Sat 29th March 2014 8pm-late FREE ENTRY!
Claude Hay & The Gentle Enemies + The Honey Stompers + Kell Taylor
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

CLAUDE HAY and band THE GENTLE ENEMIES (The Rhythm Section from Chase The Sun!) Including Ryan Van Gennip on Bass and Jon Howell on Drums.
Special Guests Kell Taylor and Band + The Honey Stompers

Claude Hay took out the Best Male Vocalist category at the 2013 Australia Blues Music Chain Awards adding to the swag of awards he received for his second album, 2010’s ‘Deep Fried Satisfied’. In the same week, Claude Hay’s song ‘Stone Face’ successfully made the semi-finals in the Blues category at the International Songwriters Competition, which is judged by industry heavy weights such as Bruce Iglauer (CEO, Alligator Records), Tom Waits, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and other internationally recognised producers and label A&R executives.

Claude Hay, long established as pretty much the world’s best ‘One Man Band’, has made an about face and formed a real band for the release of his new single in 2014. The new line up is seeing Claude break the shackles and let his inner rock god fly while still keeping in touch with his roots.

The real musicians replacing Claude’s looping machines are Ryan Van Gennip (Chase The Sun, iOta) and Jon Howell (Chase The Sun, Leonardo’s Bride), neither of whom are reticent about pumping out some blues-rock boogaloo.

Those of you who were at Claude’s recent live DVD filming in Katoomba can tell you that this guy has really got ‘it’ – So come on down to the show to experience a whole new thing from one of The Mountains’ favourite musical sons.

Blue Mountains Blues and Boogie locals ‘The Honey Stompers’ will be the first to take the stage.
This houserockin blues duo stars Heydy “Cha Cha” Martinez on drums and TJ Cunningham on vox and guitar.
They play a range of blues standards and originals from the 1940’s to the present.

Kell Taylor is a singer songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from the Blue Mountains. He performs around town as a solo act and as a trio and wears many different hats – he is also a composer, a film scorer, a producer, and a teacher. After releasing an ep called ‘Sleeping on Trains’ in 2010, he began playing all sorts of venues and festivals (including Blue Mountains Music Festival, St Albans Folk Festival, and National Folk Festival). Recently Kell has been gaining recognition with award winning film scores for a variety of Australian independent short films.