As we do each year, we proudly hold a coveted spot on our amazing line up for our Breakthrough to Blues ‘n’ Roots competition.. This year we’re doing it a little different and throwing the decision making over to the public!
Here are the three finalists for Breakthrough 2015.
If you are unfamiliar with these bands, would like to get to know them better before you vote or simply love live local music, come see these artists do their thing live for FREE at Mojo’s 18th March! Just by voting, you will be in the running to win a double pass to this year’s festival! Win-win, we say.
“We are Galloping Foxleys. We are country, bluesy, rocky, croony. We hail from up over, a little to the side and down under (Ireland, New Zealand and Australia). We like loud music, soft music, creamy music. We like to swish it around in our mouths, gargle it, swallow it whole. We like to mould it, prod it, poke it, play it until our fingers bleed. We like showing off a bit. We get shy but playful sometimes and we like to be held afterwards. We will always play music and love every minute of it.”
The Foxleys have played all over Perth in the last three years recently supporting the likes of Peter Bibby, Huge Magnet, Blue Shaddy, Marshall Okell, The Love Junkies, Old Blood, Datura and many more. Fresh off the back of two recent single releases and performances at the WA Circus Festival, Beerfest Fremantle and the George Street Festival the band have a double single dropping on 27th March.
Lachlan Lyon and Marie Young met at high-school in the Perth Hills in 2006. They discovered a shared passion and influence from classic rock to blues, especially artists like The Blues Brothers, The Rolling Stones, The Stray Cats, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles and old style soul and R n B. After jamming in a few different bands, they became a two piece and started The Bonekickers in 2010. They started writing originals and brought these tracks to pubs in mid-2010, subsequently recording an EP of six originals at Goatshed Studios in December 2010. Finding drummer Paul Archibald close to home in Mount Helena, they started gigging around Perth, Fremantle and the Hills in 2011. After playing at the prestigious Perth Blues Club many times, and at the Blues at Bridgetown Festival in 2011, the band set out to record their debut album in December 2012 at Big Ears Studios. After a hugely successful second stint at the Blues At Bridgetown festival in 2013, and with their debut album “Devil In My Heart” now in its second pressing, The Bonekickers added David D’Angelo (guitar/vox) to their line up. The Bonekickers are going from strength to strength and want to keep bringing their infectious music to as many people as possible.
Old Blood is one of the most exciting new bands to emerge on the Perth Music Scene. The sensationally fluid guitar work of Edo Ekic coupled with the raw, in your face vocals of Tony Papa-Adams and backed by one of the strongest rhythm sections in town (Shaun Liddell-Jennings Bass and Tyler Ray Michie drums) produces a unique sound that can perhaps be best described as “Grunge Blues”. The band has been a favourite of the Perth blues scene and has already played in some of Perth’s biggest contemporary and blues festivals including Beaufort Street Festival, Angove Street Festival, Blues at Bridgetown in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and The Winter Blues Fest amongst others. After making an impact on this years Big Splash competition and being asked to play the grand final at the Bakery through popular demand, 2014 proved to be a successful year as Old Blood also received their first WAM Award nomination for “Best Blues and Roots Artist”. Since their first appearance back in June 2011 at Mojos, this band has built a cult following with sold out shows all across town including the Bird and Mojos’s. These local lads have been beating a path into the hearts and minds of music lovers and are proving to be a force not to be taken lightly…
Voting has now closed!
Voting closes 11.59pm Thursday, 19th March.