Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.
Lachy Doley’s keyboard has powered acts as diverse as Bernard Fanning, Jimmy Barnes, Powderfinger, The Beautiful Girls, Jimmy Little, and The Widowbirds. Now he has a second album with his own band – the Lachy Doley Group.
The group’s second album “Singer Organ Soul” and new DVD “Live at 303” are some tasty slices of what the band sounds like live – pumping with energy and good times, and featuring both Lachy’s 1957 Hammond C3 organ and his custom-modified Hohner Whammy Clavinet – the only such machine in the country.
Lachy Doley's group has played over 100 shows and festivals around Australia since the release of his first solo album in of “Singer Organ Soul” in 2011 including Queenscliff Music festival, Broadbeach Blues festival, Mojo Burning festival, Rock In The Vines festival and by popular demand are booked for the PEAK festival music and Broadbeach blues festival again this year.
In early 2013, Lachy was headhunted by Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes to record a new version of “Highway Star” – a project designed as a tribute to Deep Purple’s legendary organ player Jon Lord who died last year. Alongside Lachy, the recording featured Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer, Chad Smith. More recently he proved the hit of this year’s “Blues on Broadbeach Festival” in Queensland.
TOP 5 Career Highlights
- Playing the final ever Powderfinger gig
- Recording new version of HIGHWAY STAR with Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
- Supporting Bruce Springsteen with Jimmy Barnes
- Staying in the top #4 of the Oz Blues and Roots airplay Charts for six months
- Screaming encore at Broadbeach Blues festival