BIG BIG NEWS GUYS!! The Lachy Doley Group has started a CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN to help us get to MEMPHIS in 2015. What a huge opportunity for us if we can get the funds together I've put together heap of REWARDS like CD's / Hammond Lessons / House Concerts and more.... PLEASE SHARE With your help we may just get over there So THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!!
So Excited!! This long weekend I'll be playing at Caloundra Music Festival. One of the most beautiful parts of the Australian Coastline. So many amazing acts including Dumpstaphunk (USA) and The Bamboos. We'll be hitting the festival on Monday on the SURF STAGE at 4:15 to 5:15. It's going to be huge and the party will keep going with The Strides on straight after, then Dumpstaphunk and then the New Orleans Super Funk Jam
Yep you got it. ME. and my wife Jemima of course :-) Yesterday we welcomed into the world little baby Dashiel (Dash-e-ul) Hunter Doley. Unbelievable feeling!!!!! I still can't believe I'm actually a father. He is the most adorable thing I've ever seen and is already locking eyes and responding to various things :-)
With any luck he take up the Hammond Organ just like dad. But really I don't mind as long as he grows up to become passionate about something!!
Yesterday we won the right to represent Sydney, Australia at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2015. I'm just so excited to be able to show off my unique stylings of the blues to the people who lived it and gave it life. Jan Bangma, Byron Goodwin and Myself will be making sure we make the most of it and I plan on giving it every little thing I can muster and put on the greatest half an hour of the Lachy Doley Group eva :-)
However we are going to need to funds to get over there. Stay tuned for an exciting fund raising gig which will be announced very soon.
This has got to be one of the craziest times for me. Jem is about 32 weeks pregnant and to get ready we're moving into a bigger place just down the road in Earlwood :-) Our new place will have heaps more space for the little fella as well as room for all my large vintage keyboards. At the same time as moving, I be right in the middle of an exciting run of shows through regional Vic, Melbourne and Adelaide. Reminds of what my mum used to say "There's just not enough hours in the day" :-)
Still on a high from Broadbeach Blues festival. What a huge time we had there this year. Playing my biggest show under my own name ever. We got there on the friday evening and went straight into work mode setting up at the ENVY hotel. Getting the Hammond C3 up a few stairs was a bit of a bitch but always worth it. Absolutely packed in there. I was a little worried in might turn into a 'requesting bad covers' fest. But instead I was able to do my usual show, Ballads and all. In fact it was amazing to see so many people singing along. Bloody Awesome!!!
The next gig was the absolute highlight of my career. It was Saturday afternoon around at 2:45pm when we hit the Main stage at Blues on Broadbeach. We started of with a big crowd and by the end we had over 3000 people watching and cheering. Completely SOLD OUT of CD's. Can't believe I only packed 40. Rookie Error. (If you did miss out you can click here to buy one )
We were also lucky enough to have Sasha and Louri from MusicLive4U come down with 7 cameras and film the entire thing. So stay tuned to see these clips. I'll be letting you know about them as soon as they go live :-)
It's been almost a month since my LIVE AT 303 - DVD came out and I'm absolutely stoked to tell you that you can buy the concert as a traditional audio album.
BTW: The DVD launches in Melbourne and Sydney were amazing. I'm constantly surprised and inriched by how much you guys give to me when I play. I try to give every performance everything fucking thing I've got. But what I get back in return from you is double. So thanks so much!
I've also a few festivals coming up if you feel like making a trip outta of town. Firstly the Broadbeach blues festival in may. That was my absolute highlight from last year. Then later down the track we have the PEAK (snowy mountains music festival) and more to be announced soon.
Yep. Last October as part of the SOS tour we decided to record our 303 show in Northcote for a DVD release. I'm happy to say that's it now been completed and has turned out amazing. It was an extremely special night and everyone playing their asses off. I can't wait for you all to see what we've done. In the meantime though you can preorder the DVD here for a free audio download of one of the tracks and also check out the wicked trailer :-)
Love you all and check the festival dates piling up for next year :-)
WOO HOO! Tonight I'm really really excited to be playing at the Queenscliff Music Festival. We'll be firing the B3 and having an all round ball of a time. 9:30 on the Pelican Stage!!!! Then if you're still around on sunday we'll be doin' it again at the VIP bar at 1:45pm. It a bloody brilliant festival and I cant wait to see all the other talent that's goin on as well :)
Then it's down to Adelaide next weekend for the Deep South Roots and Blues Festival. Again we'll be playing a alongside almost the entire of Adelaide's Roots and Blues Muso for a serious night of music!!! Life is Good :-)
Other news is that the DVD filming of 303 last month is coming up beautiful!!!. Jackson Raine has done a killer job filming and editing the footage and I cant wait to show you all. Stay Tuned :-)
It's been an exciting couple of weeks with more ahead!!
Thursday night saw the night of nights for the independent, do it yourself musicians of Australia. It was a great fun night giving us little bit of glamour usually reserved for the mega celebs. The Lachy Doley Group got there early and walked the red carpet with high hopes of bagging a MusicOz award but alas it was not to be. We had nine songs in the running and came away with only a sore head and some fun memories. We backed up the awards by playing a set at the after party which was held in The Marquee and was a serious blast. I must amdit it had been a few hours with a few beers in the tank before we got on stage. Not sure how good it was for the audience but the band certainly had an awesome time with it peaking at the end with me pushing poor Adam of his drum stool. Good Times!!!!
Looking forward to playing the Wickham Hotel this friday in Islington/Newcastle it's always a beauty and they seriously make you feel so welcome there :-) Then off to Adelaide and Perth for the last of the Day On The Green shows with Bernard Fanning!!!
Which leaves Queenscliff Music Festival and Adelaide Deep South Festival left in November but we'll talk about them more later.
So I'm right in the middle of my SOS tour but I'm still managing to squeeze in some more biz with some friends and other events
This will be a big week for me. First up I'm performing a track with Powderfinger guitarist and writer Darren Middleton on Channel 10's wake up tomorrow morning. We'll be playing "Let Go" from his debut solo album TRANSALTIONS.
Then thursday night I have 9 songs in the MusicOz awards and will be performing at the after party at the Star. What a fantastic and important event for us independent music makers. The organises have gone all out to make us feel appreciated this year and I can't to frock up and walk the red carpet :-)
Friday I've a last minute show booked at the Wharf At Wagstaffe on the central coast. It's a great night out and a superb location. It's BYO too so go nuts :-)
Then sat I'm back with Bernard Fanning for another DAY ON THE GREEN show. This time in the Yarra :-)
Happy to announce that S.O.S. and reached the number 2 spot on the Oz Blues and Roots airplay chart for September. Thankyou so much to all the wonderful radio presenters who have been supporting me. Without you guys we would have chance :-)
Well the tour is almost over and it's been a serious ride. All the shows have been amazing and it's been great meeting so many wonderful new people as well as some Facebook friends. Have covered a lot of miles driving the Hammond and Clavinet around the country but it's been more than worth it. Big thanks to everyone who's helped me out in the tour. Jan Bangma, Byron Goodwin, Adam Church, Samuel Cope, Joey Cope, Jackson Raine, Simon Meli, Rhythm Section!!
Last thursday we filmed and recorded the show at Melbourne's 303 and will be releasing a DVD hopefully soon. It was a ripper of show and am so excited we captured this tour live :-)
We've got a few more shows as part of the tour so I hope to see a few more of you in the next month. Big Love! Lachy
Woo Hoo. Last night. S.O.S hit the number 2 position on the iTunes Blues charts just behind Oz legend Russell Morris. It's been hovering in the top 10 all week. So if you haven't already got a copy, grab one now and maybe we can bump it up to NO.1
Love you all!!
I'm off to the Gold Coast tomorrow for more of the SOS tour BAM!!!!
I'm starting to get really excited about the release of S.O.S. It's just over 2 weeks until Sep 27 when you'll be able to download it from iTunes or purchase a physical copy from CDBABY.com. The feedback for all the tracks has been overwhelming thus far. I've already had 1000's of listens of the new tracks and I still haven't posted them all up yet. My little homemade clip for 'Jemima Jane' has gone somewhat viral in the keyboard world as it features the very rare Whammy Clav with over 1000 views within its first 2 weeks.
I LOVE COMMUNITY RADIO! So far SOS has been played by over 50 various radio programs throughout Australia and Overseas as well as the ABC's triple J which has given 'Love Blinded Fool' a wee push. Thanks so much for your support!
There are still tickets available for the very special Album Launch Show at the Vanguard on the 3rd of October. Sydneysiders, get your tickets HERE to avoid being left out :-)
Here's the latest installment from the Album for your previewing pleasure.
It's Called THE UNDERGROUND and it's easily the nastiest sound on the Album!!! Enjoy
My most requested song is now up on Soundcloud and the website. One of the first songs I wrote for the new album which has become my most asked about track. I'm so glad can finally show this studio version off to everyone. It has some of the most emotive Hammond Organ playing I've ever produced and vocal I couldn't be more proud of. Please enjoy!!
Let me start by saying Simon Meli IS the nicest man in showbiz and I was lucky enough to have him as my Best Man for my wedding last year. We've done a stack of gigs together going back to his 'Ohh La La' days, some 'Organ In Rock' shows and more recently his current band THE WIDOWBIRDS
As soon as I wrote this track I knew it would be a perfect duet for us to do. We've both been putting in the endless hours to get our shit up off the ground and we won't stop.
The recording has a serious relentless Hammond organ grind and with soulful singing and a whole heap of passion. Also trip out! to the Whammy Clav solo.
I'm so excited to finally announce my S.O.S. Album Launch Tour. I'll covering most of the east coast and down to Adelaide on this 13 date run which also includes Queenscliff Music Festival and Deep South SA Roots and Blues Festival. I'll be using the real Hammond and the transcendental Whammy Clavinet so there be no planes for me. Just epic road trips :-)
I've whacked Track 3 up from the upcoming Album. It's called Jemima Jane and it's about my beautiful wife Jem. The feature sound of the track is a tremolo and delay soaked Whammy Clavinet which sounds almost like a lap steel guitar.
Another week closer to the release means another track from album is up on soundcloud and everywhere for you to check out. Track 2 is THE WALKING DEAD. A tribute to my favourite show on tv of the same name. This track features a few special things including Jan Bangma's amazing bass playing. The whole song is based around a serious bass riff which keeps the song stable whilst everything and everyone else goes crazy. 2nd major feature is the good ole THEREMIN. The classic sound of all vintage horror soundtracks. The moment you hear it come in you'll know :-) So grab you headphones, turn off the lights, Hop into bed and turn it up for 4 minutes of intense HORROR
New Album Finished. - S.O.S. (Singer Organ Soul) by THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
So excited cos I'll have the hot little things in my hand in 2 weeks but it's not officially released until Sept 27.
I've decided I'm going to put a new song up each week on SOUNDCLOUD until the release for you guys to check out. TRACK 1 is called "Love Blinded Fool" and is up there already. An upbeat soul song featuring the infamous TRAMP groove, light hearted number about being made to look a fool.
I thought this was a good one to open the new album as it features both the Hammond C3 and my new Whammy Clavinet giving it the Albert Collins treatment with some serious vibe.
Stay tuned each week for a new track and please share over facebook, twitter and so on if you feel. Any HELP would be so greatly appreciatted!!!!!
ALSO - The S.O.S. Australian National tour will be announced in the next few days!!!!
LONG LIVE THE HAMMOND!!
So excited cos I'll have the hot little things in my hand in 2 weeks but it's not officially released until Sept 27. I've decided I'm going to put a new song up each week on SOUNDCLOUD until the release for you guys to check out. TRACK 1 is called "Love Blinded Fool" and is up there already. An upbeat soul song featuring the infamous TRAMP groove, light hearted number about being made to look a fool.I thought this was a good one to open the new album as it features both the Hammond C3 and my new Whammy Clavinet giving it the Albert Collins treatment with some serious vibe. Stay tuned each week for a new track and please share over facebook, twitter and so on if you feel. Any HELP would be so greatly appreciatted!!!!! ALSO - The S.O.S. Australian National tour will be announced in the next few days!!!! LONG LIVE THE HAMMOND!!
Mixing the record and recording a duet with Simon Meli of my new song 6 FEET UNDER
Had a big 3 days. Sunday I went around to THE WIDOWBIRD, Simon Meli's place to record his vocals for a new song of mine called 6 Feet Under. We've done it as a duet style like Mick Jagger and David Bowie's Dancing in the street (or maybe not quite like that). Anyway it's turned out fantastic. Full of emotion and passion as always. Can't wait for you guys to hear it.
Then just yesterday we filmed a few music videos for the new album including 6 Feet Under and another which will remain nameless. We drove about an hour north of Sydney to Krypyical Photo Studios in Gosford. A great white room studio run by a mate of my drummer, Adam Church .Along with Adam and bassist, Jan Bangma, we lugged in the Hammond and the Clavinet, the drums, the bass rig and about million others things as well as outfits. Most of which never got used. Was a whole lot more fun and easier than I thought it would be. Mr. Simon Meli also came in to perform on 6 Feet Under. All in all we managed to get some great footage thanks to Gavin Owen who shot the clips. Can't wait to start piecing it together. Stay Tuned!!!!!
Album is almost done now. Just a few tweaks then off to Mastering BAM!!! Now what shall i do for the artwork??
Mixing the record and recording a duet with Simon Meli of my new song 6 FEET UNDER Had a big 3 days. Sunday I went around to THE WIDOWBIRD, Simon Meli's place to record his vocals for a new song of mine called 6 Feet Under. We've done it as a duet style like Mick Jagger and David Bowie's Dancing in the street (or maybe not quite like that). Anyway it's turned out fantastic. Full of emotion and passion as always. Can't wait for you guys to hear it. Then just yesterday we filmed a few music videos for the new album including 6 Feet Under and another which will remain nameless. We drove about an hour north of Sydney to Krypyical Photo Studios in Gosford. A great white room studio run by a mate of my drummer, Adam Church .Along with Adam and bassist, Jan Bangma, we lugged in the Hammond and the Clavinet, the drums, the bass rig and about million others things as well as outfits. Most of which never got used. Was a whole lot more fun and easier than I thought it would be. Mr. Simon Meli also came in to perform on 6 Feet Under. All in all we managed to get some great footage thanks to Gavin Owen who shot the clips. Can't wait to start piecing it together. Stay Tuned!!!!!
Album is almost done now. Just a few tweaks then off to Mastering BAM!!! Now what shall i do for the artwork??