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blue shaddy

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | SELF

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | SELF
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"Rhythms Magazine"

“…as i stood there on the Friday night, my eyes got wider, my jaw hung slacker and my feet developed a mid of their own and danced along...Blue Shaddy raised the Marquee roof… and I got the feeling they do that on a regular basis.” Sam Fell, Rhythms Magazine - Rhythms Corp Pty Ltd


Blue Shaddy have four albums released to date:
1999 Self Titled
Loop Studios Perth Western Australia
Engineered by Graham Owens,
Produced by Don Morison & Jim McClelland.
Mastered at Turtle Rock Sydney by Rick O'Neil.
This album is 14 tracks of original Blues/R&B Funk.

2002 Fine Time (live)
Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle Western Australia
Clint Gibson and produced by Jim McClelland.
Featuring 8 tracks of Blue Shaddy's most requested songs. Typically high energy Blue Shaddy.

2004 Walk A Mile'Walk a Mile'
Recorded at Loop Studios Perth Western Australia.
Engineers Anthony Cormican, Don morison and Guy Smith.
Produced by Anthony Cormican and Jim McClelland.
Mastered by Lee Buddle at Sound Mine Studios.
This album shows Blue Shaddy's ability to constantly change and grow with their music. This album has something for just about everyone, with a Blues/Roots/Funk approach and a slight touch on the country genre. 'Walk a Mile' is a 14 track independent release.
Blue Shaddy are currently receiving airplay in 292 countries worldwide and streaming : Howling Dog (walk a mile) Jungle Juice (walk a Mile) Wagtail (walk a mile) and Walk a Mile, (walk a mile album).

2008 Bury My Ghost
Produced by Arun Satgunasingam
The fourth album Bury My Ghost has been released nationally in Australia. It is currently receiving national air play on Triple J roots n all.
The album is distributed nationally through MGM.



***MUSIC OZ 2007 TOP 5 Finalist***

***Winner of Blue Star Award at Blues at Broadbeach 2007, Best instrumentalist, Belly McClelland***

“…Blue Shaddy raised the Marquee roof… and I got the feeling they do that on a regular basis.” Sam Fell, Rhythms Magazine.

Blue Shaddy make their audience feel as though they are right there on stage with them. Always festival favourites, and are renowned for squeezing every last drop of energy into every performance.

Blue Shaddy is a band with genuine chemistry between its members – the fact that half the band is from the same family probably has a lot to do with their musical bond, delivering their music with unpretentious honesty and sheer enjoyment.
The band has been winning over plenty of new fans with their distinctive sound – 'loud feral and unpretentious with a dash of countr charm. This is Blue's with a twist.
Festival highlights:
National Music Gympie Muster Qld. 2009-2010
Woodford Folk Festival. Qld 2008.
Great Southern Blues and Rockabillie Festival, Narooma. 2008 2009.2010
West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, 2005/2006/2007
East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, 2007
Blues on Broadbeach 2007 2008 2009
The Australian Blues Awards 2007
The Bridgetown Blues Festival consecutively for the past 10 years
The UBLUES blues/roots & soul Festival, Singapore 2002 & 2003
The Vintage Blues and Roots Festival, Albany (2005, 2006, 2007 2009)
The Mordialloc Festival Melbourne 2006 and booked to headline 2010.
The Whale shark Festival, Exmouth 2006.
To date Blue Shaddy have four albums independently released and are receiving national airplay on Triple J.

Their 4th album 'Bury my Ghost' was released nationally in January 2008 through MGM Distribution.

Singer songwriter and guitarist Jim McClelland, his brother Belly (harmonica) and Sandra (bass guitarist and wife of Jim) were born and bred in Western Australia's remote wheat belt with dust and flies and not a lot else to do but focus on their love of music.

When you listen to songs such as, 'don’t wanna die here' and 'people talk', you get a strong sense of where these three come from and it becomes evident that their heart still lies in their roots.

The band also enjoyed the Number 1 spot on the Perth Indie Charts in May 07 ( with their new album Walk A Mile, and have also received a Blue Star Award, Best instrumentalist Belly McClelland ( plus have just returned from appearances at the Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival in Narooma, NSW.
They are set to end the year with shows in Broome, WA and the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. Please check the Gig guide for the latest.

Blue Shaddy are:
Jim McClelland singer songwriter/guitarist, acoustic and lap slide guitars and stomp box.
Sandy McClelland: electric bass guitar.
Graham McClelland: Harmonica.
Callum Kramer: Drums.

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Contact: +61 428 685 234