With 8 albums, a swag of accolades to his name and 21 years performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 33 years than many do in a lifetime. It’s that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country’s leading Blues artists and most respected guitarists, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time.
Since age 12, Spiegel has toured the globe with frequent visits to Europe and the United States where he toured as guitarist for countless blues legends and supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James. More recently, Lloyd found commercial success in Japan, performing sold out concerts at Tokyo Disneyland regularly.
Lloyd is also the worldwide demonstrator and premier endorsee for Cole Clark Guitars. Australia’s most internationally recognized musical instruments were first designed with Lloyd’s hard hitting style in mind and as a result, he has been invited to perform at every major guitar event in the world and has been honoured with 2 signature model guitar, currently available in stores all over the world.
The latest album, Tangled Brew has been noted as Lloyd’s finest work in various publications. The year-long launch tour earned him a horde of new fans as well as 3 Victorian Blues Awardsand sold out shows across Australia in the country’s most iconic music venues. ‘Tangled Brew’ was number 1 on the Australian blues/roots radio chart for several months.
“Spiegel has stamped himself as one of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history, of ANYTHING. It’s a powerhouse of brutal honestly.” • Rhythms Magazine
“This record, with effortless cool and style, heralds the arrival of a true star. Spiegel has been toiling for 20yrs. This is his statement, and indeed, the high watermark. Ignore it at your peril!!” • Inpress magazine, Melbourne
“Tangled Brew is set to launch Lloyd from the trenches of continuous touring for no reward to the stratospheric heights of god given, past due recognition. Spiegel has always been known, over a career spanning almost two decades as a guitarist almost without peer but here in the hallowed confines of this record he truly shows why… Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door.” • Australian Guitar Magazine
Melbourne – Victoria, Australia
Loyd Spiegel – guitar, vocals
Tim Burnham – drums