Their debut album is just shy of gold and was nominated for APRA, Deadly, NIMA and Queensland Music awards. It also saw them touring with the likes of Birds Of Tokyo and Dolly Parton as well as playing at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Bluesfest and Woodford.


The irrepressible Joe Camilleri, writer of milestone anthems such as ” Hold On To Me “, Harley and Roses”, Chained to the Wheel”, “The Shape Im In” leads the Black Sorrows from the front. They are undeniably one of Australia’s most successful touring acts of all time.


“If you’ve ever seen Kevin Borich live you can’t help but be moved by the passion and intensity of his playing and performance, whether he’s sliding with his resonator or inducing his glittering, black Strat to scream and wail it will be an experience you will take to your grave.”


As a band The Snowdroppers have a foot in both camps, but they also delight in delivering boozed up, toe tapping, foot stomping blues rock, all with a thrillingly ‘tip your hat’ homage to nostalgia.


30 Years old and still going strong, The Radiators continue to show why they are the Kings of Rock in Australia. With Gold and Double Platinum albums under their belts, it’s easy to see how “The Rads” have nothing to prove, and yet so much more to give.


Nashville based Aria award winning singer/songwriter Rick Price returns home to Australia to play songs from his upcoming new album plus songs from critically acclaimed “The Waters Edge”.


There’s something prematurely mythic about The Flood. Their name swirls with the gravity of the Old Testament and the everyday calamity of life on the land: a force of nature, and a story thick with sediments of truth and fable.

Marshall OKell

The Australian music scene has a long history of uncovering phenomenal talent and the occasional larrikin.


Better known as a prog rock band, Spectrum famously had a national No. 1 hit, “I’ll be gone Someday I’ll have Money” in 1971. Fronted by legendary Mike Rudd, Spectrum plays the blues is not to be missed.


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.


Darren Jack is a seasoned vocalist and a versatile guitarist who can create through improvisation. From blistering gut wrenching blues to a smooth melody that will sooth the soul. Jack’s honesty and commitment are the real deal. Jack’s 2014 release “Take These Blues” sums up everything.


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.


With influences from Little Feat to the Allman Brothers, Daryl and Hey Gringo are
a groove injected Funky Blues & Roots act that never fails to impress.


Featuring Kevin Bennett, Don Hopkins, Johnny Cass, Adam Pringle, Cass Eager, Spencer Jones, George Brugmans and Ben Edwards. Playing songs of Delta Blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON.


The Rumjacks are a celtic, folk, punk band incorporating banjo, tin whistle and mandolin with roaring guitars and crashing drums into their sound.


James Southwell commands the stage like few others, with powering riffs and vocals that bite. James and his incredible band are truly world class. James is not afraid to push his music past all previously existing boundaries and well past what most musicians consider the limits of what is safe.


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.


As the name suggests, expect some good old-fashioned blues from this slick act. Shane says,’most of the songs we perform, I played in my pre-Cigars’ days.


Winner of two Chain Awards (2014) Best New Talent, Song of the Year. Blue Eyes Cry
are an award winning Blues/Funk band that perform the Blues in a contemporary manner.


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.


2012 Triple Chain award winner Liza has a voice that can howl, growl or soothe a furrowed brow, reminiscent of Elta James and Aretha Franklin.


Electrifying, wild and unpredictable live, MR BLACK & BLUES is a MUST SEE. Stripped Back delta style with his old National or amped up and rocking out on bars and tables with his signature Gretsch White Falcon; grinning, grooving and good times are guaranteed. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW.


Mescalero are a Roots Rock Trio fronted by Sydney blues man and guitarist Steve Edmonds. Heavily drawing from Southern American 1950s period.


An energetic fusion of blues and rock recreating the sounds of the delta blues with their own eccentric rock sound. Unpredictable, dynamic and eclectic musicality, staying true to the roots and blues.


Emerging from obscurity is Kooyeh with a unique brand of sound unlike any other being produced on the continent. These unlikely minstrels are swiftly ingratiating themselves with crowds by stealth.


Fast paced dance beats; dirty, captivating guitar licks and burning lyrics make Two Girls Will an unmissable event. This three piece roots band will drag you onto the dance floor with their untamable energy.


Doggn it are two song writers who burst onto the Sydney Blues scene in 2012 winning the Sydney Blues competition. Traditional blues Players with captivating songs about our rivers, and remote towns, whaling, logging, and unrequited love of course!


We are a 4 piece country/bluegrass band who perform a mix of originals and covers with a Good Corn Spin. Guaranteed to get the crowds up dancing.


Catfish Soup: A Newcastle band that takes full advantage of the depth and breadth of the Rock/Blues genre and have earned a reputation as a direct and compelling live act. Their mission: Spread the word according to Billy Gibbons: Turn on, tune up, rock out…


Rhythm n Blues with an earthy rockin feel, originals and obscure covers from the Chicago, delta, British and modern sources.


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.


The Jacky Howellers are a 2 man outfit of Rod Mitchell on guitar/kickdrums and Dan Sullivan on harmonica. Delivering the style of blues reminiscent of pre and post WWII America, Mitchell’s soulful vocals combined with booming kickdrums and harmonica make this act a favourite at festivals.


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.


A Girl’s a Gun is a Sydney-based rock and roll band, with a sound coming out of the same Southern Rock soup that most likely influenced the Stones while they were busy influencing The Black Crowes: sexy, fuzzy, and full of blues.