Main Stage Sunday – Bridge Burners Blues Band
Bridge Burners have been together in this line up for around 5 years, with the band consisting of:
- Andre Demellweek – Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals
- Luke Upfield – Drums and Backing Vocals
- Callan Damellweek – Lead Guitars
- Dean Foley – Rhythm and Lead Guitars
With many decades combined music experience the band came together as a pub rock cover band consisting of other members. We discovered a mutual love for the blues genre
and started to add several blues songs to our repertoire. This proved a very popular mix with crowds and soon the Bridge Burners Blues Band was born as a standalone outfit.
We have been lucky to find some success sharing the stage with the likes of Australian icon Russell Morris as well as The Shane Pacey Trio and many others also performing to very
appreciative crowds at the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Highway 31 blues club, International Blues music day, Blues at the Winery, Bidgee Blues club and many more venues and events, even private functions.
Our style of blues is guitar based and (in my opinion played by two of the best I’ve worked with) probably comes under the banner of Texas Blues. Following the lines of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Derek Trucks, Gary Clarke Junior, The Hoax ZZTOP, Jimi ·Hendrix, Phillip Sayce and many more. We absolutely love the Blues music genre and always enjoy performing.
We are all good friends with Luke and Andre knowing each other for over 20 years as well as Andre and Callan being Father and Son, playing together with Dean for years, and our
love of the music is visible (and audible) in our performance. We look forward to entertaining you at Tumbafest 2019.
See the Bridge Burners Blues Band on the Bendigo Bank Main Stage at 10:45am on Sunday 24 February.
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