Blue Heat

Blue Heat

 Warrnambool, Victoria, AUS
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Blue Heat deliver world-class Rhythm Blues. Multiple Australian Blues Awards winners, the Age described Blue Heat's second album 'the best RnB record since their first', and their live show as 'carving up visiting acts'.When BB King played Melbourne, Blue Heat supported him.

Biography

BLUE HEAT is an exciting band from Warrnambool, led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Marco Goldsmith. They are one of the hottest blues bands on the Australian scene, with a big strong sound and an all-original repertoire.

They played their debut gig at the 1991 Ballarat Blues Festival. In 1995 Marco Goldsmith won Best Male Artist and their first album 'Marooned' won ‘Australian Blues Album of the Year'. In 1996, their second album 'Irresistible Behaviour' (remastered 2011 with bonus tracks) also won the award whilst Blue Heat won the 'Australian Blues Band of the Year'.

The big sound of the band, backed by a swinging horn section, fuelled by incendiary guitar and a strong stage presence has seen them in action at many of Australia’s live venues and festivals. In May 1997, one of the finest R&B bands in Australia achieved nationwide acclaim after a memorable night supporting B.B. King.

They’ve since released a live CD – ‘Live at the Continental’ documenting one of Blue Heat's gigs at Prahran's legendary Continental Café during this era. Originally recorded and broadcast by ABC Radio National, five of the eleven tracks were brand new songs, never previously released. It showcased the band after countless tours and an acclaimed career. This third album is rounded off by a guest sit-in on three tracks by Jeff Lang who also opened the night for them.

 More than seventeen years on, the band still garners accolades as Australia's pre-eminent R&B outfit and have recently thrilled crowds at festivals such as the Queenscliff Music Festival, Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival, Warrnambool’s Wunta Fiesta, Mordialloc By The Bay Fine Food Wine & Music Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, Thredbo Blues Festival, Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival, Forth Valley Blues Festival, Cairns Blues Festival,  Blues At Bridgetown & Traf East Blues. Blue Heat is a guaranteed festival highlight.

After performing for more than 20 years, members from the original Marco Goldsmith’s Blue Heat formed in 1991 road-tested a 5 piece line-up in 2013 and it rocked! They were so happy in fact that they decided to proceed in that format. With a new album, 'One Day Too Long' recorded with this line-up in 2014, their first studio recording in almost 20 years will be ready for showcasing in 2015 at gigs and festivals. The band is energised and excited about the future.

The juggernaut which is Blue Heat delivers world-class Rhythm and Blues.  Multiple Australian Blues Awards winners, the Age described Blue Heat's second album 'the best RnB record since their first', and their live show as 'carving up visiting acts'.   With cracking soloists, killer rhythm section and 'The Hurricane Horns', Blue Heat is a must see.

Awards:
1995 Male Artist of the Year Marco Goldsmith
1995 Album of the Year Marooned
1996 Male Artist of the Year Marco Goldsmith
1996 Blues Song of the Year Right Track
1996 Blues Album of the Year Irresistible Behaviour
1996 Band of the Year Blue Heat

Festival Appearances:
1993 - Byron Bay Blues Festival including a featured appearance in the ABC TV Documentary,"Blues Moon Over Byron" the same year.
1995 - Lithgow Blues Festival
1996 - Port Fairy Folk Festival
1996 - Lithgow Blues Festival
1996 - Manly Jazz Festival
1996 - The Great Southern Blues Festival Narooma
1997 - Thredbo Blues Festival
1997 - Australian Blues Music Festival, Goulburn
1997 - Byron Bay Blues Festival
2009 - Port Fairy Folk Festival
2009 - Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival
2009 - Queenscliff Music Festival
2010 - Echuca-Moama's Winter Blues Festival
2011 - Thredbo Blues Festival
2011 - Wunta Fiesta, Warrnambool
2011 - Mordialloc By The Bay Fine Food Wine and Music Festival
2011 - Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
2012 - Thredbo Blues Festival
2012 - Wunta Fiesta, Warrnambool
2012 - Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival
2012 - Port Fairy Folk Music Festival
2012 - Forth Valley Blues Festival, TAS
2012 - Cairns Blues Festival
2012 - 20th Anniversary Blues at Bridgetown, WA
2013 - Trafalgar East Winter Blues

Discography

1995 - Marooned (Blues Club Records)
1996 - Irresistible Behaviour (Blue Heat)
Real Australian Blues 1 Compilation – (Blues Club Records)
Real Australian Blues 2 Compilation – (Blues Club Records)
2009 – Live at the Continental (Blue Heat)
2011 - Irresistible Behaviour: Re-release of the multi-award winning album. Fully remastered with 2 bonus live tracks. (Empire Records distributed by MGM)

2014 - One Day Too Long (Blue Heat)

Set List

Blue Heat's has a big swinging sound with cracking soloists, killer rhythm section and 'The Hurricane Horns', Blue Heat’s a must see. The band has an all-original repertoire.