Compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone and Leon Bridges by Rolling Stone, and with rave reviews from Triple J, American Blues Scene (US), Classic Rock (US), Blues Matters (UK) and more, Chloe Kay and The Crusade are one of the very few Gen Z female fronted blues, soul, rock n roll bands on the Australian scene, and they’re making international waves whilst they’re at it.
Known for her fierce and soulful powerhouse vocals and impassioned live performances, Chloe Kay and her mesmerising band were winners of the 2023 Sydney Blues Society “Favourite Emerging Act” award. They were also finalists in the Bluesfest Busking Competition and performed at Bluesfest 2022. The band closed out 2022 with a performance at the famous Woodford Folk Festival, and played to a sold out Meatstock crowd, took to the stage at Cronulla Jazz and Blues Fest, Kiama Jazz and Blues Fest, and more. They've spent 2023 playing packed out headline and support shows across Aus, they've also played multiple festivals including Canberra's Googfest alongside Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows to 10,000 strong crowd.
All three of their singles have had Triple J play, and been added to CMT rotation. Their latest single ‘Broken Woman’ was added to three of famed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s Spotify playlists and he included the song on his “Cutting Edge Blues of 2022” roundup playlist. Triple J and CMT both gave the song love with Triple J Mornings host Lucy Smith saying “A voice that'll make you sit the f*ck down and listen. The clarity, the range - outta this world!"
Their debut EP will be out in 2024.