The Shane Pacey Trio are heading back to the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival. Although Shane’s other band, The Bondi Cigars is still very much a going concern; Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing. In a time when the Blues is in great danger of being swallowed by the all-encompassing term “roots music,” the very concept of a Blues band seems to be almost a quaint idea. The Shane Pacey Trio…are a rare thing… a dedicated Blues band, rather than a solo star with supporting musicians.
“The role of the SPT is for Pacey to indulge his instinct to revisit his roots, by way of the music that first inspired him to pick up a guitar and play, as well as sing, the blues. For him, it means Peter Green and the sounds of Chicago’s legendary Chess label. Of course, it takes more than company to make a trio: it takes a crowd and the pistol-like rhythm section of bassist Paul Blasi and drummer Dave Fester which ensures the tunes land right in the solar plexus. Shane states “The main aim is to create something totally different to The Cigars”, a no-nonsense trip through the Blues back pages, all played with Shane’s customary attack and passion. April 2015 saw the recording and release of the trio’s 1st album -“Watch Out!”- which spent nearly 6 months in the Top 10 Blues albums of 2015, as well as being nominated for “Album of the Year” and “Best New Act” in the yearly Chain Blues Music Awards.
The Shane Pacey Trio lays down the perfect platform as an introduction for the next generation of musicians - hopefully inspiring them to investigate, and delve deeper, into the history and music of these artists.