Sol Carroll - Singer/Guitarist
OJ Newcomb – Acoustic & Electric Bass
Mark Henman - Drums
Byron Bays ‘Band of Frequencies’ bring together elements of soul, psychedelic rock, funk and reggae, blending them all into a hearty roots stew fit to satisfy the hunger of the soul. Sol Carroll fronts the band on guitar and vocals. He plays effortlessly and intuitively, with an almost percussive style at times, and has a unique approach to creating sounds on guitars that has been widely acclaimed by audiences and fellow musicians alike, both at home and abroad.
Sol Carroll - Singer/Guitarist
Formed in Melbourne in 1995, Collard Greens and Gravy quickly established themselves as one of the country's leading blues acts with their unique style of stripped down swamp blues. Performing a mix of original material and covers by Mississippi blues artists such as R.L Burnside, T Model Ford and Fred McDowell, the band have created a sound which saw them win the 2001 ARIA award for best blues and roots CD.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (since 2004 known simply as Blues Explosion) is an American garage rock band, which was formed in New York in 1990. Singer Jon Spencer was previously the leader of the noise punk band Pussy Galore before hooking up with Judah Bauer (guitar) and Russell Simins (drums) to form the Blues Explosion, a band that was part of the 1990s alternative rock boom. This bass-less combo had their breakthrough in 1993 with the album "Extra Width" on Crypt Records. In 1994 "Orange", a more accessible album followed along with a growing base of fans.
Irma Thomas (b. February 18, 1941, Ponchatoula, Louisiana) whose only national chart hit in a 50 year career is 1963's "Wish Someone Would Care", is an enduring, Grammy winning, soul, gospel, rhythm and blues singer from New Orleans. Known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans", she is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but did not tour as relentlessly, and industry support and major commercial success eluded her for decades.
Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Hamilton was first hooked on music through his parents’ extensive collection of blues, rock, and soul records. Hamilton honed his multi-instrumental chops early, learning drums, piano, guitar, bass and harmonica by his early teens, and performing as part of his family’s doo-wop group.
Robin Trower (born March 9, 1945 in Catford, England) is a british blues rock guitarist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960's, and then again as the leader of his own power trio. Perhaps Trower's most famous album is Bridge Of Sighs (1974). This album, along with his first (Twice Removed From Yesterday) and third (For Earth Below) solo albums, was produced by his former Procol Harum band mate, organist Matthew Fisher.
The Funky Meters are give or take the same group as "The Meters", an American funk band based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. They were active between the late 60s until their breakup in 1977. They reunited later on, and went through a few new members, which resulted in the name change to "The Funky Meters". They were never extremely popular, and didn't receive much airtime on the radio, but are considered one of the leading funk predecessors.
This australian band was very popular about 15 years ago... with their album Harley and Rose. The band's leader, Joe Camilleri, formerly of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, is a fairly awesome older statesman of Australian music and the two ladies on vocals for the Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull, wail.
C.W. Stoneking is an Australian blues musician. Stoneking was born in Katherine to Californian hippie parents who had met at a music festival. His parents separated, and he was brought up by his father, a teacher in the Aboriginal community of Papunya. His interest in the blues was sparked while a student at Sydney's Balmain High School. He stumbled across some of his father's blues tapes. At this time one of his classmates was Alex Lloyd, also a blues fan, and they sometimes jammed together.
Colin Buchanan is a Christian singer-songwriter from Australia. He is well-known in Australia as a children's TV presenter, and many of his albums are for children, particularly his "Aussie Praise for Kids" series. The "Aussie Praise for Kids" albums include songs, short spoken word segments and Bible memorisation songs. Buchanan has also produced a number of albums for adults ("Aussie Praise for Everyone"), including "Real Hope" and "God of Wonders".