Blues Arcadia


I want to tell you about my friend Harvey.

He’s a wonderful blues guitarist. He lives the life, and is a great guy. 

I met him three years ago at Music Express music school in Norton Street. The tutors had their own studios. As manager, I went through them each week to dust and clean.

In Harvey’s studio I saw a jar of Branston pickle on his desk, and a box of PG Tips. I brushed off the loose tobacco and straightened up the rolling papers.

A week later I met him. We chatted outside the building one night while he had a smoke.

Harvey came to Queensland a while back, and it took him about six years to change the UK plugs on his gear to Aussie ones. But he didn’t go back. He’s here and plays all over town. 

I’ve wanted to write about him, do a proper interview. But he’s busy, I’m busy, and the years go by.

So, my words aren’t important. Harvey’s making music, and it speaks for itself. This is Blues Arcadia. They sell out gigs.

Maybe one day we’ll have a cup of tea and I’ll make a longer post. In t...

June 17, 2016

We got together on Harvey's front porch for a little messing around with one of our favourite Beatles tunes. Oh yes, we did.  

June 11, 2016

Time to go back to where it all began for us. The home of the blues in Brisbane, where we always feel at home. It's the best, and we can't wait. Get yourself along, and find out why the International Blues Foundation describe The Mail as a "national icon in the blues music industry"...

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