Presented by Andy Brassett
Andy Brassett combines soulful vocals with Dobro slide guitar, percussive acoustic/electric guitar and foot operated percussion in a one-man-band format. This performance includes a collection of original delta blues, soul and roots ensembles. His vocals effortlessly transition from smooth falsettos to thunderous, pure blues gravel and when combined with percussive rhythms and bass, are both captivating and honest.
Growing up in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, immersed in his father's eclectic collection of music was the perfect setting for a self-taught, blues / roots / soul singer songwriter. Andy's musical influences include Reggae, Nu-Soul, Folk, Indie Rock, Funk and Blues. Influenced by the works of the Motown greats Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Delta Blues greats B.B King, Taj Mahal, Junior Kimbrough. With all performances being commanding and passionately intense.
Andy's unique sound draws from his diverse cultural background and life experiences, having lived in England, Mexico, India and Germany and has performed at almost every festival North of Mackay and performed nationally and internationally.