Local stars in Blues and Brews line-up

Velvetsmyle putting out some tunes at last year’s Blues, Brews and BBQs.

THE first local band to perform at Blues, Brews and BBQs has been announced, and it’s the newly-formed The Blues Factory, made up of well-known Tumut musicians.

Clayton Denson, the rhythmic heartbeat behind The Blues Factory, has been jamming in bands across Tumut since he was a teen, with a rich experience in audio engineering giving him a well-tuned ear for creating the best sound to match his extensive percussive skills.

James Palmer lays down the soulful heartbeat of The Blues Factory with his skilful command of the bass. 

James is an all-rounder on the local music scene and great addition to The Blues Factory lineup.

Ian McCleod and Billy Barnett, the guitar virtuosos of The Blues Factory, are both self-taught from a young age. 

Ian’s extensive experience as both a guitarist across varying genres plus his rich background in audio engineering make him a valuable addition to The Blues Factory. 

Billy the bluesman has been on the Blues scene for many years, playing to captivated audiences at festivals and gigs across Sydney, NSW and Victoria.

Laura Rampling, the mesmerising lead vocals of The Blues Factory, effortlessly channels the soulful spirit of blues legends. Laura’s ability to belt out gritty blues-rock anthems or deliver tender soulful tunes will blow your mind, it’s no wonder Laura has been captivating local audiences for years.

Emma Peacock will be hitting the stage with supporting vocals for The Blues Factory, making an impact with her genuine passion and deep love for music. Emma is involved with many musical initiatives in the region, and is excited take her place next to The Blues Factory’s seasoned musicians.

Whether you’re a die-hard blues aficionado or a casual listener exploring the genre, The Blues Factory invites you to join them on a musical journey that is guaranteed to rock Blues Brews and BBQs this year.

Blues, Brews and BBQs is on at the Riverglade Caravan Park on Saturday, March 16.

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