Celebrating 'Forty Years Young'
The originators of 'Oz Blues', Chain have reached a milestone in 2008 as they celebrate 40 years since first forming in 1968.
They are still the only blues band in the world to have a number one on Australian charts (Black'n'Blue) as well as a number two (Judgement). Together with singer Matt Taylor another number one (I Remember When I Was Young) and the double gold album 'Toward the Blues' ensured them a place in rock history.
With the Australian Blues Music 'Chain' Awards honouring their achievements at the Australian Blues Music Festival in Goulburn each year and as the first act listed in the new blues section of Screensound (National Archives) the accolades continue.
Founder member/guitarist Phil Manning & singer/harmonica player Matt Taylor each have highly successful careers as solo performers, and are regarded as among the finest exponents of their respective instruments this country has produced.
Drummer Barry Harvey's spectacular playing amazes audiences everywhere & together with the powerful drive of bassist Dirk Dubois, form the engine that motors the band through all their hits from the seventies to more recent Chain hits such as Spring Hill.
Their new material retains the earthiness of the 70s while including the insights and musicality expected from a lifetime of experience in the blues genre. These songs feature on their latest album titled 'Sweet Honey', and continue the tradition of 'Oz-Blues'.
Chain live is a great entertainment experience, and with four decades of albums & performances under their belt, it doesn't get any better than this!
"Chain's influence on Australian music has been enormous. They are renowned for their onstage chemistry and for being unafraid to admit their Australianness." - Rolling Stone magazine
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