Flamin’ Crows to take wing

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AUS­TRALIAN Blues Awards fi­nal­ists the Flamin’ Crows are set to rev up the Dar­win 4WD, Car­a­van & Out­back Camp­ing Expo, with per­for­mances on both days of the Expo.

Born from the stages of Aus­tralia’s south-west, the Flamin’ Crows in­cor­po­rate ele­ments from the acous­tic, slide and elec­tric blues spec­trum and have de­vel­oped a com­plex reper­toire of driv­ing orig­i­nal blues mu­sic and toetap­ping adapted classics.

In a re­cent pur­ple patch, the Flamin’ Crows were awarded a ‘‘wild­card’’ by the Blues at Bridgetown Com­mit­tee fol­low­ing a stel­lar per­for­mance at their vol­un­teers’ cel­e­bra­tion which saw the band per­form on the main stage at this year’s 20th An­niver­sary of Blues at Bridgetown.

The band has also been se­lected to per­form at the Broadbeach Blues Fes­ti­val on the Gold Coast and were fi­nal­ists in Best New Tal­ent cat­e­gory of the Aus­tralian Blues Awards for 2013, se­cur­ing their po­si­tion on the bill for the Aus­tralian Blues Fes­ti­val 2014.

The Flamin’ Crows have pricked the ears of many tra­di­tional and mod­ern blues fans and are set to light a wild fire across the Aus­tralian blues mu­sic scene.

It will con­tinue when the trio land on stage at the Dar­win 4WD Expo at 5pm to­day and 4pm Sun­day with their up-tempo dy­namic show fea­tur­ing ma­te­rial from their de­but orig­i­nal al­bum Pie in the Sky.

Since re­leas­ing the al­bum in Oc­to­ber last year, the Tex- an blues-styled trio is re­ceiv­ing ra­dio play and a pos­i­tive re­sponse to both the al­bum and their raw, edgy live per­for­mances.

‘‘We wanted to push the bound­aries of Aus­tralian blues mu­sic and we wound up in some in­ter­est­ing and un­char­tered ter­ri­to­ries,’’ said bass gui­tarist Carl Hol­royd.

Fea­tur­ing the silky swing of Yu­gon Chobanoff on the drums and the majesty of Carl Hol­royd on bass gui­tar, the Flamin’ Crows rhythm sec­tion is rock solid and has an air-tight qual­ity that is suf­fo­cat­ingly good.

To­gether Chob and Carl fuel the fire of Al Rogers’ blis­ter­ing gui­tar and soul­ful vo­cal per­for­mances.

‘‘We are re­ally look­ing for­ward to play­ing in Dar­win at the Expo, we know it is go­ing to be a great ex­pe­ri­ence.’’

‘‘We will be giv­ing it ev­ery­thing we got and we’re set for a huge event,’’ Hol­royd said.

The band will be avail­able to sign al­bums af­ter the show.

HEAVEN for four-wheel-driv­ers, campers and car­a­van­ers. . . the Dar­win 4WD, Car­a­van and Out­back Camp­ing Expo is on at the Dar­win Show­grounds this week­end

Flamin’ Crows will hit the stage at the Dar­win 4WD, Car­a­van and Out­back Camp­ing Expo

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