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Lloyd Spiegel

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With 15 years, 6 albums and a swag of accolades to his name, Lloyd Spiegel is the most experienced young blues artist in Australia. As a performer since age 10, He formed his first band at 13 and recording his first CD at 15.
Now in his mid-twenty's, Lloyd has established himself and one this country's leading blues artists. Combining his youthful enthusiasm with experience and presence well beyond his years, his incredible command of the guitar, powerful voice and high energy performance captivates any audience.

As a solo artist since 1995, Lloyd has performed in Australia's premier music venues from the Palace and the Continental to the HiFi Bar as well as headlining two sellout shows at the world renowned Melbourne Concert Hall. In that time, he's been billed with the likes of The Waifs, Cold Chisel and Billy Thorpe.

Between writing, recording and extensive touring within Australia, Lloyd has travelled worldwide with tours to Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S.A where he's toured coast to coast 6 times. During these tours he's performed at some of the world's best blues venues and largest festivals. He's played bills with legendary blues artists including Buddy Guy, Etta James and Ray Charles during these tours as well as artists from a range of musical genres Ð Bob Dylan, The Pretenders and Willie Nelson.

During his time in America, Lloyd became a highly sort after musician. His festival appearances were often noted as an event highlight, outselling headline artists and drawing record crowds

During his 2000 U.S tour, Lloyd was invited to be part of the ÔBlues in the schools' program. The nation wide movement is designed to teach young American students about blues and it's place in American culture. As part of the program, Lloyd headlined performances with students, raising money to fund music education to schools that otherwise could not afford it. It was a new outlet for Lloyd and since returning to Australia he has been active in creating the Ôyouth in blues' program here at home.
While fans and critics have always focussed on his guitar skills, Lloyd has come of age as a composer and lyricist. His 2005 release, Tall Stories, saw Lloyd re-invent himself as an artist - it was quickly recognised as a breakthrough recording for him and proves him to be an integral part of Australia's ever-changing blues music style. With his latest effort "Timber & Steel" Lloyd Spiegel is taking blues and soul music to the next level. Entirely solo, Lloyd brings his considerable song-writing skills and his passion for blues music together with his exceptional acoustic guitar expertise.
• Australian Blues Award, Band Of The Year 2005
• Victorian Blues Award, Band/Solo Artist Of The Year 2004
• Victorian Blues Award, Song Of The Year 2004
• Victorian Blues Award, Male Artist Of The Year 2004
• Official Ambassador To The Australian Blues Festival
• Official Ambassador To Youth In Blues
• Official Endorsee Of Cole Clark Guitars
Lloyd is also proud to have endorsements with Cole Clark Guitars and JVB Strings.

FESTIVALS PLAYED

Australia

Overseas

• Blues On Broadbeach
• Blues Up The Creek
• Frankston International Guitar Festival
• Queenscliff Music Festival
• Melbourne International Blues & Music Festival
• Blues At Bridgetown
• Australian Blues Festival
• Broadford Rock Concert
• Melbourne Blues Festival
• World Music Festival
• Music By The Bay
• Melbourne International Music Festival
• Frankston International Guitar Festival
• Mornington Swing/Blues Affaire
• Blues Alive (W.A.)
• Barham Blues Festival (NSW)
• Queenscliff Music Festival
• Melbourne International Blues & Music Festival
• Rock In The Park
• Colliding Rythms Series
• Blues At Junee (NSW)
• Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival
• Blues At Bridgetown (W.A.)
• Australian Blues Festival (NSW)
• Wangaratta Festival of Jazz
• Melbourne Music Festival
• Broadford Rock Concert
• Melbourne Blues Festival
• World Music Festival
• Honeybend Rock concert
• Sumnation Cultural Festival
• Geelong Music Festival
• Music By The Bay
• Bendigo Gospel Music Festival
Lloyd has also headlined festivals all over country Victoria.

• Gakki Fair (Japan)
• Frankfurt Music Messe (Germany)
• Riverbend Music Festival (Tennessee USA)
• Spirit Festival (Missouri USA)
• Mid-Mississippi Blues Festival (Illinois USA)
• Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival (Missouri USA)
• Paola Roots Festival (Kansas USA)
• Columbus Trad. Acoustic Festival (Ohio USA)
• Kansas City Acoustic Showcase (Missouri USA)
• Quincy Area Blues Festival (Illinois USA)
• Mayfield Towns Memorial Benefit (Missouri) USA
• Omaha Blues Festival (Nebraska USA)
• Summer Festival (Missouri USA)

INSTRUMENTS

PERFORMANCE

Vocals
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Slide Guitar
Lap Steel
Lloyd uses J.V.B. strings

Lloyd currently performs
• solo
• duo (drums)
• trio (drums & harmonica)
• 4-piece electric band