S3 E3 BOBBY BLUES Harmonica and Percussionist for The Harmonics - Funky Swinging Rhythm and Blues Band, Former Bands: The Toe Jammers, The Global Artichokes, The String Breakers, & Blu Stu Band

BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series

26-08-2022 • 55 mins

South Australian harmonica/percussionist Bobby Blues joins me this week to share his musical journey for the BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series.

Bobby whose given name is Greg Carmody, received his first harmonica when he was 8 years old, he played with it for a while and then put it away. It wasn't until he was 21 that he rediscovered that harmonica in a cupboard in his room, and this time he decided to teach himself how to play it. He joined his first band 'The Toe Jammers' in 1982, who changed their name to 'The Global Artichokes' in 1984. In 1986 he joined 'The String Breakers and continued to play with them until 1992 when he met Russell Stewart who asked him to join his band the 'Blu Stu Band', which was not only the start of a long-term association, but it was also the birth of Bobby Blues! The Blu Stu Band became The Harmonics - Funky Swinging Rhythm and Blues Band in 2008, and he has remained with this band ever since. Bobby also has a recording band and has recently released a couple of original songs "Rooster Blues" and "Teddy's Juke Joint."

Career highlights include; In 2013 Bobby was invited to play with Dan Aykroyd who was in Sydney to promote his Crystal Head vodka at the Rock Lily Bar. In 2015 whilst vising the USA he played in New Orleans with Luther Kent (Blood Sweat & Tears) at Hotel Monteleone, Willie Lockett & the Blues Crewe at the Vasso Blues Club, Mark Muleman Massey at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale Mississippi, and with various musicians at Teddy's Juke Joint in Baton Rouge.

Music; "Band It About" theme song, written and recorded by Catherine Lambert and Michael Bryant. Outro "Rooster Blues" written by Bobby Blues, Bobby Blues – Vocals and Harmonica, Tyler Venter - Slide Guitar, Milush Piochaud - Bass Guitar, Jack Strempel - Keyboard, and Angus Mason - Drums.

Links; all of the BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series links can be found here: https://linktr.ee/banditaboutpodcastseries

Bobby Blues YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/bobbyblues1000 where you can watch the videos that he directed, produced and edited.

https://www.facebook.com/TheHarmonicsFunkyBluesBand/

Thanks for listening. Di Spillane BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series Host/Creator/Editor.

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