Three-time Australian Blues Music Award winners and one of the most electrifying blues/soul outfits in the land, Blues Arcadia are returning to Eumundi to perform in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel on Saturday 9 December.
The dynamic Brisbane five-piece combine the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues to create a unique dirty-soul sound delivered with swagger, style, and sensitivity.
Blues Arcadia made a huge impact with their debut album ‘Carnival Of Fools’ (2019), and have since brought their energetic and authentic live show to festivals and venues everywhere from far North QLD to Adelaide.
They have taken things to a whole new level, recently unleashing their killer second album ‘Now Or Never’ with fresh forays into funk and jazz, while never straying too far from their grounding in the blues.
Keys player Paula Girvan brings the jazz, while the longstanding rhythm section of bassist Jeremy Klysz and drummer Casper Hall brings the funk. Guitarist Chris Harvey fuses the fluency of Stevie Ray Vaughan with the more traditional blues stylings of the “Three Kings” (Albert, Freddie and B.B.), yet his playing sounds thrillingly contemporary. Frontman Alan Boyle sings it like he lives it, wrenching every last drop of sweat, passion and emotion from lyrics that speak to direct experience.
Blues Arcadia 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.
If you haven’t experienced Blues Arcadia before, this is one party you don’t want to miss. Book your tickets for an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival!
TICKETS: $30 (+ booking fee) through Oztix. 18+ event. Doors open 7.30pm