Steely Blues are a hard-edged blues outfit fronted by zany vocalist Jacqui-Anne Feutrill with Tim Halse on lap steel, Greg Lewis on bass and John Perrella on drums. Their sound is driven by relentless rhythms and searing steel licks.
Jacqui-Anne always seems to be able to find another gear: moody, sassy, soaring – it’s all there. As a performer she is never less than 100% invested with an irresistible sense of self-abandon that most others can only dream about. She kicks butt – plain and simple!
Lap steel guitarist Tim Halse is a firebrand and pioneer in his own right. He has developed a unique, double-slide approach to playing lap steel. His YouTube videos have featured on the ‘Steel Guitar Forum’ drawing praise from slide and lap players around the world.
Greg Lewis on bass and John Perrella (drums) are a potent rhythm section. These guys wrote the book on blues construction – tension and release, shadow and substance, mild and muscle. Blues that tell a story, build emotion, and kick the black dog’s backside until its nose bleeds.
Steely Blues cut their teeth the hard way … playing prisons. Rows of hard blokes in prison greens: tattooed, goateed and arms crossed. No dark rooms or synthetic fog to hide behind. This is what the blues is all about! The Steely Blues experience is a perfectly timed shirt-front.
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
Jacqui-Anne Feutrill – vocals
Tim Halse – lap steel
Greg Lewis – bass
John Perrella – drums