Blues Arcadia announce Carnival of Fools LP and Tour

The eagerly anticipated full-length album CARNIVAL OF FOOLS from Brisbane dirty-soul act BLUES ARCADIA is a record that almost didn’t get made. Personal struggles and a band implosion shortly after they began the process of following up their award-winning self-titled debut release of 2016 saw them scrapping the results of their initial recording sessions and figuring out where to start again.

Along with new drummer Casper Hall, the band took the songs on the road and found their way back together. Recording began I early 2018 with original drummer and engineer Steve Robin at the Barn Studios, and continued into the summer at Black Box studios with Jeff Lovejoy at the controls.

The result is a collection of songs that swing from the rafters and shake the foundations of blues and soul. From the opening stomp of Seven Days A Week to the final dark echoes of Good Thing, there is both swagger and sensitivity in Chris Harvey and Alan Boyle’s songwriting, tempered by the intense drama of Paris Rose’s keys and the solid anchor of Jeremy Klysz’s bass guitar. There is also deep joy woven into the fabric of these songs. It’s the sound of a band falling in love with their music again.

“We’ve all bought tickets to the Carnival Of Fools at some point”, says guitarist Harvey, “but sometimes it’s the only show in town.”

Carnival Of Fools will be released Friday March 1st through Only Blues Music.

Blues Arcadia are heading out for an extensive run of shows through March and April.

Check out below for a show near you:


Tix to all shows available at

Friday 22nd March

The Bunker @ Imperial Hotel

1 Etheridge St, Eumundi QLD

Ph: 07 5442 8811

Doors 7pm

Saturday 23rd March

The Old Museum

With special guests Hussy Hicks

480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

Ph: 07 3257 4089

Doors 7pm

Sunday 24th March

Mo’s Desert Clubhouse

6/36 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads

Ph: 0438 461 423

Doors 4pm

Friday 29th March

The Vanguard

With special guests Simon Kinny-Lewis Band

42 King St, Newtown

Doors 7pm

Saturday 30th March

Club Windang

2 Judbooley Parade, Windang

Doors 7pm, free entry

Sunday 31st March

The Brass Monkey

115A Cronulla St, Cronulla

Ph: 02 9544 3844

Doors 7pm

Thursday 4th April

5 Church St

5 Church St, Bellingen

Ph: 02 6655 0155

Doors 6pm

Friday 5th April

The Stag & Hunter

187 Maitland Rd, Mayfield

Ph: 02 4968 1205

Doors 7pm

Saturday 6th April

The Basement @Panthers

1 Bay St, Port Macquarie

Ph: 02 6580 2300

Doors 6.30pm

Thursday 11th April

The Shake Shack @ Hume Blues Club

19 Harding St, Coburg

Ph: 0425 794 653

Doors 7pm, free entry

Friday 12th April

The Fyrefly

With special guest Mike Elrington

34 Inkerman St, St Kilda

Ph: 03 9810 0087

Doors 7pm

Saturday 13th April

The Worker’s Club

With special guest Charlie Bedford

51 Brunswick St Fitzroy

Ph: 03 9415 6558

Doors 1pm

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