Next appearances on The Blues Train:No upcoming shows
With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, and a dash of jazz noir, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers. Imagine Tom Waits meeting Hound Dog Taylor in Bourbon St, New Orleans and you’re getting close. The sound is heartfelt and raw, the influences primal and instinctive. The Rum Reverie is the brainchild of life-long friends Paul Fiddes on drums, and Steve Boyd on lead vocals and guitar – augmented by upright bass, brass, and Hammond organ and a three piece horn section.
Their debut EP Healers and Howlers was nominated in The Age Music Victoria Music Awards ‘Best Blues Album’ category in 2016. The band are set to release their full length album, Hoodoo Hipshake in April 2018, following performances at Leaps and Bounds Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, and Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar.
With a punk brain, a gospel soul, a blues heart, and hints of jazz coursing through its veins, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie promises to get you up out of your seats.