Artists for 2017

Blue Eyes Cry

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Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another.

Since the May 2013 release of their debut album, Sleepin’ Alone, Blue Eyes Cry have gone from strength to strength. Upon release, the album saw two consecutive months at number one in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart, and continued to appear in the chart’s Top 25 for the next 12 months.
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Hat Fitz & Cara

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“Hat Fitz and Cara have the songs, the musical ability, the drive and the self belief to offer something refreshingly vibrant and new” Get Ready To Rock – Pete Feenstra

Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia.  He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers.

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Grizzlee Train

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A romping stomping roots duo from the NSW Central Coast, Grizzle Train take the sound of vintage blues and drench it with filthy modern guitar licks and pulsating percussion. Dubbed “A new take on old standards”, longtime best mates Brandon Dodd & Josh Daffily begun busking on the streets of their hometown as fresh-faced teenagers in 2008. For the next five years they spent their days attending high school, writing songs and working their way around the Central Coast/Newcastle busking and pub music scenes. Once their duties as students had ended, the Grizzlee Train Project came to life with great speed and excitement.

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