Making their fourth consecutive appearance on the Blues on Broadbeach stage, Blues Arcadia are a certified favourite, combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of Chicago and Memphis blues to create a unique dirty-soul sound delivered with swagger, style, and sensitivity. 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). Their 2019 album Carnival Of Fools captures the sound of the band swinging from the rafters and shaking the foundations of blues and soul music. They perform live with raw emotion and absolute conviction, feature articles have stated the following. “The future of blues is secure” – Blues Blast Magazine (US) “A well-oiled soul-machine” – Blues Magazine (Netherlands) “Enough chemistry for a lab explosion” – The Sunday Mail (AUS) 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. Performing at venues and festivals along the east coast of Australia, Blues Arcadia have forged a national reputation by injecting fresh new energy into 21st century rhythm and blues while channelling the passion and urgency of the old-school soul revival shows. 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 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.
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