Get prepared for an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival when the fabulous BLUES ARCADIA take to the stage in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 17 December, supported by super special guest JEN MIZE.
Blues Arcadia continue to forge their reputation as dirty-soul heroes by injecting fresh new energy into 21st century rhythm and blues while channelling the passion and urgency of the old-school soul revival shows, with US magazine Blues Blast claiming that “with them, the future of blues is secure”.
Combining the legendary soul of the Stax and Motown era with the burning heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver raucous live shows, which have established them as one of Australia’s most electrifying blues/soul outfits.
Three-time Australian Blues Music Award winners and Australian Roots Music Award nominees, the song-writing partnership of vocalist Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey is completed by collaborators and partners-in-crime Jeremy Klysz (bass), Paula Girvan (keys) and Casper Hall (drums).
Reviews for their last studio release ‘Carnival Of Fools’ 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.
Their follow-up album is scheduled for release early next year, with the first single and video Follow The Leader dropping on 9 November.
“A well-oiled soul-machine” – Blues Magazine (Netherlands)
“This is what a 21st century blues band should sound like – a howling celebration of what it is to make music now” – 4ZZZ 102.1FM
“Enough chemistry for a lab explosion” – The Sunday Mail (AUS)
“Impressively accomplished… Blues Arcadia exudes all-round excellence” – Weekend Australian Review
“Damn good songwriting across a range of styles, allied to some quality musicianship from all concerned” – Blues Matters Magazine (UK)
“A highlight of the performance is the interplay between main songwriters Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey” – COURIER MAIL QWeekend
“Next time they’re playing, make sure you see them” – SCENESTR Magazine
Supporting Blues Arcadia is very special guest Jen Mize – powerhouse vocalist, a celebrated and respected songwriter, and recognised as one of the foremost authorities on Americana and Alt-country music in Australia.
Doors open at 7.30pm
TICKETS: Pre-sale $25 (+booking fee) through Oztix. No door sales.
To comply with Covid-safe practices, tickets are strictly limited. Ticket holders’ information will be collected for the purposes of Track & Tracing to comply with current restrictions. Providing your info is a condition of entry to this event.
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book