Blues Arcadia


August 28, 2016

Man, we love Lefty's. We had the best damn time there last night with some great people. Can't wait till we get back there in November, but until then we got plenty happening. 
Here's what's on in September:

Eat Street Markets, Hamilton QLD, Saturday 3rd from 5pm

Morrison Hotel, Woolloongabba QLD, Saturday 17th from 8pm

Sonny's House of Blues, Brisbane, QLD, Friday 30th from 8pm

All free and easy...

August 24, 2016

 Hanging out on the back deck with some guitars, cups of tea and a dog. Seemed a good time to dust off this 1969 classic, Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home". 

August 8, 2016

Such a blast playing the International Blues Music Day celebrations in Brisbane this weekend. First live show with our beloved and mightily talented Parmis Rose on keys too... Here's a taste of what we got up to  - a live version of "Take The Money", one of the cuts from our forthcoming EP. Booyah!

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 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"...

May 26, 2016

We're gonna be bringing some sweet dirty soul to the good people of Lefty's Old Time Music Hall over the coming months, but ladies and gentlemen, this Friday will be our first time rocking and rollin in this glorious establishment... 
They say you never forget your first time. Come join us for something special.

May 12, 2016

Super-happy to announce that Blues Arcadia are the destination band for the fantastical Destination Blues train leaving Brisbane on May 28th. 

Our good friends Little Wing and Tim Brennan will be providing the entertainment for the ride up to the Glasshouse Mountains in a heritage-listed steam train.
Tickets from here.


April 5, 2016

Proud to be hosting our first Blues Association of Southeast Queensland jam this Sunday 10th April at the magnificent Sonny's House of Blues.

Looking forward to catching up with old friends and new!

March 10, 2016

A few weeks ago, we set up in a beautiful old converted barn in rural Queensland and did some work. Shot in a single take by filmmaker Geoff McLeod and recorded by Mike "Beachy" Wild, this is Corner Girls.
We very much hope you enjoy it.

February 25, 2016

We're working in this beautiful space today  - The Barn Studios at Plainlands, in Queensland. Voila!

Photo by Geoff McLeod, Sputnik Films

January 19, 2016

Following critical success in 2015 (Best New Talent - Chain Awards; Queensland Music Awards finalist) and electrifying performances at national festivals such as Byron Bay Bluesfest and Blues On Broadbeach, the songwriting team of Alan Boyle and Chris Harvey along with bassist Jeremy Klysz from The Bella Reunion have reformed as Blues Arcadia. 
Marrying the raw passion and soul of the Stax and Motown legends with the true grit of Chicago and Memphis Blues, this exciting new Brisbane-based act are ready to set hearts on fire. 
Launching February 19th with a very special show at the Royal Mail Hotel in Goodna.

Check venue for further details.

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