Kontraband (Perth, Australia)
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"Colin from KK Blues 2SER-107.3FM Sydney"

WA band by the name of Kontraband have released some superb high energy blues. Originally featured with not one but two tracks on Downunder Blues and Roots Vol.6 and on the final Bar Closed Vol.7..all outstanding songs like B.I.T.C.H, Monkey On My Back and Mr Brown - should herald folk to stand up and listen to their original songs of powerful blues. Keep it coming Kontraband look forward to a future tour very soon on the East Coast so the West don't have it all to themselves. - Colin


"Colin from KK Blues 2SER-107.3FM Sydney"

WA band by the name of Kontraband have released some superb high energy blues. Originally featured with not one but two tracks on Downunder Blues and Roots Vol.6 and on the final Bar Closed Vol.7..all outstanding songs like B.I.T.C.H, Monkey On My Back and Mr Brown - should herald folk to stand up and listen to their original songs of powerful blues. Keep it coming Kontraband look forward to a future tour very soon on the East Coast so the West don't have it all to themselves. - Colin


"www.lebuisbluesfestival.com"

I first discovered Kontraband on a French radio show called Radio Baker Street. I loved the song (‘Monkey on My Back’) immediately and tried to learn a bit more about the band.
I got some information from the DJ of the show, but also from a friend of mine who told me about the BAR project and Cds.
I then contacted Jillian Jake and we exchanged some emails for nearly a year before we finally happened to meet during one of my professional trips to Australia. It was pure coincidence, but Kontraband were playing at the Mojo’s in Fremantle while I was staying in Perth !
I was lucky enough to see them play live and they confirmed all the positive feelings I had about the band. Great original songs, skilled and ‘groovy’ musicians, but most of all, wonderful human beings. After that night, I can tell you that if they make it to Europe one day, they will come and play at our festival !
Cheers from distant France,

May 20th, 2010
Laurent Bourdier
- Laurent Bourdier


"www.lebuisbluesfestival.com"

I first discovered Kontraband on a French radio show called Radio Baker Street. I loved the song (‘Monkey on My Back’) immediately and tried to learn a bit more about the band.
I got some information from the DJ of the show, but also from a friend of mine who told me about the BAR project and Cds.
I then contacted Jillian Jake and we exchanged some emails for nearly a year before we finally happened to meet during one of my professional trips to Australia. It was pure coincidence, but Kontraband were playing at the Mojo’s in Fremantle while I was staying in Perth !
I was lucky enough to see them play live and they confirmed all the positive feelings I had about the band. Great original songs, skilled and ‘groovy’ musicians, but most of all, wonderful human beings. After that night, I can tell you that if they make it to Europe one day, they will come and play at our festival !
Cheers from distant France,

May 20th, 2010
Laurent Bourdier
- Laurent Bourdier


"Blues Matters Mag. Issue 49"

KONTRABAND Monkey On My Back myspace.com/kontrabandblues (EP) ‘Bitch’ is lyrically your typical Blues-rock fare, but chugs along nicely with the harmonica at its centre, and the title track has a nice sound to it, with some excellent earthy guitar playing. There’s some enjoyable music on this short collection from this middle-aged Australian outfit.

Andrew Baldwin - Alan Pearce


"Blues Matters Mag. Issue 49"

KONTRABAND Monkey On My Back myspace.com/kontrabandblues (EP) ‘Bitch’ is lyrically your typical Blues-rock fare, but chugs along nicely with the harmonica at its centre, and the title track has a nice sound to it, with some excellent earthy guitar playing. There’s some enjoyable music on this short collection from this middle-aged Australian outfit.

Andrew Baldwin - Alan Pearce


"Jim Walford Comments"

The following review is the opinion of Jim Walford, Producer & Presenter of the
Blues 'N' Jazz with Jim & Di Program and not necessarily those of the
Management of REGfm.

Track 07. Kontraband MONKEY ON MY BACK.
GOOD – GOOD – I like it. More please. Great stuff.
Track 12. Kontraband BITCH.
Now I have 2 tracks of Kontraband and I just reckon they are fantastic – gotta get more.

Regards Jim Walford
6th January 2009 - Jim Walford


"Jim Walford Comments"

The following review is the opinion of Jim Walford, Producer & Presenter of the
Blues 'N' Jazz with Jim & Di Program and not necessarily those of the
Management of REGfm.

Track 07. Kontraband MONKEY ON MY BACK.
GOOD – GOOD – I like it. More please. Great stuff.
Track 12. Kontraband BITCH.
Now I have 2 tracks of Kontraband and I just reckon they are fantastic – gotta get more.

Regards Jim Walford
6th January 2009 - Jim Walford


"Keith Morgan Comments"

Keith was at Heritage FM in Gosnells (WA) but is now moving stations.

Hi Jillian (Jillian Jake Director of BAR Promotions),

Trust you had a great new year. I'll certainly let you know when I'm next back on air In the meantime, I thought you might be interested in my personal feedback on BAR Vol 6 :

Tracks 7 & 12 Kontraband - Good stuff - must check them out next time they're playing locally.

So, all in all, another great compilation; good variety of styles. Well done, and keep up the good work.

Keith.Morgan
- Keith Morgan


"Keith Morgan Comments"

Keith was at Heritage FM in Gosnells (WA) but is now moving stations.

Hi Jillian (Jillian Jake Director of BAR Promotions),

Trust you had a great new year. I'll certainly let you know when I'm next back on air In the meantime, I thought you might be interested in my personal feedback on BAR Vol 6 :

Tracks 7 & 12 Kontraband - Good stuff - must check them out next time they're playing locally.

So, all in all, another great compilation; good variety of styles. Well done, and keep up the good work.

Keith.Morgan
- Keith Morgan


"Tecka's review HOTFM (VIC)"

Hi Jillian.
Just recieved the new Vol 6,thanks heaps mate. Some great stuff on here,a few tracks that are not Bluesy enough for me,but in saying that, there are a swag that I really like.Stand outs in "Fav" order are:7-11-12-15-8-1-6.
TRACK 7 and 12 KONTRABAND Songs

I will start giving the album airplay as of next weeks program.
Thanks again for the support,and I hope you have a top 2009.
Bluest Regards.
"TECKA".HOTFM.Vic.
- Tecka


"Tecka's review HOTFM (VIC)"

Hi Jillian.
Just recieved the new Vol 6,thanks heaps mate. Some great stuff on here,a few tracks that are not Bluesy enough for me,but in saying that, there are a swag that I really like.Stand outs in "Fav" order are:7-11-12-15-8-1-6.
TRACK 7 and 12 KONTRABAND Songs

I will start giving the album airplay as of next weeks program.
Thanks again for the support,and I hope you have a top 2009.
Bluest Regards.
"TECKA".HOTFM.Vic.
- Tecka


Discography

Monkey on my Back EP - 6 Original Songs Nov 2008
BAR Promotions CD 6 (2 tracks) December 2008
BAR Promotions CD 7 (2 tracks) December 2009
CD due soon...

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www.kontrabandmusic.com