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Clayton Doley ‘Bad Decisions’ Single Launch + Special Guest Ray Beadle

TICKETS:www.brassmonkey.oztix.com.au …………………. The long awaited follow up to the 2015 masterpiece ‘Bayou Billabong’ is almost here… Join us for a special event to celebrate the release of ‘Bad Decision’, the first single from the new soon to be released album.

James Greening – Trombone
Nick Garbett – Trumpet
Matt Keegan – Tenor Sax
Steve Fitzmaurice – Baritone Sax
Jamie Cameron – Drums
Jan Bangma – Bass
Illya Szwec – Guitar
Clayton Doley – Keys, Vocals & Compositions

Clayton Doley, the most unique and sophisticated voice in contemporary retro soul today, a giant of the Australian Blues Scene, cutting his teeth with legendary Sydney band, The Mighty Reapers and going on to form his own bands The Hands, The Organ Donors, and The Flashy Dashbacks. Over the last 20 years Clayton has played with a who’s who of international artists such as 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, The Dead Daisies, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Louisiana Red, Guitar Shorty, Renee Geyer, The Mighty Reapers, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and Jackie Orszaczky – to name a few.

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.

Doley captures the essence of Memphis Soul Organ and the New Orleans Blues Piano tradition while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana with all the might and power of a 10 piece band. Featuring a powerful 4-piece horn section, the ‘Hi-Fi-Doley-T Horns’, and the ferociously sweet vocals of the fabulous ‘Clay-tones’.

Clayton has been invited to play some of the biggest festivals in the world such as Montreal International Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and Tremblant International Blues Festival to name a few.

“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)