Recently signed to the famed STAX records, their success has been mind-boggling.. The band has achieved #1 on the US iTunes Blues chart, #6 on the US Billboard Blues chart, and sat in the Top 40 on Americana Radio for over three months. They were also nominated for a prestigious 2018 Blues Music Award in the “Best Emerging Artist Album” category.
Named after the Memphis street which runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records, the band embodies its home city’s soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. American Blues Scene said, “If Memphis music is a genre, this is it!”
Their self-titled debut album is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel-tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting. The band features five young but seasoned musicians who came from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience.
The band has toured extensively throughout 2017, appearing at more than 11 festivals in the US and internationally, including Electric Forest, Summerfest, Waterfront Blues, Big Blues Bender (Las Vegas), Winthrop R&B, Moulin Blues (Netherlands) and many more! This year they will be expanding their touring across the world, appearing in the UK, France, Denmark, Norway, and of course the famed Blues on Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
Southern Avenue will perform exclusively at the FREE 2018 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 2018, which will run from May 17th-20th this year. For more information, go to bluesonbroadbeach.com.au