Four Bluesfest bands you need to know about
Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up to be a festival like no other. While we all know the lineup is absolutely huge and featuring some massive names, let's take a closer look at some of Beat's favourite acts taking to the stage at this year's event.
1. Vintage Trouble
The self-branded "Trouble Makers" blew away Bluesfest audiences with their blistering sets at the festival in 2016 and now they’re back to rock the festival again in 2017. Their brand new single Knock Me Out was released February this year. It’s anthemic, funky and sure to be electrifying live. Vintage Trouble have built a huge, passionate fan base with their brand of live-wired, dirty mouthed, pelvis pushing juke music.
Catch them at 170 Russell on Sunday April 9.
2. St. Paul & The Broken Bones
St. Paul & The Broken Bones sound can be described as groovy ‘60s soul fire that is centred around vocalist Paul Janeway’s singing and writing, along with the band’s brawny horn-driven sound. The recently expanded Alabama soul eight-piece have just released Sea of Noise, a successor to their 2013 debut album Half the City. After debuting at Bluesfest last year, the countdown begins to see them again.
Catch them at 170 Russell on Thursday April 20.
3. Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae is coming to Australia to perform for the first time at Bluesfest this year. The two-time Grammy winner released her self-titled debut album in 2006, reaching number one in the UK and number four in the US. Bailey Rae’s music spans electronic and soul and also incorporated other experimental genres. Her highly anticipated third studio album The Heart Speak In Whispers debuted at #3 on Billboard’s R&B chart. Don’t miss her Australian premiere performance.
She'll hit 170 Russell on Wednesday April 19.
4. Turin Brakes
After 16 years, indie band Turin Brakes will celebrate their Bluesfest debut in 2017. Formed in Balham, South West London in 1999, Turin Brakes reputation as a fearsome live act able to hold any sized crowd is a testament to their endurance. The band, who have sold over a million records to date, released their seventh studio album Lost Property in January which showcased their folk and progressive rock style.
They'll hit the Northcote Social Club on Wednesday April 12.
Bluesfest 2017 will go down from Thursday April 13 - Monday April 17, just north of Bryon Bay. Tickets are on sale now.