Friday May 15th at 11:00 AM
Surf Parade Stage
Saturday May 16th at 10:00 AM
Gold Coast Aiport Stage (Broadbeach Mall)
After a successful US tour, Andy Just and Simon Kinny-Lewis are teaming up for an explosive show at Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival in 2020!
This is high-energy blues at it’s very best, played by musicians at the top of their game.
Andy Just is one of the hardest working musicians on the blues scene today. Andy’s formative musical years were the 70s when he became hooked by the then thriving Bay Area blues scene. Along with artists like Michael Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, and Charlie Musselwhite, who had moved to the San Francisco area, there also came the Charles Ford Band featuring the incredible Robben Ford.
Andy Just and his good friend Chris Cain were so affected by all they were hearing that they formed a blues band together and began to make their own impact. Andy fronted his own band through most of the 80s and did considerable sideman work with artists like Fenton Robinson, Luther Tucker, John Lee Hooker, Larry Williams and Lowell Fulson. In 1989 he replaced Mark Ford in the Ford Blues Band and though he continues to do work on his own projects he has remained the solid “front man” for the Ford Blues Band ever since.
His recording credits include five releases of his own as well as many other recordings with artists such as Chris Cain, Luther Tucker, and Lowell Fulson. Andy can also be heard on many television commercials and movie soundtracks. Andy’s Blue Rock’It Records recording titled ‘Don’t Cry’ has been praised for its musical virtuosity and innovation. His new release, ‘Play That Fast Thing’ is a real ‘tour de force” that should serve as a wake-up call to those who have not yet heard of Andy Just.
Without a doubt, Andy is the most powerful harp player to come along since James Cotton, and while he can emulate Sonny Boy Williamson one minute and Charlie Parker the next, the fact is that Andy Just is an original, an innovator, and enthralling to catch live or on disk.
Simon Kinny-Lewis has performed and recorded with the cream of the Blues crop including Chris Cain, Nate Ginsberg (Herbie Hancock), Christian Howes (Robben Ford), Simeon Cain (Henry Rollins Band) and many more.
He has produced seven albums to date with his previous solo album Catfish and band album A Day In San Jose both reaching #1 on The Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts. He was also recognized at the Australian Blues Music ‘Chain’ Awards 2019 as ‘Best New Blues Artist’.
Simon’s band features one of Australia’s finest rhythm sections in Tony Boyd – drums (Josh Smith, Eric Steckel, Kate Lush) ace Sydney keys player Shannon Stitt, and Rob Ewan – bass (Josh Smith, Eric Stekles, Karen Lee Andrews and more).
Simon has been judged not only a dedicated songwriter but a virtuoso guitar player by none other than Steve Lukather (Guitarist from Toto, Michael Jackson) who commented on Simon’s 2016 album Street Blues. Steve Lukather says – “Great man. Your voice has a little Bonnamassa in it…which is cool. Love the tune too. KILLER solo!”
Ethan Burke from Blues Rock Review says – “Simon Kinny-Lewis is the full package. His guitar playing is up there with the best guitarists of today.”
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