BluesCorp, a rock’n blues-funk dance band from Australia’s Gold Coast, is rock’n on several BBC networks and stations worldwide with release of their new single, ‘Rattle Me’. This is BluesCorp’s second release with Musik Radio Promotions as ‘Who Do You Think Your Foolin’ was released several months ago.
The band was formed in 2010 by guitarist/singer/songwriter Andrew Clark, as a project for developing his own original music. Andrew’s trademark warm, earthy guitar tones, combined with his intimate and emotive vocal deliveries are the heart and soul of the BluesCorp sound. He creates a real rush of energy in his music and has been a “white boy lost in the blues” since his first working band – a 1977 project with blues guitarist Andrew Silver (Dynamic Hepnotics).
In April 2012, Andrew decided to completely rebuild the BluesCorp live band as a 4-piece line-up ahead of returning to the studio for the second album. The new line-up, featuring Jason Klaffer (bass), JJ Otene (drums) and Ben Ferguson (guitar/keys/sax) brought with it a fresher and decidedly funkier sound. Additionally, Andrew also recruited some additional players to rotate in the line-up as circumstances dictated.
Regular live appearances from guests Matt “Harp Dog” Dunn (harmonica), Steve Sinclair (guitar), Brian Elliott (sax), Gil Rasmussen (drums) and Paul Sumner (harmonica/percussion) resulted in contributions from each of them in the studio for the 2013 BluesCorp album release “Don’t Wanna Be Famous”.
“Don’t Wanna Be Famous” has been released to rave reviews:
“The Blues Association of South East Queensland (BASEQ) has selected BluesCorp’s 2013 album “Dont Wanna Be Famous” as it’s nomination in the “Best Self-Produced CD” category for the upcoming International Blues Challenge awards to be held in Memphis early next year.”- Blues Association of South East Queensland (Oct 16, 2013)
“From the start to the end of the album ‘Don’t Wanna Be Famous‘, my foot was a tapping. BluesCorp has delivered a cracking CD. This CD will be in the charts for many weeks and on high rotation on the Fatman Blues show on Southern FM”.- Mick Todd, Fatman Blues, Radio 88.3 Southern FM (Mar 15, 2013)
“Just got hold of the latest release from Bluescorp. This is one that makes you want to play it again and again. A great sound mix with quality production laced with sax and harmonica full of soul ,and a killer guitar tone.”- Barry Maxwell, Blues On The Hill, Radio 3NRG 99.3 FM (Mar 07, 2013)
“Smooth, low down contemporary blues at it’s best.” – Dave Barker, Dave’s Blues Mix, StarFM Radio 98.5 (Mar 04, 2013)
Musik Radio Promotions is proud to present such a seasoned, well-polished band to world-wide radio.