Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain
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After 4 years sitting just below the radar Melbourne's fiery blues/soul infused, reggae/roots inspired, singer/songwriter, and lead guitarist Jesse Valach is now starting to attract the attention he deserves. Weaving together intense guitar and soulful vocals, Mr Valach takes you on a journey from lights down low soul ballads to energetic shuffle romps delivered in demanding fashion. Mr Valach has performed alongside some of Australia's biggest names in blues music including Russell Morris, Geoff Achison, Jeff Lang, Lloyd Spiegel, Jimi Hocking, Ray Beadle and on numerous occasions he has been the dynamic guitarist behind renowned harmonica player Mr Chris Wilson. Mr Valach first made a name for himself honing his craft at local blues jams and after being selected to perform on the “Unearthed Stage” at The Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival and Winter Blues Festival in Echuca by the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society alongside his outfit Blues Mountain their sound caught the rapt attention of everyone from the loyal traditional blues followers to the casual-part time listener.
With an unmatched dedication, hard work, devotion, and a killer rhythm section to boot Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain have produced a tight riveting live show and with their self-tiled debut album and newly released 'Separation Street' both coming in at #3 on the Australian Blues and Roots it is a definite testimony to that. Performing close to 200 shows a year including festivals such as Blues on Broadbeach, Thredbo Blues, and Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. Mr Valach and Blues Mountain have also enjoyed regular performances at some of Melbourne's premium live music venues such as Rainbow Hotel-Fitzroy, The Local Taphouse-St Kilda, and The Vineyard-St Kilda. They are also a favourite at one of Bendigo's finest live music establishments Gold Dust Lounge-Bendigo. With jam packed album launches at the GH Hotel-St Kilda and The Catfish-Fitzroy including very successful overseas tours in New Zealand and Fiji Jesse Valach has proven that from local blues jams to the international stage he is a musician who is indeed on the rise.