Next appearances on The Blues Train:

LAUREL AND THE PAINKILLERS deliver a mix of covers & original music deeply rooted in blues with branches of rock, pop & groove. The band plays around Melbourne & recently sold out Jimmy Hornets. Live shows are full of energy & passion guaranteed to please their music fans.

Their debut album “Songs From Isobel” received radio airplay (“best album of the year” Kevin from 103.7FM) & was in the 25 most-played new & reissued CD’s from Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart (July 2018). Two of the songs were shortlisted to the TOP 30 of the Australian Songwriters Association Inc Competition. New album is coming soon!

English born Melbourne based singer- songwriter, guitarist Laurel is supported by a killer rhythm section:

Dr T (Taleb) a highly sought after session drummer. He has played for numerous local & international artists  including The Giants, Heavy Medicine, Michael Charles, Gaia Reggae Band, Intafunk, Double Shot Blues, Safari Motel, Club 54 Disco Band & Tribute bands for Elvis, Skyhooks, Led Zep & Deep Purple. Taleb produced & arranged “Songs From Isobel”.

Talented Bassist Jason Nehill has years of experience playing festivals & with some of Australias top artists including Safari Motel, Bag ‘O Nails, Blues Alley, Gretchen Lewis & Phil Para.

Skilled Keyboard player Daryl Johnson has been active in Melbourne over the last 15 years. Classically trained from a young age he has evolved in to different styles. Daryl plays with various tribute acts including Gold Chisel, To Hell & Back (Meatloaf) & Ron Vincent (Cat Stevens). He has played on original albums with Dave Wright & the Midnight Electric, Bronnie Gordon & Laurel and the Painkillers.