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Clayton Doley's Bayou Billabong

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Clayton Doley is a giant of the Australian Blues Scene, Sydney Blues Society's Keyboard Player of the Year for the fifth year running, Clayton has played with a who's who of international artists. His virtuosity on the hammond organ is unmatched and has seen him tour the world performing with artists such as Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Joe Bonamassa, Walter 'Wolfman' Washington, Harry Manx, Steve Cropper & Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T & the M.G.'s, Blues Brothers), David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power), Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Louisiana Red, Guitar Shorty, Renee Geyer, The Mighty Reapers, Eugene Hideaway Bridges - to name a few. The most unique and sophisticated voice in contemporary retro soul today, Clayton is a master musician, a killer boogie woogie piano player, a super funky Hammond player, and a remarkable singer/songwriter with a passion for creating new works that could have been recorded by the R&B greats from the 50’s and 60’s. His current project Clayton Doley’s Bayou Billabong, featuring Sydney Jazz and Blues royalty, captures the essence of the New Orleans Blues piano tradition while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana with all the might and power of a 10 piece band. Quotes- “Clayton Doley understands the groove to a T - Booker T., that is”. Steve Leggett - All Music (USA) “Doley matches his rock-solid chops with sophisticated songwriting and wraps a class-act production around it”. Duane Verth - Roots Music Report (USA) Clayton Doley digs into blues, jazz and groove and he does it with a great charm and good taste. A marvelous singer and an especially fine organ player, gifted with a huge talent”. Vincent P. Zumel - La Hora Del Blues (Spain) “Clayton’s material is everything from amazing in a traditional sense to outright mind-blowing”. Bill Wilson - Reflections in Blue (USA) “Songs that will brighten your mood and leave you wishing it were a double CD”. Greg Victor - Parcbench (USA) “ If you’re a fan of the Hammond Organ, then you need to become a fan of Clayton Doley. He’s totally mastered the instrument”. Peter Lauro - Mary4Music (USA)

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