Sat 27th Sept 2014 – FREE ENTRY!
Special Guest Laura Zarb
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

We are very excited to welcome Lachy Doley back to perform in full band mode at Katoomba RSL!

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.
Lachy Doley’s keyboard has powered acts as diverse as Bernard Fanning, Jimmy Barnes, Powderfinger, The Beautiful Girls, Jimmy Little, and The Widowbirds. Now he has a second album with his own band – the Lachy Doley Group. The group’s second album “Singer Organ Soul” and new DVD “Live at 303” are some tasty slices of what the band sounds like live – pumping with energy and good times, and featuring both Lachy’s 1957 Hammond C3 organ and his custom-modified Hohner Whammy Clavinet – the only such machine in the country.

Lachy Doley’s group has played over 100 shows and festivals around Australia since the release of his first solo album in of “Singer Organ Soul” in 2011 including Queenscliff Music festival, Broadbeach Blues festival, Mojo Burning festival, Rock In The Vines festival and by popular demand are booked for the PEAK festival music and Broadbeach blues festival again this year.

In early 2013, Lachy was headhunted by Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes to record a new version of “Highway Star” – a project designed as a tribute to Deep Purple’s legendary organ player Jon Lord who died last year. Alongside Lachy, the recording featured Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer, Chad Smith. More recently he proved the hit of this year’s “Blues on Broadbeach Festival” in Queensland.

TOP 5 Career Highlights
1 – Playing the final ever Powderfinger gig
2 – Recording new version of HIGHWAY STAR with SteveVai, Chad Smith, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
3 – Supporting Bruce Springsteen with Jimmy Barnes
4 – Staying in the top #4 of the Oz Blues and Roots airplay Charts for six months
5 – Screaming encore at Broadbeach Blues festival

“One of the greatest keyboard players of any generation” – Glenn Hughes (Deep {purple MK3)

Recently returned from playing in the USA and Europe, Laura’s compelling voice, infectious folky grooves and contagious energy will have you hooked as soon as she introduces herself.

In two short years Laura has won the Ironfest Singer/Songwriter comp, performed up and down the coast of Australia at events such as The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival and The National Folk Festival. Played in exulted venues like The Vanguard, Sydney and The Clarendon, Katoomba. Supported well-known artist Sarah McLeod and performed overseas. In 2013 Laura released her debut album “Pink Plastic Spoon,” now available on iTunes.

With her art for words and an open, and at times awkward, honesty Laura’s song writing will make you laugh, smile, and maybe even cry. Her song “Echo,” featured on her debut album and written for her Grandfather, has touched audiences all over the world.

“Laura’s sparkling and energetic personality shines on stage. She is a star in the making.” Tony Cini, Blues Explosion.

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