“The Guitar and Voice of The Bondi Cigars bringing it back home”
Shane Pacey – Guitar and Vocals
Paul Blasi – Bass
Dave Fester – Drums
In a time when blues is in great danger of being swallowed by the all-encompassing term “roots music,” the very concept of a blues band seems to be almost a quaint idea.
SHANE PACEY and BAND are that rare (and becoming rarer!) thing… A dedicated blues band, rather than a solo star with supporting musicians.
Although Shane’s other band, The BONDI CIGARS is still very much a going concern, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the guitar playing/singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50’s and 60s.
Shane states “The main aim is to create something totally different to The Cigars” but rather a no-nonsense trip through blues’ back pages, all played with Shane’s customary attack and passion. Very evident on The Shane Pacey Blues Trio CD – “Repayment”. (Look for a new CD to be released soon too) His Rhythm Section: Well known Sydney Duo…Paul Blasi on bass. Paul is one of this towns’ most respected players…recently joined SPB with an expanse of knowledge and talent to add to our Blues world. Paul has played with many great artists. (Including B’Dussy, Leanne Paris Band, Slewfoot and The Bluetongues) But having him here – Bringin’ it home – is where he belongs.
With Dave Fester on drums. The engine room is complete. Dave has had 3 decades of Blues n’ Roots. Constantly touring. Sharing the stage with many of the greats. (Including The Bondi Cigars – Glenn Cardier & the SideShow – The PJ O’Brien BAND) See www.davofester.com.au for more. The trio’s goal is to produce a big sound that aims for the soul and the feet. “Don’t expect a polite little band tapping away in the corner,” says Shane. ..and he means it, too.