“Blues Arcadia gave us a passionate performance and great music, and hammered home the argument that live bands are simply the best entertainment there is. Next time they’re playing, make sure you see them.” SCENESTR MAG
Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival. Combining the legendary soul of the Stax and Motown era with the burning heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, the songwriting partnership between vocalist Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey has gone from strength to strength, receiving three category nominations and winning Best New Talent in the 2017 Australian Blues Music “Chain” Awards. Formed with collaborators and bandmates Jeremy Klysz (bass), Parmis Rose (keys) and Beck Flatt (drums), Blues Arcadia have delivered stand-out performances at festivals including Blues on Broadbeach, Caloundra Music Festival and the Gympie Music Muster.
Released in late 2016 and recorded live-to-tape, their debut self-titled EP captures all the passion and excitement of the band’s live shows. From the joyous horn stabs on ‘Operator Please’ to the plaintive minor key moan of ‘Corner Girls’, this collection of eclectic dirty soul-infused blues lives and breathes with an energy all its own. It was Feature Album Of The Week with Steve Austin on ABC Brisbane, was featured on the ABC Radio National’s Daily Planet show and reached #2 in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts, where it remains in the top 20.
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