Multi award winning Melbourne based Blue Eye’s Cry, join forces with Adelaide’s own Lazy Eye.
On October the 10th two of the most exiting blues acts on the national scene are set to descend on "Live at St Lukes” .
when the Adelaide Roots & Blues Association presents Roomful’O’Blues.
Having shared the stage at various festivals across the country, the two acts have collaborated several times including performances at famed blues venue St Andrews Pub (Vic), Giovanni’s in the Adelaide Hills and most recently for the Way Out West Roots Music Club in Williamstown (Vic). It’s no coincidence that on every occasion these shows have sold out, and now Adelaide’s latest and most exiting new blues venue in conjunction with A.R.B.A plays host to the event that not only provides listeners with an authentic “blues club” feel, but through food and bar revenue directly supports the very worthy cause of making a difference to the underprivileged.
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. 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.
Following this, the band was awarded two prestigious Chain Awards in 2014 for New Talent of the Year and Song of the Year. Lead singer, Iseula Hingano, was awarded Female Artist of the Year in the 2013 Victorian and Tasmanian Blues Music Awards as well the band was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition.
Upon recording their second album 'Pull Me In' the band has teamed up with award winning producer and engineer Anthony ‘Tok’ Norris. The album encapsulates the energy of what many consider to be Blue Eye Cry’s greatest strength, their live show, whilst still having the production and refinement expected from a studio release. The end result is a slick, modern blues album with emotive song writing that goes beyond the standard blues formula, whilst still paying homage to the great artists of the genre.
Soul drenched blues. Think B.B. King sharing a scotch with Booker T at the crossroads after midnight.
Enamouring crowds across the country since 2013, their debut album Move Me was awarded “Album Of The Year” at the South Australian Blues & Roots Awards. On the back of being awarded “Most Outstanding Group” at the same awards a year later, and “Blues Artist of the Year” at the Fowlers Live Music Awards, Lazy Eye has been named “Group Of The Year” at the 2015 National Blues Awards. Named the “Chain” awards after the legendary band, it is the highest accolade awarded to blues musicians in Australia. Winning the Adelaide Roots & Blues Association’s inaugural Memphis Blues Challenge in June will now see the trio performing in Memphis U.S.A. early 2016 at the International Blues Challenge.
Performing at festivals across the country, the Hammond organ trio features singer songwriter Evan Whetter on organ and harmonica, Erica Graf on guitar and Mario Marino on drums.
With new album “Single Malt Blues" debuting at number 1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts, the Adelaide based band have many more miles planned for their well travelled van.