Lloyd Spiegel $10
10:00pm, Sat 4th August, 2012
Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
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With 8 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 20 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into his 30 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country's leading Blues artists and most respected guitarists.
Since age 13, Spiegel has toured the globe with frequent visits to Europe and the United States where he toured with countless blues legends and supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James. More recently, Lloyd found commercial success in Japan, performing sold out concerts at Tokyo Disneyland regularly.
Lloyd is also the world-wide demonstrator and premier endorsee for Cole Clark Guitars. Australia's most internationally recognized musical instruments were first designed with Lloyd's hard hitting style in mind and as a result, he has been invited to perform at every major guitar event in the world.
The latest album, Tangled Brew has been noted as Lloyd's finest work in various publications. The year-long launch tour earned him a horde of new fans as well as 3 Victorian Blues Awards and sold out shows across Australia in the country's most iconic music venues. 'Tangled Brew' was number 1 on the Australian blues/roots radio chart for several months and is still within the 20 most played blues albums on Australian radio.
"Spiegel has stamped himself as one of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history, of ANYTHING. It's a powerhouse of brutal honestly."
- Rhythms magazine
"This record, with effortless cool and style, heralds the arrival of a true star. Spiegel has been toiling for 20yrs. This is his statement, and indeed, the high watermark. Ignore it at your peril!!"
- Inpress magazine, Melbourne
"Tangled Brew is set to launch Lloyd from the trenches of continuous touring for no reward to the stratospheric heights of god given, past due recognition. Spiegel has always been known, over a career spanning almost two decades as a guitarist almost without peer but here in the hallowed confines of this record he truly shows why... Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door."
-Australian Guitar Magazine