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the Bluejays


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Don't Need Nobody 7"
released 2005 (Cardboard City Records)
'Don't Need Nobody' on high rotation on RTR FM.
Record of the Week for Piccadilly Records (UK)'
First Pressing sold out within 1 month, has reached collectors status.

The Heavy Heavy EP
released 2006 (Cardboard City Records)
'What a Shame' on spot rotation on national radio Triple J
'Say Goodbye'and 'What a Shame' played on high rotation on RTR FM.

The Bluejays debut album is due for release late 2007.



Fate would play its hand and a minor running with the law introduced Robert to Fred and Jesse. Bobby Blackbird & his band, the Bluejays were born. Although the sonic background of these three was so diverse, something clicked, ideas soon amalgamated and songs rapidly took shape. This was the beginning of the heavy, heavy psyche-garage-funk sound the Bluejays are rapidly gathering acclaim for.

“Running a gamut of energy and high-end style, Bobby Blackbird and the Bluejays are an explosion……The Bluejays reference music and cultural styles, hurl ´em against a backdrop of goodtimes and do so in a very contemporary way.”
“It now seems needless to say, but the band’s live shows are a gas. The Bluejays lock in, while Blackbird turns on, all licks and splitters……” (Bob Gordon, Xpress Magazine.)

Thus far the Bluejays have cut two 7” records for independent record label, Cardboard City Records and live, have opened for such acts as Ugly Duckling, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Jamiroquai, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Bellrays, Peanut Butter Wolf and the Black Keys.
In late 2005, the Bluejays commenced their first UK tour to much positive feedback culminating in a blistering performance at the annual “In the City”music conference in Manchester.

The recent release of the Bluejay’s first extended player- the Heavy Heavy EP, has been widely received by fans with an insatiable appetite for their finely tuned mix of rough and tumble rock and roll and razor sharp, no-nonsense funk. The Heavy Heavy EP sold out of its first run nationally within 1 month and the Bluejays became the most frequently played local band ever on public radio, RTRfm.

The Bluejays have received national exposure of late as a featured, ‘Next Crop Artist’ on Triple J and in addition, they have been recorded for Triple J’s, ‘Live at the Wireless’.
In the wake of these events the Bluejays were recently awarded the Western Australian Music Industry (WAMI) award for Best Funk Act for a second consecutive year.
Bobby Blackbird and the "45 pounds of Bluejays sound!" are setting their sights on touring this current EP and also commencing work on a long player further solidifying their position in the realm of soul fuelled garage rock.