International award winning and legendary Blues singer songwriter, Lloyd Spiegel performed in RPP FM’s BlueScope Performance Studio last week.
Ray Reid, presenter of the Blues Shack program at RPP FM, who hosted the live to air performance, was ecstatic to have Lloyd, a high profile artist in ‘Blues’ musical circles playing to his loyal listeners.
Special guests at the Studio watched in amazement as Lloyd’s controlled finger work, criss-crossed between picking and strumming his guitar and his powerful voice followed the rhythm and movement of the music.
Lloyd grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and started playing at the age of 11 and said, ”It takes study and practise to accomplish your best.” He loves the freedom of playing solo because it offers him a better connection with the audience. “Community radio is important to me because it’s a great platform to promote my music,” he added.
After 20 years of performing, recording 8 albums and attracting a string of awards, including Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, he has supported the likes of Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Peter Frampton & Willie Nelson and performed at International Blues festivals and venues mainly in the US and Australia.
Last year Australian Guitar Magazine voted Spiegel in the Top 50 Australian Guitarist of all time.
Lloyd’s latest album Tangled Brew earned him Producer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Solo/Duo of the Year in 2010.
Australian made Cole Clark Guitars will honour Lloyd with a signature model guitar which he will launch at the Thornbury Theatre on 24 May 2013.
The Balnarring Heritage Tavern and Restaurant proudly sponsored this great evening. Licensee Gail Loveridge has a great fondness for Lloyd who plays at The Heritage saying, “We provide ‘time out’ for families to get together and enjoy quality live music free and we love to support local talent.” Gail described Lloyd as a musician’s musician.
For more details about Lloyd and his music visit www.lloydspiegel.com
Follow Lloyd on facebook.com/lloydspiegelmusic
•The BlueScope Performance Studio with it’s state-of-the-art equipment pre-records bands, musical artists, radio plays and musical events and can be broadcast live to air on 98.7 & Frankston 98.3FM. For booking details contact RPP FM on 5975 2650.
RPP FM, your voice on the Peninsula.
Pictured: Lloyd Spiegel performing in the BlueScope Performance Studio
Insert: Blues Shack host Ray Reid
Words by Debra Mar
Photography: Rab Siddhi