A little about the Band...........

Tony Shergold – Guitar Vocals 

Tony Shergold has many years experience playing in many well known Perth bands, including the recent outfit OffGrid,.

Tony Shergold is a virtuoso guitarist, bassist and singer/songwriter. Although an eclectic musician he is well-known locally as a great blues-based guitarist. He has worked with Rick Steele & the Hot Biscuit Band and fronted his own Tony Shergold Band in the 1990s. Tony has also recorded an album ‘Twenty First Century Blues’ produced by Tony at Tone Zone Studios Perth which has been described as a brilliant contemporary blues album.

As a young man Tony also recorded an album with Greg Lake from the iconic Progressive Rock 70s supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer. 

 

Brad Wintle Guitar/ Vocals

Brad’s musical versatility stems from extensive experience performing blues, contemporary rock, Irish music, and original compositions.

Known for his searing vocals and rich guitar sounds, Brad has performed throughout London and Ireland. On his return to Western Australia Brad performed with acoustic duo ‘Acoustic Cara’, the acoustic pop rock trio – ‘Fitzcarraldo’ and fronted the hard-hitting blues rock outfit ‘Rattle Gun Road.’

More recently, Brad has linked up with British harmonicist Adam Norton, along with a powerhouse swinging rhythm section to form the ‘Blue City Wailers’ whose discipline resides in the electrifying Chicago blues sound.

Brad’s heart will always remain loyal to his love of the blues, and is strongly influenced by artists such as Albert King, Albert Collins, Howling Wolf, Abu Talib, The Allman Brothers Band, Robben Ford, and Eric Clapton. Brad has often said “my time is now dedicated to the Blue City Wailers following a purist attitude to the delivery of a raw and energetic music that will set dance floors alight across Perth, and possibly further.”

Grant Hills – Drums

Grant ‘Big G’ Hills, is the drummer for the ‘Blue City Wailers’, where his well developed swing style adds to their distinct Chicago Blues sound. Originating from Auckland, New Zealand, as a youngster, he was inspired by well renowned New Zealand blues artists, such as The Willy Dyson Blues Band, Hammond Gamble, and Midge Marsden.

Grant played with a number of blues rock bands, be- fore moving to Perth, where he played with a number of local blues and swing bands, such as the ‘Freight Hoppers’, and the ‘Swinging Brass Razzos’.

Grant has a wide range of influencers including Christopher Layton, Fred Bellow, Sam Lay, Bernard Purdue, and Marty Dodson amongst his strongest drumming influences today.

John Walton  –  Bass Guitar and Vocals 

 

 

John Walton brings the Blue City Wailers decades of musical experience, adding his unique warm tones to the mix has really lifted the band to another level.   

Johns has played in many bands over the years playing blues, jump blues, country, swing, and Rock, N, Roll.   

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