Sat 4th June 2011
Special Guests Jimmi Carr Solo
+ The Charlie Horse Band
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
FREE Show Starts 8:30pm
Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Blues/Roots artist Claude Hay takes Do-It-Yourself to impressive limits. He builds his own instruments. He built his own house. He customized his tour van with a kitchen and a recording studio. And his musical approach is no different – you see only one performer, but the sound and music builds layer-by-layer until you have to wonder where the rest of the band is.
In 2007, his independently released debut album Kiss The Sky was the ticket he needed to perform at venues and festivals all over the world, including in the UK, Europe and the US. His new release, Deep Fried Satisfied, showcases Claude as the ultimate DIY musician, honing his craft with hook-laden song-writing and undeniable talent.
The inspiration for Deep Fried Satisfied was born out of the guilt-ridden love affair he had with fried food, which was magnified when touring the US in 2008. Claude’s particular affection to New York style pizza is the inspiration for “Get Me Some,” which follows the success of “How Can You Live With Yourself,” a head-bobbing blues tune that reached #1 on JJJ’s Roots Unearthed.
On the eve of the release for Deep Fried Satisfied, Claude recently signed to the independent US record label Ingot Rock, based in Asheville, NC. “Claude Hay is just the type of artist we’re looking for,” says Ingot Rock owner Chad Corley, “he’s an amazing talent with international touring experience… we believe he has a high potential to appeal to a mainstream audience.”
To celebrate the release of Deep Fried Satisfied both here and in the US, Claude Hay (and his personally hand-crafted double-necked guitar, Betty) will hit the road on a national tour, kicking proceedings off in Maitland NSW before taking in Victoria, SA, NSW and Queensland. Make sure you catch Claude before he heads off to support the album’s US release in November.