Europe/Canada Tour DAY 1 BLOG

DAY 1 of Euro/Can tour 2017

After a 26 hour flight via Hong Kong Airport with my mate/stage tech/driver/allrounder guy Brendan Saad came the nervous wait for the highly bubble-wrapped Whammy Clavinet. Well for once it actually was there is oversize waiting for me by the time I got there AND in one piece. PHEW!!! Anyway it was early 6am and we got the shuttle bus to our luxury IBIS hotel (haha) and of course the rooms the weren’t gonna be ready till 2pm. “C’mon, Just give me somewhere to sleep”

So it was another exciting coffee and beer filled wait sitting on my ass again. The tour still felt a bit surreal until I stepped outside and was slapped in the face by that Dutch greenbreeze coming from some young americans just chillin out the front. Yep it’s happening, we’re doing this 🙂

So Brendan and I finally got our rooms and I managed to sleep about 2 hours before getting picked up by my booking agent Martin. We went straight to the rehearsal studio to set up the gear in leu of the rest of the band arriving later in that night. I had a chance to play with the new Hammond XK5 again. This time with my Leslie 860 and a crazy rare Fender/Leslie 147 which sounded incredible. Sadly the 147 started playing up a little so I’m down to the one Leslie for #BOSPOP2017. But that’s fine. The 860 is actually a small beast and the Hammond XK5 really cuts it. Had to tweak a few things inside and together with my BK Butler Tube Driver pedal we’re in some serious business!

“Oh where did the time go” It still looked like midday outside but it was actually 8:30 pm and we had to pick up the rest of the band from Schipol Airport. First we found Soren Andersen. One of the finest guitar players and producers I’ve worked with. It was great to see him again and so nice of him to come down as a special guest for our set at Bospop. Then Chris Pearson, the legend who played bass on the Euro tour last year…. and of course Jackie Barnes my good mate and powerhouse drummer. All totally stuffed and ready to crash we instead rehearsed for 3 hours till midnight then packed the epic amount of gear we’ve hired and drove back to the hotel. After a very cheeky “Welcome to the tour” beer in the lobby with the fellas and facetime to the family in Australia , I crashed at around 1am.

BUT OF COUSRE I woke at 4:30am “DAMN JET LAG!!” so I decided to write this little blog post for you all 🙂

Wish us luck on BOSPOP today. Just hope my brain works 🙂

Lachy x

Preorders are open for ‘LIVE AT BLUES ON BROADBEACH 2016’


WOO HOO!! It’s finally being released on CD

Hey guys. Just letting you know that this benchmark concert for us is finally being released as a physical CD.
To HELP IT GET ON THE CHARTS I’ve decided to offer a free CD of my first album ‘Typically Individual’ to be sent out at the same time BUT ONLY IF YOU PREORDER BEFORE MAY 19 🙂

Just click the button or HERE and then make sure you select the ‘Compact Disc with Album Packaging’ option.

NOTE: for anyone who brought the digital version back in October last year. Please reply to me and I’ll send you a coupon so it’ll only be $5 plus shipping for you 🙂

Also remember if you’re a TEAM LACHY MEMBER then you’ll get your 15% off the CD

Thanks again you wonderful people and enjoy

Lachy

CANADA here we come. Woo Hoo

So excited to announce we’ll be playing 2 great festivals in Canada

First the Kitchener Blues Festival in Ontario on AUG 11 then Blues De Donnacona in Quebec on AUG 12th. I’m so excited to finally get to your shores.

These festivals are a good foot in the door for me so hopefully next year we’ll get some more shows over the west side of Canada 🙂

Lachy

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LACHY DOLEY – BIOGRAPHY

“Makes u feel good the way he plays that clavinet” – BOOTSY COLLINS

“The greatest living keyboard player in the world today” – GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple)

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Soul Rock Organ Player in the world today. A player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

Recently going viral on Facebook with videos clocking up millions of views. His version of the Bill Wither’s classic USE ME is now sitting at 1.7 million facebook views alone.

Lachy Doley has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts as diverse as Powderfinger, Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes, The Beautiful Girls – more recently recording on a new album of Joe Bonamassa’s which came out in early 2015. It was 2010 though, that saw the birth of THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP and they have been heavily recording and touring ever since.

The group’s latest album LOVELIGHT (Jan 20 2017) is on track to surpass their previous album by debuting at #40 on the Australian National Charts the ARIAS. Their previous album CONVICTION reached #5 on the UK Blues Broadcasters Charts, #1 on the Australian iTunes Blues Charts and #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts. Along with their 3rd tour of Europe and the UK plus their tour of Canada, 2017 is set to be a big year for the group.

The Lachy Doley Group are a unique and refreshing sound in Blues today. A power trio consisting of Bass, Drums, Doley on the Hammond and the incredibly rare 70 stringed Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet. All the while Lachy’s vocal screams with pain and passion like a direct extension to his heart.

The Lachy Doley Group are a unique sound in the classic and sometimes very traditional genre of the Blues. A power trio consisting of Bass, Drums and of course Doley firing on the Hammond, his vocal screaming from the heart and the incredibly rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet in which most people double take on when they realise that sound isn’t an electric guitar but a 70 stringed keyboard with a huge Whammy Bar sticking out the guts of it.

The Lachy Doley Group have played over 200 shows and festivals around the world since the first release in 2011 including Queenscliff Music Festival AU,Culemborg Blues Festival NL, Memphis Blues Festival US, Woodford Folk Festival AU, Caloundra Music Festival AU, Mitchell Creek Rock&Blues Festival AU and have been the stand out hit at the Gold Coast’s Blues On Broadbeach Festival over the last 5 years.

“If music storms existed on this planet, it might as well be Lachy Doley’s vocals and fiery instrumental performances you hear pulsating from cloud to cloud amidst flashes of lighting and claps of thunder” HEIDI LEIGH AXTON – Rhythms Magazine

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Recording and performing with Joe Bonamassa for the Betty Davis Songbook Album 2015

Two European tours as The Lachy Doley Group 2015/2016

Recording on Glenn Hughes’s album #RESONATE in Copenhagen 2016

Reaching 1.7 MILLION VIEWS on my Facebook video of USE ME

The Lachy Doley Group playing 2 nights at BB Kings in Memphis 2014

Being headhunted to play on the new version of HIGHWAY STAR with Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai and Chad Smith 2012

Rocking the main stage at the 2016 Blues on Broadbeach Festival

Reaching #40 with LOVELIGHT on the Australian ARIA charts

Reaching #5 with CONVICTION on the UK Blues Broadcasters Chart 2015

Reaching #1 LOVELIGHT on the OZ Blues&Roots Airplay Chart 2017

Reaching #1 LOVELIGHT on the OZ iTunes Blues Chart 2017

MUSIC

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WOO HOO! FOR A SHORT TIME I’VE ACTUALLY UPGRADED IT FROM A 7 TRACK EP TO

A FULL LENGTH  ‘BEST OF THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP’

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BEST OF THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
1.   Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City – Lovelight 2017
2.   Betcha I’ll Getcha – Conviction 2015
3.   Conviction – Conviction 2015
4.   Love Blinded Fool – S.O.S. 2013
5.   Lovelight – Lovelight 2017
6.   Make It Up – Conviction 2015
7.   Only Cure For The Blues Is The Blues – Lovelight 2017
8.   Still In Love – S.O.S. 2013
9.   Tin Solider – Unreleased 2013
10. Use Me – Conviction 2017
NOTE: The FREE ALBUM will only download to a COMPUTER, not a smartphone or tablet. Once downloaded you can then move the tracks to your smartphone through your iTunes or other software.

MY GEAR

My beautiful 57 Hammond C3 (Clover Leaf) –> BK Butler TUBE DRIVER –> Leslie 145

Hohner d6 Clavinet fitted with the Castle Bar Whammy System –> Cry Baby Wah –> Harris Tremolo –> 4×10 Fender Devil

Lachy's Rig

CONTACT

LACHY’S EMAIL: lachy@lachydoley.com

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