The Mighty Reapers

The Mighty Reapers

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Described by many critics as Australia's finest soul-blues outfit, The Mighty Reapers have seamlessly combined Blues/Soul/Funk styles into their own unique sound. Crowd favorites at Blues and Jazz Festivals/gigs over the years, The Mighty Reapers blend roots music styles like no one else can!

Biography

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The Mighty Reapers were formed by “Continental” Robert Susz in 1986 with Dave Brewer (fellow member of the Dynamic Hepnotics, one of the most successful soul/blues/funk bands in Australia). Over the years, the Mighty Reapers have earned themselves a reputation as one of the finest live acts in Australia.

The Mighty Reapers continue to be a popular band across Australia and have played at most Australian blues and jazz festivals, including the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival (Byron Bay), Gold Coast International Jazz Festival (Qld), the Manly Jazz and Blues Festival (NSW), Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival (Goulburn, NSW), Wangaratta Jazz Festival (Vic).

The band recently headlined to a record crowd at the 2009 Sydney, Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues festival.

Since their beginnings, the Mighty Reapers have been in demand both for their own shows, and as a support band for touring international artists including: BB King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Lonnie Mack and others.

The Reapers also supplied backing on tours by artists such as Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’Wolf), Louisiana Red, Billy Branch, Bobby Radcliff, Big Jay McNeely, Mojo Buford (Muddy Waters), Phillip Walker and Margie Evans.

Discography

CD's released on the Rufus Records label, through Universal:
"Million Sellers" (best of)
"The Hurt Is On"
"Trouble People"
"Mighty Reapers" (self titled)
"You Gotta Reap"

CD with Big Jay McNeely (USA):
"Jaywalkin" ABC records

CD with Margie Evans (USA):
"Drowning in the Sea of Love" Rufus Records

Set List

The Mighty Reapers can draw from their extensive repertoire to play a range of set lengths to suit any occasion.

Originals:

The Hurt Is On
Ting-a-Ling
Bad Luck Attack
Waiting For A Miracle
Guess I'll find Out Later On
Trouble People
It Shook Me
Wind It Up
It It Ain't One Thing
Time Goes Marching On
You Gotta Reap
Lonely Part Of Town
The Shunkle
The High Cost Of Living
Big Brother
Come On and Tell Me

Covers:

Who's Been Talkin'
Watch Me Move
Little By Little
It's Alright
Shotgun
Funky Good Time
Brand New Groove
You Don't Know What Love Is
It's My Own Fault
I Live The Life I Love
Ugh!
Drowning In The Sea Of LOve
As The Years Go Passing By
Good Time Charlie
I'm Tore Down