Blues Arcadia are proud and excited to be returning to No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen on October 19 for an old-school Saturday night blues 'n' soul hootenanny!
Formed in Brisbane around the songwriting partnership of vocalist Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey with collaborators and partners-in-crime Jeremy Klysz (bass), Parmis Rose (keys) and Casper Hall (drums), Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival, combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues.
Crowd favourites at festivals like Thredbo Blues, Woodford Folk Festival and Blues On Broadbeach, they received a 2017 Australian Blues Music Award and a 2017 Australian Roots Music Award nomination for their debut self-titled EP release.
Their follow-up album Carnival Of Fools released earlier this year captures the sound of the band swinging from the rafters and shaking the foundations of blues and soul music - exactly as they perform live, with raw emotion and absolute conviction. Blues Arcadia have now delivered a brand-new record brimful of style, passion and attitude. Reviews include 4.5 stars from The Australian Weekend Review, 5 stars from the Sunday Mail, a #5 debut on the AIR Independent Charts and a #1 debut on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts.
Nobody in this band is just along for the ride. These are five strong individual personalities working together to create something uniquely exciting. It's almost impossible to choose which of them to watch and engage with during a show, where each player directs their energy into the most important thing - the Song, making it the best it can be. That is the power of Blues Arcadia.