Dukesy & the Hazzards
Twisting their way through blues and funk ‘Dukesy and The Hazzards’ core lineup features the talents of Nick Brown (vocals/guitar), Dave Evans (bass/keys/vocals) and Adrian Violi (drums). With a firm respect for the traditional side of blues 'Dukesy' combine this with their love of groove and the freedom and improvisation of jazz and funk resulting in a tasty, modern blend for all to enjoy!
Coming together in 2009 (but having known each other for years) the boys released their debut EP - a 6 track combo of rollicking shuffles, solid groove and a little room to move (just to keep things a little relaxed!). Featuring 5 originals and a cleverly chosen cover ('You're A Mystery' by the legendary Aussie blues favourites The Bondi Cigars) 'Dukesy' have been enjoying airplay on many independent radio stations such as PBS, RRR, 3MDR and Bluesbeat across the country over the last few years. On a wider scale Dukesy were awarded the Blues Underground Network's 'Best Australian Album' of 2010 getting them even more exposure.
Between them the fellas have performed, recorded and toured nationally and internationally in various settings (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Country, Latin, Theatre, Jersey Boys, Edinburgh Festival, Echuca Winter Blues, Woodford Folk Festival, Wangaratta Jazz, Deniliquin Ute Muster etc). As a band they collectively call on this extensive live experience to put on a show firmly rooted in the blues with a modern funky twist. Now with their new album just about ready to go expect some more funky blues tunes or even better - check em out live!