After more than ten years in the business, Ray Beadle is still regarded as young for his considerable talent! He was discovered in the early part if this century performing a three month residency with the house band in B.B King’s Club in Memphis and has also performed at Buddy Guy’s Blues Club in Chicago as well as several Southern Blues festivals in the USA.
The Harry Brus Band is a powerhouse outfit delivering soulful blues grooves with an abundance of funk. Music veteran Harry Brus provides solid bass combined with Mitchell Anderson’s dynamic keys & vocals, the skilful guitar work of Amarnath Jones, Keith Sullivan grooving on drums & percussion wizard Grant Naylor.
For the uninitiated, blues and rock guitarist Steve Flack, has carved a name for these “Guitar Heroes” shows (www.guitarheroes.com.au), which are a tribute to the blues rock guitar heroes like Clapton, Hendrix, Page etc. Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes featuring Brad Carr & Les Gock for the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival 2014.
Dai Pritchard best known for his incredible slide and exceptional guitar skills, having worked for 8 years in the “Billy Thorpe Band” before receiving a personal request by the late “Pete Wells” of “Rose Tattoo” to continue the story of taking his place as a full time member of the iconic
Australian Rock band in 2004. With numerous European tours and legendary festivals such as Wacken, Germany & Donnington, England under his belt Dai continues to raise the bar.
The Grahams, the creative union of lifelong romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham, combine soulful bluegrass with hints of Americana, adding colours from traditional folk and country blues, into an infectious blend of storytelling resulting in songs of love, loss, yearning, and the view from rural American roads less traveled.
Iconic singer/songwriter Kevin Bennett performs solo, live & acoustic @ Trentino’s. Ask Kev questions about his songwriting and his incredible career.
Singer songwriter Kevin Bennett, 2011 Gold Guitar Winner, has just released “KB Live”, a ‘live in the studio’ collection of Flood fans’ faves, featuring songs from every album + assorted classics.
If you’ve driven lonely highways, sipped whiskey in smoke laden bars, visited friends in locked-down jailhouses; if you’ve wandered the lonely streets of Chicago, and then the Blues are for you…and so are the Red Rattlers.
Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Jonny Lang, Albert King and much more.
Red Rattlers are a dynamic outfit new to the Sydney Blues Scene.
Growing up by the Hawkesbury River in the mountainous Sackville North, Jack Millar’s sound and presence is organic and honest. At the age of 20, he has evolved as an artist with a live show that sways frantically from raw, powerful intensity to intimate, vulnerable fragility and everywhere in between.
Jack is currently in the process of recording his debut EP set to be released in November 2014.
Shannon’s solo show consists of some beautiful songs that tell stories of the places he’s been, the family and friends along the way, the love gained and the losses endured. 25 years of guitar playing, singing and song writing are wrapped up in this Australiana/country/celtic/folk style acoustic guitar set.
The Festival Program is subject to change without notice.