Bourbon Street
Gig Seeker Pro

Bourbon Street

Band Rock Blues


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music


"Great new album"

This album reflects an exciting new musical maturity, and signifies a continual coming of age of the band. These are well crafted songs, filled with great vocal sounds, lyrical depth, memorable dynamic guitar parts, and a powerful rythym section that supports all.
This is an Australian landmark recording, relevant to today's world and worthy of a listen to a vast audience.

Jeff Chandler ( Artist Manager - Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer )
- Jeff Chandler quote


All independent releases, self finaced & produced.

>1987 - Stronger Than Dirt
Recorded at Music Farm, Byron Bay, NSW.
Engineered Greg Courtney

>1989 - Live By Night
Recorded at Bushtrax, Nimbin, NSW.
Engeneered Dave Hiatt

>1993 - Time Flies
Recorded at Bright Light Studios, Lismore, NSW.
Engineered Tony Mockeridge & Greg Courtney

>2006 - Borrowed Bones
Recorded at Old Dog Studios, Corndale, NSW & Airlock, Brisbane, QLD.
Engineered Emmerson Bavinton, Doug Pegg & Al Pegg


Feeling a bit camera shy


Bourbon Street October '06

It has been just short of twenty years since this four-piece hard rock band formed in Byron Bay in February of '87. In their first six years, Bourbon Street toured the east coast of Australia relentlessly, building a strong following of devotees,
touring north to Cairns and south to Melbourne.

Inspired by the great works of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Stones, CCR, Santana, AC/DC, Bob Dylan and the like, Bourbon Street developed a style of high-energy rock uncompromisingly meshed with the musical integrity and lifestyle of the 70's.

Three albums and 1,000's of gigs later, the band turned its back on the road, reforming only for small tours and special occasions. In 2005, however, the group began work on a fourth album; their first in more than 13 years. At the invitation and with the help of old friend Powderfinger guitarist, Ian Haug (Powderfinger, heavily influenced by Bourbon Street in their formative years, derived their name from the first song on Bourbon Street's first album), the band wrote and produced an album of twelve songs. The bulk of the album being recorded at Ian's studio Airlock in Brisbane.

Titled "Borrowed Bones," the album was mastered in Sydney at Studio 301 this month and is scheduled for official release in November this year. With this fresh burst of creative energy, Bourbon Street has become inspired to embrace the road once again. Late September saw them touring northern NSW, kicking up dust in their old stomping grounds, and climaxing with an electrifying performance at the Pub With No Beer festival with Rose Tattoo, the Hoodoo Gurus and Jimmie Barnes on September 30.

With some of the new tracks already receiving airplay on some community radio stations, the band is motivated to again spread their music around Australia. The current set list comprises an assortment of their best original work, including material off the early albums, a few off the new album and the occasional cover song from the bands who influenced them most.

Unlike many of today's throw-together vintage bands, Bourbon Street is just as it always was - all four original members, still committed to giving every ounce of energy and sweat to every gig, as if it was their last. While the venues and music scene have changed dramatically since the band first formed, for Bourbon Street the sound remains the same.