Empire Blues

Empire Blues

 Mount Lawley, Western Australia, AUS

Empire Blues is a real blues band. They have been listening and playing blues all their collective musical lives. They are definitely not a band of old rock players playing blues and firmly believe if it were not for the British blues invasion of the 1960's blues would not be where it is today.


Empire Blues is a well-established, dynamic Blues Power trio whose primary influences come from the British Blues invasion of the 1960’s. Formed in 2005 the band features prominent Western Australian Blues musicians Andrew McIlroy (guitar/vocal), Alan Dawson (bass guitar/vocal) and Gavin Kerr (drums and comic relief). All three musicians have been stalwarts of the Perth music scene for many years. High-energy blues is very much the staple of the band, which has a well-earned reputation for lifting the roof off many a blues venue. The band also brings together more traditional elements to many of its songs through the use of Dobro-slide guitar, fretless bass and brushes on the drums for an acoustic (not roots) blues feel. Together with great original tracks from their debut CD and their second work in progress album the band also covers material from The Animals, John Mayall, Eric Clapton/Cream, The Rolling Stones, Robin Trower and many other great British blues artists.


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