Chase The Sun
Rednecks & Gentlemen
So sang Muddy Waters in 1977, and once upon a time it used to be common for hard rocking bands to emerge from the blues scene; everyone from The Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin cut their teeth on a 12bar. Chase The Sun is one Australian band with its roots in the blues scene who, since forming in 2007, have been letting their love of rock and roll fully hang out, infusing their take on the blues with loud guitar, blazing hard funk and a cranking 70fs southern rock feel. The music of Chase The Sun features the powerhouse delivery of guitarist Jan Rynsaardt and soul tinged song writing combined with elements of acoustic blues and Stevie Ray Vaughn boogie this three piece crank out a new take on a classic sound. Chase The Sunfs constantly touring road show has seen them smash every major local Blues Festival over the past couple of years including Byron Bayfs Bluesfest (2010, 2009); take out top honours in the Australian Blues Awards in both 2008 and 2011; debut on the U.S. Billboard Charts at #13 and release two albums in Japan through Vine Records.
Rednecks & Gentlemen 2010 (Independent/Only Blues Music)
Rednecks & Gentlemen is Chase The Sun’s second album, and it features lashings of blues-inspired rock. It’s raw, low-down and dirty, full of effortless swagger and stagger and very, very good.
“Imagine a big, black Cadillac barrelling down the highway with three wily dudes sharing the ride. It’s moving fast and sounding loud, but rarely goes straight down the rock’n’roll road, often swerving to the left – almost off the shoulder with a cloud of dust and gravel – into heavy blues, then overcorrecting to the right side of the road with a jaunty country blend and funny lyrics. Sometimes it gets airborne with a thumpity-bump-bump, funk-style. Sometimes you’d think it lost a wheel on purpose, getting into low-down, grinding rock that’s spitting sparks and blowin’ smoke so thick you can’t even see the boys... Welcome to the road show that’s called Chase The Sun.” - Newcastle Herald.
A collection of tunes honed at hundreds of gigs over the past 18 months, Rednecks & Gentlemen is packed full of the band’s trademark big riffs, black humour and sardonic observations. The blazing guitar solos are courtesy of enigmatic front man Jan Rynsaardt: arguably the most exciting young guitarist in the country today - blues, rock or otherwise.
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Chase The Sun 'Cold Wind' Live
Chase The Sun - 'Cold Wind' Live at The Vanguard, Blues Xmas 2008