Saturday 13th April (matinee)
Doors 1:00pm / $17+bf Thru Oztix (HERE)
Combining the legendary soul of the Stax and Motown era with the burning heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited oldfashioned soul stomp revival. Their raucous live shows are establishing them as Australia's most electrifying blues/soul outfits with standout performances at festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Gympie Muster, Thredbo Blues Festival and Blues On Broadbeach.
Debuting in 2016 with an eclectic self-titled EP that reached #2 in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts, they picked up a 2017 Australian Blues Music Award for Best New Talent and an Australian Roots Music Award nomination. Remedy, their 2017 single was one of Australian Community Radio's top ten most played tracks on release and was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
With collaborators and partners-in-crime Jeremy Klysz (bass), Parmis Rose (keys) and Casper Hall (drums) the songwriting partnership between Chris Harvey (guitar) and Alan Boyle (vocals) continues to go from strength to strength. Their new fulllength album Carnival Of Fools pushes the boundaries of their unique dirty-soul sound even further, capturing all the passion and excitement of their live shows.
Blues Arcadia are proud and excited to be coming to The Workers Club, Fitzroy as part of their Carnival Of Fools national tour.
"This is what a 21st century blues band should sound like - a howling celebration of what it is to make music now" - Mark Doherty, Nothin' But The Blues, 4ZZZ 102.1FM
“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 Magazine
"Damn good songwriting across a range of styles, allied to some quality musicianship from all concerned." Iain Cameron, Blues Matters Magazine