“King” Leo LaDell is one of Aotearoa’s best kept musical secrets. Born in Norfolk Virginia, LaDell has shared the stage with legends such as Pinetop Perkins and Bo Diddley. Leo brings his own powerful and dignified presence to a blend of traditional blues idioms. After moving to Dunedin, New Zealand in 2004, Leo has been quietly delivering some of the country’s best, most deeply felt live performances and has built a loyal following.
- Mike GoudreauMike 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. […]
- Andy SeagraveA Texas blues man’s journey to New York leads him back to his roots. The night before Andy Seagrave moved to New York, he was 20 years old and playing blues guitar in a south Texas club. A friend asked, “You ready for the concrete jungle?” 18 years, a recession, 2 layoffs and a pandemic later, Andy’s releasing his debut album: The Jungle. […]
- Hughes TaylorHughes Taylor is an energetic and ambitious blues artist from Macon, Georgia. He is known for his impressive and accomplished guitar playing and unique electric style that infuses traditional blues roots with upbeat and fast-paced blues and classic rock. […]
- “Sir” Oliver MallyOliver Mally was born in Wagna/Styria, Austria. At the age of 15 he received his first guitar which, for his family, turned out to be a real “troublemaker“. As an autodidact he spent his first years learning different guitar styles. Main influences on his electric guitar playing are Albert King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Albert Collins. […]