‘Energetic Physical Presence and Power’ instantly describes what you can expect from ‘Blue Shaddy’ …
Blue Shaddy are an Australian Blues Country Roots band formed in 1999, independently releasing four albums that have been showcased in the United States through Tin Records.
Blue Shaddy are a band with a genuine chemistry between its members. The fact that half the band are from the same family probably has a lot to do with their musical bond. Jim McClelland (singer songwriter / guitarist) Jim’s wife Sandy (bass guitar / vocals) and Brother Graham (Belly) harmonica, and now, after some 15 years apart, they have Mr. Dean Wuksta back on the drum kit. Dean and Sandy together produce a very solid fat back, funky, groove laden rhythm section delivering their music with unpretentious honesty and sheer enjoyment.
Born and bred in the Western Australian town of Kellerberrin, Blue Shaddy’s musical path was inevitable. Brothers Jim and Belly would trade guitar and harmonica licks for hours on end around the table in the small farm house they shared. A chance meeting soon after with like-minded, and also musically spirited ‘Sandy’ found her also sitting at that same table going through what was to become the ‘Blue Shaddy’ apprenticeship.
The end result is now a whirlpool of foot stomping infectious energy that plays all major festivals and events Australia wide.
Just some of the festivals played include: East Coast Blues & Roots Festival • West Coast Blues & Roots Festival • Blues On Broadbeach • Gympie Muster • Big Day Out • Great Southern Blues Festival, Narooma • Mordialloc Food & Wine Festival • Queenscliff Music Festival • Port Fairy Folk Festival • Exmouth Whaleshark Festival • Kimberley Muster • Blues at Bridgetown
Kellerberrin – Western Australia, Australia
Jim McClelland – guitar, vocals, songwriter
Graham (Belly) McClelland – harmonica
Sandy McClelland – bass guitar
Dean Wuksta – drums