PAUL WALTER DALY
Dynamic frontman first came to popular notoriety in the late 1980s through his recording of the Paul Butterfield hit Born In Chicago on the Harp Of The West CD that featured nearly all the best R&B harmonica players on the West Coast.
Dalys passionate and powerful delivery of R&B standards and originals is widely respected by his musical peers, R&B officianados and audiences. No newcomer to performing R&B, Dalys voice brings a depth of feeling for his audiences, with his scorching harp playing capturing the essence of Chicago blues power. Paul Daly consistently delievers a V8 performance every time he plays – reminding us that the power of R&B music is alive and well.
Support act for Wilson Pickett, Renee Geyer and Meatloaf
Airplay of live Shinkickers CD in 12 states of USA
Toured and played in Brazil, France, Spain, UK, East Coast Australia.
Played at three Bindoon Rock Concerts with the late Paul Felton
Reviewed in Talk Magazine in London in October 2007
Played at Westcoast Blues’N’Roots Festival 2008
Played at four Bridgetown Blues Festivals
ROY DANIEL (Bass Guitar)
Roy would have to be considered one of the true legends of Perths Blues and Rock scene as he has played live continually since the late 1960s with legendary bands such as Fatty Lumpkin, Matt Taylor and Chain and the Dave Hole Band.
Together with Ace Follington, Roy has established one of the most respected rhythm sections on the West Coast. They have not only backed numerous famous international R&B performers, but also continue to back and support some of the most innovative musicians that the West Coast has produced. Roy Daniel’s contribution to developing and supporting the local R&B and rock industry is truly legendary.
ACE FOLLINGTON (Drums)
Ace is currently one of the most professional drummers that performs locally, nationally and internationally to R&B audiences. His depth of live drumming experience and contemporary approach to playing all styles of R&B is considered legendary.
Ace, together with Roy, is regularly chosen to back the majority of international R&B acts that tour Australia – even recording a live DVD with the late and great Johnny Johnson at the Basement Club in Sydney.
The number of bands that Ace has played and recorded with is too long to list here but please be assured that he has played with the best and continues to do so today.
RUSSEL K. SMITH (Guitar and Vocals)
Russell is a true veteran of the Australian rock industry as he has continually performed from the late 1960s with some of the most innovative bands that Australia has produced. When you consider his involvement with bands such as Company Cain, Mighty Kong, Billy T, Jeff St John and the Goanna Band Russells contribution to Australian Music can be truly considered legendary.
Many fans will be aware of the bands Russell has established such as the Zeroes, Nosmoking, A2Z and the Zydecats. These are just some of his musical accomplishments. Russell Smith is regarded as one of greatest guitar exponents of both R&B, Reggae and rock styles working today. Apart from running his recording studio for the last 15 years, Russell is now mainly involved with playing live and teaching guitar.
WAMI Award 1990 for Women At Work, Kitchen Records
Aria Award 1992: Dont Hold Back That Feeling, Andrew Pendelbury
Compilation of Harp Of The West – highly acclaimed
Backed artists : Michelle Shocked, James Blundell, Normie Rowe and Tracey Bartram.
Supported and toured with Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Canned Heat, Stephen Stiils, Hounddog Taylor and the Houserockers, Pete Tosh, the Soul Brothers and Mango Groove.
Recording contracts and vinyl releases with Astor, CBS, Warner Brothers and Reprise.
bookings & contact
Paul Daly, Fon: 0061 (0)4 07 579 525
Christiane Ruehlmann, Fon: 0061 (0)4 99 835 747
Mail: management at paulwalterdaly.com