Set Times 8:00pm – 9:00pm – BLACK IGUANA 9:30pm – 11:00pm – THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
“Lachy Doley is the greatest living keyboard player
in the world today.”
- Glenn Hughes, Deep Purple & Black Sabbath
“Lachy Doley just makes you feel good,
the way he plays that Clavinet."
- William Earl ‘Bootsy’ Collins, James Brown
Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The guys quoted above know a thing or two about music. They rate Lachy Doley so highly, he was invited to play on the new version of ‘Highway Star’ with Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai and Chad Smith.
Dubbed ‘the Hendrix of the Hammond’, Lachy also plays the incredibly rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet. Most people do a double take when they realise the sound they’re hearing isn’t an electric guitar, but rather a 70-stringed keyboard with a huge Whammy Bar sticking out of its guts.
Undoubtedly Australia’s most celebrated Blues, Soul and Rock organ player, Lachy pumps, pampers and pounds the most unbelievable sounds from his keyboard, sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent. But he isn’t just a great musician. A reviewer at a recent show at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel in Adelaide perhaps described it best when he said: “Lachy Doley is no stranger to showmanship. For a Bluesman, his hair flaps about as much as the avid metal-head and his stage antics are reminiscent of an electrified Jerry Lee Lewis.”
Lachy’s ‘Group’ is a power Trio also comprising Joel Burton on Bass and Jackie Barnes (son of Jimmy) on Drums. The Lachy Doley Group has played over 250 shows and festivals all around the world, from New Orleans and California in the U.S., to Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain in Europe and of course major festivals throughout Australia.
The Lachy Doley Group is a super energetic Soul / Blues force like none other. I’ve been trying to get them to Eastern Lounge for years and at last, Lachy and the boys will be making their debut appearance on Friday March 9. Don’t miss this one. It will be HUGE!
Read more about The Lachy Doley Group online at: http://www.lachydoley.com/
“Winning both the Northside’s major band competitions in the same year has the phrase ‘Giant-Killers’
written all over it."
- Rod Bennett, The Manly Daily
Formed by brothers Will and Piers Hobkirk, teenage Funk Rock outfit Black Iguana started as a busking duo on Manly Corso. Since the addition of bassist, Kye Milne, the band has taken Sydney’s northside by storm.
In 2017, Black Iguana won both the Shoreshocked and Northern Composure band comps. – an unprecedented achievement that quickly saw them share stages with more established artists like Mihka Chee, Lime Cordiale, Old Cities and The Lazy Eyes. Now they can add supporting Lachy Doley to their CV!
A highly creative young Sydney three-piece, Black Iguana has been recording and performing original music since early 2016. The band creates a unique blend of punchy Funk Rock and pop influences mixed with post-punk vibes. Though all three band members are still teenagers, Black Iguana has already played festival and large public stages, including an appearance at the famous Manly Jazz Festival.
Now it’s on to Eastern Lounge… then the World!
Check out Black Iguana online at: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackIguana/