Big Erle and their Coastal Yokel Blues will get your feet tapping and your body moving. The performances are raw and unyielding with a glimpse of sensitivity, revealing an honesty and character which has resonated with audiences all over the east coast. Featuring a rustic finger picking style, quirky lap steel slide, growling vocals, screaming blues harmonica and a driving rhythm section; Big Erle’s primal, rhythmic groove always gets the crowd moving.
“Lead by a deep Baritone voice, with obvious influence from blues greats and Johnny Cash.... Big Erle ripped through songs like "Sun Don’t Shine on Me" and "Solid Ground" and drew a close comparison to the Black Keys or a Darker John Butler Trio......"
Nathan Rouche: AU Review.
BREAKING HART BENTON
Beautifully crafted songs told in an intriguing voice... a blend of styles seeded in the British Isles and brought to bear in the back woods of America’s Appalachian mountains.
"These are people who have gone beyond fashion and are making music they seem to genuinely feel" Drum Media
"They create a pensively atmospheric sound that transports you to a new and contemplative realm." Rave Magazine
THE BUTCHER BOYS
The Butcher Boys were formed in the year of our Lord 2010 with the purpose of singing the words and melodies of a time since past but relevant to the present & future. It was felt by the three that these songs still carried a message for the people of today's world and that this could be delivered not by banging on the door of better judgement but by gently holding it open and letting three part harmonies soothe the souls of the disenchanted. These melodies are delivered in the old time way using only string band instruments, voices and no electricity. Songs of Redemption, Trains, Lost Love, Driftin', Broken Hearts & Life's daily trials make up the songbook of the Butcher Boys whose major influences are Old Time & Bluegrass tunes from the turn of the century to the present day. Although strongly influenced by these songs and styles of old the members are not too precious to let the songs take their own course and if felt natural will also let the harmony styles of the Topanga canyon troubadors of the nineteen sixties and seventies take their place. The group have been performing regularly throughout the Illawarra for the past year and will enter the studio to record their debut LP this autumn.