These artists appeared at Festival 2017
Hailing from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match. As winner of Best Live Act at the Australian Music Independent Awards (2013), Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate Do-It-Yourself musician—forging his live sound on the back of looping technology which allows him to create a band vibe without the band. This approach has seen this fiercely independent artist build an audience for his music globally with the release of three award-winning home-made albums plus a live DVD release.
Hay’s second album Deep Fried Satisfied charted in the top ten of US’s Blues Billboard charts (2010) and top 5 in the Amazon Blues Charts of 2010. He has won the Australian Blues Music (Chain) Award for ‘Best Song’(2011) and Best Male Vocalist (2013). The single I Love Hate You topped Australia’s Amrap single charts (2013) whilst How Can You Live with yourself hit number on one Triple J’s Unearthed charts in 2009.