Blues Artists

One of the benefits of being a member of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society is the ability to feature your Act on the MBAS website. Here we feature up-and-coming as well as professional blues artists in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Find out about who they are by visiting their website.

If you are an MBAS Member and wish to submit (or update) your details, please fill out the Blues Artists - Application.

Band Photo Aug 17 BOTY Split Text 100 Amnesia Blues Band
Amnesia Blues Band are the MBAS Vic/Tas Band Of The Year for 2016, bringing you original Chicago blues and boogie with stories of hard drinkin' women, lost loves and broken dreams. 
andrea marr Andrea Marr Band
Multi-Award winning, high energy, sassy, soulful original blues. Andrea Marr has been performing all over Australia since 1999, with international acclaim as one of the hardest working OZ blues women
Andrew Borg Andrew Borg
Andrew Borg GUITARIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER / VOCAL AND GUITAR TEACHER. Andrew is a solo artist. Playing blues, Soul, Ballads, Blues Rock on Acoustic, Slide, and electric guitars. Influences by many.
andy phillips Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk
Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk is a classic blues band headed by the dynamic and tasteful guitarist Andy Phillips. Influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mike Bloomfield & Jimi Hendrix to name a few.
Anna Scionti Anna Scionti
Anna's uninhibited foot stomping blues is honest and raw. On cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and stomp you will be immersed deep into her world of electrified dirty rhythmic blues.
Anthea 'Jewels' & Band Anthea-Jewels Sidiropoulos & Bill Ruffle
Anthea 'Jewels' & Band perform original and traditional Blues, Soul, & Rock n Roll with soulful powerhouse vocals, stirring guitar, sax and rhythms that leave audiences dancing and wanting more!
Backbeat Prophets Backbeat Prophets
Colin Perry & Allan Kent, a team of seasoned blues artists combining deep southern blues sounds with atmospheric electric blues, and just a bit of jump thrown in.
Blues Fusion Blues Fusion
Blues Fusion is a 5-piece band based in Victoria's Goldfields producing soulful electric blues. The band launched in 2023 with release of their debut single "Free Market Blues".
smokinsam Cargo Blues Band
Smokin Sam & Cargo Blue Band are experienced musicians with a wide range of styles and feels for Blues and Blues & Roots music. One of Melbourne's hottest Rock and Blues performers.
Christine Manetta Christine Manetta
Singer/Songwriter Christine Manetta, performing an eclectic energy driven collection of works: Ska Blues to Soul Jazz with Afro-Beats and Electronica Howler Funk Blues. 2022 Album - One Woman One Day
Cobra 45s Cobra 45s
Houserockin' rhythm & blues grooves grounded in 50s/60s Chicago blues - rock & roll - jump blues and boogie. 'Shake with the Snake'.
HeyGringo Daryl Roberts & Hey Gringo
Groove Injected Funky Blues & Roots with a tongue in cheek edge is what to expect from these seasoned unique multi-instrumentalists. Formed in the 90s and four acclaimed albums.
dave disproe Dave Diprose
If you like your blues hard-bitten, old school and raw; with stinging bottleneck guitar, foot stomp and harmonica, then Dave is your man. He is an engaging storyteller, highly-regarded songwriter and an exceptional guitarist.
Doc White Doc White
Doc White is the 2004 winner of Vic/Tas Blues Song of the Year. Self described songster and blues poet, Doc also writes for theatre and screen and has appeared in concert around Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Europe and the US.
Gary McFarlane Dollar Twenty Blues Band
The Dollar Twenty Blues Band is a Melbourne based blues band. Blues to make you want to get up and boogie, vocals to make you want to sing, stomp and clap your hands, and a rhythm section to make you.
dreamboogie Dreamboogie
Dreamboogie, a modern Blues band, are fronted by the talented Rebecca Davey. A talented back line of Sam Buckley (guitar), Connor O’Neill (bass) and Robert B Dillon (drums) provides a sound both contemporary, yet steeped in the history of the Blues.
fiona boyes Fiona Boyes
Founding MBAS committee member & winner of the IBC, Memphis USA. Internationally acclaimed guitarist, vocalist & songwriter, Fiona Boyes is equally at home on electric and acoustic guitar, with 5 USA Blues Music Award nominations to her credit.
Geoff Achison Geoff Achison
Geoff Achison is an independent Australian musician who has forged his own path to a successful career that has won him fans all over the world.
Greg Dodd and the Taildraggers Greg Dodd and the Hoodoo Men
The band is heavily influenced by the early recordings made in Chicago and consists of some of Melbournes’ finest blues musicians. hree members have all won the prestigious MBAS Blues Challenge.
greg walsh Greg Walsh
Singer/songwriter/pianist performing soulful genres including the blues. Released original album "A Busy Street".
john williams John Williams Double Shot Of Blues
John Williams heads up power Blues trio DoubleShot. A mixture of reworked blues classics and original rocking riffs,makes this band so exciting to hear live. Michael Emmerling on 5 string bass,.Taleb Taleb on drums complete John's jaw dropping guitar and slide riffs.
john luke shelley John-Luke Shelley
John-Luke Shelley is a highly acclaimed guitarist/vocalist & rising talent. With his band High Speed Steel featuring Brett Shelley on rhythm guitar, Johnny Tesoriero on drums & Mick Field on bass guitar, he amazes audiences with his guitar riffs and performances of original material & well-known blues covers.
leigh sloggett duo Leigh Sloggett Duo
The Leigh Sloggett Duo play, original blues music with Leigh’s distinctive husk-tinged vocals and compelling musicianship on open tuned and lap-slide guitar, driven and punctuated by the expressive drumming of Les Oldman. “Great feel band – great songs”. – Russell Morris.
Leroys Curse Leroy's Curse
Leroy' s Curse are a Melbourne-based blues and soul band featuring a perfect blend of experienced musicians and exciting new talent.
They play a great mix of traditional blues from artists such as B.B. King, Leroy Carr and Robert Johnson together with some fantastic soul tunes from Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Eva Cassidy to name just a few.
Les Stacpol Band Les Stacpool Band
Les Stacpool-"one of the finest guitarists in the world" (Aust Musician mag). Bundles of swamp attitude amidst ghost-notes and delightful chord harmony with Robby Chuggs (b,v) and Les Oldman.
Mojo Matters Mojo Matters
Mojo Matters have a deep desire to play the music they love, sharing a passion for both classic and contemporary blues and roots. Whether they are paying homage to the classics or adding their own contemporary twist, Mojo Matters takes audiences on a heartfelt journey through the heart and soul of blues and roots. As the new band in town, they are here to shake up the scene and establish themselves as the go-to blues and roots band in Melbourne. Mojo Matters are Shazz Pottenger on vocals, Jeff Rosser on guitar, Jeff Baldwin on bass, Noel Ashford on drums and Shane Phillipson on harp.
Mr Black & Blues Mr Black & Blues
Mr Black & Blues (aka Michael Pollitt) spent 10 years living in London and is now back in his native Melbourne running his label Breakneck Records named after he broke his neck in 2006.
Nick Charles Nick Charles
The Age has called him "Australia's virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues" and with a multitude of awards worldwide, ten US tours and more than a dozen albums Nick is a must see blues performer!
Paulie Bignell an the Thornbury Two Paulie Bignell and the Thornbury Two
Rock'n'Roll'n'Blues from the suburbs. Great original songs mixed with a few old classics done PB style!
Phil Manning Phil Manning
A performer since the sixties, Phil Manning has been a huge influence on blues music in Australia. His originality and great energy is supported with impeccable guitar playing, a great mix of songs and a good dose of humour.
Ray Varela - Siltman - Cold Winters Day Ray Varela
SILTMAN - stirring the gritty sediment at the bottom of the blues barrel to create some alternative blues rock.
Ross Helmot Ross Helmot
Freelance guitar player and one of Melbourne's finest teachers. From the acoustic blues of Mississippi John Hurt & Blind Blake to T Bone, the Kings and the modern electric players.
The Andy Layfield Sound The Andy Layfield Sound
As a four-piece band, the group has a unique vibe which is not your average original Blues band. Described as “Blues and groove with vibe”, they perform original and contemporary Blues compositions from Andy’s two CD releases.
The Jackson Four The Jackson Four
Their Cool Blues and Hammond B3 Grooves have received critical acclaim internationally. With their debut CD, ˜Love the Life" entering the U.K Blues charts at no.17 in October, 2015. Followed by nominations for U.K. Blues CD of the month
Troy Wilson Troy Wilson
Original songs, Old-time, Jug Band, Pre-War Blues, Stomps and Rags.
Wilson & White Wilson & White
Original Songs, Smoking Ballads, Bawdy Blues and Juke Joint Boogies. Winners at the 2016 VIC/TAS Blues Music Awards and Finalists at the 2017 Australian Blues Music Awards. "Wilson & White"
Wayne Jury Wayne Jury
Wayne Jury's music can evoke strong emotions. His exceptional voice has the power, the technical strength and the main ingredient - absolutely heartfelt soul - to really move the audience.