocal/keyboard) currently touring Perth and venues around WA. Currently recording new tracks for an album to be released later in the year.
Jonno Zilber - Bigger Better Zilber
Excelent new album by Jonno Zilber. Jonno is set to perform at Goulburn in Feb '09 and other gigs thoughout Vic, ACT and NSW
http://www.jonnozilber.com
http://www.myspace.com/jonnozilber
 
Young Guns Of Blues - Tom Richardson, Jonno Zilber & Jason Lowe
Young combination of Australian blues & blue grass musicians teamed together for their debut album in September 2007. Young Guns of the blues feature Tom Richardson on slide, Jonno Zilber, acoustic and Jason Lowe on lap steel. The album has both solo and combined performances. The music has a new and fresh raw flavour - 3 guys with a great future ahead of them.
 
Joe Robinson - Birdseed
Joe is a fine young guitarist destined for phenomenal success in the local and international stage. With a fast (make that very fast) blues jazz feel, no wonder many have nicknamed him "Smokin" Joe, a magic performer. Joe is in fine company to gain a wealth of valuable experience. If you catch him on an electric guitar playing blues riffs, watch out.. he is sensational...
 
 
 

For a full NSW / Sydney gig listing refer to the Sydney Blues Society http://www.sydneyblues.org/