Lloyd Spiegel + The Snowball Effect
8:00pm, Fri 5th October, 2012
Ruby's Lounge, VIC
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Australian blues legend Lloyd Spiegel is celebrating 21 years on the road this year. Playing his first shows at age 11, quite literally growing up in the music scene and touring the world while most kids were at school has resulted in a unique story and a life-long connection to the blues. A veteran in his early 30s, Lloyd is one of the most influential blues artists and most respected guitarists in the country, recently being named in Australian guitar magazine’s list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. Following up on the success of his award winning ‘Tangled Brew’ release and tour, Spiegel has created a new ALL NEW show with drummer Tim Burnham. The duo are touring the new show prior to recording a CD, expected to be released in September. $15 at door
To mark his 21st year of touring, Spiegel is putting 10% of all his CD sales in 2012 towards sending children living in poverty or rescued from the sex slavery trade to school. The intention is to send 100 children to school by the end of the year.
WINNER - Producer of the year, Solo / Duo act of the year and Male Artist of the year.
- Victoria / Tasmania Blues awards 2010
"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