Little Violet is a band from the UK fronted by the female singer, songwriter and pianist Cherie Gears. Classic vocal-jazz-inspired, even vintage sounding songs, combined with great melodies, witty lyrics and contemporary but swung beats proved quite the combination, matching influences from 20s and 30s swing with modern production.
Chris Beard “The Prince of Blues” grew up in a house of Blues. His musical DNA is made up of influences that started with his own father, legendary blues guitarist Joe beard. His rich blues heritage has been formed from traits of living blues legends like Matt Murphy and Buddy Guy. Chris grew up in a generation whose focus was on using the guitar to convey emotion more so than the voice.
Hailing from New Zealand, Oscar Ladell and Chris Armour are two young blues musicians on a recent rise. Their latest album, “Right kinda Wrong” is a greasy, authentic take on classic blues sounds that harkens to classic Chicago Blues labels like Chess, Cobra and Excello.
Bad Temper Joe, born 1992, is part of a new emerging generation of the blues, writing and performing contemporary blues tracks at its finest. The German is a songwriter with sure instinct, and a performer who has an incomparable presence.
Walter Baumgartner is bound with the blues since way back. With his voice and harmonica he has been exciting the audience and spreading the raw, traditional and pioneering legacy of the blues in Europe.
Bidu Sous is considered a revelation of blues in Brazil. Daughter of a guitar player father, she grew up in a small town listening to rural music and later was inspired by the blues. Her first album with guitarist and producer Lancaster Ferreira titled “Don’t Wake Me Up Early”, recently released, is the first traditional blues album released by a woman in Brazil.
Andreas Diehlmann is a German blues guitarist and singer. He studied classical guitar at the Kassel Music Academy and works mainly as a session guitarist and producer. In 2017 Diehlmann founded the blues rock band named after him, which thanks to its straight musical style was able to gain a considerable fan base in a very short time.
Melbourne based Singer/Songwriter Rob Patton will be releasing his EP ‘Laid Back’ with newly formed band ‘Rob Patton & The Cosmic Tumbleweeds’.
His newest release ‘Laid Back’ expands on the ragged country and swamp rock stylings of ‘Homegrown’ this time further refining his sound, taking the music into a more mellow and bluesy direction, akin to JJ Cale.
Los Angeles based duo, Law & Chaos, have brought a new style to the world of Jazz and Blues. This extraordinary fusion is a celebration of two classic musical genres and other contemporary musical influences which can be widely heard in their songs. The band consists of lead vocalist and trumpet player Nick Andrea and award-winning guitarist TJ (“Thelonius James”) Sullivan, each of which add their own unique spin to the blended style.
Mike Goudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn’t stopped playing since. His early influences included the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and later, Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Powder Blues and Downchild – to name a few. Such diverse interests help to explain why Mike is comfortable in so many musical genres, especially jazz and blues.
Give Layla Zoe a stage and she’ll show you magic. In a world of choreography and autotune, this is one performer who does it the old-fashioned way, digging deep, summoning a smoke-and-whisky vocal, leaving it all on the stage and sending breathless fans out into the night to spread the word.
Marina Eco is a Jazz singer born in Murcia, Spain. She started learning music at home thanks to her father who was Marcial Picó a classic flutist and jazz musician. Marina studied piano at a conservatory, and later would continue playing the piano on her own. Later she would start her own project titled “Little Evil Me”.
Rumblin’ Trouble is a blues duo formed by Ana Todorovic (vocal) and Marko Mosic (guitar). Though we’ve played together since 2013, the first big moment for Rumblin’ Trouble was the interview with Jesse Finkelstein and Audrey Michelle of Blues Radio International on May 1, 2020, where we got a chance to present our original songs to a wider audience.
Richard Koechli (1962) is an independent roots music artist from Switzerland; a guitarist, singer and songwriter who has been moving in the melting pot of Blues, Country, Folk and Rock for 30 years. Koechli has released 9 albums under his own name, he won the Swiss Blues Award 2013 and the Swiss Film Award 2014 (Soundtrack).
Quiet The Dog is a blues solo artist from the American south. Writing, playing, recording, and producing from the small town of Elkmont, Alabama, Quiet The Dog creates a guitar centric mix of several styles of blues inspired music, from the raw, riff-based guitar sounds of “Justified” to the acoustic melancholy of “Leaving Something Behind”.