BLUES ARCADIA – “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
Formed in Brisbane around the songwriting partnership of vocalist Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey with collaborators and partners-in-crime Jeremy Klysz (bass), Parmis Rose (keys) and Casper Hall (drums), they received a 2017 Australian Blues Music Award and a 2017 Australian Roots Music Award nomination for their debut self-titled EP release.
Their follow-up album Carnival Of Fools captures the sound of the band swinging from the rafters and shaking the foundations of blues and soul music – exactly as they perform live, with raw emotion and absolute conviction. Crowd favourites at festivals like Thredbo Blues, Woodford Folk Festival and Blues On Broadbeach, Blues Arcadia have now delivered a brand-new record brimful of style, passion and attitude.
Nobody in this band is just along for the ride. These are five strong individual personalities working together to create something uniquely exciting. It’s almost impossible to choose which of them to watch and engage with during a show, where each player directs their energy into the most important thing – the Song, making it the best it can be. That is the power of Blues Arcadia.