The Lachy Doley Group - Conviction


Prachtig blues album uit Australië. The Lachy Doley Group heeft met hun derde release wat mij betreft goud in handen.

We horen hier blues in combinatie met het hammond orgel, een heerlijke combinatie. In Australië wordt Lachy Doley zelfs al de Jimi Hendrix van het orgel genoemd.Een vergelijking die goed te begrijpen is na het beluisteren van het album. De energie spat van het album af en de teksten zijn vaak spitsvondig en grappig.

De band stond al op de planken met o.a Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes en Joe Bonamassa. Australië is al helemaal om , nu Europa en de rest van de wereld nog. Mijn favoriete nummers op het album zijn ' Make It Up' , 'Conviction' en het rustige ' Too Late'. Aarzel niet en maak kennis met deze meer dan aangename verassing uit Australië  .



When did you first start singing? 


I first started singing when I started playing Piano around the age of 10. However I never took it seriously until I was in my twenties playing in a band called The Hands with my brother Clayton.

What did your family do to encourage you? 


I can't say they were particular encouraging. I think already having one musician in the family they were hoping for something else for me. However they did let me pursue my music if somewhat begrudgingly.

Who are your musical inspirations? 


I've been a session player for so so many artists. Always playing in their bands as a sideman. Since I've been focussing heavily on my band, The Lachy Doley Group and the distance we've come in such a short period of time I know that I'll be able to survive playing and touring the band without feeling like I have to play for other people. That really is my main goal. If I can tour around the world playing my music to people who want to hear then I'm a happy little organ player :-)

What kind of music do you listen to today? 


All sorts of music actually. I listen to a lot of young an independent/indie label music, especially those who share a love for the classics sounds and styles of the 60's and 70's. Like Alabama Shakes and The Dap Kings. There is a lot of great music being at the moment. I still predominantly listen to soul and blues from the same era. What an amazing time for music that was.

What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player? 


Most embarrassing songs would probably be Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound also When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman - Dr Hook (2 Hilarious Songs).

Where would you most like to perform?


The Palais in Amsterdam followed by Outta Space.

Who would you most like to open for? 


Steve Winwood without question.

If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?


Just playing my Hammond or an inventor.

What genre of music can't you stand to listen to? 


Cheesy Country Music.

What hidden talents do you have? 


Making awesome stuff out of space lego.

Best track you've ever written and why?


I think the best all round song I've written is Conviction from the Album of the same name. Lyrically it pulls at your heart and musically it has all the intensity I strive to produce in a song. Really proud this track.

Which question i did forget to ask?


Have you ever played music in a strip club? YES my first gig at the illegal age of 13.