“THAT is the blues”
For as long as she can remember, Chloe Kay’s main objective has been to keep the blues alive. Since the age of 17 she has been working as a successful music journalist, writing for American Blue Scene, Rhythms Magazine, and Bluesfest TV among others.
In 2018 after years of interviewing talented artists the Aussie vocalist and songwriter decided to take a step forward and let her own talent shine.
In mid 2019 Chloe Kay and Brazilian blues guitarist Lucas Diniz had a chance meeting, and discovered they possess a musical bond that defies language.
Inspired by their soul-connection, they immediately began writing an amalgamation of spirited songs together. Soon they had enlisted the help of bassist Johnatan Mam, a fellow Brazilian whose playing is deeply rooted in blues and funk, and veteran blues drummer Garnet Meekings and thus Chloe Kay and the Crusade was born.
Capturing the ears, eyes, and hearts of every audience they play in front of, the band’s powerful yet delicate approach to the blues is packed full of feel, ferocity, finesse, and vibrato good enough to make a grown man cry.
“You’re a great singer and songwriter. You’re at that place where it shines through as you and for you.” – Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos)
Pulling inspiration from blues musicians, soul singers, bossa nova players, jazz prodigies, and folk rockers from times past and present they have managed to produce a sound of their own design.
The worldly band have spent the last few months busking on the streets of Sydney, and playing shows in Sydney and are currently working on their debut EP.
At 22 Chloe Kay is finally on stage and in front of the mic; her church, her home, her calling. With The Crusade by her side the blues is in abundance, and this is only just the beginning….
Chloe Kay and The Crusade’s debut single Locked Down (Live at the Mambo Kitchen) is OUT NOW!
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