What’s the Old Blood story?
Edo Ekic (lead guitarist) and I met at a party one night and started jamming as a result and from there this thing just grew. We quickly asked a uni mate Shaun Liddel-Jennings (bass) to join us. After about two years with a few different drummers we had Tyler Ray Michie (drummer) join us. A lot of our early gigs were at The Perth Blues Club and Mojos and it has just evolved into something I wouldn’t change for the world. We also recently added a second guitar to the group in Jules Peet.
What’s your sound?
We’re a predominantly blues/soul based band but between the five of us we draw from a wide variety of influences. At the moment we’re listening to artists like J.J. Cale, The Allman Brothers and Pops Staples.
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How has 2015 treated you? What were the highlights?
We’ve been really fortunate this year and we’ve had a lot of fun. Jules Peet join this year and adding another guitarist has really changed our writing and performance for the better. Playing West Coast Blues & Roots in March was definitely a highlight, and we just got back from playing at the Wave Rock Weekender which is a truly special festival, as well as a bunch of great regional shows and festivals.
What does the rest of the year hold?
We’re playing pretty heavily up to the end of the year supporting some great bands like Kingswood and Morgan Bain, Matt T Wall and Eddy Boyd and the Phatapillers. Also really looking forward to playing some new venues, like Jimmy’s Den and the Quarry Amphitheatre in December. We’re also hoping to record again by the end of the year.
Originally published in X-Press Magazine