Damn Fine Gentlemen
Dynamic blues trio Damn Fine Gentlemen formed in Jan 2010 and is already gaining a solid reputation as an original and interesting addition to the Australian music scene. Dressed for the part, Damn Fine Gentlemen's live stage performance is filled with playful experimentations with beats and styles. From tunes reminiscent of the British Blues Scene of the late 60s and early 70s, through to blues folk ballads, Boogies, Rockabilly, Roots and swampy slide tunes, Damn Fine Gentlemen certainly are a different and engaging stage-show.
The band's 6 track EP 'RED BELLY BLACK' was released in May 2010 & in 2011 climbed to No. 5 on the Blues & Roots Airplay Charts. Damn Fine Gentlemen have played up & down the coast: Australian Blues Music Festival, Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival, Tuross Music Festival, Splendour in the Pub, Illawarra Folk Festival, Dunoon Village Blues Festival and many local gigs.
Damn Fine Gentlemen now solidify and expand their position on the Australian Blues and Roots scene with the release of their debut self titled album, released in September 2011. Recorded with Aria Award winning engineer Al Wright, the album is a diverse powerhouse of Blues & Roots & Rockabilly music, and to date it reached No. 9 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts in Jan 2012.
Prior to Damn Fine Gentlemen the members having played at such festivals of note as the Woodford Folk Festival, Lithgow Blues Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Goulburn Blues Festival and Narooma Blues Festival. Bruce comes to the band with many years experience playing progressive guitar based blues in Sydney and NSW. (Rocky & the Hurricanes, Henry Correy band, First Offence). The versatile rhythm section- Tim and Danny come with a wealth of previous experience (The Hoochers, Noll Brothers, Big Erle, Swing Booty, USA's Matt Foster's Blues Explosion) After honing their talent with many esteemed players over the years, and with a swag of new tunes and solid lyrics, coupled with the band's powerhouse rhythm section Damn Fine Gentlemen hit out with a sound distinctively their own, that will have your feet tapping from the very first song.